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 (351) - 89% of the 351 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 may update its price 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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July 9

A quick update on the upcoming content patch!

Hey everyone, just a little post here on the progress of our next patch.

The next patch is massive. We've got new perks, more playable characters and more things to do in the street, along with many new night events! The park is also getting some attention this patch.

Because of this, it's taking a little longer than usual, but it should be ready sometime next week!

Thanks again for all the lovely feedback guys, you rock! We'll keep you posted on the next update as we go. ^-^
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June 28

Day 270 patch! Also, we're in the Summer sale!

Hello again, time for another update with some much needed bug fixes and improvements before we bring in the next content patch.

We'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on the veteran character! As always your feedback has been really helpful in tracking down bugs and bringing a lot of improvements to the game!

Oh, and we're also in the Steam Summer sale at 25% off right now, tell your friends! Onto the patch notes! :D


Changes and new stuff

⦁ Added a little transition effect to night events


Balancing

⦁ "Soup kitchen" charity event now also gives 2 happiness

⦁ Illnesses drain hunger more quickly

⦁ Persuasive perk buff: unsuccessful multiple beggings on one person is now also less likely to have a negative response

⦁ Perks are earned a tiny bit faster

Bug Fixes & Improvements

⦁ Fixed perk popups bugging out and making you addicted to alchohol instead in certain circumstances

⦁ Fixed various issues with late-game perk awards

⦁ Updated various UI & item texts

⦁ Fixed progress towards next perk not always being loaded properly when re-opening the game

⦁ Fixed being able to use the same library book over and over

⦁ Fixed "Buy" button getting stuck as "Exchange" after using food stamps

⦁ Added some more sfx feedback to various things

⦁ Fixed a bug where item prices, amounts actually paid and steal chances would start to bug out once you have a high enough inflation city event level
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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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