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The Painter's Apprentice
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Oct 14, 2016 @ 8:40am
May 31 @ 8:59am

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Release date: Q2 2017
Three years after starting an apprenticeship with the top Master Painter in his village, the Apprentice is eager to take on new challenges. One day he notices one of the Master's paintings has lost all of its color. In an effort to prove his worth, he picks up the Master's favorite brush. Just as he's about to make his first stroke, a sudden noise startles him and he finds himself falling...INTO the painting!

When he comes to, the Apprentice realizes he is now inside the master's paintings. In order to find his way back home, he must platform his way through dangerous obstacles, defeat sentient paint blobs and restore all the paintings to their original appearance.

Your Weapon
The Apprentice wields a large paintbrush to dispatch his enemies quickly. It can pull off a variety of melee and ranged attacks. Besides defeating paint blobs, it's also useful for activating switches and avoiding paint streams. Just make sure to match the right color!

Sounds and Music
Our composer, Ray Flores, offers years of musical experience to provide a compelling soundtrack. Each track embodies the type of music popular during each of the different art styles used in The Painter's Apprentice.

Art Styles
There are a total of eight different worlds, each one represents a different art style. You'll recognize popular styles like Impressionism and learn about lesser known ones such as Neo-expressionism. All of the backgrounds were made specifically for the game to match the cartoon-y appearance of the rest of the world.

Other Features
  • Full gamepad support
  • Exhilarating boss fights against giant paint blobs
  • Character upgrades
  • Bonus levels
  • Secret ending!
  • Level designs based around art style themes
  • Battle against 21 types of enemies

The Painter’s Apprentice is still in its alpha stage, however we’ve completed the majority of the gameplay mechanics, UI and enemy AI. You can find out more information about the game at

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Tails the Fox May 26, 2017 @ 7:00pm 
it's based around ink so...

i'm getting a copy.
Kadashyn Apr 20, 2017 @ 7:50am 
Played this at MagFest. It is so cute and very well executed. The color changing concept is very well done and is super fun to play. Plus the art style is cute.
Nenvis Mar 14, 2017 @ 5:58pm 
Played this at New yourk comic con. The devlopers there are quite friendly and verry healpfull.
DizzyDuck Feb 1, 2017 @ 1:13pm 
Played at PAX South. Absolutely LOVED the game!!!
karlamarie114 Jan 28, 2017 @ 5:25pm 
played this game today at paxsouth 2017 and I loved it!! looking forward for a chance to get it!! wonderful concept and great design....:steamhappy:
eveclatrel Jan 8, 2017 @ 6:15pm 
Got a chance to play this at Magfest 2017 and it was quite enjoyable.
MagnumStar Dec 10, 2016 @ 5:59pm 
Voted because this is unique and creative. Art needs a little work. Good job though, looks fun!
Flockaveli Nov 18, 2016 @ 2:46pm 
Love the style of the graphics, very terraria-esque, Would love to play it on steam!
wloucks Nov 7, 2016 @ 12:26pm 
Looks cool! I like how it's 2D and retro feeling, but not too pixelated. I enjoy pixelated games, but the art on this one makes it stand out! Good work.
Nardio Nov 3, 2016 @ 3:59pm 
Very exited for this!