A downloadable fan game

A hopeful adventure in a world of morons and despicable perverts

Based in the setting established by Lisa the Painful creator Dingaling, go on another apocalyptic journey with a band of idiots looking to be the first to find the last living girl.


  • A whole new part of Olathe to explore with five main acts (Around 4+ hours of gameplay)

  • A brand new perspective and sweet delicious plot that will keep your attention

  • Challenging yet fun battles against monsters, mutants, idiots and lovely people

  • Three main characters with a diverse set of skills and abilities that allow the player to come up with their own tactics and strategies

  • PAIN MODE for masochists and fun-haters

  • A main familiar choice that will alter the course of your story, and two main endings


Q. My game closes on start up or gives me an error message that I'm missing a file.

A. Remember to extract the RAR file with an unzipping program like WinRAR, and you must have admin permission on your computer.

Q. I can't run/find the executable because I'm on a Mac.

A. As of right now, the game only runs on Windows. That'll be changed soon if things work out, so keep checking back.

Q. My game is lagging a lot and skipping frames.

A. Open up the game and press F1 to open up the options menu. Click the graphics tab and turn off Frameskip.


Game has been updated to 1.04. Old RPG Maker launcher added and MKXP version updated to include graphical options

Special thanks to my Consultant on the discord Jude

Please update to the latest version before making bug reports, thanks. Also, discord link for discussion: https://discord.gg/BxejXWj


Sometime fairly soon there will be an large update that will include:

  • Bug fixes, duh
  • Fairer battles, combat changes, balancing, less bulky enemies
  • New content for certain areas
  • Graphical improvements/overhaul
  • Small plot element changes
  • Maybe other things I forgot

Keep checking around! Of course, the game is playable and finished already, so don't feel the need to wait if you don't want to.


HOPEFUL (1.04) (292 MB)


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Everytime i download it..it gets stuck at 40 or 50 % IDK why can you please add a Mediafire link or upolad it anywhere else i really want to play this game! thank you.

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So im using windows 8 for this and I used winrar to extract it. But then when I open the game, there's a pop-up that says, "No game scripts specified (missing game.ini?)". Just so you know the game.ini seems to be there. So, what should I do?

Edit: Nevermind, I just had to use a different winrar version.

does not start and gives error on Windows 7.Plz help!

Screenshot of the error please


Did you extract the .RAR file with WinRAR before running the game? The file the error is referring to should be included, so there shouldn't be any problems unless it doesn't have permission to access it. If the folder has been extracted and you're running the game as an administrator, it should work. If not, then all I can suggest is to download the game and try again.

Thank you

Did not work,still ideas will be?

I'm going to upload an updated version later on that might work for you. Sorry for the problems you've been having. If you want to try fixing it on your own in advance: edit mkxp.conf with notepad and delete the line 'preloadScript=preload.rb'. This might work for you

After escaping the *spoiler free camp* http://imgur.com/a/mRoMz I got this bug :c


Should be fixed now in the update I just uploaded, you should be able to transfer over your save file safely (it'll be in the game's folder)

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Hey, great game so far, but there's a section in which I'm getting pretty stuck. Will PM details if you don't want me spoiling anything.

Edit: all good now.

I really wanted to play this game, but after some seconds that i open the game it simple closes, i'm using windows 7 btw.

Sorry, didn't get a notification for this comment. I'm not sure what the problem might be if there's no error message. Try downloading the new version and see if it works, and make sure the game is extracted.

Hey just wanna say the new version of the game worked for me, thank you for the answer! loving the game so far.

After the initial cutscene, as soon as i take control of Beltboy This error occurs, and the game crashes. Any idea what causes it?

That's...strange. Have you tried more than once? Have you tried redownloading the game? The game has an options menu where you can change things like the sound and music volume - did you change any of that?

Great game!

is there anyway to disable frame skip?

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Try this: there should be a file called mkxp.conf in your extracted game folder. Open it up with notepad; there'll be a line with 'frameskip' that you can change to false.

Hi! I can't figure out where to find your game after extracting the rar file. I have the Hopeful folder open but I don't see the game application anywhere...

Currently, and something that will hopefully be changed soon, I only have the game playable on Windows. If you're using Mac, I don't think you'll be able to run the executable. It should be called 'hopeful.exe' in the extracted folder. You might want to redownload the RAR if you are using Windows and you still don't see it.

Okay, I'm using Mac :( .