You are Hope

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4.1
4.94K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this game

#1 Role playing game on AppStore in 24 countries so far!

"You are Hope" is based on a PC game made by Jason Rohrer.
This app is not from him though, and he is not at all involved in making it.
Our game and online world are separate from his, and contain changes and exclusive extra contents which we have made ourselves.

One important thing you do in this game is to name your children (who are also players). "You are Hope" is what a mother would say when she gives the name 'Hope' to her baby.

Your goal is to rebuild civilization from scratch, together with other players and across countless generations.

You are born either as a baby to one of the other players, or as a young woman if no suitable mother is found. Every minute of real time is one year in the game and your maximum age is 60 years. A single life is limited, but the things you make during your lifetime are left for your children and grandchildren once you are gone. Try to make life a little bit easier for those who come after you, so your family line will have a chance to prosper for generations to come.

Sometimes you will spawn alone in the wilderness. You need to build a fire to stay warm and trap rabbits to get meat and furs for clothes. A sharp stone may be your best friend in the beginning. Try to find a good spot to settle and grow some food, because other players may soon arrive as your children, and will need to be taken care of until they are grown enough to help you.

Sometimes you will be born in a sprawling city, with farmers, cooks, blacksmiths, shepherds and hunters. There will be clothes and equipment ready for you, prepared by players who may be your grandparents or distant relatives. Maybe you will gather some friends and set out to start a settlement of your own, maybe you will inherit a farm job from your uncle, or maybe you will slay bears and wolves. The choices are endless, but remember: unless you leave the world better after you have lived than when you arrived, you have not really achieved anything.

Every life you play will put you in contact with new players. Some are more experienced than you, some are less. Some will teach you and some will learn from you. Some may even be disruptive to the civilization you are building, and will need to be dealt with accordingly. It will be up to you and your fellow players to shape the world for a brief moment in time, before the following generations take over.

After your game life is over, you can look at your family tree and see how your descendants are doing. You can take pride in each of your younger relatives who survives into adulthood and in each new generation that follows you, knowing that you helped make it happen.

In the 1.7.0 release we added the Family Ties IAP, which adds observer mode and family chronicles. It is completely optional and is not required to play the game.
Updated on
Jul 13, 2022

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4.1
4.94K reviews
Ms. Pal
July 16, 2022
My #1 comfort game, been playing a couple years now. It takes a little while to learn the controls, but over all a 20 out of 10 for me! No matter how long of a hiatus I take from this game, I always end up going back to it again and again. The developers are wonderful, they always make new and seasonal updates for us to enjoy. Adorable whimsical graphics, a soundtrack everyone is sure to love and immense replay value will definitely make you feel like you got your moneys worth. Would recommend!
11 people found this review helpful
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N G
May 9, 2022
The game itself is a fun concept, but the crafting system can be very unforgiving, especially considering how short of a time you have in game. From the perspective of someone who played it completely blind, it'd probably take three or more whole 'lifetimes' to just figure out how to craft an axe in under an hour, and that's leaving out the consistent upkeep ( i.e: switching between an adobe FORGE and an OVEN just to make kindling into charcoal, etc.) Lovely game, but not beginner friendly
40 people found this review helpful
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Crash Alarm
April 3, 2022
The community is awesome, most are extremely friendly. The game is hard, and I mean really hard. And it takes a lot of time to learn, it's extremely rewarding though when you start making progress. Definitely helpful to look up guides, but if you don't there is an in game crafting menu that will help you along the way. Even better if you're born into a good family with experienced players. Worth the money, and worth getting the expansion to watch over your children, grandchildren, and beyond.
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What's new

More content to enjoy!
- more tree types can be planted
- one more type of broth and noodles
- bear meat stew
- dumplings

also some small improvements