Paradox Interactive and Double Eleven have announced Prison Architect: Going Green, the next expansion for Prison Architect. Players will receive expanded management mechanics in the expansion and farming, which allows prisoners to grow produce and create a "self-sustaining compound." Check out the explanatory quote below:
“Going Green continues Prison Architect’s history of riffing off popular prison fiction seen in movies, TV, and other media. This will be the third Prison Architect expansion we will have launched since Paradox took over the IP in 2019 and we can’t wait to see your latest creations,” Steacy McIlwham, Product Manager for Prison Architect at Paradox Interactive. “The Glasshouse also kicks off a series of updates we will make to the game’s interface, starting with the dump and demolition tools, making it more user-friendly. We understand this is something the community has been asking about for a long time and we want you to know your voice has been heard.”
In the expansion, farming will introduce a new type of Prison Labor. Prisons will now be able to grow wheat, apples, potatoes, and more. Produce can either be exported or used as ingredients for inmate meals. There are three outdoor rooms that can be used for farming: Fruit Orchard, Farm Field, and Vegetable Allotment. Players can also recruit Farm Workers, build a Pantry to store their produce, and construct a shed to house their farming implements. If you ever wondered where hoes were stored, now you know.
Inmates who enjoy nature can grow flowers and other plays recreationally, which affects inmates by giving them a positive recreation activity. However, not all is well in the hood, as there's new contraband. Prisoners can now secretly grow herbs in the fields and swipe kitchen ingredients to brew alcohol. Fields can also become Gang Turf, so you'll have to keep your guards on the lookout for shenanigans. Prisons can also use Solar, Wind, and Solar/Wind power sources, with excess power sold back to the grid using the Power Export Meter.
Prison Architect: Going Green will release on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on January 28. For more information on Prison Architect, stay tuned to TechRaptor.
What do you think of this announcement? Have you ever played Prison Architect? If you have, does this expansion make you want to play? Let us know in the comments!