CHANGE is an emotional homeless survival experience set in a randomly generated city with rogue-like elements., and here is a guide of the full Walkthrough of the game, it’s fast and easy, let’s check it out.
A Good Start
When you just start out, you will struggle for food, and try to get your items and perks.
First, let me make one thing clear: happiness is the only way to die in the game. Preserve it. Never starve because it drains your happiness. Low hygiene also slowly depletes your happiness. You need shelter in the winter, otherwise your happiness will go down dramatically.
Always get to a hostel before 8 PM for free food. If you sleep on the streets you could get mugged and you’ll most likely lose happiness. If you don’t find a hostel in time, look for benches. If you get a night event involving a dog, click yes. You get a dog pet.
In the beginning there are two main ways of making money: begging and picking up scrap and returning it to recycling stations. The one you really want to focus on is begging.
Walk through the city while begging from everyone you see. Pick up any scrap you see any return it to recycling stations. Don’t worry too much about scrap, think about it as bonus income. You get very little money for scrap and it’ll become obsolete pretty quickly.
There is danger to begging: if a police officer sees you begging you’ll get a warning and lose time and happiness. Don’t sweat it, it’s gonna happen to every new player a couple times. Try to be careful, though. Always look at the edges of your screen when begging and try to be right on top of the person to be as far away from the edges of the screen as possible (a sneaky cop could appear out of nowhere).
Don’t search trash cans. It’s not worth your time.
As you walk, check every shop and buy food. If you’re full, the food will go straight to your backpack. Always have at least one food item in storage. Favor sandwiches, sausage rolls and meal packs. Never buy chocolate bars or apples in the early game.
When walking, try to look for the following buildings close to each other:
– a library
– a hostel
– a bathroom or fountain
Don’t use the bus and always walk in the same direction (pick left or right and stick with it).
Once you find such a setup it’s time to settle down. Ideally you’ll have found one of these before the first winter. If you get unlucky you can replace library with a bathroom and use it for shelter in the winter, but a library is much better because it drains less food and you gain knowledge.
When it’s summer you beg in front of the hostel all day. Figure out where the nearest shop is and buy food and items every once in a while.
In the winter you need to beg in front of the library. Keep a close watch on your debuffs and hygiene. Wash up every once in a while.
When you wake up in the hostel you should get a warmth debuff meaning you won’t lose happiness for a while. When it runs out you’ll get a snowflake debuff that drains your happiness. Get in the library immediately. Study once and then continue begging until you get the snowflake debuff again. Go in the library and repeat this pattern until it’s too late.
You need to be at the hostel by 8 PM. Make sure to be there. Note that the game time passes very quickly.
If you have enough money for clothing items, always buy them. Buy clothes that protect you from weather. Don’t buy the bus pass or the shirt in the beginning. Buy them only after you have some begging perks and a fair amount of food and money. Don’t buy the guitar or the tent at all.
Once you’ve acquired a decent supply of food (~5-10 decent food items, get more if you wanna play it safe), a bus pass (extremely important), some clothing, a shirt and perhaps a little bit of money and some begging perks, you’re ready to move on to mid-game.
Now it’s time to find a job and prepare for late game. Welcome to mid-game. How long you need to spend in this stage of the game will be very luck-based.
First you need to get full (or almost full, ~95) knowledge. I’m assuming you have a hostel and a library close to each other. If you don’t, find such a place. This is a pretty quick process, don’t worry.
Go to the library and study as much as you can. Make sure to always have at least 10 hunger before you study, otherwise you will lose happiness. Make sure to make it to your local hostel before 8 PM (or 9 PM if you unlocked the “Shelter regular” perk). Rinse and repeat in the morning.
Ideally you would do this in the winter and once you’re at full knowledge it should be summer. It’s time to find a job.
You’re gonna put your bus pass into constant use. What you’re looking for is a place to easily access:
– A library
– A hostel
– A job center
– A fountain or a bathroom (a fountain is faster to use)
These are quite hard to find next to each other (but it can happen, and if it does, you’re set for late game) so you’ll want to utilize your bus pass.
How can I use my bus pass, you might ask. First, we need to understand a few things about the city and your bus pass.
The city stays the same. You can generate a new city layout by walking very far to the edge or getting caught by the police too many times, but if you don’t do that then the same buildings will always be next to each other even if you leave the area.
Your bus pass always takes you to the closest building of that type. For example, if you take the bus to a library, it’ll drop you off at the closest library.
With these two things in mind, it’s possible to find a hostel with a bus stop next to it that takes to a job center with a library and fountain next to it that also has a bus stop nearby. Because the bus stop always takes you to a specific building, you can use this bus stop to get back to the hostel. You can find two bus stops that take you where you need to be.
Finding a proper settlement is probably the hardest part of a playthrough, but it’s usually pretty fun. While trying to get this to happen you can apply for jobs.
Once you have easy access to hygiene, a library, a shelter and a job center it’s time to actually get a job if you don’t have one already. So, which one will suffice?
To win the game, you need to get £300. That’s a lot of money. Burger flipping just won’t do. You need either Cafe Assistant or Construction Worker. You need to wait until you get accepted into one of these jobs.
You can apply for every job to get a bit of extra money for food while waiting for that perfect job. Just make sure to quit it after working for one day and apply for another one. Only stick to the job if it pays almost (or over) £20 per day.
Now, you might be asking, “why on earth do I need a library?” Technically, you don’t. But it’ll make late game a lot less painful.
Hostels open at 4:30 PM, which means you’ll have a few hours to spare after work. Since getting £300 already takes a really long time (devs plz fix), it’s important that you can skip these hours. So, once you get out of work, rush to that library, skip a few hours, clean up and sleep at the hostel. This will save you a lot of time. It’ll also protect you from the cold.
Technically a bathroom also works, but a library is way better because it gives you happiness (which you lose from working) and takes up way less food.
Now it’s time to move on to the most boring part, late game.
Now it’s time to wrap things up and finally afford rent. Welcome to late game.
By now you need to have a decent job (£17+/day) and easy access to hygiene, a library, a job center and a hostel.
You’re at the point where you pretty much can’t lose.
Wake up, go to work, head to the library, study a few times, go to the hostel and repeat.
Following this pattern you should get £300 in 10-20 minutes. It’s grindy, I know. Definitely my least favorite part of the game.
The point of going to the library is to speed up time and to keep you warm in the winter.
Don’t beg, it’s just a waste of time.
If you’re struggling for happiness, which is unlikely because studying gives you happiness, you can buy a ton of chocolate bars (ideal) or apples with your stacks of cash.
Once you have £300 you need to take the bus to your nearest home rental place and rent yourself a house. The game ends here and you’ll be awarded with a new “reality level” which (spoiler) Congratulations.
– Don’t play the guitar, it’s not worth your time and money
– If your goal is to beat the game quickly, don’t get the dog. I know, the dog is cute and all, but you need to sleep outside and spend more money on dog food. It’s not worth your time. The dog only offers increased begging success and happiness, which both become obsolete mid-game
– If you get really unlucky with your city, you can intentionally get caught begging in front of officers a few times to generate a new city layout
– If you messed something up, you can exit the game and begin again from the start of the day (this one is a little cheaty)
– If you get a night event where a man asks to talk to you or asks for a dollar, choose “yes”. If a kid wants to take your place, choose “yes”.
– If people ask you why you need money, “I need to get home” and “I need to use the payphone” seem to always work
– If someone offers you an apple, ask for money instead. Apples don’t give a lot of food. On the other hand, always accept sandwiches.
– Go to a hostel at the last possible moment in early game. If it’s summer and it’s only 6 PM and you’re in front of a hostel, don’t go to sleep yet. Beg for a couple hours. This allows you to get extra money and perks with very little cost
That’s we are sharing in CHANGE: A Homeless Survival Experience Guide Full Walkthrough, Good luck on the streets, leave a comment if you like, have fun.
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