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.

Hello again! It's been awhile hasn't it? Sorry for the lack of news, I had some personal stuff going on that slowed me down a bit, to be discussed another time (In the post-mortem)! Anyway, Here's a new patch fixing up a few issues and making some touches to the balancing. In other news, we're working on our new game, which hopefully we can talk about soon! We've also got the epic CHANGE: A Homeless Survival Experience post-mortem coming still, where we'll detail everything about our journey mak...

2021-07-14

Hey there, just a little patch here with some minor fixes. Fixed the story master achievement Fixed some of the texts breaking font after switching language Fixed some exploits

2021-06-02

Fixed a few issues that have come up with freezing and such, I'll be keeping an eye out for any more! Fixed some freezing issues that could occur, especially after moving areas Fixed premium wash price at launderette showing incorrect price Do let me know if any parts of the translations seem incorrect as well. :)

2021-05-12

Well here we finally are, after a long road, here is the translated version of change, along with a little tweaking to certain values to make the early-mid game a bit easier. We hope you all enjoy playing the game in your own language, all 40, 034 words of CHANGE is now playable in: CHINESE GERMAN TURKISH RUSSIAN And we've still got Japanese, Polish, Spanish and French in the works. Though we may not be able to finish them any time soon unless interest in the game picks up, I had to get a second...

2021-05-08

Hello again, just a small update here to make a small tweak to balancing and some extra "smoothness". Balancing Slightly reduced hunger & happiness decay rate Bug Fixes & Improvements Re-added frame limiter from earlier patch. This will smooth out many animations, transitions and timers on higher-end computers.

2021-03-05

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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