Faulty Apprentice: Interactive Visual Novel / Dating Sim

Created by Dinmoney

In a world of Magic, Monsters and Mystery, you are the Faulty Apprentice!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Map to Adventure Ep.4 + Romanceable Bunny Guard!!
about 2 years ago – Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 12:37:16 AM

Finally reached the Stretch Goal #4!! Thanks so much Apprentices!
Are you ready to romance the Bunny Guard?

  We have also reached 188% funded of the funding goal with 5 days remaining. With your help, we will be able to allocate the workload more efficiently than ever to drive the development forward!

  Next Goal is to create epic music track from Scarlet Moon Artist, Dale Norh! He has done awesome work for Dragon Fantasy Book II, Toricky etc! Check out some of his work here!

  As you may have noticed, a new stretch goal has been revealed! Romanceable Commander!! Will you ever melt the heart of the ice queen of Stars Reach Castle? Let's do this Apprentices!!

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Map to Adventure Ep.4

  Sip for sip, gulp for gulp, and chug for chug, the Apprentices match pace with the two female soldiers. Cold from being stored deep underground and rich with the flavor of barley the ale had a slight hint of malt that lingered on the tongue. One drinking game after another the effects of the Ale begin to warm their faces and lift their confidence. Even though they were ninety percent certain the Fox Girl was cheating and the Shark Girl was impervious to alcohol, it felt like they were winning simply by spending time with such beautiful women.

Fox: “All the guys here in Brindle just eat mushrooms and stare at the light spores all day, but you Apprentices are different. I like that.”

Her tails begin to wave back and forth almost hypnotically as her heavy lidded eyes look you over.  

Fox: “I have an idea. What if we-“ 

  Before she can finish, the girl with blue hair opens wide and chomps her sharp teeth down on one of the fox’s tails! With so much noise in the Lucky Clover Inn, the Fox girl’s yelp in pain goes unnoticed.

Fox: “Ouch! What the fur is your problem?!”  

The blue haired girl unlocks her jaws and licks her lips with an odd smile on her face.

Shark: “Yarr! Sorry bout that. Yee tail passed in front of me face, so couldn’t help me-self. Here, the next round’l be on me to make amends!”

  Looking closer at the girl you see bite marks on her shield, lance, even the table! Maybe on a normal day you would be scared of these girls, but when you’re this drunk, there is only one thing to do. Drink more, and drink more they did. If the world wasn’t spinning enough when the Apprentices went to sleep, it was definitely moving when they awoke.

  Not remembering the majority of last nights’ events you are surprised to see a sun above you and a moving wagon below. The wheels come to a steady halt in about the time it takes for your eyes to begin making sense of your surroundings; and a warm voice with a southern accent greets you.

Bunny: “Good morning!”

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Shark: “There be wind back in the boys sails!”

  For a moment the Apprentices begin to wonder if they indeed did eat some Brindle Shrooms because this is not the town they went to sleep in. Gentle rolling hills of green grass with clusters of spruce and pine trees. Now and again a slope would give way to expose boulders and dirt with round tunnel openings. Even with the splitting headache of last night’s hangover its apparent you have ended up in Bunny Burrow.

Bunny: “What brings ya’ll round here in such a hurry?”  

Shark: “An S.O.S it was! We had to paddle through the night.”

Fox: “Silly girl. We rode here. When were on land and horses are involved, its called riding. How many times do I have to tell you? Anyways, something big must have happened because everyone is supposed to report to Fort Isaac. Gather what you need cause we need to set sail-“

The Shark Girl’s attention jumps to the Fox Guard with an excited grin on her face.  

Fox: “This is how you know you’ve been on the road with someone too long. Now I’m picking up her speech patterns, great.”  

Bunny: “Good goblins, I hope no one got hurt.”

  You get a serious vibe from the Fox and Bunny, but when you look over at the Shark, she seems to be gnawing at one of the wagon wheels.  

Bunny: “While I gather my things, why don’t you decide which route we should take to cross the river. The Log Tunnel is the fastest but no one has used it in a while, so I’m not sure of its condition. Otherwise we can take the Old Bridge further North.”  

In the same response time the Shark says, “Bridge” as the Fox says “Tunnel” .

What will the Apprentices do?

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You can help us reach our next goals by spreading the word of our Kickstarter campaign, and don’t forget to:  

- Reach out to Youtuber/Streamer! Recommend Faulty Apprentice as their next Let's Play video!   

- Help Faulty Apprentice get featured on major websites! If you get active on social media and websites to spread word, maybe we can get featured by big names, which could help us immensely. (We might just reach the rest of the stretch goal!) 

- Share in Gaming Communities! Please share our campaign with other people online, while not spamming and annoying them! X) 

Map to Adventure Ep.5 + #5 Stretch Goal reached!!
about 2 years ago – Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 12:37:11 AM

We've reached the 5th Stretch Goal in one day!! Way to go Apprentices!!
We've reached the 5th Stretch Goal in one day!! Way to go Apprentices!!

  Next Goal, Black Cat!! Are you ready to unveil this mysterious character? Who is this black cat? Why is this character a secret? Let's work hard to unlock them so we can find out!!

  As you may have noticed, a new stretch goal has been revealed! If we reach this goal, we'll be able integrate the game into your Mobile App Store, and you will be able to download Faulty Apprentice on Apple/Android store and play on the go. Isn't it exciting!? Let's do this Apprentices!!

LAST FOUR DAYS of the campaign!! Let's continue to spread the words!

  • Reach out to Youtuber/Streamer! Recommend Faulty Apprentice as their next Let's Play video!  
  • Help Faulty Apprentice get featured on major websites! If you get active on social media and websites to spread word, maybe we can get featured by big names, which could help us immensely. (We might just reach the rest of the stretch goal!)  
  • Share in Gaming Communities! Please share our campaign with other people online, while not spamming and annoying them! X) 

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Map to Adventure Episode 5

  With the Shark and Fox girls unable to agree on which route to take, the Apprentices use this opportunity to show off their manly decision making skills. After a short rest and restock of supplies from the Burrow, the Bunny, Shark, Fox and a whole lot of farm boys head South East to Fort Isaac.

 

  Traveling by horse and wagon the party arrives at the Log Tunnel in no time. Although the name might not be the most creative, the sheer size of this fallen tree demands attention. Like the open maw of a Giant Earth Eater the logs hollowed entrance seems to be swallowing a portion of earth on each side of the riverbanks. With so much plants and moss growing over the rotted wood, dripping water acts a veil, shrouding the entrance and making it impossible to see through to the other side.

  Since the Apprentices weren’t even really Apprentices yet, just a bunch of farm boys, the female soldiers asked them to stay back so they could check the tunnel. With the Bunny taking lead, ears in forward, upright position, the other soldiers take positions on either side. As the pass beyond the curtain of dripping water, the Apprentices could do nothing but listen closely and keep their eyes fixed on the dark open cavity of the ancient Log Tunnel.

 

  After what seemed like forever, the Apprentices are greeted by pleasant shouts from their new friends. Looking around to the other side of the river you a relieved to see the Bunny, Shark and Fox have made it safely across. Although, by the looks of things some better off than others… More or less just a little wet around the ears, the Bunny seems alright, were as the Fox was clearly upset about her tails getting dirty. The Shark on the other hand, seems to be eating a bat!

Bunny: “Woo hoo! All clear on the northern front! Come on over, yall!”  

Shark: “There be chicken hanging from the ceiling, free for the taking!”  

Fox: “Yuck. That tunnel was filthy. Do you know how long it will take to clean these tails? A foxhole would never be that unkempt no matter how old it was.”

  When the Apprentices started marching into the Bunny Folk’s cherished landmark, it started with the sound of wood creaking. One Apprentice would have been no problem. Ten and the sturdy old wood wouldn’t budged an inch. But when five hundred plus young men entered the Log Tunnel that day, five hundred did not come out the other side.

  With a tremendous crack the Apprentices crash down into the water causing a splash the Shark girl would be proud of. Somehow the Apprentices manage to all land in one half of the great log, as it begins to carry them down river like an out of control raft. Leaning left, then leaning right, they begin to gain control and start and enjoying the wild and crazy ride!

 

  At least they were until the river turns into a death spiral leading them into a deep, dark and damp cavern. Like the sea fisherman bringing in the haul of the day, the Apprentices are dragged up in nets and spread out onto the floor of some sort of shanty cave town. As water drains out of the Apprentices ears, they are immediately filled again with the cackling laughter that can only come from a pack of…GOBLINS!!!

Goblin: “Look-sa what we-sa got here? A bunch of little boy-boys!”  

  Hearing the punch line of the Goblin’s statement seems to drive the rest of them into fits of laughter. The Apprentices however weren’t laughing, and after being called ‘boy-boys’ they remember being separated from their new girl friends. As if it were the goblins fault the Log Tunnel broke, they stand up tall and ready themselves for a fight. And it was a that moment the Goblins started to stop laughing one by one realizing they were five hundred Apprentices and only about sixty Goblins. 

As it dawned on the final Goblin, they immediately scatter into dozens of small burrows into the walls. Inspecting the area the Apprentices find a Rare Item!

 

Random card pull for all Physical tiers! (Pervy Wizard tier and up)
Random card pull for all Physical tiers! (Pervy Wizard tier and up)

  Knowing that Goblins are easily frightened, but will return in greater numbers, the Apprentices begin searching for an Exit appropriate for their party size. It appears the only two options are, a rope ladder leading upwards, or a tunnel that seems to go straight in one direction for a long time.  

Which path will the Apprentices take?

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You can help us reach our next goals by spreading the word of our Kickstarter campaign, and don’t forget to: 

Updates, Add-Ons + Miniatures!!
about 2 years ago – Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 09:43:30 AM

Good day Apprentices! Once again, we want to thank you all so much for your love and support to make this project a dream come true! Now that this project is fully funded... Can you possibly romance the Bunny Guard? Will there be new characters? That's a question that can only be answered with your support!

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  You may have noticed there are some changes, or may I say, additions to the Durandall's Chosen Tier ($250) and up! Woohoo!! :) 

  • Instead of six Trading cards, we now have TEN trading cards! (New cards may be added anytime during the campaign)
  • Special Print Signed by the team! It's a secret for now, so stay tune for updates! (Only available to $250 and up!!)
  • We now have awesome miniature of the Sword Instructor, Mage Instructor, Archer Instructor and the Royal Commander! These were sculpted by the awesome team of RN estudio!! 

  We are a huge fan of D&D and table top gaming, so when we were approached by RN Estudio last year about making Faulty Apprentice minis, we jumped at the opportunity! Not because we wanted to sell them, just cause dinmoney WANTED them! XD This was a side deal for both of us, working in our free time between contracts, so progress had to be put on hold at some points. However, as if the table top gods have given the Faulty Kickstarter their blessing, we were able to finish these in time! Check out RN estudio for other awesome miniatures!! :)

Not on $250 tier? Like to mix your rewards? No problem! 

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 to 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!

We're also over 11k! Can you believe that?? Let's keep sharing Faulty Apprentice on Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else where we can try to pull in some people so we can hit all those stretch goals! ೕ(•̀ᴗ•́)

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Creating new 32mm scifi miniatures for one of the factions of our skirmish game.
Creating new 32mm scifi miniatures for one of the factions of our skirmish game.

 

Map to Adventure Ep.3 [Updated!!]
about 2 years ago – Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 12:58:43 AM

Updated version! Sorry, we forgot to add the choice image in the end in the previous update. =P
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Hi Apprentices! Thank you for your ongoing support! With 6 days left of the Campaign, the team at AGL studios are constantly checking the funding progress, we are less than $700 away from the Romanceable Bunny Guard stretch goal! We are seriously in awe! Let's do our best to power through the remaining days!

Spread the word!

  • Reach out to Youtuber/Streamer! Recommend Faulty Apprentice as their next Let's Play video! 
  •  Help Faulty Apprentice get featured on major websites! If you get active on social media and websites to spread word, maybe we can get featured by big names, which could help us immensely. (We might just reach the rest of the stretch goal!) 
  • Share in Gaming Communities! Please share our campaign with other people online, while not spamming and annoying them! X) 

Social Media Quest

Our Current Stats:

-Total KS Backer: 475!
-Total Follow on Twitter: 754 
-Total Like on Facebook: 414
-Fanart: 10+ (Who's ready for a showcase next update!?)
-Twitter RT: 84 (RT this)
-Facebook Share: 13 (Share this)

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Map to Adventure! Episode 3

  Investigating the area of the Red Hawks combustion, the Apprentices make a startling discovery. Black as iron, and heavy as lead, what initially looked like a scorched stone, appears to be some sort of egg?

Black as iron, and heavy as lead
Black as iron, and heavy as lead

  Collecting some Red Feathers, a scoop of ash and the Scorched Egg, the Apprentices follow the North Path in the hopes of finding the town of Brindle. Sun rays become increasingly rare as the forest canopy begins to solidify. The various flora and fauna shift from trees like, Birch, Elm and Pine into various mushrooms and fungi. Some of them are so bizarre in shape, they remind you of images from a book about a city under the sea. Pools of still water fill depressions in the uneven path while the mushroom trees grow taller.

  The humble Apprentices march forward with only the faint screeches of the flying shadow, and the memory of last nights dream to drive them onward. After marching a better part of a day, the Apprentices begin to doubt their decision. After all, some wanted to take the Southern Path, while others were still upset the Red Hawk was killed. At least they were, until they found a piece of paper on the ground.

  Some started hopping up and down like Bunny Folk, while others fell to their knees thanking the Gods to be alive in such wonderful times. Of course they were going to Brindle. They were always going to Brindle, because Brindle of course, was the place to go!

  The sun passes into late afternoon as the forest release it’s stranglehold on the sky and a town comes into view. With walls swelling, a cluster of giant mushrooms sprout from the center of limestone buildings. The plume of fungi seems to overflow like the foam atop a flagon of ale. Floating spores the size of will-o-wisps drift around lazily, giving off a pale yellow glow. Tired, hungry, but ready for action, the Apprentices enter the gates of the mushroom city called, Brindle.

  While you don’t see any direct signs, its clear the townsfolk are preparing for some sort of festival. With the lack of visible wet tunics, and no magical birds to guide them, the Apprentices decide to visit the local tavern. Sounds of laughter tin mugs clanking greet the Apprentices as they enter the Lucky Clover Inn. All that’s open is one table with two girls wearing blue tunics and silver armor.

The blue haired girl with sharp teeth lifts her mug and calls out to you.

Shark Girl: “High tide to yee travelers! Care to share a pint of fine ale?”

A frothing mug appears as the bro code abiding barkeep nudges you with his elbow and whispers too loudly.

Barkeep: “Plenty of beds available if you find yourself in need of a room.”

Pulling the mug to your face in attempt to hide the embarrassment, you take a seat. The girl with white foxy ears and more tails than you can count gives you a long look as she slowly raises an eyebrow.

Fox Girl: “Drinking ale is boring, you can do that anywhere. If you are real men, why don’t you do something special you can only do here in Brindle?”

What will the Apprentices do?

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You can help us reach our next goals by spreading the word of our Kickstarter campaign, and don’t forget to:

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook 

 Follow us on Itch.io 

 Support us on Patreon 

Map to Adventure Ep.3
about 2 years ago – Sun, Apr 09, 2017 at 08:57:57 AM

Hi Apprentices! Thank you for your ongoing support, everyone!
With 6 days left of the Campaign, the team at AGL studios are constantly checking the funding progress. We are less than $700 away from the Romanceable Bunny Guard stretch goal! We are seriously in awe! Let's do our best to power through the remaining days! 

Spread the word! 

  • Reach out to Youtuber/Streamer! Recommend Faulty Apprentice as their next Let's Play video! 
  • Help Faulty Apprentice get featured on major websites! If you get active on social media and websites to spread word, maybe we can get featured by big names, which could help us immensely. (We might just reach the rest of the stretch goal!)
  • Share in Gaming Communities! Please share our campaign with other people online, while not spamming and annoying them! X)

Social Media Quest

Our Current Stats: 

-Total KS Backer: 475!
-Total Follow on Twitter: 754
-Total Like on Facebook: 414
-Fanart: 10+ (Who's ready for a showcase next update!?)
-Twitter RT: 84 (RT this)
-Facebook Share: 13 (Share this)

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Map to Adventure! Episode 3   

 

Investigating the area of the Red Hawks combustion, the Apprentices make a startling discovery. Black as iron, and heavy as lead, what initially looked like a scorched stone, appears to be some sort of egg?  

Black as iron, and heavy as lead
Black as iron, and heavy as lead

Collecting some Red Feathers, a scoop of ash and the Scorched Egg, the Apprentices follow the North Path in the hopes of finding the town of Brindle. Sun rays become increasingly rare as the forest canopy begins to solidify. The various flora and fauna shift from trees like, Birch, Elm and Pine into various mushrooms and fungi. Some of them are so bizarre in shape, they remind you of images from a book about a city under the sea. Pools of still water fill depressions in the uneven path while the mushroom trees grow taller.

The humble Apprentices march forward with only the faint screeches of the flying shadow, and the memory of last nights dream to drive them onward. After marching a better part of a day, the Apprentices begin to doubt their decision. After all, some wanted to take the Southern Path, while others were still upset the Red Hawk was killed. At least they were, until they found a piece of paper on the ground.

Some started hopping up and down like Bunny Folk, while others fell to their knees thanking the Gods to be alive in such wonderful times. Of course they were going to Brindle. They were always going to Brindle, because Brindle of course, was the place to go!

The sun passes into late afternoon as the forest release it’s stranglehold on the sky and a town comes into view. With walls swelling, a cluster of giant mushrooms sprout from the center of limestone buildings. The plume of fungi seems to overflow like the foam atop a flagon of ale. Floating spores the size of will-o-wisps drift around lazily, giving off a pale yellow glow. Tired, hungry, but ready for action, the Apprentices enter the gates of the mushroom city called, Brindle. 

While you don’t see any direct signs, its clear the townsfolk are preparing for some sort of festival. With the lack of visible wet tunics, and no magical birds to guide them, the Apprentices decide to visit the local tavern. Sounds of laughter tin mugs clanking greet the Apprentices as they enter the Lucky Clover Inn. All that’s open is one table with two girls wearing blue tunics and silver armor.  

The blue haired girl with sharp teeth lifts her mug and calls out to you.

Shark Girl: “High tide to yee travelers! Care to share a pint of fine ale?” 

 A frothing mug appears as the bro code abiding barkeep nudges you with his elbow and whispers too loudly.

Barkeep: “Plenty of beds available if you find yourself in need of a room.”

Pulling the mug to your face in attempt to hide the embarrassment, you take a seat. The girl with white foxy ears and more tails than you can count gives you a long look as she slowly raises an eyebrow.

Fox Girl: “Drinking ale is boring, you can do that anywhere. If you are real men, why don’t you do something special you can only do here in Brindle?” 

What will the Apprentices do?

 _______________________________________________

You can help us reach our next goals by spreading the word of our Kickstarter campaign, and don’t forget to: