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CHANGE: A Homeless Survival Experience

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by fantadomat, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    LoL a new game just popped up on gog and made have a giggle.

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    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.


    https://www.gog.com/game/change_a_h...e?pp=cb4e5208b4cd87268b208e49452ed6e89a68e0b8

    Hobo Elf Hobo Elf lol it seems there is a game for you guys :)
     
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  2. daveyarsegallant Magister Vatnik

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    No urban camping? No mobile SUV base? There should also be party mechanics, like buying beer to recruit drunk brawlers. Or quests with multiple resolutions, like robbing the convenience store! Do you play it straight, keeping your eyes on the till, or deliberately fuck up the mission, so that the police will take you off the cold streets and put you into a warm cell?

    So much wasted potential.
     
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  3. Falksi Arcane

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  4. cretin Savant

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    aka He quit his mcjob to chase his dream of being a gamedev (play videogames, masturbate and shitpost on discord all day), ran out of money and had to move back in with mommy. Almost homeless you see.
     
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  5. Wyatt_Derp Cipher

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    Now we know where gog's curation process is living.

    IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!
     
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  6. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    I have noticed quite a few games about communism and revolution on gog,most likely on steam too tho.
     
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  7. Beggar Savant

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    Was waiting for years for a proper release. I guess I should try it
     
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  8. Ol' Willy Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Zionist Agent

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    Change, do you have some change!?

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  9. Melcar Arcane

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    So this is a homeless simulator?
     
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  10. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    All the homeless characters are black.
     
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  11. Catacombs Cipher Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again! Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex Strap Yourselves In Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    No, this is a Hando simulator.
     
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  12. daveyarsegallant Magister Vatnik

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    Hando stays in a hotel. He's playing on easy mode.
     
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  13. Norfleet Moderator

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    Homelessness is a concern of urbanites who lack the most basic survival skills. Those of us who know how to murder animals and live in a yurt (made out of aforementioned murdered animals) will be fine.

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    Needs MMO version.
     
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  14. thesecret1 Arcane

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    I tried it and it was pure retardation. "I failed to pay rent once and next thing I know, the locks are changed :(" - that's not how it works. The landlord doesn't get to confiscate your property, nor does he get to throw you out at a moment's notice and without warning. The entire thing read like a child's impression of a hobo as a poor, downtrodden victim of the system.
     
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  15. Norfleet Moderator

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    To be fair, this sounds like the story as recounted by a hobo. He was probably wasted out of his gourd and failed to notice the multiple overdue notices and subsequent eviction notice for several weeks. You know most of those people have mental health and substance abuse issues.
     
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  16. thesecret1 Arcane

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    Still doesn't make me wanna listen to his sob story of a game about how the cruel world is behind all his troubles.
     
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