The Comic GameBook in which you make choices and fight/spare your foes in turn-based challenges. Help Nate and his friends on their journey to revitalize the Planet!
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Release Date: Mar 17, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Light Apprentice is a unique experience in which you play a comic book, and we would like it to play really nicely on desktop. The game is entirely playable now, but we would like to do some improvements on usability, UI, balancing, bug fixing etc. We'd like to use your feedback to provide you a polished experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate something between 3-6 months, but it may be sooner.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The final version will have improvements based on the players' feedback. I'd prefer to surprise you with new features rather then promising and not being able to deliver, because sometimes I can change my mind halfway or circumstances change and make the feature impossible to be implemented. So please, if you have a request or suggestion, I'd really love to hear from you in the forums. The time is now while the game is in Early Access.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“A completely playable build with full controller support and HD graphics.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Price may change when we leave Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We would like to deliver the best content possible to our audience. We would like to summon players to leave us feedback in the form of reviews or in the forums, as we'll do our best to address any issues or implement any possible improvements.”
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Recent updates View all (6)

May 8

Update #2 - Graphics update, Quests map and bug fixes



The second update just went live on Steam, taking Light Apprentice to the next level, preparing it for the launch and setting the grounds for Volume 2.


QUESTS



The first thing that pops to the eyes is the new Quests map. Now you can navigate through the world and play around on your favorite locations of Ethenia.

Nate will be there to guide you, or rather to be thrown around by you! Try it out and let us know what you think.

Here are some pics of the development of this feature -- Nate at his best.













BUGS



We also squished so many bugs! Thank you everyone who contributed with suggestions and pointing them out. We love Early Access for that. And with your help, we want to squish the last ones before the final release. It’s very important that you help us at this stage, so please write us on the forums or privately if you find anything.


GRAPHICS




The graphics were improved in basically every scene and Quest since the first launch on Early Access and the game starts to differ quite a bit from its mobile version now, so you should really check it out if you haven’t. You’ll probably have a much different impression!




FANART

This week we had this lovely fanart by srinya, thank you so much! It's cute and gave us a good laugh!



REVIEW

Don’t forget to leave us a review and a comment on Steam, it’s really really helpful for us! And of course, please help spread the word about Light Apprentice to your loved ones.

Have a great week, everyone!

- iggynore

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April 17

Update #1 + Steam cards



Hi, everyone!
Here's the first update of Light Apprentice!

Update notes
- Fixed the bug in which your potions would not be saved after a challenge (battle)
- Rebalancing and new levels of difficulty: Normal and Hard (the previous only level has become the Easy one). We hope you'll enjoy each of them!
- Mouse wheel/up on controller to scroll up, in case you missed any immediate comic part(s)
- Adventure mode cursor easier to navigate with controller
- Sometimes he game would break later on your second save. Not anymore
- Various bug fixes and graphic improvements in chapters 2, 3 and 4



Early Access
We like Early Access because it allows us to develop with the community. Thanks to you, we were able to i.e. identify the biggest bug on the list (potions not being saved if you die in a challenge), and I hope it will make it better for you. We also made the Quests button more obvious, so you'll hopefully click there and understand that's where you can get more potions if you run out of them. There was much more fixed, but I'm trying to keep it short :)


Fanart by Egg

We hear you, but...
With that being said, I have heard a few of you and feel obliged to tell you that there is still no auto save or save wherever you want feature, and there probably won't be one. The current save system is a design choice, and until we are able to change the core system of the game (it would take a lot of time and resources and would extrapolate out budget and time frame), it can't be changed. But we can insert more checkpoints if it would make it better. We would like to hear what you think on this, so we know how to best address the problem (and if it really is a problem, most importantly).

Regardless, I'd like to say a big thank you to the community for the support so far, with your fanarts, your screenshots, comments, and specially for sharing it with your friends. Light Apprentice is a love project and it has come a long way, and we surely appreciate you for welcoming the game on Steam so warmly.



Fanart by intelligent


Steam cards

They're here! From now on you can access Light Apprentice Steam Cards, Backgrounds, Badges and Emoticons, all in one single swoop. Bear in mind that the cards were voted by you, the community, so they are the most awesome they could be.



Next
We have been busy with some really cool stuff, and we can't wait to show them to you. I'm making a devlog post for that. For now, the best way to keep up to date is to follow us on:

@iggynore - follow the creator and get to know when he's streaming some behing the scenes content
@lightapprentice - the more official account, with updates about the game and news
Hit us up!
Facebook: mainly funny and commemorative pictures, sporadic updates


Once again, thank you all and we hope you enjoy this update! Please don't hesitate to tell us if you find any bugs or anything too weird in the game. With your help, Light Apprentice will be a great game the whole world will be able to play!

- iggynore

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Reviews

“If you like visual novels, point and click games, turn-based combat or anything in between, give Light Apprentice a try–you won’t be disappointed.”
9.5 – Bago Games

About This Game

Meet Nate, the Light Apprentice, and take part in his journey through a kind of "Comic GameBook" experience like you've never seen before!
Get collectibles and extras, customize and evolve your characters, fight or befriend monsters, and decide how Nate's story unfolds.

RISE OF A HERO


When life in the world of Ethenia is threatened by the corruption of the Yhrosian Empire, a hero will rise to protect the Planet and its people.

Meet Nate, the Light Apprentice, and take part in his journey through a kind of "Comic GameBook" experience like you've never seen before!

After having spent 300 years in a deep sleep, Nate wakes up to a world ravaged by war. The Planet's environment is damaged and on the course to destruction. Only Nate and the 4 other last remaining Apprentices may have the key to restore balance to the Planet's environment, thus saving the world. 

YOUR GAME, YOUR CHOICES


In Light Apprentice, comic book and game are integrated in a brand new way.

Your decisions and actions will determine what kind of characters Nate and his friends will become. Get collectibles and extras, customize and evolve your characters, fight or befriend monsters, and decide how Nate's story unfolds.

FEATURES

  • A comic book-game in which you can make your own choices that affect the story
  • Build your characters based on your own choices: be a warrior or a pacifist!
  • Collect items and equipment to improve your characters' stats
  • Engage or spare the life of several kinds of monsters and bosses
  • A unique graphic style based on hand-drawn art
  • Epic, touching, action-packed storyline

AN EPIC SAGA IS COMING


This version consists of Light Apprentice Volume 1 of 3. Follow our journey on social media to know when the next chapter is out!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 260 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
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