CHANGE is an emotional homeless survival experience set in a randomly generated city with rogue-like elements. Explore, survive, earn perks, find items and more to develop your character and escape to a new life.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (28) - 92% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (213) - 91% of the 213 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 20, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are releasing CHANGE in early access during the final stages of development in order to finalise and develop the finishing touches with the guidance of the Steam community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to be rolling out new updates every 2 weeks, which should add bunch of new content over the course of the coming months. We hope to release the full version in 2019.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We are planning several new features that may be developed into the game during the early access period, including:

  • Character selection of new base character "classes" to begin your journey with
  • A new, revitalised ending
  • Leaderboards
  • Steam trading cards
  • Controller support
  • Additional keyboard support
  • Additional save slots
  • Additional music tracks
  • Mini games for jobs and working
  • More items, perks and night events
  • Improved artwork and animations
  • And of course, a lot of bug fixes

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“90% of what we've planned for the game is done, you can play from start to finish, though some artwork is placeholder and there may be a good amount of bugs in the game. The ending for completing the game is also a placeholder right now, and we're planning on saving the "true" ending cutscene for the final update before leaving early access.

All currently playable features are listed in the "About this" section.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

CHANGE will remain at the same price during and after early access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will be engaging you, the Steam community, very regularly via our community pages. Takes votes on what we add into the next update, and discuss with the Delve team on what things you'd like to add into the game. We plan on being very active in this area, as we're depending on you guys to help us make the game feel right.”
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January 15

Day 116 Patch!

Hello again, it's time for another patch! This time we're bringing in a fresh new set of fixes and fulfilling some requests from the community.

That's all for small patches right now, the next one will be our biggest update yet! We're opening the park, adding a new building and adding other homeless into the game. Stay tuned! ^-^

Changes and new stuff

⦁ You can now level up and progress through your item unlocks with successful runs!


⦁ Tents and sleeping bags no longer provide a happiness bonus when using shelters, now the bonus only applies if you sleep rough. But they still improve the chances of a good night event.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

⦁ You can now switch to non-16:9 aspect ratios when setting your resolution. Please let us know if any particular resolutions cause issues! The game is still best played in 16:9, do let us know if you want us to add a resolution that isn't available yet.

⦁ Also, fixed a bug where you couldn't select any resolutions...

⦁ Fixed a bug where moving to a new area caused shelters and other buildings to be closed or think it was the wrong time

⦁ Fixed a bug where it could become winter after moving if the next day was winter

⦁ Fixed animations being able to go waaaaay too fast if you had speed boosters (again)

⦁ It now takes a bit longer for a night event you've already seen to appear again

⦁ Fixed a bug where the "warmed" status could start cooling down while the game is paused

⦁ Fixed various cases where a good night event reward would still show a sad face

⦁ Fixed a bug where you would steal an item when the game told you you were buying the item while inflation is active

⦁ Fixed a bug where street vendors did not show a buy button when first using one

⦁ Crime icon added to Laying low popup

⦁ Fixed a bug where the "apply" button would continue to show in the job office while waiting to hear back on an application

⦁ Fixed a bug where the game could crash or freeze when hitting max level
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January 7

Day 108 Patch!

Hello again, we're back with yet another patch!

This time we're bringing in some more significant balancing changes and bug fixes. Resolution fixes coming soon! Remember to keep an eye out for the massive update that's coming in a few weeks. :)


⦁ Toothbrush now restores 50 hygiene instead of 100

⦁ People are carrying a bit more money now

⦁ All night events, both good and bad, have a greater effect on your happiness

⦁ Various shop prices have been reduced

⦁ "Warmed" status now lasts longer

Bug Fixes & Improvements

⦁ Fixed Real estate menu still saying the required deposit was £300

⦁ Fixed the "Next Unlock" showing nothing if the item unlocked was a building

⦁ Fixed Bar building showing before it is unlocked

⦁ Fixed Library card showing in shops when you already own it
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About This Game

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

CHANGE is an emotional homeless survival experience set in a randomly generated city with rogue-like elements. Explore, survive, earn perks, find items and more 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.

  • An endless city to explore filled with randomly generated items, events and environments, unique to every playthrough

  • Develop perks by experimenting with different methods of survival

  • Beg, busk or work your way to finding a new home

  • Randomly generated "night events" lets you develop your own abstract story

  • Find companions, find shelter, find kindness

  • A complete weather system will force you to adjust your survival strategy in rain and snow

  • Build your own inventory with food, items for survival and more.

  • Unlock new items for your next playthrough as you progress

  • Buy items or steal from shops, 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

  • 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 run is different, and with each run comes more ways to explore CHANGE.


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. We hope you'll support us during our early access journey as we quickly approach the full release currently planned in January.

Join us in the community section to discuss the game with the team!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

CHANGE includes the following things which may not make this game age appropriate for some ages:

Tobacco & alcohol use
Infrequent swearing
Drug use

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.3 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256mb Graphics card
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • OS: El Capitan
    • Processor: 2.3 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256mb Graphics card
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • OS: Linux Mint
    • Processor: 2.3 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256mb Graphics card
    • Storage: 100 MB available space

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