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.
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Very Positive (152) - 89% of the 152 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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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November 18

Day 57 Patch! Reality levels and more characters are coming...

Hello all, it's time for another content patch! This time we're adding the new reality system that brings extra challenge to those who beat the game, as well as a peak into another upcoming feature, other characters!

Next week we're focusing mainly on night events and jobs, along with lots of general improvements in the base game, as well as new sound effects (they didn't make it for this patch, so just moving it to next week).

Keep the feedback coming people! We hope you enjoy the latest patch. ^-^

Changes and new stuff

⦁ Reality level system added (extra challenge!)

⦁ Various UI elements have been updated

⦁ Some new night events have been added

⦁ Character selection screen added


Balancing

⦁ Hunger now decays a little bit slower

⦁ The subway now also provides the warmed status

⦁ Bigger bag and reading glasses price reduced

⦁ Bus stops appear more often

⦁ Items that increase happiness have a higher chance of appearing in shops when you''re depressed

⦁ Time now stops when using the bus

⦁ Inflation now affects shop prices a bit less


Bug Fixes

⦁ Fixed the dog getting placed in the wrong part of the map when leaving the subway

⦁ Fixed various issues with the subway

⦁ Fixed some cases where your speech bubbles weren't displaying after performing an action

⦁ Fixed a bug where inflation would go away if you got the inflation city event more than 3 times

⦁ Fixed a bug where the "busk pass" would show up in the subway before we've even finished developing it...

⦁ Fixed a bug in the end-game screen when you unlock the subway there'd be a missing image

⦁ Fixed popups appearing when using the bus

⦁ Fixed a bug where your job could change upon reloading the game
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November 12

Day 53 Patch!

That's right, it's 3 patches in 3 days, and this time around and we're bringing in some more bug fixing, balancing, a few more night events, and more TIME!

Changes and new stuff
⦁ Some new night events have been added

Balancing

⦁ Ok you asked for it, time now goes a little bit slower!

⦁ Beer now restores 14 happiness

⦁ Hunger ticks down a little slower

⦁ The Survivor perk has been nerfed, it no longer increases begging success rate and it also has less effect on hunger loss (previously 25%, which made you too overpowered since you need to reach mid game to get the perk anyway)

Bug Fixes

⦁ Fixed a bug where hunger and other stats would continue ticking down while in certain menus

⦁ Fixed a bug where certain special items could appear in the shop multiple times when you already owned it

⦁ Fixed a couple of night events that showed the happy icon when they were actually sad events

⦁ Fixed a bug where you could never obtain the "Employee" perk
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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.

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. 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

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