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Is Jack Stauber making games now? lol

the assignments made me think and were the right mix of freedom and restriction. nice game!

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Is there an option to disable the flashing dots? I really enjoyed the game but sadly I couldn't finish it. Some parts (the beginning song and every time mr. professor was on screen) made my head hurt

Noticed it has a word filter, will instagrade you an F depending on some key words. Lol.

What a wonderful and weird game! It's really fantastic to know that you have been making improvements (ie changing the sky). I also like that you can smash the space bar to basically fly through the air! 

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I have a mac, and for whatever reason it wont open on my computer. Has any one else ran into this problem and got it to work?

if you are using the itch desktop client, try downloading it direct from the itch website :)

mine still isn't opening. downloading it from the itch website directly also :- (

Move the file to another folder, for example the desktop. That should hopefully fix it.

i got it case insane itch bundle

same, was it the 

Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality

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This was cute and fun to play

I thought it was hilarious to have infinite jumping ability. Finding the tools and color was a nice way to drive the player to explore the areas. I do wish the art board had a lock function to prevent from drawing out of it when needed. Your game in the video is the first one. Also, I failed art sqool.
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Loved it :) Here is some of my fabulous art
Is the order of the assignments random ? 

Great game that I would not have tried had it not been for the massive itch bundle (because 12 dollars is priceeeeyyy)

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i'm not sure if it's my computer (mac) or the game, but the camera angles are really janky when i walk? i couldn't play for that long because it was giving me motion sickness. 

i really like the game and the world though, to the point i was nearly willing to deal with the sickness to find more colours.

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You can cycle through a few different camera views by pressing X. If you haven't tried that, maybe one of those would be better for you? 

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I left an earlier comment saying the sky gave me a headache - I've now tried the game now that the developer has changed the sky from purple static to something more calm (gradient sky with particles).

I really want to say thanks for this change: turns out this is a really relaxing game. It's gone from being a hypothetical like to something I really enjoy playing.

Though, the teacher gave me an F and I had to redo an assignment :(

Thanks for making the update! :D

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Note to the Dev on a possible fix for mac Upvote so dev can see

 

Mac users seem to be getting an issue when launching the app where a file is improperly marked as a text file instead of an executable. This issue in particular is one I have seen only some people have a problem with.  I downloaded several games from Itch io that didn't have this issue which made me suspect there was a workaround. I spent some  time researching and it seems this is actually an issue with .zip compression. Im not a developer so I cant help too much but here is what I found. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/107903/how-to-create-a-zip-file-in-the-same-format-as-the-finders-compress-menu-item

the other solution I heard is to use .TAR instead of .ZIP https://github.com/golang/go/issues/24057

the comments on this thread are quite informative

It seems that macs default zip compression does not properly store metadata so you need to use the [ditto] command

I also found this from itch.io although you probably already read it https://itch.io/docs/itch/integrating/compatibility-policy.html

I hope that helped some :)

woa thanks for looking into it!

One of the other devs I contacted added a .app.tar download and after testing it I can confirm switching to .TAR compression for mac does fix the issue in at least one case. I also found this as a probable way to fix the zip version If you dont have a Mac. (if you have a mac then instead of using the zip command you need to use the ditto command iirc) https://stackoverflow.com/questions/434641/how-do-i-set-permissions-attributes-on-a-file-in-a-zip-file-using-pythons-zip

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I encountered this issue as well. The way I fixed it was by ctrl-clicking, selecting "Open with" and then unzipping the file with The Unarchiver instead of Mac's default Archive Utility. The latter breaks a lot of indie Mac games. If you don't have The Unarchiver downloaded, you can get it on the Mac app store here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-unarchiver/id425424353?mt=12 

Sometimes you'll encounter a different error saying "App is damaged and can't be opened." In that case, go into Terminal and type "xattr -cr /Applications/Default.app" (minus the quotation marks, and replace "Default" with the name of the application. Also, before you do this make sure you have the game in your Applications folder obviously) Here's more info: https://osxdaily.com/2019/02/13/fix-app-damaged-cant-be-opened-trash-error-mac/ 

Edit: if you do both of these things and you're still encountering an error, follow the instructions for using the chmod +x command posted further down by user maxybaer123 (the person I'm replying to) 

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Now this is what i call a manipulation. Fuck this "AI", man.
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This game is a joy to replay and may become a regular 'warmup game' on my long art stream days~

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For everyone wanting mac here is a relatively simple fix

credit to @jeremychu for this as this is just a streamlined version of what he says to do without so much terminal use

Note: The chmod +x command modifies the file and tells your mac that it is supposed to be executed like an app instead of read like a text file. The file we are modifying is the one the app uses to launch but the dev forgot to mark the file as executable so thats all we are doing here.  

step 1: find the app in finder

Step 2: Right click or ctrl click on app and click show package contents

step 3: the last step should bring up a folder labeled "Contents" within that open the "MacOS" folder you should see a file labeled something like Art School 2k19.

Step 4 open terminal and type "chmod +x "(note the space after x) drag the file we just found into the terminal window and then hit enter it should look something like this [chmod +x stuff/stuff/stuff/stuff/Art School 2k19] 

Step 5 Its fixed navigate back to where you started on step 1 open the file like a normal itch io game and enjoy


If you dont know how to open it or its not working after this the next steps are for you otherwise your done.


Step 6 right click on app and click open it will give you a popup that this is downloaded from the internet hit "ok"

Step 7 right click again and click open it will give you another popup. click "open" on the popup.

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thank u !!

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Thank you! very easy steps and working great with Catalina 10.15.5

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thank you! 

so confusion : ( I cannot open it . I have Mac & downloaded version for Mac. says no available app can open it ? 

Downloading it from itch on desktop doesn't work. You have to download it from the internet.

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I´M GRADUATED GUYS, YEAH!

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It gives me headache but i still play it. And why is the camera so off?

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I thought that at first but you can change the camera angle by pressing X. 

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Would a Linux version be released one day?

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I'm so glad this game was included in the bundle because I might have bought it full price thinking it was a full, polished game and I would like it. As it is it feels like the beginning of a game and nothing more.

i absolutely love this game a lot, however I cannot use my drawing pen with this, nonetheless this is really really good

i made the button on my tablet pen be a left click and holding that while i draw seems to fix it, idk if it'd work for you. i use huion inspiroy.

haha cute! I’d love to use this in an educational setting (for a class). any plans for an online version?

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I only draw pp. I hope this game satisfies my artistic needs.

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On Mac OS Catalina do not work :c Can you fix it? pleaseee! 

can you fix the pc download so it works? when i downloaded it, i cant play because the pc download isn't marked as windows.

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i think i fixed it, can you try again and let me know?

It's fixed for me. Thank u!

The PC version isn't marked as such, which  breaks compatibility with the itch.io desktop app. A fix would be greatly appreciated! :)

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i think i fixed it, can you try again and let me know?

Yes, it is fixed!

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The game doesn't seem to be downloadable from the itch app (on Windows)...

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Mac dialog showing the app cant be opened


:(

i'm also getting this error

i think i fixed it, can you try again and let me know?

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The latest upload still doesn't work on Catalina.  Seems like the executable doesn't have the executable bit set.  

I got it to work by doing this (bit involved):

Open up terminal

1) Got to the folder where you downloaded the game and enter the Contents/MacOS folder, for example:

cd "/Applications/itch.io/Art Sqool mac.app/Contents/MacOS"

Your folder might be different than "/Applications/itch.io/"

2) Set the executable bit then try to open it by running these commands:

chmod +x "Art School 2k19"

open "Art School 2k19"

MacOS will complain that it can't be opened. Click OK.  Don't close the terminal window yet.

4) Go back to Finder and find the game.  Right click or Ctrl-click on the 'Art Sqool mac'icon.  Select Open in the popup menu.

MacOS will complain again.

5) Go back to the terminal window and try to open again.

open "Art School 2k19"

6) Go back to Finder and open like in step 4.

This time select Open when the popup window appears.

7) Attend Art Sqool! :) 

!!! Thank you so mucht this worked :)

I've never used my terminal before so it took me a sec to figure it out but it worked!! Thank you for this!! 

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Thank you for the help!

I somewhat simplified your instructions only the chmod +x line of terminal is needed. 

For everyone wanting mac here is a relatively simple fix

credit to @jeremychu for this as this is just a streamlined version of what he says to do without so much terminal use

Note: The chmod +x command modifies the file and tells your mac that it is supposed to be executed like an app instead of read like a text file. The file we are modifying is the one the app uses to launch but the dev forgot to mark the file as executable so thats all we are doing here.  

step 1: find the app in finder

Step 2: Right click or ctrl click on app and click show package contents

step 3: the last step should bring up a folder labeled "Contents" within that open the "MacOS" folder you should see a file labeled something like Art School 2k19.

Step 4 open terminal and type "chmod +x "(note the space after x) drag the file we just found into the terminal window and then hit enter it should look something like this [chmod +x stuff/stuff/stuff/stuff/Art School 2k19] 

Step 5 Its fixed navigate back to where you started on step 1 open the file like a normal itch io game and enjoy

If you dont know how to open it or its not working after this the next steps are for you otherwise your done.

Step 6 right click on app and click open it will give you a popup that this is downloaded from the internet hit "ok"

Step 7 right click again and click open it will give you another popup. click "open" on the popup.

mac catalina cant run 32 bit games rip

No exaggeration, I think this is the perfect game (for me at least) I loved virtually everything this game had to offer :))

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I love this so much! but I wish you could use the mouse to control the camera or something because the camera angles feel a little restrictive, otherwise its a really cute and fun game ♡(≧◡≦)♡

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don't play if you are disabled at all, no matter what form of sensory issues you have this game will fuck with them.

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i'm really sorry about this!

gotten a few messages about this since the game started reaching a broader audience this week, and I'm working on a fix -- stay tuned :)

I have the same problem. The static makes me feel like I have a migraine and that feeling even continued after I stopped playing. I'd love to give this game a chance, but I don't want to hurt my eyes to do so.

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I've made an update to the game that I hope will resolve the eye strain issue! Thanks again :)

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It's so much better now! Thanks!

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its bad.

The assignments literally dont matter.

You literally cannot fail 

This game is worse version of ms paint 

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also controls, visuals and audio sux

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wrong

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u r

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You mean it's like real life art sqool?

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it is called ART SQOOL for a reason. it is art and you, dont seem to get it my dude

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The worlds were interesting and fun to explore, but I think the mechanics (camera POV, canvas placement) could be a little better. Though I did like being able to draw and walk at the same time. 

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You should add an epilepsy warning.

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Agree! I've added one to the game page, and I'm working to release an update that corrects the issue ASAP

Great to hear. Massive props for the quick response.

I've made an update to the game that I hope will resolve the eye strain issue! Thanks again :)

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I made my first youtube video on this game! It's a nice little trip to ART WORLD! If you'd like to watch me play it, heres the link :)

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wow I spent 3x as long on my 'art' and got straight C's, haha. good first video!

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A neat game. I got this as part of the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. I like the inscrutable AI grader and the world design is so weird and so cool. I had trouble playing this when I started because of the static effects on the sky and the grading screen - I found them overwhelming and it hurt my ability to focus on the other parts of the game - but managed to sort-of work around this by playing in windowed mode and making the window a very small portion of my screen. The downside is that this makes the text and icons really small, but I thought I should share this tip in case it helps anyone else out.

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I've made an update to the game that I hope will resolve the eye strain issue! Thanks again :)

Wow, thanks! I'm going to give this another go :)

Left a newer comment with new evaluation of the game (the change is really good, imo!)

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is this game 64-bit ; w;)"" (just Catalina things T ___T)

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This game seems really fun but i think it might be good to add a warning for eye strain/light flashing - especially for people with epilepsy or light-induced migraines. But i think the concept is so fun and amazing and the dialogue and music is so fun :)

Thank you for pointing this out! I've added a warning to the game's page, and I am working on an update that corrects the issue. Hoping to release ASAP.

I've made an update to the game that I hope will resolve the eye strain issue! Thanks again :)

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How do I open it on windows? Either my computer is broken or I'm missing something.

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