von BK-Nils | 02.04.2017 | eingestellt unter: Fantasy

Faulty Apprentice: Interactive Visual Novel

Ein Kickstarter für ein Videospiel, noch dazu eine Visual Novel und Datingsim in einem, aber es gibt auch als Ergänzung ein Set mit Figuren von RN Estudio.

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In a world of Magic, Monsters and Mystery, you are the Faulty Apprentice! You take on the role of an ordinary farm boy that left home seeking a glorious apprenticeship. You have had a couple 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!

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  • 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.

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As you have already seen from the prologue demo and also the trailer, we are already done with a good part of the aesthetics and game engine. But we need more funds to pull together the rest of the creative assets in order to complete the game. We plan to have more than 30 backgrounds variations, intriguing event CGs and multiple emotions on each character to deliver the stories.

Faulty Apprentice is something I do out of passion at my own expense. The incredibly talented people who help out on this game need to be compensated for their contributions and up until this point this entire project has been funded out of my pocket. A successful campaign would allow me to:

  • Focus on developing Faulty Apprentice without having to worry about doing side jobs.
  • I’d like to hire a full time programmer, and if the funding permits, possibly a writer and music composer to help out.
  • Deal with the business and legal responsibilities associated with releasing a game.

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Not sure what each of the tiers includes? Here’s a handy and colorful chart!

If you are interested in ordering an Add-on reward, all you have to do is add that amount of money to your pledge. We’ll be sending out a survey after the campaign is over where you can specify which add-ons you’ve ordered and how you want them personalized.

Note: You must add a shipping fee to the cost of the item if you have not ordered the Pervy Wizard Tier ($50) or higher. To anyone who pledges $50 or under, since those are digital-only tiers, there is an additional shipping cost. Shipping USA+ $10 / International+ $20.
Please make sure that you’ve added on the correct amount!

  • Digital Copy of the Game- $10
  • Miniature Figurines- $55
  • Physical Artbook- $45
  • Button Set- $5
  • Wet Tunic Flyer- $5
  • Full Card Set (Set of 10)- $10
  • One Card Pull (Random)- $2
  • Digital Artbook nsfw- $25

Example: Your current pledge ($25) + Add-on of Physical Artbook ($45) + Shipping to USA ($7) Which comes down to the total of $77!
[No need to add shipping fee if you pledged $50 and up.]

Working on a personal project is priceless…. but bills need to be paid! According to our current math, all this comes up to a grand total of USD $9,900. So far, all of our progress has been self-funded. However, if we hope to achieve a consistent high level of quality and content, we will need financial support.

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And if we reach our funding goal, stretch goals will be placed to add on more game features. We believe that Kickstarter is a platform with people who support creativity and fulfill dreams. We have seen visual novels succeed here with the help of like-minded people and so we hope we will too.

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AGL Studios Team:

AGL Studios is a small indie developer located in sunny Southern California. We are making visual novel because they combine our favorite things: Art, Games, and Story Telling. Consisting with only 2 members, and with a background in concept art, we try to tell a story with each character we draw!

  • Geoff Trebs „Dinmoney“http://twitter.com/dinmoney
    [ Lead Artist, writer, programmer ]
    The creator of Faulty Apprentice. Mad concept artist.
  • Jesika Arthttp://twitter.com/jesika_art
    [ Assistant artist, producer, casting director ]
    The ace (and micro manager) of the Studio.

Voice Team:

Special Thanks:


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  • Youtube/Twitch and tweet it while mentioning @AGLstudioArt + #FaultyApprentice + the link of our
  • Kickstarter (This page)! We will retweet it!
  • Fanart Illustrations : Draw a Faulty Apprentice fanart and tweet it while mentioning @AGLstudioArt + #FaultyApprentice + the link of our Kickstarter (This page) We will retweet it! (PS. If we reach 3 clover alone in the FANART section, we will extended the gallery mode, maybe you’ll see your fanart in-game!)

Risks and challenges

Game development is always full of challenges and uncertainties, but we’ve waited as much as we could until we were sure that the biggest risk factors are gone, and only then decided to tackle Kickstarter.

The current state of Faulty Apprentice proves that we’ve got what it takes to finish the game as we’ve imagined it and promised to you. I’d be very grateful if you could support us!

Die Kampagne steht bei 15.174,00 USD von einem Ziel von 9.900,00 USD und geht noch 13 Tage.

Quelle: Faulty Apprentice auf Kickstarter

Link: RN Estudio


Nils, Redakteur bei Brückenkopf-Online. Seit 2001 im Hobby, erstes Tabletop: DSA Armalion. Aktuelle Projekte, Eldar für Warhammer 40.000, Imperial MoW für Warzone, ein bisschen Shadespire und zu viele unbemalte Modelle.

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  • Sieht putzig aus, aber von den manga Chars her doch sehr stereotyp. Davon ab nicht wirklich meine Art von Spiel.

  • Noch zu wenig „Maidens“ da geht noch mehr.
    Die Alchimistin finde ich gut so ein Flickwerk aus Mensch und Elf.

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