Here’s Your Change is a video game that follows the experience of a cashier at a liquor store. The gameplay will simulate working at the register by ringing up and talking to customers. As the game progresses, the world around the player changes to mimic the process of gentrification. Gradually the customers, your store, and items also change to cater and reflect the newer, more affluent population as what was familiar gets pushed out. With this video game, we want our player to experience how gentrification causes the displacement of low income communities.
Year(s) Awarded: 2018