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Just finished your game (FA) and all DLC's + Best Elf. I liked it a lot, but it ended with a huge cliffhanger, and now I... No, I think all of us want a sequel of Faulty Apprentice.
Recently I've watched your stream where you announced an entirely new game.
I was not paying much attention though;P  So I gotta ask: is there any plans for FA2?

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I have big plans for FA2, but need to build some more skills first so I can do it the way I imagine. I'll be doing another VN like Best Elf that will continue the story soon too. Thank you so much for being interested in the story and playing my games!

Hey. I am having a problem where I can't see the menu for screen resolutions. There are buttons but no text. Is this something on my end?

hmmm it should be a dropdown menu.. Maybe you need to exit full screen first? Someone on our discord might be able to help you in more detail if you still have trouble though. AGL Discord [ here ]

Sorry you are having trouble, but thank you for playing! -Din

Will there ever be an Android version? I'd buy it twice if there was lol.

That's a great question. Maybe after Best Elf is released I can convince my programmer to make an android version. If we do, I'll be sure to announce it on our X account @AGLstudioArt and our newsletter via our website AGLstudioArt.com

Thanks for letting me know you're interested! -Din

I don't suppose any of the DLC in the past 2 years added a playable female character

No, they are adventures that continue the story or allow you to "retire" from adventures and live happily ever after with a girl.

twitter said there was a summer wallpaper pack?

Yes, sir! You can see it in the files listed under Buy Now button.

round 3 :/

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Kinda wish there was a demo to play test, Since the Mac Ver isn't available on steam, and refunds via itch are much less user friendly than steam. 

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We had a demo during devolpment but by the time the game released it was very out of date. Should have made a new one yes, but too late now. Best I can suggest is watching a playthrough? This one is very thurough and has a cute girl playing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWPXVuKNANy2FJuHVuhQ0_TAotxTbdAh  *skip to video 3 to skip the prologue and get better idea of actual game.

Cheers and thanks for being interested in my game, Faulty Apprentice! I'll be releasing the spin-off, Best Elf in May so its a great time to play. Feel free to hit me up on discord if you have any more questions: https://discord.gg/AGLstudioArt

-Din

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I think you maybe misunderstood why I would want a Demo.

There are two main reasons for demo's.

A- To see if you enjoy the gameplay/concept/etc

B- To test if the game actually runs on your system smoothly/at all.

The game looks amazing to me and I am pretty damn sure I want to play it.

My issue is the later, for most games it's the later. Honestly I often feel like game dev's have forgot about this concept.. 

Maybe you could offer the Mac version on steam? 

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Steam's mac policy makes it unrealistic for a small dev like me to put a mac version on steam. If you have paypal and FA doesn't run, I can refund you personaly. email me at AGLstudioArt@gmail.com

Huh, does it cost more to offer a Mac ver through steam? I have noticed a fair amount of indie games that have Mac ver's here don't have them on their Steam page.

Do you happen to have a a min Sys Req's for Mac? My processor is comparable to whats listed on the steam page for windows and i've got 12G of ram. But my GPU is a paired type (Geforce 320M). So driver support regarding some lighting/shading effects with open GL often comes up as an issue.

I am artist/writer, so can't speak on such technical terms. I kmow it runs a bit heavy though. Some players in our discord could probably help more. They are pretty savy. https://disocrd.gg/AGLstudioArt

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Out of curiosity;
What does "AGL" stand for?

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AGL stands for Agility. We started off as an art studio doing contract art for other games, so we named ourselves after agility because we could quickly meet and adapt to diffent studios art needs. Thats why our website is AGLstdioArt.com . I started making Faulty Apprentice while we were still open to contract work, so the name just sorta carried over. Tbh, no one ever guess Agility for the name even when it was an art studio, but while its a funny story about an epic fail of name decision, it was an epic win in decision of taking a risk and sacrifice to make my own game (=

Cheers and thanks for asking haha! -Din

Ah.

Should have gone with AGI — the common shorthand for Agility in numerous RPGs. Str, Def, Spe, Dex three-letter shorthands commonly use the first three letters, with the only outliers having the same second and third letters (Atk), the same three letters as another stat (Spc, Spd), or names with multiple words (MDf, MAt, SpA\PAt, SpD\SDf…).

Congrats eather way on becoming Self-suffecient Game Leaders~! 😉

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Does buying the bundle include the DLCs

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Yes, all DLC are included in the main game files. You must complete the main story, and then the first DLC, Escape From Borg Mountain. After that DLC can be played in any order. Hope you enjoy! (=

-Din

Is there supposed to be a steam key that comes with the ItchIO purchase? It doesn't seem to be generating.

Negative, Steam and itchio purchases are seperate.

Fair enough. Will you make the Digital Art available for download from Itch as well like the Steam DLC?

Hmm, thats a tough question. Itchio doesn't work well with DLC items, that's why we just include the DLCs in the base game here. However I just made the digital art book available on our website's digital store. AGLstudioArt.com 

Thanks for being interested in the art book! (=

Thanks. Bought the digital store version but seem to be having trouble downloading it. Doesn't give the option to download even after a few days.

Hmm sorry about that. The problem might have came from my end. I re-uploaded the files without .ziping them. Hopefully that helps! You should be able to download after few days though. If you still have trouble though, email me at AGLstudioArt@gmail.com and I'll make sure you get sorted out. -Din

Are there merits to buying it here, instead of steam? It seems to be more expensive here, but It's a little hard to tell what I'm getting.

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The price for Faulty Apprentice on itchio includes the DLC content, but on Steam its seperate. Content is all the same though. It was just easier to do it that way here on itchio. If you have any more questions just let me know! -Din

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Thanks a lot for your help with my problem. Much love <3

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Best Elf is currently in development but all 5 DLCs are included with Faulty Apprentice here on Itch.io. (=

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I enjoy the artstyle and the writing, but also have to leave some criticism-

There are just too many characters and feeling like you have to speak to each one every day because of the time limit is a massive chore instead of being fun. Then you have to speak to every. single. one. at night as well. I'd say it's fine for some to have less story than others to make it feel less samey and forced.

If the dialogue wasn't as repetitive (I mean mechanically, the writing ranges from fine to great) then I might be more inclined to enjoy the great amount of characters.

TL;DR: Very polished work let down by a bit too much dialogue (5h in and it's been somewhat tedious)

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Hey Nutt! I appreciate the feedback and can understand your position. Technically you don't have to talk to everyone day AND night. The game doesn't tell you this, but the night option is there in case you need to catch up. So you will probably max everyone out before the end. The game also doesn't tell you this, but Sundays are the only days were it is important to speak with everyone because the dialogues are main story specific and will only trigger those days. 

For what its worth, as the artist and writer that (tried to) make every character interesting to talk to, I appcriate your dilligence spending time with everyone. (= While it's too late for me to change Faulty Apprentice, I promise to do my best to improve and make better games in the future!

-Din

Hi I just buy the game.

My problem is I saved the game but when I reopen its say new game.

Why I don't have the load game?

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Hmm, there should be a "Continue" and a "Load Game" after the start of day one from either your own save or the auto-save.. If you can join our Discord we might be able to help you find the folder the saves are located in and some other apprentices might be able to jump in with solutions. Very sorry to hear you are having trouble! -Din

I keep getting an error "You do not have permission to open the application "FaultyApprentice_VMac"".  Am I doing something wrong?  Is there a way to get this to work on Mac?

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Since we are not a liscenced publisher for Mac, you will need to manually open the game via the Security & Privacy menu in System Preferences. Click "Open Anyways". You may have to click open anyways mulitple times (Mac REALLY doesn't like indie publishers XD)

If you need any more help feel free to contact me directly on Discord.

Good luck and Merry Christmas!
-Din

I don't see an option for manually opening files in Security & Privacy.  Would it matter that I'm running Big Sur?  I haven't run into a 64-bit-vs-32-bit error, but maybe I just haven't gotten that far.

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Hmm, as long as the app icon isn't faded out with a Ø symbol on it, there should be a way to open it. Maybe opening process is different for Big Sir.. I am still on mojave otherwise I could help you. Sorry you are having issues! Hopefully you can find a way to open the app. I really want you to start your apprenticship!! -Din

A brief google search turned up this, which suggests that it's not actually a permissions issue - Big Sur just isn't letting any unsigned apps work.  I'll see if any of those solutions work.

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If you manage to find a solution, please let me know so I can make a READ ME instruction file for mac users. Again very sorry you have having to deal with this issue )=

Hey. Any idea if the game would launch on android using Joiplay? The game looks really interesting but i only have my phone for now (laptop is old and almost dead so i'll be looking for a new one sometime later) 

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[Windows] [1.5.3]
If you play the prologue, and try to exit your room without sleeping first, the bird and its actual name is shown before you even meet them.

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Hey, thanks for the report! Good luck with the rest of your apprenticeship!

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if i pay $25 do i get everything?

Yes sir. Base game + All 5 DLC adventures!

do i get the full game when i buy or just the DLC

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The full game is available for $19.99 and includes DLC 1-3.
DLC 4-5 are available as add-on purchase.

How long is the game?

8 hours for the base game if you're a pretty fast reader, and each DLC is about 1 hour.

The only way to buy dlc 4 and 5 is to become a patreon? there isn't a option to buy them like on Steam?

We are looking at options but haven't found a good way to make them purchaseable on itchio currently so they are only playable on Steam at this time.  Even if you support us on Patreon, you will get a steam key for them. Thanks for being interested! 

Since i have the game on itchio (via kickstarter pledge), will i be able to play the dlc standalone?

You'll need the game on Steam to play DLC4 + 5. Email me a ss that confirms you own the base game on here and I can send you a Steam Key. Thanks for playing! -din

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You take on the role of a farm boy (the character with the red stone in the artwork) and cannot change gender. Cheers!

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Is there any traps/men I can play date with as a male character? :)

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Yes, two (=

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are they traps or male? I'm curious on the game, and can't really find an answer. I saw one screenshot of the back of a beefy male character nude but with no context idk what that is

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The one you saw was male, and the other is a trap.

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Send a copy of your receipt to AGLstudioArt@gmail.com or to DIn or Jes on the AGL Discord and we'll get you sorted out. Cheers! -din

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Why is steam key not provided with purchase?

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Wouldn't be fair. You don't get a itchio key when purchasing on Steam. Why not buy on Steam if you want to play there?

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Honestly, this does come off as a bit of a rude response. I've played plenty of games on itch.io that provided steam keys when downloading. A nicer response would have been something along the lines of I am a new developer it is more difficult for me starting off. Especially considering the fact that i'm asking since your game will not open even though i paid on itch.io. :)

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If you are experiencing technical problems, I don't think Steam would change anything =/. Contact us on the AGL DIscord and we can work with you directly. I want you to be able to play. Sorry if I sound rude, just trying to answer honestly and quickly. Cheers! -din

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edit: the steam version has more dlc available so better to buy there

https://dinmoney.itch.io/faultyapprentice only has dlc 1-3 [edit: a version sold years ago was supposed to eventually come with a steam key but never did, from devs response this may have been an accidental release where they clicked the wrong box ie. "comes with steam key"] [edit: dev claims censorship is toggleable in this version]

edit:the download page still has the key claim box but there are no keys for it to dispense

"Claim Steam key

Your payment comes with a Steam key!

There are no keys available at this time, try again later"

https://dinmoney.itch.io/faultynsfw is where they originally sold the uncensored version on itch

edit: after posting the dev deleted the nsfw page and the associated download page so anyone who bought only through that page is SOL

btw made my purchases before game was released on steam

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Sorry but, you're grossly misinformed sir and I would request you do more research or ask questions before spreading misinformation. 

The copy FA on this page is the uncensored version. We haven't had a censored version of FA in years. There is a toggle in the options menu to turn on and off censor. The page you are linking is out of date and was designed to build funding via donations during demo phase of development (4 years ago). As a thank you to those that donated $5 on the old page before release we offered a copy of the finished product of FA on this page. Which was a pretty sweet deal (=

I have no idea where you got the impression of getting a steam key for purchasing on itchio. I am a new developer but that seems wierd to me. If you wish to play on Steam why not just buy FA there?

DLC4 is Patreon exclusive to thank our AWESOME patron's that have paid for the three DLC updates you can enjoy for Free.

-din

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The 18+ dlc on Steam doesn't appear to be working, as the art is all still censored after enabling and disabling it multiple times, and after a fresh install. Is this a bug or am I just doing something wrong? X)

Sorry for the trouble! Please message us on our discord so we can assist you directly https://discord.gg/AGLstudioArt

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Hey! Just wanted to give you a head's up that someone else made a page for the game "Faulty Apprentice", using your game's assets and everything. Looks like they're claiming it's a way to pirate your game for free.
https://popotwoer.itch.io/faulty-apprentice


Good luck with your project and I'm sorry someone pulled such a stunt!

Hey GBPatch, thanks for letting me know! Best of luck with your games as well (= 

-din

Thank you :D!

Hi there!

So I have a question about the game. I had bought the pre-order a while back but now that the game is out (I think it's out anyway?) I've not recived anything, did I purchuse something differant?

The email probably got sent to your junk mail or something. Email us at AGLstudioArt@gmail.com with your the email you used to order and we'll find your download key. Cheers! -din

Hi! First of all, nice game! I has ejoyed the history so far! and want to try another runs with other variants in the story.
By this way I bought the game here in itchio sometime ago and downloaded last version 1.2.2 but i don't see the free DLC in the .zip and I don't find it anywhere. I see that on Steam it is but need to buy the game again.

I'm doing anything wrong?

Anyway thanks for the game!

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Hey Aptitud! Since we extended the in-game days to 20, you may have to play further and have a save point on day 20 to unlock the DLC at start menu. Let me know if that works and be sure to have a relationship with one of the instructors to unlock a bonus DLC scene (=

Thanks for playing! -din

Hi Din! Thanks for the fast response!


I have two saved files; One is the automatic save at day 20 Morning the other is day 20 Night (when ask to you for saving). 

I played to the end, got a relationship with the Commander and saw the credits and Epilogue and the hilarious last secret scene :'D.

But the start menu is always the same with the four options avaliable; Continue, New Game, Load Game and Gallery and the prinicipal background image.

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Wow, you're right. Thank you for reporting that! Just updated the builds. Sorry for the trouble, hope you enjoy the DLC! -din

It worked perfectly! A lot of thanks Din!!

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The Fakku builds may need to be updated, we'll get in touch with our contact there first thing Monday when they are online. Thanks for letting us know, humble, and apologies for the issue! -din

Has anyone tried to play on Mac Catalina?  Running games on a Windows partition is proving a little harder than I thought.

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That Mac version is 32bit and not Catelina compatible. Thank you for being interested in Faulty Apprentice though!

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Any plans on upgrading the Mac version to 64-bit?  Mono supports it.  Microsoft is in the process of dropping 32-bit support from Windows too.

Yes. We should be updating soon. I was just holding back because I use Photoshop cs6, but I think I found a way to make it work in 64bit. Thanks for your patience and letting me know you're interested, Mystakill. I'll get a 64bit version up in a week or two when we do a minor FA update!

Cheers!
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Hey just wanted to follow up. Sadly, I don't think we will be able to make a 64bit mac version anytime in the near future. We tried, but will need to puchase a mac computer in order to do that, and unfortunately thats out of the budget for a small indie studio like ours. Hopefully there will be an easier way to do it in a future update of Unity, and when there is, we will be sure to support Mac 64bit!

Thanks for being interested in Faulty Apprentice and apoligies for being the bearer of bad news. -din

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Hey guys, love the game, amazing art even better characters, I'm just curious about something, the thing is that I allways end up one bar short on the friendship meter when talking to midnight is there a trick for it or am i just dumb. 

Thanks in advance. 

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To unlock the Relationship scene for Midnight you need to have Relationship Meter at 9.5, Morale at 8+ and complete their Urgent Job. Talking to them each Sunday in-game is possible to miss, and you need to talk to them twice on the first Sunday. Hope that helps!

Thanks for playing and glad you are enjoying your apprenticeship! If you have any more questions feel free to ask here or on our discord. (=

Cheers! -din

Thank you very much for the help, again love the game hope to see more from your team in the future. 

Any one have this working on linux yet at all? only thing holding me back from buying is been able to play. I don't mind if it's via wine.

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Not yet...then again, I'm trying to get it working via Wine on a Chromebook with Linux.

I don't know if it's an issue with the Wine installation or just game compatibility.

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I managed to get it running via steam on proton with no issues. hopefully it's as easy on wine.

Oh, maybe I'll give that a try. I have Steam running on the Chromebook.

Does this have a fixed protag? Can we play as a woman?

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Fixed protagonist as a dude.

when you guys release a new build or update or whatever,where would i get that? are those free or do i have to pay? do you have to be a patron or are they accessible to everyone?

Build updates with bug fixes /changes are uploaded here when they become available. Simply check your version number agains the current version on here to see if you are up to date. (The itchio app may also update automatically, I'm not sure) 

As for DLC Quests, they will definitely be available on Patreon, and we are considering options on how and if to release to public.

Thanks for playing! -din

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A fantastic dating sim with stunning visuals!

  

I backed the game on backkit as a steam key option, do you know when the keys are going to be released? all I had was a link to FA: Ch2 (Steam Win), which is now a dead link, as is the link to gum road

We already sent out Steam Keys, please check your junk mail folder and if you haven't received yours please email us at contact@AGLstudioArt.com 

And yes, the previous ch.1 and ch.2 update links are canceled because they are out of date. Cheers! -din

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Thanks, it was in my junk folder but it says is already been used. I'll drop an email now.

On it! Thanks for letting me know, sorry for the trouble! -din

im not sure if it's intended or some kind of glitch but, some of the interactable gallery images cant be interacted with when viewing the gallery from the title screen such as,the first gallery image for sunny.also,are not all the images unlockable in the gallery? because images like, the one where eleanna loses her panties and the bunny guard gettting stripped naked during the spider urgent quest,dont seem to be available for viewing,through interaction or otherwise.

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Will be uploading a new build with that issue fixed very soon, thanks for reporting!

so far,i'm really liking this game.its funny,it has nice characters,nice artwork and an interesting story.my only real issue with the game is the mini games,specifically the sword slashing ones like the one from the sword training.i found them to be very difficult.they leave little margin for error,wich forces me to skip anything that involves that type of mini game because it's impossible for me to beat,wich sometimes forces me to go down a different road in the game.it would be nice if we were given the option to either play these mini games or skip them.that way we don't have to skip anything that might unlock a special event,scene,or gallery image.

Hey unleashed! Glad you are enjoying Faulty Apprentice! You can skip minigame's by activating "Story Mode" in the options menu. Cheers! -din

Really need to increase the hitboxes on the Princess's plate minigame. They only trigger when you click directly on the center, and the minigame gives you very little time, so it's pretty much impossible to complete right now unless you're, like, a veteran Osu player or something. To players, I suggest not taking the Princess's Urgent Job until this is fixed. 

Also, when Loading a manual save from Your Room, the Exit button disappears. The only way I've been able to get it back is by going to the Wet Tunic Flyer and choosing Don't View the Flyer.

Thanks for reporting the exit button bug. We'll look into that and sorry for causing you issue! The princess Urgent Job is challenging, so if you are having trouble, we recommend doing more Training to increase your hp, or activating Story Mode in options menu to skip it. It's worth completing though (=

Thanks for playing Faulty Apprentice! -din

Found two more issues. Upon hitting Continue from the Main Menu, it always loads me to where Hilde is telling me about Equipment, but that was several days ago. I have to manually load my save from a save spot. This happens upon death, as well. It's worth noting that my save file was created in v1.0.5 and was opened in 1.0.6 to continue the game. 

As far as the exit button, sometimes it will also disappear after viewing Titles or Character Stats. Hopefully this helps.

Some of the minigames could use a short text box or graphic telling the player what to do and what not to do. For instance, during goblin attacks, a small graphic could pop up with a check mark beside the sword and shield and a skull beside the apple bombs. Same with the spider minigame. I thought I was supposed to kill the spiders. I didn't notice my HP going down, and I had to repeat everything I'd done that day because the game has no checkpoint system. Same thing with the Midnight minigame. I thought you had to click the words. Turns out you have to drag them onto the cat.

Or, if you prefer this kind of trial-and-error playstyle, I highly recommend a Quick Save button. There's nothing more frustrating than stumbling into a new minigame and dying, then having to repeat the entire day and click through all of the same text to try it again. It's gotten to the point where I find myself going back to the Room and manually saving after every conversation I have. It would be a good quality-of-life change and may result in the player being more immersed in the gameplay loop rather than having to break it after every conversation. 

Thank you for paying attention to feedback! This game is a wonderful work of art, and I want it to be as successful as possible!

Hey thanks for the additional reports Victor. I've just forwarded them to our QA team. I like your idea about the small graphic in the mini games, let me pitch it to my partner and we'll see what we can do. Glad to hear you are enjoying Faulty Apprentice over all and we appreciate the words of encouragement! Thanks for playing and good luck in the Final Battle! -din

Alrighty, I've finished the game, and I have to say, well done. I do feel like a lot of the plot points in the Final Battle were a tad rushed, but there were still some twists that caught me off guard. I won't mention which because I don't want to spoil things, but I did not see some of it coming, and it was delightful. Negative things happening makes a story better, because you appreciate the positive things more by comparison.

The only thing I found disappointing was that holding Fafnir changed nothing about the story. I have a magical glowing legendary fire blade, and no one commented on it. It wasn't described in the last battle at all. There were no extra actions that I could take with the legendary sword. After all that effort to get it, it felt kind of... meaningless. 

Going to the Hidden Grove also doesn't seem to be tied to a variable. Every time you visit the sword to see if you can pull it, you have to go through the same wall of text to get there. 

Though I did feel like the couple days leading up to the last battle were significantly impactful. The choices were written in such a way that I believed they had lasting consequences, which really deepened the immersion. Especially the entirety of the second weekend. I was genuinely worried, and that's hard to pull off. Whoever wrote that section, well done. Well done indeed. Really made the game feel dynamic and that choices matter.

Overall, the art is fantastic, the music gets stuck in my head, and the characters are all wonderfully unique. I haven't filled the Relationship bar on any of the characters yet, so I'll have to play again and see what results that yields. 

Thank you for the amazing game and the huge amount of effort you all have put into it!l

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