A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

A puzzle-tactics RPG that challenges both your strategy and your creativity. 

 Moonrise Hope is a story-driven, turn-based tactics RPG about people pushing the limits of their resolve. Lead a party of monster hunters known as Candiffs in challenging RNG-less puzzle-strategy combat that rewards creativity as much as it does tactics. Witness your characters struggle forward and grow together, and decide when to push them further and exhaust their limited willpower.

RNG-Less Combat

 Plan out the perfect turns and create massive combos in our deep and challenging combat system.

Push Willpower to it’s Limit

 Use up your character's willpower to gain an edge in battle, but be careful they do not lose hope. Help maintain their willpower and hope in and out of combat.

Mature Character-driven Story 

 Watch your party grow and interact together as they fight with not only monsters but more elusive enemies of the mind.

Explore a Mysterious World

Lead your party through detailed pixel art environments, discover hidden secrets, and learn the stories of the local townsfolk.

Create your own Levels (WIP)

Features a comprehensive editor for you to create and share your own epic battles.

Try out our Alpha Demo!

What's in the alpha demo?

  • The prologue of the story.
  • A near final version of the combat system.
  • 2 hours of content.

Support the Project

We would like to develop Moonrise Hope into a full Tactics RPG, but we need help!
If you liked our game, consider sharing it with others!
You can also join our discord or follow our social media platforms linked below.

Moonrise Hope is a Tactics RPG in development This is the ALPHA demo, which contains 6 fights the prologue of the story. Mechanics and story are not final.

Game by Troy Adams, William Fisher, and Timothy Ebert

Support the project by joining us on:

Discord | Twitter | Instagram

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorsWill Fish, UncleTroy
GenreStrategy, Role Playing
Made withAseprite, GameMaker
Tags2D, Fantasy, GameMaker, Pixel Art, Strategy RPG, Tactical RPG, Turn-based, Turn-Based Combat, Turn-based Strategy
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


Moonrise Hope Alpha Demo 0.2.1 (PC) 95 MB
Moonrise Hope Alpha Demo Ubuntu 92 MB
Moonrise Hope Alpha Demo MAC OS (Unstable) 92 MB

Install instructions

Extract the zip then run the exe

Development log

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Nice Game! Had some difficulty at first with all the battles after (and including) Guy the Great, but got used to them. Most of the time I still ended up moving in a square formation to constantly revive the one person that got hit, not sure if it's the intended way but it is the only way that worked for me.

One complaint I have is the size of the UI and UI font. I would find the game more enjoyable if I didn't have to strain my eyes so much. Perhaps an option for the UI size (1, 1.5, 2)?  just make sure to keep the scale ;)

example of formation mentioned above

Thank you!
Yeah, the square formation tact was noticed in design and playtesting but ended up being more prominent that I hoped. The downed system is going to be changed in the future.
The UI definitely could use an overall. One of our plans in the final release

Thank you for taking a look at our game and giving feedback! We really appreciate it

Is this project still being developed? It looks grea

Its is, but experiencing some difficulties. Progress has been slow recently.
Thank you though :)


Loved my first hour with it, looking forward to seeing more! Keep it up!!


Thanks for the video Sammy J! Glad you enjoyed it 


Loved it! The characters are great, each one with a wide range of interesting abilities to play around with. The battles are  lot of fun. Doesn't rely on RNG for difficulty, which is a wonderful choice. And the story has me VERY intrigued. Looking forward to see where this goes :)


Thanks for the comment and the praise Ancalabro :)


Here's my video with top turn-based strategy/RPGs on itch.io February 2020


Thanks for featuring us among so many other excellent strategy games!

We need your feedback to make the game the best it can be! Send us you suggestions and criticisms here :)