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Prison Architect: Going Green DLC Now Available, Free Weekend on Steam

Prison Architect

Paradox Interactive have released Going Green, the latest DLC pack for their popular prison management sim, Prison Architect.

The main focus of this new DLC pack is the addition of gardening to the list of inmate activities. Players can assign inmates to field work, allowing you to grow crops like wheat, apples, and potatoes.

These crops can be used to supplement prison meals, or sold for a profit. This new activity comes with new contraband, meaning you’ll need to make sure your inmates aren’t growing hidden illegal crops, or sneaking out with crops that can be used to make bathtub gin.

The DLC also adds green energy options, like wind and solar. These can supplement your more traditional power options, or be sold back to the grid. The Going Green DLC is available now for $9.99 USD. You can find the launch trailer below.

The DLC is accompanied by a free update as well. The Glasshouse patch adds a recycling system, new quick rooms, two new K9 companions, and a variety of community requested features. You can read more about the update here.

It’s also worth noting that Prison Architect is currently holding a free weekend on Steam, along with a hefty discount on the base game and some of the past expansions.

You can find the rundown of the DLC (via Steam) below:

Prepare to get your hands dirty Wardens!
Prison Architect: Going Green brings agriculture to your compound, introducing farming, produce exports, and a whole bunch of contraband.

Key Features

Fruits of Labor:
Farming introduces a new type of Prison Labor, allowing prisons to grow potatoes, wheat, apples, and more. Produce can be exported or used as ingredients for inmate meals.

Room to Grow:
Three outdoor rooms facilitate farming: Fruit Orchard, Farm Field and Vegetable Allotment. But that’s not all, players can recruit staff Farm Workers, build a Pantry to store produce, and construct a Shed to house farming-related items.

Trouble is Brewing:
With new crops comes new contraband. Prisoners can now secretly grow herbs in the fields and swipe kitchen ingredients to brew Booze. Fields can also become Gang Turf, so keep your guards on alert!

A Greener New Deal:
Prisons get an eco-friendly makeover with Solar, Wind, and Solar/Wind Hybrid power sources. Excess power created by these sustainable methods can be sold back to the grid using the Power Export Meter.

Prison Architect is available on Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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