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Prison Architect alpha 24 turns prisoners into snitches

Prison Architect alpha 24

Prison Architect is now up to it’s 24th alpha version, and one does wonder if it will ever hit beta, or if features will keep being added until it becomes sentient and imprisons us all. 

Alpha 24 builds on the mod system, allowing architects to create almost anything, from new grants to new jobs; snitches, otherwise known as confidential informants; and remote access systems continue to be expanded. 

The addition of CIs makes me feel, I guess appropriately, uncomfortable. From the developer blog: “Prisoners can sometimes be hired as Confidential Informants, and will provide insight into illicit activity within your prison. Prisoners *might* be willing to become CIs in exchange for being released from a long stint in Solitary. In addition, suffering Withdrawal symtoms from drug abuse, or suppressed from heavy handed treatment will help convince them. Once recruited, CIs must be ‘activated’ and will be escorted in cuffs to the nearest security office.”

The idea of breaking inmates or exploiting an addiction is obviously really rather awful, but prisons are often fairly awful places. Prisoners are essentially commodities in Prison Architect. They are sources of money, an unwanted product that the prison looks after. And now they are tools. Very unsettling stuff. 

For a full breakdown of the update, take a gander at Introversion’s detailed walkthrough of the new features below. 

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I got it last year and completely forgot about it. Fired it up last weekend and spend 2 sleepless nights playing. It really has that essence of the 90's simulation games :)

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It has so much potential. Scratching the itch that Theme Hospital left on my soul. Im not playing again until release.

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