The boys at Introversion are back again with the latest Alpha update to Prison Architect. With this month’s update, Prison Architect’s modding system has went through a complete overhaul. Aspiring modders will be able (almost) completely alter the game thanks to Mod System V2.
Mod System V2
The modding system has been substantially upgraded.
It is now possible to create new versions of just about everything in a mod:
Objects / Entities
Rooms / Zones
Equipment / tools / weapons
Research / Bureaucracy
Emergency Callouts (eg Riot Police)
Grants (The only area you could add new content previously)
Jobs (eg tend these vegetables)
Needs, and Need Providers (eg “Bladder” is a need, “Toilet” is a need provider)
Production/Work rules (eg Move sheet metal to the workshop, load it into the Saw, cut it into license plates)
Custom graphics can be provided by data/sprites.png. (Please keep your sprites.png as small/compact as possible – so we can load more mods at once). We currently only support a single graphics patch at a time, however we will upgrade this for next alpha
All objects can use an optional LUA script to drive their behaviour
In addition to Mod System V2, Alpha 24 includes another brand new gameplay system that allows prisoners to be converted into confidential informants.
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 symptoms 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.
They will then reveal their information in the new “Informants” view under “Contraband”. They will reveal:
– All contraband owned by prisoners
– All contraband being smuggled in (eg by delivery trucks)
– All arranged throw-ins, ie near the outer walls
– All escape tunnels
Prisoners who have been in your prison for longer will have more information for you.
Each time you activate a CI, or act on their information, suspicion in that CI will increase.
If their suspicion rises too high, their life may be in danger.
Along with these 2 major features, Alpha 24 includes additions to last month’s remote access system and changes to the contraband feature.