The Change Architect is an intense politically charged narrative-driven adventure where you take on the role of a street protest organiser as things start to escalate in a fascist far-right version of London.
The Change Architect is part of an upcoming collection of seven interconnected narrative driven games set in the same near-future dystopian world. Previous games in the series include, The Outcast Lovers and The Night Fisherman and your actions in this game will affect how things play out in future games.
The series of games (dubbed The Sacrifices) takes place in a post-Brexit far-right version of Britain (which sadly isn’t too hard to imagine) where racism, nationalism and bigotry isn’t just tolerated, it’s condoned and celebrated. The Change Architect puts you in the shoes of Jemima – a protest coordinator who monitors and gives instructions to the masses who are marching against the far-right regime.
As with the previous games in the series, The Change Architect plays out like an interactive movie scene, with you making meaningful narrative-altering decisions as things escalate on the streets below. You monitor the situation on video feeds, chat to your companion who is keeping an eye on things from the window and use a laptop to give out instructions to operatives in the crowds below.
The Change Architect may well be the best installment of The Sacrifices series yet. The writing is excellent, the perfectly framed visuals are very cinematic and the way the tension builds as things escalate below is remarkable. You’re forced to make some hard choices that have real consequences, often with no clear “right” decision as you find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place. Highly recommended.
Controls: Mouse – Point & Click
Available On: Windows & Mac