We start the new year with a Fresh start (pun intended)! We have Three big news to share with you:
- Prison architect heads to Xbox Game Pass for PC today
- Our latest expansion, Prison architect: going green, is now available
- We are also launching a free content update, The glass house
To celebrate, I want to give you an overview of some of the content that is now available for Prison architect on Xbox One!
Go green gives keepers the tools to create more durable compounds. The introduction of agriculture allows the keepers to grow crops including apples, wheat and potatoes. And with new game mechanics, comes more themed smuggling to keep you alert.
Let’s start in the heart of Go green – Agriculture. You can now grow fruits and vegetables, creating a more self-sufficient prison. In addition to seeds and dirt, you will also need farmers to take care of the crops.
While agriculture is mainly fun and games, prisoners sometimes plant … non-legal seeds to cultivate herbs. I’ll let you fill in the blanks. Other prisoners will also sweep wheat and brew prison alcohol in their own cells. So stay alert – and watch out for prisoners who seem a little too interested in the new Pantry and Farmer’s Field.
We wouldn’t be “green” if we didn’t also talk about green energy! Hybrid solar, wind and solar / wind power sources are available, making your compounds energy efficient. Energy can be sold back to the grid – so it’s green in more ways than one!
The glass house is a free content update available to all players on Xbox One. We have listened to our players and we know that the UX / UI of the game is a bit… dated. The glass house officially launches our mission to update the interface, making it more modern and intuitive.
We’re starting by expanding the sorting methods for the item menu, allowing players to further sort the listed items. With the Go green extension, a new info help system has also been added which provides information on new features and mechanisms.
But there is more! The glass house adds durable walls, flooring and more, which you can use to customize your green compounds. There is even a recycling station because every little bit helps.
We would be lying if we didn’t tell the real stars of The glass house are the additional K9 units. That’s right, there are even more varieties of guard dogs in the game – imagine the Bowtie Bandit “lagging behind”. Look at the!
Well, there you have it Guardians! We are delighted to welcome all of our new players who are trying the game for the first time with Xbox Game Pass, and to welcome our seasoned Guardians who want to experience the new content. Hope you are ready to get your hands dirty and earn your green thumb!
Prison architect – Go green
Prepare to get your Guardian hands dirty! Prison Architect: Going Green brings farming to your compound, introducing farming, product exports, and a whole lot of contraband. Main Features Fruits of Labor: Agriculture introduces a new type of prison labor, allowing prisons to grow potatoes, wheat, apples and more. The products can be exported or used as ingredients for inmate meals. Growth space: Three outdoor rooms facilitate agriculture: fruit orchard, agricultural field and vegetable subdivision. But that’s not all, players can recruit farm workers, build a pantry to store produce, and build a shed to house farming related items. Best Buds: Inmates who appreciate the beauty of nature can grow flowers and other plants for recreational purposes. Gardening affects inmates and gives them positive recreational activity. The problem is brewing: with new crops, smuggling is new. Prisoners can now secretly grow herbs in the fields and drag ingredients from the kitchen to brew alcohol. Fields can turn into Gang Turf too, so keep your guards on the alert! A greener new deal: prisons are getting a makeover with solar, wind and hybrid solar / wind energy sources. The excess power created by these sustainable methods can be sold back to the grid using the Power Export Meter.