It feels somewhat unreal that it’s been over six months since I heard something new about dinmoney and AGL studios lewd adventure RPG/visual novel/dating sim “Faulty Apprentice“, but sadly enough, it’s true…
Well, guess what? I just found out that dinmoney and AGL studios aim to release “Faulty Apprentice: Chapter one” via Itch.io on the 29th of January (to my knowledge, there is no nailed down date for the game’s Steam release).
Yes, that’s right, or at least so it’s said (thus the reason why I wrote “coming soon” in the headline):
“Greetings Apprentices! Your good friend and humble Project Lead, Din here with the grand pleasure of hyping you up for the latest installment of Faulty Apprentice. Coming January 29, 2019!
Now that we have finished rebuilding the game from scratch in Unity3d Game Engine, we have made some most excellent improvements!” – dinmoney
That’s just the half of it though, because dinmoney also announced the following new features for “Faulty Apprentice” (the features are a part of the release of chapter one):
Good and Evil!
Why keep the evil inside yourself when you can corrupt everyone around you!! You will notice a new meter on every character’s Hub screen called Morale.
Now, you will have a chance to shape character’s destinies every-time you Talk to them. With this many character there are over 100 morale changing opportunities in this week alone! This also works for being nice! I don’t know why I was only focusing on the evil path. XD
Being one of the only guys in a castle full of women can make it hard to keep your hands to yourself. So, just like petting the Greffen, you can now Touch characters via their hub menu (where it shows their name and banner)!
While we are excited to implement this feature, please note the girls probably don’t want to be felt up by a guy they are not in a Relationship with, and even worse the First Guard is always on the lookout for bad behaviour. So be sure to save prior to exploring this feature too far.
Four time’s the charm!
You are no longer limited to two-time slots per day! In this alpha build, you will be able to do jobs and train four times per day! An indindication of remaining “Time” aka time slots you have in a day will be visible for your convenience on the Map Screen via a Clock and white/black gems!
We’ve beefed up the map screen that not only tells you time of the day, but where you are, where you haven’t been yet, and a little extra info about that location. Simply roll your mouse over a location and you will see a preview with info on the left sideboard.
Say my name, BIATCH!
Previously, the main and key characters were all addressed by their Titles, but now you will learn their name! Oh and Sorry for swearing, I’m just so excited! XD
We have more than doubled the games resolution, from 960×640 pixels to whopping 2560×1440 pixels. Now you can enjoy the hand painted art more than ever before!
Music to your ears!
We are now featuring beautiful music from our composer, Javier Kadry and guest Composer Dale North from Scarlet Moon Productions! We hope you enjoy the sweet new tracks! Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/agl-studio/faulty-apprentice-castle-strut/s-aMgro
Remember when we asked you about a tutorial aspect? We have added Special Jobs for the Commander that will give you some direction for your Apprentice, but still keep the player freedom of choice. Much like Gathering Jobs, these will require you to not only venture to other areas of the castle, but also to do specific activities such as Training and Jobs.
Titties for 500!
Imean, titles! “Titles.” Now you can earn Titles beyond, “Apprentice” by doing various things in the castle. While you can expect a full list and guide to every Title in a separate post, we would like to keep them slightly mysterious at the moment and allow you to discover them for yourself (=
Raise your Banners!
Customize your UI and show off how awesome your Apprentice is by unlocking unique Banners! While you can expect a full list and guide to every Banner in a seperate post, we would like to keep them slightly mysterious at the moment and allow you to discover them for yourself!
I mean, Greffen! If you thought the Royal Commander was too cool to travel via horse or carriage, you were right. I am proud to introduce, Afealtes the Dark Greffen.
So there you have it boys and girls, and with that said, are you excited for the release of “Faulty Apprentice: Chapter one”?
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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