The latest Prison Architect alpha is out, and this time, it’s all about cracking down on bugs.
That’s not to say this alpha is about prison hygiene or hiring exterminators: it’s about the programmers knuckling down and removing bugs from the game. Lots of bugs have now been fully excised, and the game should be in a significantly better state than it was last alpha.
This does mean that there aren’t really any brand-new features this month, buuuut the video is absolutely worth watching anyway, if only for the “ask Introversion question” sequence near the end, where Introversion answer questions sent in by the community. Questions like “Will you add the option to use prisoners’ criminal abilities to boost profits, like Shawshank Redemption‘s tax evasion?” and “What is the capital of Madagascar?”, the latter of which mostly triggers a response of “What the fuck is wrong with these people.”
So yes, worth a watch. Give it a look below. Alpha 23, apparently, will be offering the usual additional features, in case you’re disappointed by Introversion spending this month focusing on making Prison Architect work properly.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.