Dinmoney's visual novel with RPG elements and minigames Faulty Apprentice: Chapter 1 demo is on Steam.
Developed by dinmoney and published by AGL studios, Faulty Apprentice is a visual novel mixed with a RPG and a few minigames. You play as a boy seeking another apprenticeship after being fired from a large variety of them. On his way to Stars Reach Castle to apply for the latest one, he encounters a pervy wizard named Durandall and he’s suddenly given a letter that he needs to bring to the castle. After his arrival, he hands over the letter to the royal commander and finds out that the letter says that he is Durandall’s apprentice and he should train under the instructors of Stars Reach. Thus, his apprenticeship full of quirky characters, traitorous conspiracies, and heroic deeds begins.
Faulty Apprentice is played on a calendar. You go about your day by choosing activities such as training, taking up jobs, and talking with the inhabitants of the castle. There are four classes you can train in and each one has its own minigame: swordsman, archer, mage, and rogue — though, you can only train in three of those four in the demo. Sword training involves a game where you have to slash logs that are tossed in the air. Archery training consists of being told a pattern of where to shoot and following those directions. Finally, magic training has you match words together to translate words in a spell.
Taking up jobs will increase specific stats that will improve your skills. Some jobs can be unlocked when your stats are high enough.
Talking to people won’t move time forward. You can either increase or decrease the affinity and morale of character depending on the choices you make. The actions you take, whether they be good or evil, will affect the fates of those you have bonded with.
Faulty Apprentice is a fantasy visual novel with RPG elements and mini-games.
Some routes of the game will lead to good, others to evil. Will you save the kingdom? Or will you bring about its destruction? The fate of Stars Reach Castle will be determined by you, the Faulty Apprentice.
This game features original art styles of East meets West, open world navigation, and dynamic characters!
Faulty Apprentice is a visual novel set in a medieval fantasy world, featuring character relationships, minigames, and a riveting blend of light-hearted comedy and suspenseful drama.
Allocate your time each day by choosing from a range of activities. Training, Completing Jobs, Exploring Stars Reach Castle or building Relationships. Each with their own exciting minigame that gives a range of playstyles.
You can play the Faulty Apprentice: Chapter 1 demo on Steam. The free demo is censored. If you want to play the uncensored version, you will have to buy it from Game Jolt for $9.99 or becoming a patron through AGL Games’ Patreon page. There is no exact date for when it will be released on Steam, but dinmoney has it set for 2019. The game is organized in chapters and is not complete yet.