Daniel Johnston Menezes

Game Developer, Font Designer & Green Activist

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Be The Change
Be The Change
SeriesBe The Change
DeveloperChequered Ink
Release Date07/03/2017

This game was created for #ResistJam, the game jam about resisting the rise of authoritarianism around the world in 2016-2017.

Star as a despondent anti-fascism activist who gets a dressing down from a magical fairy. “You wanna see change, BE THE CHANGE!” is the rallying cry of this game, as you travel around a run down city performing good deeds for the community.


The game comes off a little more passive-aggressive than I had intended. I don’t want to shoulder the blame onto people actively opposing authoritarianism – I am one of them – but I think the central message is still a strong one. The people voting for these abrupt and dangerous changes aren’t all bad. In many cases they’re just people who’ve been left behind by the system we all live in. That’s why the game focuses around doing good deeds in your community.

Characters in Be The Change

Locations in Be The Change