Monthly Archives: November 2018

Epic Battle Fantasy 5 is out!

The Steam version of EBF5 is out!

Compared to the free version (coming soon-ish), it adds 48 extra equips, 5 new dungeons, and 10 new bosses, including many of the hardest ones in the game. Other perks include HD graphics and audio, a choice of screen resolutions, and Steam features, like cards, achievements, and cloud saving!

Everyone who owns EBF4 on Steam will get a 20% discount coupon for EBF5. This needs to be launched by a human from Valve, so there might be some delay getting these out.

The coupons will be valid for a month, and after that I’ll release a Steam bundle of EBF4, EBF5, and Bullet Heaven 2. This bundle gives you 20% off if you “complete the set”. If you only own EBF4, for example, you can buy the other 2 games together for 20% off. This will be a permanent deal going forward, and it works in conjunction with other discounts.

I’ve prepared an EBF5 asset pack for YouTubers or reviewers, which includes different variations of the cover art, screenshots, game info, and in-game emoticons.

If you want to support Phyrnna directly, buying the EBF5 soundtrack on Bandcamp will give her a much bigger cut than she gets from Steam. It’s also available on most music platforms.

The EBF Discord is a good place to talk with other players, and to get help if you get stuck in the game. You can also report bugs and other problems there.

EBF5 officially only supports Windows, but Steam Play beta allows it to run normally on Linux (apparently), and the installation folder also includes the game’s Flash file and Flashplayers for different operating systems. So you can run it on a Mac or even on a mobile device with a bit of tinkering. (without Steam features though)

The free web version will be released once I’ve had a break from the Steam release. The beta will stay up on this website, but it’s already quite outdated and buggy compared to the Steam version. Saves between all versions will be compatible, and easily transferable with the save backup feature. Saves from the beta may have a few minor problems – such as permanently missing an equip or two if you save in the wrong place – so it’s better to start again.

EBF5 is Complete!

Version 1.0 of EBF5 is live on Steam, for those with beta keys.
Last chance to find any major bugs.

People have asked what time the game will launch on Friday – and it depends!
It’s launched manually by me, so it may be quite early if I’m ready to go. The discount coupons are also launched manually, but by a Valve employee, so I don’t know when you’ll get those. Hopefully not long after launch!

People have also been asking what the price will be in different currencies, so here’s a full list:
$14.99, £11.49, 12,49€, CHF 15.50, 360 pуб., 53,99zł, R$ 28,99, ¥ 1,520, 103,00 kr, Rp 95 999, RM32.00, P389.95, S$14.50, ฿239.00, 165.000₫, ₩ 15,500, 25,00 TL, 229₴, Mex$ 154.99, CDN$ 17.49, A$ 21.50, NZ$ 18.49, ¥ 50, ₹ 459, CLP$ 6.400, S/.31.00, COL$ 25.000, R 105.00, HK$ 76.00, NT$ 268, 29.95 SR, 42.00 AED, ARS$ 179,99, ₪55.95, 2 400₸, 2.80 KD, 33.99 QR, ₡6.500, $U329
These prices are based on Valve’s recommendations, which change regularly, so don’t blame me if they’re a bit off.

Deadlines Suck

Setting a release date for EBF5 before everything was ready was a big mistake. I’m probably gonna be finished on time, but it still adds a lot of extra stress. A bunch of problems appeared on Steam, many of which I’ve either fixed, or found simple ways for the user to fix them. But then there’s some things I don’t think I can do anything about, like a few anti-viruses being triggered by the game. Not sure why it’s happening, as my other games didn’t have this problem, and VirusTotal.com shows the executables as clean. Hopefully this will clear up once a bunch of people play the game and tell their anti-virus that it’s fine.

I should also mention that the German translation might not be finished at launch. It might need a little bit of extra time.

I’ve also prepared an EBF5 asset pack for YouTubers or reviewers, which includes different variations of the cover art, screenshots, game info, and in-game emoticons.

Fanart: Triple Lance & QnA Session

Hey guys, I’m going to do a voice chat Question & Answer session on the EBF Discord, tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm GMT. You can ask questions by text or by voice – we tried this last Thursday and it worked really well. It lasted over 2 hours and around 100 people tuned in to listen. Please try to come up with some interesting questions, and I’ll see you then!

Also EBF4 and BH2 are 75% off in the Autumn and Winter Steam sales!

Here’s some more fanart, by Rukuai, zzhwfy, and Julithekawaiiloser.

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Lego Dump

Hey guys, here’s a dump of my Lego creations from the last few weeks.

I’ve been making a lot of vehicles lately. Themed cars are fun to do – I’ll probably make more of these and pretend they’re playing Mario Kart or something.

cars

This truck came about because I simply wanted to use the yellow and red door pieces.
It’s a retro-looking design with a few modern features too.

lego truck

And here’s another Bionicle guy! I guess he can be called Swamp, since I did Jungle earlier.
He’s got a shoulder-mounted cannon which he can aim, and that’s all he does, really.

Bionicle Swamp

Fanart: Triple Natalie & EBF5 Release Date

Epic Battle Fantasy 5 will officially be released on Steam on November 30th!
(I reserve the right to delay it if anything catastrophic happens before then.)

The price is $15, and everyone who owns EBF4 will receive a coupon for 20% shortly after launch.
The free web version will probably be out sometime early 2019, whenever I’ve fully recovered from the Steam launch.

Also, here’s another group of fanart, by ghostserexi, MikalaMouse and SunnyTheSunFlower.

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Fanart and Progress

I’m still polishing off the rough edges on EBF5. Even though the game is basically finished, every day someone finds some new problems for me to fix. Some recent issues include: naming captured foes certain things could break your saved files, the Flashplayer Plugin was required for the Steam version to run when it shouldn’t be needed, and 2 treasure chests were still bugged. Better to fix stuff like this before launch rather than after, I suppose.

Anyway, here’s some older fanarts that haven’t been featured yet.

By mario2980.

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By capaligm.

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By drakemcswaggleswag.

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