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.

We're back with our first patch after release! A little more content to come over the next few months, but for now we're addressing some issues all our new players have raised and tweaking the balancing a little for better pacing. Also welcome to all our new players! It's so strange to think it's actually out after all this time... The launch week was fairly successful with a little under 7000 copies sold, at least by modern indie standards. But not quite enough to fund another full game so we m...

2020-05-12

Time for another patch! This time we're bringing in even more night events and finally adding a load of new achievements. We're also making a bunch of balancing changes. Just 5 days to go now! Still got another patch or two coming in before then, also keep an eye out for our official release trailer... Anyway, here are your patch notes! ^-^ Changes and new stuff ⦁ New night events! (Including a bunch more positive events than usual) ⦁ New achievements added! Balancing ⦁ Begging uses slightly les...

2020-04-26

It's finally here. After almost 5 years and hundreds of updates, the true ending is now playable, along with a load of polishing and other tweaks to the game. So... CHANGE: A Homeless Survival Experience is pretty much finished! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/33562450/b5c96335f3fdf47255b20ad3de66fadbe5ab471a.png We've still got some new events and more polish work coming before the big day, but in terms of major content, the game is now done. Don't worry, we're still gonna release some more content updates ...

2020-04-24

It's time for another patch! This time we're adding more events and focusing a lot on balancing changes and polish work. Regretfully, this one comes with nerfs to some favourite perks, to help with the overall balancing and pacing of the game, but we've also reduced the severity of certain elements. We're still watching the balancing carefully to hit as close to perfect as we can. Additionally, this patch comes with many bug fixes! We've still got a lot of work to do over the next couple of week...

2020-04-16

It's another big patch, this time bringing in yet more story and 21 new perks! As well as a load of polishing work and fixes. We're almost finished... We're releasing on May 1st which means the ending is going to be finally added to the game, along with yet more story and polishing work over the next few weeks. After release, we're gonna be working on ports to other platforms and several language translations... Oh and we're also gonna reveal the total raised for charity so far! Everyone in this...

2020-04-09

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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