Hope: The other side of the adventure.

The Madrid-based studio Mr. Roboto has just published its debut title. Hope is a video game disguised as an interactive experience. It can be considered an anti-game. Hope immerses us in an archetypical "prince-rescues-princess" story, but under some premises never seen before. It will make you wonder what would you do if, instead of playing the hero's role, the one who must prove his bravery. You would be in the princess’ shoes, being the one who always suffers, who passively waits subjected to her captor, who has to play the role of keeping the hope that someday she will be rescued.

I know it may sound a bit awkward at the beginning, and also while playing the game you may feel kind of disappointed with how sexist could it be. But in the end, there are no more intentions here than make you feel as one of the hundreds of thousands princesses who have been a mere “passive goal” in the history of video games.


During six real days, the game will reveal you the princess’s story. In those days, you will experience some unexpected situations, making you wonder things like:

  • What kind of player are you? do you need the immediate rewards from arcades? Or you prefer to live the drama of simulation?
  • Until which extent will you demand a game to let you control the destiny of your character?
  • ¿Why do you play video games? 
Mr.Roboto is the result of the union of Ricardo Acosta, designer, artist and programmer, and the musician and composer Jonathan Hall. Ricardo has worked on some really successful games for mobile devices, such as Bye Bye Brain (1.2 Mill. downloads) or The Zombie Situation. Jonathan has been composing several scores for video games since 2008, he has worked on titles lik Isagoras or Save the Picnic, and worked together with Ricardo in Bye Bye Brain.

Hope Dossier

Press kit


What the press is saying about Hope:

" Give it a download, grab some headphones, turn down the lights, and take it in. Discovering this kind of thing is seriously my favorite thing about the App Store."

Eli Hodapp - Toucharcade.com

" A great experience you should not miss, it will take you only 5 or 6 minutes each day. It won't deceive you."

Manuel G. Mingorance - GameIt.es

 

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