You guys and girls know me pretty well by now (yes, I’m a dirty old lewd bastard). So it shouldn’t come as no surprise to anyone that I always keep eyes open for the next big thing on the lewd horizon in terms of games.
Well, today was the day that I found out about AGL Studios (AGL is an indie games studio from Southern California, USA) upcoming lewd adventure/RPG/visual novel “Faulty Apprentice” (the game is in development for Windows, MAC and Linux PC), and good thing that! Because “Faulty Apprentice” is a really impressive game I have to say.
Especially since I also just realized that “Faulty Apprentice” had a really successful Kickstarter campaign back in April of 2017. You see, “Faulty Apprentice” managed to collect over 34,000 USD (839 backers made that happen) in total, and the goal was to reach 9,900 USD.
Furthermore, “Faulty Apprentice” managed to get green lit on Steam Greenlight as well. So I think it’s safe to say that there’s a hunger and a lot of excitement for “Faulty Apprentice”. That’s also why I feel pretty ashamed that I didn’t hear about “Faulty Apprentice” before now.
Anyways, I think you get the idea. So let’s move on to what the game is all about instead shall we? Well, here’s a short description of “Faulty Apprentice” story:
“In a world of Magic, Monsters and Mystery, you are the Faulty Apprentice!Faulty Apprentice is an interactive visual novel with elements of fantasy and lighthearted fun. You take on the role of an ordinary farm boy who left home seeking a glorious apprenticeship. You have had a couple of jobs, in fact, you have had a lot, more than you can count. Why do you keep getting fired? If you can’t hold an apprenticeship at this castle, there is nowhere left!Is a lifetime of failure leading the Apprentice to a greater purpose? Or will he fail in a blaze of glory like always? Perhaps with your help and some new friends, you can turn this Faulty Apprentice into a true hero!” – AGL Studios
So, what about awesome game features then? Well, these are some of the said launch features for “Faulty Apprentice”:
– 4 Unique relationship paths! Each of the Instructors has their own mini games and personality quirks. Depending on who you spend time with will determine their role in the final battle.
– Good vs. Evil! Not everyone at the castle has good intentions. Some may be obvious, others may surprise you; depending on your actions who knows what could happen.
– Hand painted artwork! Enjoy beautiful character sprites, key story illustrations and animated backgrounds.
– Partial Voice Acting! Key characters are brought to life with voice acting from the talented community of Casting Call Club!
– Small apprentice in a big world! There are over 30 characters to meet, and over 15 locations to explore.
– Platform! Our current demo is available for Windows & Mac! If we get funded, Faulty Apprentice will also be available in Linux! No Desktop OS gets left behind.
I don’t know about you, but I really like the sound of that, and speaking of which. There is a NSFW demo that you could download for “Faulty Apprentice” (the NSFW demo cost 5 USD, and you could play the demo for Windows, MAC or Linux). I haven’t done so yet myself.
However, I did watch a full playthrough of the NSFW demo today (the demo is said to offer four different endings), and I really like what I’ve seen from the game so far. At the same time, as much as I love the game, to my knowledge, there is no nailed down release date for “Faulty Apprentice” (at least not yet).
Because according to the Kickstarter page for “Faulty Apprentice”, the game was estimated to launch in April (I haven’t heard anything about any backers receiving the full game back in April. So I take it that it’s false?), while the game’s Steam page states that the release would take place during the second quarter of this year. Well, here’s the thing June has already come and gone. So none of those estimated release dates appears to be correct.
However, just now I spotted a tweet (as seen in the picture above) by AGL Studios where they tweet out that you get to select rewards if you pre-order “Faulty Apprentice”. Simply put, the full release of “Faulty Apprentice” can’t be that far away (I shall ask AGL themselves about that one). So I guess that we will just have to sit tight and just wait for the game to drop. Until then though, you can find quite a lot of updates, information, pictures and whatnot via AGL Studios Patreon page.
And with that said, what’s your take on “Faulty Apprentice” so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!
Robin “V-Act” Ek
Editor in chief
The Gaming Ground
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