Hard Times is a game of extreme urban survival during which you will have to put yourself in the role of a homeless person, struggling with all the challenges that daily survival poses in the great metropolis of indifference.
Hard Times is a solo dev project by Ivan Preziosi, build over the last three years as a passion project in his spare time and after his daytime job. This game is born as a personal critique on the decency rethorics and as a way to sensibilize about homelessness and emargination problems. I have talked with many people working on the matter, volunteers, sociologist, academics to understand and study better the question. I have read book on the matter and will donate 10% of any revenue from the game to "L'Alternativa onlus" a small ngo organization working on homeless people support programs in my hometown.
- Resource farming
- Begging and pickpocketing people
- Shoplifting and robbing
- Police and thugs
- Alcohol and Drugs
- Animal Taming
- Personal Hygiene and diseases
- Hunger, stamina and many stats to micromanage
- Fishing spots, baits and pasture creation
- Shelter creation and furnitures creation
- Modding support and mods repository on mod.io
- Awesome original soundtrack
- Supports homeless people aid program with 10% of all revenues
Trailer — YouTube
Gameplay Video — YouTube
Logo & Icon
Awards & Recognition
- "Indie Prize Finalist at Codemotion Rome 2019" Hard Times was selected as an Indie Prize Finalist at Codemotion Rome 2019 and earned a dev scholarship to fly to the GameDaily Connect 2019 in Los Angeles to showcase among other finalists from all over the world.
- Wiki and Modding Guides
- Hard Times official wiki and modding guide wiki.tempi-duri.net.
- Mod IO - mods repository
- Check out our Mod.IO mods repository hardtimes.mod.io.
- L'Alternativa Onlus
- L'Alternativa Onlus is a voluntary association formed by young people and active with support programs aimed at people in distress and homeless people. facebook.com.
About Radical Fiction
- RADICAL FICTION GAMES is Ivan Preziosi, a professional software developer by day and an indie solo game developer by night.
- More information
- More information on Radical Fiction, our logo & relevant media are available here.
Hard Times Credits
- Ivan Preziosi
- I will do it all! Solo dev and nervous breakdown
- * hello my name is *
- Awesome Soundtrack