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Art Contest Deadline Extended
April 9 Update: Thank you everyone that joined! We have some really fun entries to go through. Please expect the results next week! *Winners will be contacted prior to announcing so plz check your notes/DMs/email!
April 1 Update: Check out the current Deviantart entries at the bottom of this post!
To celebrate the launch of Chapter One we would like to invite artists to submit fan art of Faulty Apprentice. Fan art selected will be appear in the game's upcoming Gallery Mode and featured on our social media!
How to Enter: Post your artwork along with a short sentence/quote, hashtag #FaultyApprentice and tag @AGLstudioArtor @dinmoneyon social media
What to Draw: This is a fan art contest, so you are free to draw anything within the Faulty Apprentice universe. Creativity is encouraged! Here are a few themes we personally enjoy. Sexy/Cute Funny Epic
Prizes:
1st Place: $100 USD + Faulty Apprentice Calendar + In-Game Gallery Feature
2nd Place: $50 USD + Faulty Apprentice Calendar + In-Game Gallery Feature
3rd Place: $25 USD + Faulty Apprentice Calendar + In-Game Gallery Feature
People's Choice: $25 USD + In-Game Gallery Feature Honorable Mentions: In-Game Gallery Feature
Rules: Completed "How to Enter." guidelines. Completed Image requirements Must be Faulty Apprentice related art. Must be an original artwork made for this contest. You may submit more than one entry, but can only win one prize beyond Honorable Mention.
Image Requirements: *Traditional art is allowed but must be presented in digital format Width of 2560 pixels and Height of 1440 pixels Minimum of 144 DPI resolution PNG file format
Submission Guidelines: Post on social media such as Twitter, Facebook  Include a small quote about your artwork. tag @AGLstudioArt for posting on Deviantart tag @dinmoneyhashtag #FaultyApprentice
Judging: AGL artists Dinmoney and Jesika will be judging based on creativity, technical skill, and how well your art captures the spirit of Faulty Apprentice. Ten (10) semi-finalist or potential winners will be selected 24 hours after the deadline. All entries will be selected by the AGL development team on the basis of creativity, originality and technical skills. The top three winners from there will be decided by none other than dinmoney himself!
Verification of winners and delivery of prizes: Winners will be contacted by direct message on the social media they posted their art. Winners have one 5 days to respond and claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen. Monetary prizes are delivered through PayPal only.
Legal: By submitting your art, you are assigning all rights to the artwork to Geoff Trebs. Winning artists will be credited for any usage of their artwork.
Deadline: April 8th, 11:59PM(pst)
Comment below to let us know you are excited to enter. Fav this journal if you are looking forward to seeing the entries!
Current DeviantArt Entries:
Bae Sword Instructor Brea - Faulty Apprentice
Contest - Mavie The Traveling Merchant
MagicalKittyV2
Faulty apprentice submission
SirQuintus
Dark elf - Faulty Apperentice Contest
Brea from Faulty Apprentice!
Fawn Guard - Faulty Apprentice
[CONTEST] Lesson One
Sunny from Faulty Apprentice!
Thank you for viewing!
Special thanks to all the artists that join!
Art Contest Deadline Extended
March 24, UPDATE: Only two weeks left and we've only gotten two entries?? (only ONE here from Deviantart) Come on guys, where are you at? This contest was created to spread the word on Faulty Apprentice but it feels like no one is interested. I could have given $200 to facebook and done traditional advertising, but I want to give that money to artists. TAKE MY MONEY!! If you don't draw, plz favorite this contest entry or tag an artist you want to see enter! Thanks!
To celebrate the launch of Chapter One we would like to invite artists to submit fan art of Faulty Apprentice. Fan art selected will be appear in the game's upcoming Gallery Mode and featured on our social media!
How to Enter: Post your artwork along with a short sentence/quote, hashtag #FaultyApprentice and tag @AGLstudioArt or @dinmoney on social media
What to Draw: This is a fan art contest, so you are free to draw anything within the Faulty Apprentice universe. Creativity is encouraged! Here are a few themes we personally enjoy. Sexy/Cute Funny Epic
Prizes:
1st Place: $100 USD + Faulty Apprentice Calendar + In-Game Gallery Feature
2nd Place: $50 USD + Faulty Apprentice Calendar + In-Game Gallery Feature
3rd Place: $25 USD + Faulty Apprentice Calendar + In-Game Gallery Feature
People's Choice: $25 USD + In-Game Gallery Feature Honorable Mentions: In-Game Gallery Feature
Rules: Completed "How to Enter." guidelines. Completed Image requirements Must be Faulty Apprentice related art. Must be an original artwork made for this contest. You may submit more than one entry, but can only win one prize beyond Honorable Mention.
Image Requirements: *Traditional art is allowed but must be presented in digital format
Width of 2560 pixels and Height of 1440 pixels
Minimum of 144 DPI resolution
PNG file format
Submission Guidelines: Post on social media such as Twitter, Facebook  Include a small quote about your artwork. tag @AGLstudioArt, for posting on Deviantart tag @dinmoney hashtag #FaultyApprentice
Judging: AGL artists Dinmoney and Jesika will be judging based on creativity, technical skill, and how well your art captures the spirit of Faulty Apprentice. Ten (10) semi-finalist or potential winners will be selected 24 hours after the deadline. All entries will be selected by the AGL development team on the basis of creativity, originality and technical skills. The top three winners from there will be decided by none other than dinmoney himself!
Verification of winners and delivery of prizes: Winners will be contacted by direct message on the social media they posted their art. Winners have one 5 days to respond and claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen. Monetary prizes are delivered through PayPal only.
Legal: By submitting your art, you are assigning all rights to the artwork to Geoff Trebs. Winning artists will be credited for any usage of their artwork.
Deadline: April 8th, 11:59PM(pst)
Comment below to let us know you are excited to enter. Fav this journal if you are looking forward to seeing the entries!
Current DeviantArt Entries:
Fawn Guard - Faulty Apprentice
Art Contest Deadline Extended by dinmoney

March 24, UPDATE: Only two weeks left and we've only gotten two entries?? (only ONE here from Deviantart) Come on guys, where are you at? This contest was created to spread the word on Faulty Apprentice but it feels like no one is interested. I could have given $200 to facebook and done traditional advertising, but I want to give that money to artists. TAKE MY MONEY!! If you don't draw, plz favorite this contest entry or tag an artist you want to see enter! Thanks!

To celebrate the launch of Chapter One we would like to invite artists to submit fan art of Faulty Apprentice. Fan art selected will be appear in the game's upcoming Gallery Mode and featured on our social media!

* Official Contest Page *

How to Enter:
Post your artwork along with a short sentence/quote, hashtag #FaultyApprentice and tag @AGLstudioArt or dinmoney on social media


What to Draw:
This is a fan art contest, so you are free to draw anything within the Faulty Apprentice universe. Creativity is encouraged! Here are a few themes we personally enjoy.
  • Sexy/Cute
  • Funny
  • Epic

Prizes:

  • 1st Place: $100 USD + Faulty Apprentice Calendar + In-Game Gallery Feature
  • 2nd Place: $50 USD + Faulty Apprentice Calendar + In-Game Gallery Feature
  • 3rd Place: $25 USD + Faulty Apprentice Calendar + In-Game Gallery Feature
  • People's Choice: $25 USD + In-Game Gallery Feature
  • Honorable Mentions: In-Game Gallery Feature

Rules:

  1. Completed "How to Enter." guidelines.
  2. Completed Image requirements
  3. Must be Faulty Apprentice related art.
  4. Must be an original artwork made for this contest.
  5. You may submit more than one entry, but can only win one prize beyond Honorable Mention.


Image Requirements:
*Traditional art is allowed but must be presented in digital format
  • Width of 2560 pixels and Height of 1440 pixels
  • Minimum of 144 DPI resolution
  • PNG file format


Submission Guidelines:
  1. Post on social media such as Twitter, Facebook 
  2. Include a small quote about your artwork.
  3. tag @AGLstudioArt, for posting on Deviantart tag dinmoney
  4. hashtag #FaultyApprentice

Judging:
AGL artists Dinmoney and Jesika will be judging based on creativity, technical skill, and how well your art captures the spirit of Faulty Apprentice.
Ten (10) semi-finalist or potential winners will be selected 24 hours after the deadline. All entries will be selected by the AGL development team on the basis of creativity, originality and technical skills. The top three winners from there will be decided by none other than dinmoney himself!


Verification of winners and delivery of prizes:
Winners will be contacted by direct message on the social media they posted their art. Winners have one 5 days to respond and claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen. Monetary prizes are delivered through PayPal only.

Legal:
By submitting your art, you are assigning all rights to the artwork to Geoff Trebs. Winning artists will be credited for any usage of their artwork.


Deadline: April 8th, 11:59PM(pst)


Comment below to let us know you are excited to enter. Fav this journal if you are looking forward to seeing the entries!

Current DeviantArt Entries:

Fawn Guard - Faulty Apprentice by Grand-Sage


Greetings Apprentices! Your good friend and humble artist, Din here with the grand pleasure of hyping you up for the latest installment of Faulty Apprentice! Coming January 29, 2019 to Steam, Itch.io, GameJolt and more! Now that we have finished rebuilding the game from scratch in Unity3d Game Engine, we have made some most excellent improvements!

New Features:



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



Inappropriate Touching! 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!



Map Screen! 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 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



High resolution! We have more than doubled the games resolution, from 960x640 pixels to whopping 2560x1440 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: soundcloud.com/agl-studio/faul…



Commander Jobs! 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! I mean, 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 seperate 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!



Qwak! 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.



More coming soon! While we are excited to share this build with you all, it is still very much work in progress, so if there is something you would like to see in the future, don’t be shy and let us know!

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Thank you for viewing this announcement and we hope you are as excited for Chapter One as we are to share it with you!

Din + AGL team

Royal Commander: "It's going to be a long Friday. A Black Friday, but remember your offer code, and you will make it out with some treasure."

Remember last year, when you wrote that letter to Santa Claus asking for select Patreon rewards at a low discounted rate? Well, that was silly of you to write to Santa because he's not connected with out Patreon in any way, but luckily he's a nice guy and forwarded your letters to us, so its all good! Tis the season of giving, so we are giving you good boys and girls $2 off our entire Digital Store until the end of November! Yes, this discount stacks per item, so the more you buy, the more you save! =D
Now, if you are looking at our Digital Store and saying "I WANT MOAR!!" Maybe you should consider becoming our patron, because you will get access to all that art and more! But that's a sales pitch for another day, for now we hope you enjoy our humble Black Friday discount offer and have a wonderful holiday season. (=

Digital Store: bit.ly/AGLGumroad
Use offercode "blackfriday" at checkout to claim your discounts!
*Checkout UI is kind of wierd. Only shows discount on amount being charged at bottom.

New to Faulty Apprentice? Check out the official game page here: bit.ly/FAdemo
Patreon: bit.ly/PatreonAGL

Thank you for viewing my art (=
Din


Doll Guard: "Hiya Apprentice! Bet you were curious to see the preview for the FA 2019 Calendar!! We hope you like the art!"
(ゝω・)ノ



Doll Guard: "Were you surprise to see me up there? I'm just happy to be included! hehe (✪‿✪)ノ According to the official poll, the Fox Guard has reigned supreme! Hope you're excited to see her along with all the Main and Key characters!"

If you're interested in a copy of the 2019 Calendar, please fill out the order form here before the Deadline: November 23, 2018, Friday! ✨ Supply is limited! 🌜


Since many of you (including Jesika and I) cannot make it to Germany for the real Oktoberfest, we are hosting a mini Oktoberfest on stream!

We will be tasting the beers listed below live on stream and letting you know which ones we like and why we like them, or which ones we don't.. Of course you are invited to join us not only in spirit, but in spirits. Seek out these beers at your local specialty alcohol store, and join us!

Beer Tasting List:
- Samual Adams Oktoberfest
- Sierra Nevada
- Weihenstephan Festbier
- Paulaner Oktoberfest
- Hofbrau Oktoberfest
- Spaten Marzen Oktoberfest

If there are any Oktoberfest beers not listed you would like to recommend, let us know in the Comments. Also, if you have already tried any of these beers, let us know what you thought of them in the Comments and hit that Fav button to let us know you are ready to party! *Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcohol.

Stream Starts 7pm(pst), Saturday, October 27th
Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/dinmoney

Hope to see you at the stream! Prost!
:icondinmoney: + :iconsakuyasworld:

Now that Faulty Apprentice: Chapter One is in the alpha stages, it's only a matter of time before we release it to the public (replacing the current itchio demos). But before we can do that, we need to get you all Trained up! So we will be making the Sword, Archery and Mage Training Beta's available to play on Itch.io!

The Training betas feature the new mini-games made with the Unity engine. Which means they are better, stronger and faster! While some may have changed more than others, we hope you will enjoy the improved functionality overall. (=
*Both itchio pages will feature the same Training demo (nsfw warning)

Begin your Faulty Apprentice Training here! [ bit.ly/FAdemo ]



Thank you for playing Faulty Apprentice!
Please consider supporting us on Patreon [ bit.ly/PatreonAGL ] <3



Hey fellow deviants! 
Halloween time is here oooOOOOooooOoo... While the AGL team needs to skip our traditional halloween game jam to power on with Faulty Apprentice development, we would still like to do something special!

So how about making Paramedium 2 FREE to play for all of October? =D

Thank you for playing our game series Paramedium!
Din + Team AGL


Greetings deviants! Your good friend and humble artist, Din here to personally invite you to the first Faulty Apprentice Art Stream! ..Since Jes and I moved to our new apartment =P

The stream will take place next Friday, Aug. 17th from 2-4pm (pst)
Twitch Channel:
www.twitch.tv/dinmoney

Comment below with topics you would like us to discuss while we’re drawing, or just to let us know you’re hyped! Also, don’t forget to hit that Fav button to help my deviantart page level up!

Please consider supporting Team AGL on Patreon<3
bit.ly/PatreonAGL

Look forward to seeing you at the stream! =D
:icondinmoney: + :iconsakuyasworld:


TyranoBuilder is hosting their annual Summer Game Jam and yours truly, along with my partner, sakuyasworld, have been invited to be guest judges!! 

As many of you know, I created the original demo of Faulty Apprentice as well as Paramedium and the SamGen Visual Novel with Tyranobuilder. If you are not familiar with Tyranobuilder, its a great entry visual novel engine that is not only incredibly inexpensive, it makes the process of development very streamlined and easy to pick up. Whether you are a first time user, or looking at engines for your next game, definitely check out Tyranobuilder. (=

Now that you all know what Tyranobuilder is, I can tell you how excited I am to be a guest judge for such an awesome competition. Game Jams, like art jams are incredibly educational so if you are on the fence about entering, DO IT! If you have never made a Visual Novel before, give it a try! If you have never heard of visual novels, check out the ones I made using Tyranobuilder =D

Faulty Apprentice by dinmoney  Paramedium: Halloween Jam 2016 by dinmoney  Paramedium 2: Girl in the Road by dinmoney  SamGen Visual Novel (demo) by dinmoney

Tyranobuilder Summer Game Jam 2018


Archery Training on Patreon: bit.ly/PatreonAGL

Greetings Knights! Or should I say, Rangers? Your good friend and humble servant of the Royal Commander, Din here to share the new and more tsundere Archery Training mini-game for Faulty Apprentice!
Testing Tools: Pressing No will skip Archery Training. DO NOT PRESS ON FIRST PLAYTHROUGH!

New Features to Faulty Apprentice Archery Training:
- Green Arrow! Wouldn't it be cool to be the super hero, Green Arrow? Probably, but not as cool as the new effect we made for shooting targets in Archery Training! Previously, the Instructor would tell you the Target Order via standard dialogue. Now, you will not only get standard dialogue, but there are also visual cues!

- Voice of an Angel~ Why stop at visual and written commands when we have a lovely Voice Actress working with? Now the Archery Instructor will read out commands aloud, just for you~<3

- We're Moving! No, not our studio, we mean the art! Thanks to help from our new team member and programmer, BamBam, we now have slight animations to the reward images. This is a new feature in Unity Engine that we are exploring, so we hope to learn more in order animate other areas of the game such as the character sprites and backgrounds. Let us know if you want to see more animations like these!

- Say my name, BIATCH!! In this build we learn the name of the Archery Instructor! Sorry for swearing, just excited to share the build =P

- Secret Archery Technique! For those keen of sight, we've added a hidden advantage when using your Bow & Arrow outside of Training. We can't tell you what it is, but if you figure it out, feel free to share with your fellow Apprentices. I'm sure they'll appreciate it!

- Secret Scene! Uuhh, yea, can't talk about this one either, but you'll know it when you see it! XD

- Touch me baby! As mentioned earlier, we are experimenting with new animation features in Unity engine. Maybe something will happen if you click certain areas of certain reward images? Again, this is a first attempt so we only have this feature on one image, but if we get a good response, we can add more!



Sword Training on Kickstarter (backers only)

100% new and 110% more awesome, the Sword Training has been rebuilt from the ground up to give you the sword swinging experience yo deserve!

New Feature to Faulty Apprentice Sword Training:
- You've got Wood! Since the Apprentice is a red blooded man(boy) like the rest of us, he knows what to do when his wood pops up... Chop it in half!! Swing into action with the rebuilt mini game for sword training. This is something we've wanted to do since the first concepts of the Sword route, so we can't tell you how cool it is to see it happening XD Well, we hope you all think its cool, let us know!

- Clear! No, we are not hitting you with the defibrillator, its just a cool new "Cleared" glorification moment to let you know when the mini game is complete! Why? Because you worked hard to beat that game and deserve some sparkles (=

- Chibi-ization! As mentioned in the previous update, chibis will be taking a larger role in the games storytelling. In our old game engine, we could only have chibis appear between dialogue, but now they're EVERYWHERE! We hope that this makes story points more clear and engaging.

Thank you for following the progress of my game, Faulty Apprentice!
Please consider supporting me on Patreon (= bit.ly/PatreonAGL

New to Faulty Apprentice? Play the Free demo on itchio!

TShirtPromo01a by dinmoney

Greetings and salutations everyone! Your good friend and humble host, Din, here to share some exciting news! To celebrate the start of our AGL Studios Redbubble store, we are Raffling off a Faulty Apprentice T-Shirt to our Patrons! Report to the Commander for details on how to enter!

CommanderUrgent by dinmoney

Commander: "War is coming, Apprentice, and Stars Reach is in need of reinforcements. I would send one of my Captains, but their Instructing takes priority. You are the only one that has a chance of moving unnoticed outside the castle, with all of Vaultes spies about. Will you do this task for me?"

Urgent Job: Reach 300 Apprentices (patrons) by Jan 31, 11:59pm.

Chances to Win:
$2 tier = 1 raffle ticket
$5 tier = 2 raffle tickets
$10 tier = 5 raffle tickets
*Comment with name of patron that referred you to get an extra raffle ticket for the both of you! No max on referrals.

How to Enter:
- Support us on Patreon and Comment here pledging your service to the Royal Commander!
- Recruit patrons to to increase your chances of winning!

Deadline:
Jan 31, 11:59pm

Which lucky Apprentice will receive the FA shirt!? Maybe YOU!

Thank you for considering to support AGL Studios on Patreon!
din + jes


Faulty Apprentice Preorder Closing Nov. 1st, 2017 (two Weeks)


Thanks to the massive support on Kickstarter, Faulty Apprentice has been getting a complete makeover! With all the stretch goals reached, the scope of the game has widened and we have opportunity to add some awesome new features. Not only that, the story will now have more side character options! Now with all that good news, your thinking, "Why close preorders??" or "WHY DON'T YOU WANT MY MONEY?!" or "What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"

We are going to be ramping up Faulty Apprentice development and with all the additional content, the original projection of the $9.99 sale price will be changing. We can't say exactly how much the price will increase as of now, but we can say this is your last chance to get Kickstarter Price!



If you would like to participate in the development of Faulty Apprentice, please consider supporting or just following us on Patreon!

If you are not familiar with the game my partner, :iconsakuyasworld: and I are developing, check out the official Faulty Apprentice game demo page here or watch the trailer video below! 



Thank you everyone for supporting my path as an artist venturing into the world of indiegame development! (=
-din


AGL Studio Patreon: bit.ly/PatreonAGL


WOO!! Big things are happening at AGL, and the latest one, is our Patreon tiers getting an upgrade! If you haven't seen my Patreon lately, this is a great time to check it out. The backbone is the same, but changing to monthly will make the Patreon experience better for everyone in the long term. Thank you for considering us for your support! If you have any questions, let me know (=

$2 Apprentice tier

“One day, I’ll be a knight!”

▶ Access to Activity Feed
▶ Development Art
▶ Patreon Community Voting
▶ Exclusive Discord channel
▶ Invitations to interactive live streams


$5 Rogue tier

“I like to lurk in the shadows...”

▶ Access to Activity Feed
▶ Uncensored Development Art
▶ Patreon Community Voting
▶ Exclusive Discord channel
▶ Invitations to interactive live streams


$10 Knight tier

“I will save you all from Bugs and Glitches!”

▶ Beta-Access
▶ Uncensored Development Art
▶ Name in Credits
▶ Patreon Community Voting
▶ Exclusive Discord channel
▶ Invitations to interactive live streams
▶ Access to Activity Feed


REWARDS 


Art!

You will have access to the development art! That means sneak-peek, WIP (work in progress), behind the scene and hi-res image files from our current project: Faulty Apprentice!

Patreon-only Community Voting!

Be a part of the development process! We are making this game for you as much as for us, and sometimes we need you to vote or help decide what we want in game. You’re up for it, right?


Your Name in the Credits!

If you are an active Patreon when we add the credits section, your name (or alias) will be included as someone who helped make the project a reality!

*Each Patron with total $$$ of lifetime support will be credited and recognized in a Special Mentions category below:
Diamond : $501+
Gold : $500 - $249
Silver : $250- $149
Copper : $150- $100

(Kickstarter Campaign Credit: Your total can be added if you were Pervy Wizard Tier $50 and up)

Patreon-Exclusive Discord Channels!

Come join us on our AGL Studios Discord server! We have a General Public and Patreon-Exclusive chat room where you can say hi to Din + Jes!

Just follow the link, say hello (we have to confirm your Patreon account), and then we'll get you Knighted!

*Link your Patreon acct to Discord to automatically get access in the Exclusive-Discord channel.


Uncensored Development Art

Access to NSFW art and uncensored version of Games! Upon completion of our projects, and as long as you are an active Patreon member, you will receive a digital key of any game we make!

Games!

You will have exclusive access to the Alpha/Beta version for the games we are currently developing!


Support us on Patreon! bit.ly/PatreonAGL

Update: Sep 3rd Palm

Below are the Faulty Apprentice Swimsuit Contest Grand Prize Winner, 2nd Place Winner and Honorable Mentions! It was amazing seeing all the fun beach themed artwork, thanks to everyone for entering the contest! We'll be hosting more art contest in the near future, with another theme and more prizes! catching love 



:star: Trophy  Grand Prize: Trophy :star:

Swimsuit Contest by BlindJacketKing by: :iconblindjacketking:
This entry stood out to us because of the bright summer colours and the fun character interactions. It perfectly captures the refreshing summer theme we were looking for. Thank you for entering, fantastic job! Your art will be featured in Faulty Apprentice in-game gallery section with your name/alias + short description of the art! 


:star: Trophy 2nd  2nd Place Prize: Trophy 2nd :star:

Contest - Faulty Apprentice in Summer by CeryliaRectris by: :iconceryliarectris: 
This entry stood out to us because how well the swimsuits matches their character designs and how beautiful the characters look in the artist's painted style. Thank you again for entering, lovely artwork! Your art will be featured in Faulty Apprentice in-game gallery section with your name/alias + short description of the art!

(We'll be in contact with the 1st & 2nd place winners to discuss the prizes!) 


Below are some honorable mentions that caught our eyes! Go check them out! 
 

:star: Honorable Mentions* :star:

Magic Instructor by Luxarman  Faulty Apprentice: Fun in the Sun by soulreaper162  Run You Fool! by GlassTrinity  Faulty apprentice by androsm  Faulty Apprentice: A Beachy Instructor by GlassTrinity  Gothguard Bikini by HawkHunting
(*Your art may be featured in Faulty Apprentice in-game gallery section with your name/alias + short description of the art.)
 

Update: Sep 1st

Thank everyone for participating!! Due to different timezones, and a few requests, we will be accepting last minute entries for the next 24hours. Winners will be announced this weekend. Please check out the entries and let the artists know what you think of their artwork! (=

Contest details:

It's a hot summer! It's heating up even more with thas brand new fanart contest!


Since sakuyasworld and I have been stuck working in the studio all summer, it got us thinking… If we can’t go to the beach, why don’t we bring the beach to us! Or in the very least, bring the beach to Faulty Apprentice!

As a huge BlazBlue and Guilty Gear fan, I have always enjoyed the idea of Gallery Mode and unlocking cool artwork of the characters. Since Faulty Apprentice will have a gallery mode in the final game, I wanted to open up entries for summer beach themed fan art! Call for fanart meaning all entries have a chance to be featured in the in-game gallery, but contest in that there are Winners & PRIZES!!! =D

:star: Deadline August 31, 2017 11:59pm (California time)



:star: Rules:

- Characters must be from the Faulty Apprentice universe.

- Image must be 1920 x 1280 pixels or larger and follow that aspect ratio

- You may submit more than one entry.

- Have fun! (Faulty Apprentice is a comedy VN, so have fun with it!)

 

:star: How to Submit: deviantArt, Facebook or Twitter

Deviantart: Link this journal in the artist comments and add the tag #FaultySwimsuitContest to your deviation. Then link your image in comment section of this journal so we can check it out!

Twitter and/or Facebook: Follow/Like our page @ AGLstudioArt, use #FaultySwimsuitContest and tag us on your post so we can check it out!

Twitter twitter.com/AGLstudioArt Facebook facebook.com/AGLstudioArt


:star: Prizes:

Trophy  Grand Prize: Trophy 

    -        Your Art featured in the Faulty Apprentice in-game Gallery!

    -        Female bust art commission by dinmoney 

    -        $20 digital code of your choice: Xbox/Steam/Amazon/Playstation Network Giftcard

    -        3 month deviantart core subscription

Trophy 2nd  2nd Place Prize: Trophy 2nd 

    -        Your Art may be featured in the Faulty Appentice in-game Gallery!

    -        Female bust art commission by sakuyasworld 

    -        3 month deviantart core subscription


All submissions may be featured; Artists work will be credited in-game if featured.

 

:star: Judging:

- Art quality

- Creativity/Originality

- Within the world (How well the characters fits the world of Faulty Apprentice.)

- Use of theme (It's swimsuit season!)


Current Entries: 
Gothguard Bikini by HawkHunting  Contest - Faulty Apprentice in Summer by CeryliaRectris  Faulty Apprentice: A Beachy Instructor by GlassTrinity  Sinking in the deep by MrDessin  FA swimsuit contest by HakunReborn  Contest Entry - Faulty Apprentice Swimsuit Contest by Tahldon  FaultyApprentice.Sword Instructor by justZaz  Swimsuit Archery Instructor by stallout  Faulty apprentice by androsm  Cat's don't like water by OkeArt  Faulty Apprentice Contest by S0id3  Run You Fool! by GlassTrinity  Faulty Apprentice: Fun in the Sun by soulreaper162  Faulty Apprentice Contest by KaeMcSpadden  Faulty Apprentice Swimsuit Contest. by vf02ss <da:thumb id="700948970"/>  Swimsuit Contest by BlindJacketKing  FA: Alchemist by Estragon55  Faulty Apprentice Girls by PaulWComics  Sharkguard Bikini by HawkHunting  Sword Instructor swimsuit [updated] by Jonerico  Dark Elf Dive by Ja-kess  Magic Instructor by Luxarman  Faulty Apprentice Contest by orchidkitty  FA bikinicats by HawkHunting 




:star: Inspiration Material:


Faulty Apprentice Trailer:

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 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!


:star: Play the Demo on Windows or Mac (NSFW version available for donators<3)

:star: Faulty Apprentice Main Characters:
FA: Archery Instructor by dinmoney FA: Sword Instructor by dinmoney FA: Magic Instructor by dinmoney FA: Alchemist by dinmoney FA: Commander by dinmoney FA: Princess by dinmoney FA: Traveling Merchant by dinmoney FA: Dark Elf by dinmoney 
Faulty Apprentice: Guards by dinmoney

More Faulty Apprentice art here: dinmoney.deviantart.com/galler…






If you have any questions please comment below or contact: :icondinmoney: or :iconsakuyasworld:. Thank you for checking out our contest! (=


#FaultySwimsuitContest #faultyapprentice #summer #contest 



AGL Studio Patreon: bit.ly/PatreonAGL


The folks at Patreon were kind enough to invite me to test their new Stream Service, but it no fun streaming alone... So that's where you guys come in! I personally invite you to join me this afternoon from 2-4pm (pst)!
*Stream will be available to all support tiers

Why stream on Patreon versus Picarto or Twitch? For the past year+ i have been building a wonderful community and want to show my appreciate for the continued support by spending time with them on a Live stream event.

Thank you for considering to support my studio making games and art on Patreon! 

Please like the AGL Studios page! 
Sign up to our mailing list at AGLstudioArt.com

Faulty Apprentice Trailer

About Faulty Apprentice:
In a world of Magic, Monsters and Mystery, you are the Faulty Apprentice!
Faulty Apprentice is an interactive visual novel with RPG elements and mini games. The 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!

Faulty Apprentice Extended Demo: dinmoney.itch.io/faultyapprent…



AGL Studio Patreon: bit.ly/PatreonAGL


WOO!!! With this level of support, I can update Patreon with new art every week! Reaching this goal gives me a big chunk of freedom and security every month, allowing me to do what I do best, CREATE! *holds wacom pen into the air*

Ever since my partner sakuyasworld and I started making Visual Novels, our patreon has been growing rapidly. This new direction of making our own games, versus doing contract artwork, has been a great change for us. Not only gives us control over what we create, but also who we share it with (no more waiting 2+ years due to NDA restrictions). By supporting on Patreon you get to be a part of the game dev process every step of the way, from concept art to beta testing!

For a new indiegame studio, the most difficult part is generating funds, but with Patreon, we have cultivated a win-win system. We are being funded to create games, and in return, we share the games and art with our supporters! Another part of our recent sucress on Patreon is the fact our games are so art heavy. It allows for us to fill in the gaps between game updates by sharing the development. And yes, that includes NSFW art ~<3

Thank you for considering to support my studio making games and art on Patreon! 

Please like the AGL Studios page! 
Sign up to our mailing list at AGLstudioArt.com

Faulty Apprentice Trailer

About Faulty Apprentice:
In a world of Magic, Monsters and Mystery, you are the Faulty Apprentice!
Faulty Apprentice is an interactive visual novel with RPG elements and mini games. The 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!

Faulty Apprentice Extended Demo: dinmoney.itch.io/faultyapprent…



Fully funded with ALL stretch goals reached. Thank you everyone that supported FA!!! WE DID IT!!!

Faulty Apprentice on Kickstarter!


We have come so far and the game is going to be awesome! Thank you everyone on here that has supported or helped us spread the word by posting fanart and journals. Theres a lot I can't mention but you know you you are and what you did for FA.

Special thanks to my partner :iconsakuyasworld: for putting together such an awesome campaign so I could focus on game development. Also thanks to my badass artist friends, starting with :iconpechan: for the awesome fanart! :iconronindude: and :icongenzoman: for the shoutouts and :iconwen-m: for advice on setting up the campaign. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

If you haven't yet, please consider supporting my game, Faulty Appretnice on Kickstarter. Not only are you supporting an awesome game, but you are kickstarting my studios path into game development. 


Star! Updates:Star! 
- Live Stream Q&A on Kickstarter for the final 12 hours of the stream! Hope to see you there!
- The Map to Adventure has been revealed! Join us on Kickstarter choose a path!
- Just broke through the Voice Acting Stretch Goalem! Next up is dateable Bunny Guard! Let's do this!!
- We have slain the Funding Dragon!! WOoo!!! But we cannot rest because Stretch Goalems have appeared!! Help us defeat them to level up Faulty Apprentice!! 
- AAHHH!! 95%!!! I have been working my butt off on this game over the past year+, and thanks to my partner sakuyasworld, Kickstarter and players willing to give indiegames a chance. I have my goals within reach! Can't help but feel like Ryuko from Kill la Kill right now! I'm tempted to stay up all night and watch pledge by pledge but it's almost 2am and should really sleep. Thank you all here in the deviantart community that have pledged! I must sleep now but I'll see you tomorrow to start another awesome push towards my creative dreams! 
- Just Reached 70% funding and opened up the first 3 Stretch Goals!!
- We've Reached 50% funding in only 24 hours!!! Getting close to releasing those stretch goals!!

sakuyasworld and I have been working on this game as a side project for a year now and are ready to take on game development full time! If you enjoy the fantasy genre, quality artwork, and story telling with a sprinkle of comedy. You might like Faulty Apprentice (= 

Hope to have your support!
-din

Other Ways to Help Faulty Apprentice:

  • If you feel like helping on a monthly basis, we have a Patreon that basically funds all of our personal art endeavors.You'll get to see Faulty Apprentice sneak peeks and early builds during all its development, regardless of your campaign pledge. 
  • Please help spread the word! If you know someone that might like this type of game, let them know about Faulty Apprentice!




My project, Faulty Apprentice, has launched on Kickstarter!


Star! Updates:Star! 
- We have slain the Funding Dragon!! WOoo!!! But we cannot rest because Stretch Goalems have appeared!! Help us defeat them to level up Faulty Apprentice!! 
- AAHHH!! 95%!!! I have been working my butt off on this game over the past year+, and thanks to my partner sakuyasworld, Kickstarter and players willing to give indiegames a chance. I have my goals within reach! Can't help but feel like Ryuko from Kill la Kill right now! I'm tempted to stay up all night and watch pledge by pledge but it's almost 2am and should really sleep. Thank you all here in the deviantart community that have pledged! I must sleep now but I'll see you tomorrow to start another awesome push towards my creative dreams! 
- Just Reached 70% funding and opened up the first 3 Stretch Goals!!
- We've Reached 50% funding in only 24 hours!!! Getting close to releasing those stretch goals!!

sakuyasworld and I have been working on this game as a side project for a year now and are ready to take on game development full time! If you enjoy the fantasy genre, quality artwork, and story telling with a sprinkle of comedy. You might like Faulty Apprentice (= 

Hope to have your support!
-din

Other Ways to Help Faulty Apprentice:

  • If you feel like helping on a monthly basis, we have a Patreon that basically funds all of our personal art endeavors.You'll get to see Faulty Apprentice sneak peeks and early builds during all its development, regardless of your campaign pledge. 
  • Please help spread the word! If you know someone that might like this type of game, let them know about Faulty Apprentice!