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 (43) - 95% of the 43 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (185) - 91% of the 185 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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December 12

Day 82 Patch! Bar update!

Hello again, another daily patch here, bringing some changes to the bar and some more minor gameplay and balancing changes. We plan to expand just about every building as we progress. You guys are smashing it with the bug reports!

Next patch will be a new content patch! ^-^


Changes and new stuff

⦁ Bar has been updated

⦁ You now cannot work or apply for jobs when drunk


Balancing

⦁ Shelters are now slightly less common (this is for balancing with the new denser streets)

⦁ Beer & cigarettes now restore 2 more happiness


Bug Fixes

⦁ Fixed a bug where spending a night in jail when you have no items could cause issues
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December 11

Day 81 Patch! Some big fixes for jobs...

Another day is over, and here comes another patch!

Some big fixes for jobs here, namely, your hunger and happiness were prevented from decaying while working and we fixed that, so the late game won't be quite the smooth sailing it was before.

We also added some minor features such as pests at night, and some other balancing and bug fixes. Enjoy....


Changes and new stuff

⦁ A new city event has been added!

⦁ If you sleep outside at night, you might lose a food item to pests...


Balancing

⦁ Lose less happiness when you go to jail!

⦁ But if you do go to jail, you will now lose a random item...

⦁ Some job related perks now take a little longer to get

⦁ Hygiene requirement for library use increased to 30

⦁ Reading glasses item gives slightly less bonus study

⦁ Minimum amount of study you can gain increased to 2

⦁ All jobs give less money (sorry).

⦁ Spending time in the bar now gives 40 hunger instead of 25


Bug Fixes

⦁ BIG FIX - > Fixed hunger, happiness, etc not decaying while you work. That made the late game way too easy. Many of you may need to adjust former strategies to adapt.

⦁ Fixed the apply button showing at the wrong times within the jobs menu or not showing at all

⦁ Fixed Abandon Run actually resetting EVERYTHING including reality levels and player level if you close the game before the new game loads in.

⦁ The bus no longer displays the price as £1 when you own a bus pass

⦁ Fixed the "What is your story?" menu becoming messed up if you press BEGIN very quickly after loading into the game

⦁ Fixed Fast food and cleaner jobs not showing the proper reward popup after working
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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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