#1 Role playing game in 32 countries so far!
"You are Hope" is based on an earlier version of a PC game called "ONE HOUR ONE LIFE", made by Jason Rohrer.
It's not the same game though. You are Hope's gameplay and online worlds are separate from OHOL's, and the emphasis is more on the need to collaborate peacefully with other players in order to survive and evolve. Your task is to rebuild civilization from scratch, together with other players and across countless generations.
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.
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.
Major railway improvements:
- make infinite loops
- make carts turn, and change tracks
- run several carts after each other
- temporarily stop a cart, or make it change directions
Plus other, smaller improvements
Ratings and Reviews
1 hour 1 life
This is a game that many are on the fence about getting. I saw the pc version and gave this a try. Well worth the measly $5. However I will say I wish you could come back as a relative if your own to continue progress when you die. The game does seem to lose its touch without being able to further progress after a while. One a happier note, Being so simple it is surprisingly addictive this game is one of the best not only on mobile but in general. To attempt to live and create a meaningful contribution to your offspring and build off of the legacy your parents lay out for you is an amazing and different idea and actually difficult to accomplish at times. 4/5 stars only because you have no way to continue your achievements.
Great potential, low player count
This is honestly the best mobile game I’ve ever played. Especially if are trying to kill an hour or so. The only drawback I could see is that it is a complicated game and much too complicated to get the full experience on mobile. The PC version(20$), which is the same version as the mobile, has much more to offer. I believe this mainly has to do with the player count. That’s not to say I haven’t spawned in some cool cities on mobile. I have, but they are always so much further behind than the mega cities on PC. The best lives I’ve had on mobile I’ve been an Eve or generation 2-3, developed something decent and died, only to never spawn there again. This, I attribute to the lack of player base, because the locations and places around the villages where sustainable long term. I have even lived full lives as a female with only having 1-2 sons. And even had 0 children before. But in summary this game is great no matter the platform.
Being an eve or a daughter/son of one is a very fun and rewarding experience(usually). This will happen far more often on mobile due to lower server populations. Buy the game and fix that problem. Or just play the PC version. But seriously get both. This game rocks.
Buy the Desktop version
This is a phenomenal game, so phenomenal that you will quickly want to buy the desktop version, which is 20$. Me and 2 of my friends did just that and now this feels like a waste of 5$. The full game is definitely worth 25$ but still. There are no content differences between mobile and desktop but as good as the controls on here are they can never compare to the ease of a mouse, also the desktop version has a larger player base so you can be a part of more advanced civilizations more often, AND afaik you can only spawn with your friends on the desktop version with twin and triplet codes.
Actual review: beautiful graphics, infinitely replayable, steep learning curve because of how deep the crafting system is, a coop dynamic like I’ve never experienced before - you really need to rely on others and they rely on you to survive and thrive really different than any multiplayer game I’ve ever played. It’s very fun and I highly recommend it. This game could be described like a less-casual Minecraft with a much deeper multiplayer coop aspect.
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- 178 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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- In-App Purchases
- Family Ties Add-on $2.99
- Advanced Body Language $0.99
- Solo Play Server 30 Days $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.