Faerie's Hope (originally known as Neopia Studio) is a mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. It has a somewhat long development history, during which time it was often referred to simply as "Neopets Match 3".
Faerie's Hope is a "match-three" game, an informal name for games where the player manipulates tiles into specific configurations that causes those tiles to disappear. Other Neopets match-three games include Sutek's Tomb, Goparokko, and the now-retired Ghoul Catchers.
The game has been in development since at least August 2020, and first entered a closed beta test as Neopia Studio on January 8, 2022. An "early access" version of the app was released to the public in the Google Play store on January 22, 2022. This original beta version was discontinued in mid-February when the game servers stopped working.
The game returned as Faerie's Hope on April 13, 2022. Original closed Beta invitees could play the game on Android. On April 21, 2022, the game re-entered open beta for both iOS and Android.
For more details on the timeline of development, check out our history section.
Many of the individually extracted assets throughout this guide (such as tiles) are courtesy of problematicperiplum! Many thanks for providing them.