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Mike Feb 4, 2015 @ 7:28am
MEGATHREAD: Suggestions
Prisoners,

In an ongoing effort to keep the forum tidy, I've created several MEGATHREADS. These exist to be the single destination for discussion of popular topics.

This MEGATHREAD is dedicated to suggestions. Specifically, suggestions for content that is not already in the game. If you're looking to offer feedback on existing content/game mechanics, search for an existing discussion or start a new thread instead.

Note that if you create a suggestions thread outside this MEGATHREAD, it may be moved here, locked or confiscated by the forum guards.

To make a suggestion, you should start your post with a very short summary of what you're suggesting - followed by more detail. Like this:


Make Guard Outfits Pink
The guards are too intimidating, they should be dressed in pink. Except the Officer Barnes, who should be dressed in the colour of evil.


Over to you!

MT17
Last edited by Mike; Feb 4, 2015 @ 7:29am
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Peramia Feb 4, 2015 @ 8:10am 
Prison in Space
For the next prison you guys make how about having it on a satellite or prison ship in space? It would up the difficulty of breaking out since you can't just break through the walls or dig under due to the airless vacuum outside. You could add space suits, oxygen canisters, magnetic boots, and escape pods as craftable items. Maybe even give the guards a new weapon like blasters so that running from them isn't going to work since they can shoot you from a distance. That way the only way you could get the drop on them is with hot chocolate.

Anywho, just an idea!
ChromeAdders Feb 4, 2015 @ 9:10am 
Copy paste from my old thread..

"What if there was maintenance staff? Every (random) number of days, they'd come. If they spot contraband, it all gets taken by the staff and given to the guards! If a TUNNEL is spotted, you're busted. Every time you start a new game, the number of days is random!

Also, what if you could buy a 'Maintenance Schedule' for $70 or something like that off inmates? It's like a Crafting Note but orange and it isn't consumed when you use it. Once you open it, it says something like this..

"MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Day 6, 11:58
Day 12, 17:36
Day 18, 05:36
Day 24, 12:53
Day 30, 03:59"

What do you think? In my opinion, it'll add a touch of realism AND risk! You'll have to plan around the tunnels, or just fix everything up.. If there's a hole and there's a maintenance check due, you'd best cover it up!"
Grizzly Feb 4, 2015 @ 1:35pm 
Originally posted by peramia:
Prison in Space
For the next prison you guys make how about having it on a satellite or prison ship in space? It would up the difficulty of breaking out since you can't just break through the walls or dig under due to the airless vacuum outside. You could add space suits, oxygen canisters, magnetic boots, and escape pods as craftable items. Maybe even give the guards a new weapon like blasters so that running from them isn't going to work since they can shoot you from a distance. That way the only way you could get the drop on them is with hot chocolate.

Anywho, just an idea!

Prison in Space. I doubt it will be implemented by the devs, but as for modders, I'm sure they'll love to get to work on that.
Grizzly Feb 4, 2015 @ 1:35pm 
Originally posted by ChromeAdders:
Copy paste from my old thread..

"What if there was maintenance staff? Every (random) number of days, they'd come. If they spot contraband, it all gets taken by the staff and given to the guards! If a TUNNEL is spotted, you're busted. Every time you start a new game, the number of days is random!

Also, what if you could buy a 'Maintenance Schedule' for $70 or something like that off inmates? It's like a Crafting Note but orange and it isn't consumed when you use it. Once you open it, it says something like this..

"MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Day 6, 11:58
Day 12, 17:36
Day 18, 05:36
Day 24, 12:53
Day 30, 03:59"

What do you think? In my opinion, it'll add a touch of realism AND risk! You'll have to plan around the tunnels, or just fix everything up.. If there's a hole and there's a maintenance check due, you'd best cover it up!"

Sounds good.
LucidCypher Feb 4, 2015 @ 1:46pm 
Energy Bars

There are a lot of food items, but none of them fill a substantial amount of stamina. It'd be cool to be able to craft food together to make an energy bar. For example: Chocolate + Granola. Something like that.
Last edited by LucidCypher; Feb 4, 2015 @ 2:25pm
Pentimal247 Feb 4, 2015 @ 2:02pm 
Cash in prisoners desk, maybe on the inmates as well.
pi1992 Feb 4, 2015 @ 2:45pm 
Originally posted by Pentimal247:
Cash in prisoners desk, maybe on the inmates as well.
i like it
Toxicroak Feb 4, 2015 @ 3:32pm 
Maybe having the speed not only affect how quick you hit, but also slightly increases walking speed? Same with strength, it could affect health points AND attacking power. (Inteligence could improve by how much you can increase OPN on other inmates and guards, by thinking of smarter things to say.)
Breemenger Feb 4, 2015 @ 4:02pm 
i know this is not a ingame suggestion but PS4 version would be nice
LucidCypher Feb 4, 2015 @ 4:24pm 
I'm still hoping for a landscape-oriented Android version to play on my Shield Portable. :b
Escapists Multiplayer
I was thinking that you guys should add multiplayer(as said above). I was thinking it would be an amazing experience to escape with a friend or friends. Just an idea...
Catmality Feb 4, 2015 @ 4:51pm 
Cheat Mode
For people who want to experiment or toy around. People can activate a "cheat mode" and be able to open a menu to grab an item. You would have max stats and unlimited health and cash and can't be sent to solitary.
Roncast Ron Feb 4, 2015 @ 4:54pm 
Originally posted by EpicRiolu4789:
Maybe having the speed not only affect how quick you hit, but also slightly increases walking speed? Same with strength, it could affect health points AND attacking power. (Inteligence could improve by how much you can increase OPN on other inmates and guards, by thinking of smarter things to say.)

The strength DOES affect your attack power. Alongside your health, obviously.
Roncast Ron Feb 4, 2015 @ 6:17pm 
Why don't you make it so that if/when multiplayer is released, us early access users get a gold (or you could make us able to choose between gold, the normal white, blue, green, light-ish red, and several other colors) username in multiplayer servers? I'm not saying that multiplayer will be released. But if it is (and assuming that you'll have player lists, like pressing TAB in Minecraft), then I think this could be a cool, fun, non-intrusive (no content differences) way to show off that we supported this game and the devs early on, while the game was still in development.
Scooter Feb 4, 2015 @ 6:21pm 
I have a few things.

Custom Inmates as Co-Inmates
I've heard that inmate custumization will be a thing, I just want to be sure that I can save those inmates and have them appear as the other inmates in jail with me.

Guard Custumization
I'd like to be able to make custom guards as well. (And you could make an alien prison with real alien guards!)

NPC Sprite Selection
I'd like not only to be able to name the NPCs but also to select their apperance on an individual basis. (So my alien prison isn't over populated with Youngbucks, Old Timers, or Frosefs.)

Female Prisons, Inmates, and Guards
I've seen this tossed around on the forums but don't see it in this megathread yet. So there it is.
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