Psych Ward: Warden's Edition
is now available on the
Paradox Interactive Store
, offering new content for
Windows, Linux, and macOS incarceration simulation. In addition to the new DLC,
publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Double Eleven also now offer
The Sneazer Update
, which adds free content to the base game, including new architectural items and additional
guard dogs for all players. There will be the chance for everyone to check out
what's new, as they say a free weekend is about to kick off for the game, while
also revealing that the Steam Autumn Sale will get underway today. The DLC is
shown off in this trailer
and the announcement has more details:
In Psych Ward: Warden’s Edition,
the Criminally Insane have arrived with their own unique traits. To house these
unpredictable inmates, players can build a dedicated wing with padded cells,
hire Psychiatrists with trained Orderlies, develop treatment sessions, and
outfit their prisons with right tools to ensure their needs are met. Inmates
must be treated with care or they can turn violent, vandalize, or even attempt
to escape. Regularly subjecting your regular inmates to harsh conditions can
cause them to turn criminally insane.
“Prison Architect has always looked at prison management through the lens of
popular prison fiction seen in films and TV. Psych Ward: Warden’s Edition
continues that tradition with the introduction of Psych Ward to PC.” Steacy
McIlwham, Product Manager for Prison Architect at Paradox Interactive, said.
“This expansion features new inmate behavior systems that will make players
rethink the way they approach prison management. How players capitalize on these
systems is entirely up to them, but their actions can have dire consequences on
the inmates’ behaviors.”
Players looking to try Prison Architect for the first time can download the game
for free during a Free Weekend on Steam or as part of Microsoft’s Free Play Days
starting today through Monday, November 25 or Sunday, November 24 respectively.
Prison Architect will be included in Steam’s annual Autumn sale where it will be
available for purchase at a 75 percent discount from Thursday, November 21,
through Tuesday, December 3.
Psych Ward: Warden’s Edition is the first PC expansion to be released since
Paradox acquired the Prison Architect IP and partnered with Double Eleven
earlier this year. Another expansion was teased at PDXCON in October and will
launch in 2020.
Psych Ward: Warden’s Edition Key Features:
- Plead Insanity: Criminally insane inmates are unpredictable,
require special care, and have their own Reputation traits for you to
consider when building your prison. Let them co-exist with the general
population or lock them away in a padded cell, how you manage their needs is
up to you!
- Shrinks: Any prison holding the criminally insane needs a team of
Psychiatrists and trained Orderlies to keep everything under control. These
valuable prison staff can sedate rowdy prisoners or pull out the
straitjackets when things get too rough.
- Doctor’s Note: Provide counseling to the criminally insane with
the new Psychiatrist’s Office and new consultation Programs. Improve their
sessions by upgrading the office with leather sofas, medicine cabinets,
Rorschach tests, and more.
- Good Behavior: Your inmates now have a wide range of new
behaviors players will need to manage. They start out harmless, but if left
untreated, they can turn violent or attempt to escape.
- It’s Gone Viral: Treat your regular inmates with care. Subjecting
your inmates to excessive suppression or punishment can cause them to turn
- Extra Padding: Psych Ward: Warden’s Edition adds padded cells and
padded floors along with a bundle of other new objects, floors, and wall
types to customize your prison. Now you can easily build a dedicated wing
for the criminally insane.
- Tools of the Trade: Additional contraband, including Adrenaline
Shots, Fountain Pens (Shanks), and Gold Pocket Watches, can be stolen by
your prisoners, or by you in Escape Mode.
The Shovel free content update for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 adds more
variety to the way players enhance their prisons with visitation booths, art
deco walls, and more. Players who own Prison Architect on Nintendo Switch will
get The Shovel update soon. The Sneezer update for PC includes more prison
customization and control options with enhanced prison planning and room
cloning. The Sneezer also adds bridges players can use to give inmates and staff
new ways to navigate their prison, cross water areas, or the road. The full
feature list and update notes for the Sneezer PC free content update can be
here, and the Shovel update for console platforms can be found