CHANGE: A Homeless Survival Experience

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CHANGE is an emotional homeless survival experience set in a randomly generated city with rogue-like elements. Explore, survive, earn perks, find items and kindness to develop your character and escape to a new life.


20% of Delve Interactive's profits from this game will be donated to charities focused on the issue of homelessness.


This is a hate letter to the growing indifference in the world. When members of the development team almost fell into homelessness some years ago, it inspired us to create something that gives a voice to the forgotten and the vulnerable.

After almost 5 years of research and hard work, 100s of updates and fan support, we bring you our tale of survival and isolation.
 

FEATURES

  • One of the largest perk systems ever made, with over 130 unique perks gained by experimenting with different methods of survival
  • Explore an endless city that's different every time you play
  • Choose from 5 different characters each with their own background stories and maladies, then create your own story
  • 100's of well written "night events" lets you develop your own abstract tale, using a novel system that changes your story depending on how you choose to play
  • Find companions and find kindness. Build a reputation or even friendships with various characters including the other homeless and the police
  • Build your inventory with food, survival tools, clothing and more... as well as unlocking new items for your next playthrough as you progress
  • Spend a night in police stations, parks or shelters, spend time at bars, visit the clinic, study in the library, recycle scrap and more as you discover new areas and buildings
  • Learn about the lives of the homeless and everything they go through to survive, with every part of the truth having been heavily researched by the developers
  • Experience a beautifully composed emotional soundtrack



Manage your hunger, hygiene, happiness, crime levels, street reputation, study levels and other stats as you try to survive and escape the homeless life. But you can only do so much in one day... what will you do?

Will you spend the day begging, depending on the kindness of others?

Will you find shelter in the night?

Perhaps you're moved out of the area by the police for loitering. Unable to find shelter, you end up on the streets at night, and you meet a dog. Is it a stray? Could it be a friend? All your actions affect your happiness in some way, and it's up to you to manage your stats accordingly. You could turn to drink, but risk addiction. You could hope for a fortunate event, or make some progress towards your survival.

But you will have to choose. It could all be over if a bad event occurs in the dangerous night streets. Especially during winter.

Every game is different, and with each playthrough comes more ways to explore CHANGE.

If you became homeless... what would you do?

PLANS

Our goal with this project is to raise awareness on the issue of homelessness, as well as raise money for it. We have done a ton of research for this project and while our wish is to portray the reality of homelessness, various aspects of sleeping rough have been abstracted for the sake of gameplay.

Join us in the community section to discuss the game with the team! We're always listening and awaiting your feedback.

I'm back again with yet another patch of improvements, bug fixes and implemented feature requests! Here are your patch notes, I'll be back again soon with more... the next patch has new content too! ^-^ Until next time, Danny Changes and new stuff If you are friends with both Joe and Maggie and have joined their syndicate, sometimes they’ll give you some minor items if you pay over the average into the pot Updated the new item icon on the bag CLINIC UPDATE: The clinic is one of the least used bu...

2022-05-19

Another patch here, finally got that black screen bug sorted, so that should be all good now. Also made some optimisations to reduce ram usage. Got more patches still coming! ^-^ Danny

2022-05-10

Hey guys, sorry again for the bugs that were introduced with the DLC launch, here's a patch for a lot of the base game issues! I'll keep coming with more patches until the game is perfect, will have a few more done this week. The game isn't usually like this, but adding more and content does make it harder to not add more bugs along the way! A real shame our recent review score has been cut in half because of this, and we'll never hit overwhelmingly positive now... but I guess I should have test...

2022-05-09

Hey everyone, So it's obvious that the launch of the DLC has fixed a lot of bugs! ...and introduced a load more. Thanks to all your feedback and reports, I've got a bunch of hotfixes up in the last week, but I've still got plenty of work to do. It's hard testing every variable in a game with hundreds of perks, items, events and characters that just multiplied all the different variations of a run with the new customisation system even more, when you're only one person. Still, no excuses, I'm wor...

2022-05-05

Got more fixes here, and more coming! You guys are really doing great with all the feedback and critiques. ^-^ Bug fixes and improvements ⦁ (Living City) Fixed time affecting start effects (slow, fast) having swapped effects and doing the opposite of what they say ⦁ (Living City) Fixed some start effects behaving as though they hadn't been unlocked once you equip them, stopping removal ⦁ (Living City) Fixed the welfare office thinking you already have an assigned office at the start ⦁ Fixed main...

2022-05-02

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.3 Ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256mb Graphics card
  • Storage: 100 MB available space

 

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: El Capitan
  • Processor: 2.3 Ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256mb Graphics card
  • Storage: 100 MB available space

 

LINUX SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: Linux Mint
  • Processor: 2.3 Ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256mb Graphics card
  • Storage: 100 MB available space

 

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