About/FAQ

About Myself

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Yo, I’m Matt Roszak, also known as Kupo Games. (previously kupo707, or matt-likes-swords) I’m a 26 year old indie game developer from Canada, who lives in Glasgow, Scotland. My family is mostly Polish.

My work can be found on Kongregate, Armor Games, Newgrounds, and many other websites. I work with Adobe Flash and publish games for the web, and for Steam. I’m best known for creating the Epic Battle Fantasy series of turn-based RPGs, and their spinoff titles, Bullet Heaven and Adventure Story. You can also find expanded versions Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and Bullet Heaven 2 on Steam, and Cat Cafe on Android.

You can contact me at: kupo707 AT hotmail DOT com
Or just leave a comment on this website. I try to read all comments on all accounts that I control, including Twitter, Facebook, DeviantArt, Tumblr, Steam, Kongregate, and Newgrounds.


My Current Projects

I’m working on Epic Battle Fantasy 5! There’s a progress bar in the top right of this website! (unless you’re on mobile, then it’s somewhere at the bottom)

I’ve also got lots of other game ideas, maybe I’ll make some of those while working on EBF5, or maybe I’ll save them for later. We shall see.

About this Website

On this site you’ll find:

  • All of my games.
  • News and updates relating to my games.
  • Previews and demos of upcoming games.
  • Miscellaneous art that I do.
  • Fanart from players.
  • My opinions on games that I play and other stuff.
  • Boring blogs about what I do in my free time.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What software, programming language, or game engine, do you use to make your games?
A: I use Adobe Flash. CC2015 is probably my favourite version. I now use Actionscript 3 for programming. I used Actionscript 2 for Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and earlier games.

For Bullet Heaven 2 and Cat Cafe I also used the Starling and DragonBones frameworks to get some hardware acceleration in there.

Q: How do I make games?
A: I studied Computing Science at University, so I’ve got some programming, project management and design skills from that. There’s plenty of resources online too, so just do some Googling. It might be worth getting a book or two on the subject as well. O’Reilly’s Actionscript books are pretty good, and also the ActionScript 3 Bible.

What language you learn isn’t too important, because most of the skills will be transferrable. Just go do some programming in whatever language you like or have available. Make some prototypes. Draw and animate some stuff. You can practice on some user-friendly engines like RPG Maker, so you can learn some game design without much programming. There’s tons of options, but I just use Flash, so I can’t recommend much. Flash is expensive so you’ll have to pirate it if you’re a noob – or just subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud for a month or two.

Either way, it’s going to take you years of practice to make anything decent with any engine. That’s the important part.

Also, check out my dissertation for an in-depth look at the development of Adventure Story.

Q: How do I send you fanart that I made?
A: Just post it somewhere public like DeviantArt, Facebook or Newgrounds and send me a link to it on any site that I use (DA, FB, NG, Kongregate etc…). If it’s good I’ll feature it on my blogs (or even in my games!).

Q: When’s Epic Battle Fantasy 5 coming out?
A: 2032

Q: Why do my save files keep getting deleted in Flash games?
A: This is caused by browser privacy settings, and tools that delete cookies. Just make sure you don’t delete cookies. Use Google to find out how to change the settings on your browser, or whatever cleaning tools you’re using. Bullet Heaven 2 has an option to backup your saves in a text file, and EBF5 will have that too.

Or you can just buy the Steam versions of my games to avoid this problem!

Q: Are any of the characters in your games based on real people?
A: Just Matt and some of the boring NPCs.

Got any other questions? Just leave them in the comments.

283 thoughts on “About/FAQ

        1. agentr9154

          matt in the games is based off of the creator matt himself,he put a hat identical to the one he is wearing in the photo above in ebf 4,and maybe the other ones (i have not played ebf 1 and 2)

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    1. Thrynity

      He mean MATT I LOVE YOU, YOU ARE THE BEST, FRENCH PEOPLE LOVE YOU

      Im french too :shades:
      But he isn’t that famous so only a few know him :/
      but I think the Steam games will help him grow :coffee:

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      1. SangKrazF1nal3

        Well,can’t wait for the game. Still want to beat a cute boss too. ; )
        Your arts are impressive too. I suggest that status effect had it longer effect like real life.
        Maybe some weather effect that interrupt attacks or giving advantages? :stars:

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  1. Meepers

    Lol, nice beard. Keep growing it and I think you’ll like quite like a Nord from The Elder Scrolls series. :yay: Never knew you were Canadian. :ooo:

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  2. gamegame3

    IVE GOT IT!
    after this make the epic battle fantasy series for the iphone and stuff :smirk: it might take a while though

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    1. ebflover777

      My parents are in their 40′s and they have not developed a single game. Plus you need a ton of special skills. I have one. Master an art! :neutral: Trust me. I’ve mastered 2. :shades:

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  3. Patrick Ryan Joseph

    Umm… Matt, why you don’t tell your birthdate? I wonder what that if how old are you, not only in years but also months and days… :?:

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  4. sabrehawk90

    The future looks pretty neat. A couple spin off games after the steam release might be a good transition to whatever you’re making next, like what happened from EBF3 to EBF4. I’d like more emphasis on a Adventure Story sequel though. :smirk:

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  5. 123456789

    sir if you do not mind if you ever make epic fantasy battle May I suggest you add a new player who has weapons like giant ninja stars but whether woman or man. and final boss can be a super human god cat owned by weapons of all players and all their skills or just improved cat god. and heads of each area may be the bosses of their games like zombie goku, Valkyrie and akron, thanks for your attention. :smirk: :smirk: :smirk: :yay: :yay: :yay:

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  6. 123456789

    sir if you do not mind if you ever make epic fantasy battle May I suggest you add a new player who has weapons like giant ninja stars but whether woman or man. and final boss can be a super human god cat owned by weapons of all players and all their skills or just improved cat god. and heads of each area may be the bosses of their games like zombie goku, Valkyrie and akron, thanks for your attention.

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  7. Mike M

    Canadian…. my lord i live in Canada

    also ye be livin’ in Scotland eh lad?

    well here’s a fact about me i am 75% Scottish

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  8. TreeKitty^^

    Hi, um, Mr. Rosnak? I really love your games, stumbled onto them on Kongregate and decided to come here to check out more cool stuff ^^
    …I’ve played EBF1, 2, 3, and 4 (I didn’t finish any except 4…one and two didn’t have a story mode and #3 had glitch keys :neutral: ) But I REALLY love EBF 4 and when, after many weeks, I finally beat Godcat and discovered the ending…well, I was a bit bummed out, you see… :cry:
    I’m sorry for all the, erm, ‘jibberjab,’ but I have a major favor to ask of you? I know you are really busy with lots of other stuff, like that awesome sequel to the Bullet Heaven game, but perhaps when you are finished with that you could maybe make an EBF 5? I’d literally jump for joy!! :yay:
    But it is your choice, since you devote so much of your time, Mr. Rosnak. I would really be ecstatic about the pentquel…? :ooo:

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    1. TreeKitty^^

      OH, also, Mr. Rosnak, sorry to, uh, bother you continually :sad: but I play Mineplex as well! I am usually on server 11, and I at times just dwandle about at the Hub. If I got the chance to see you I’d probably fangirl :love: lol, but I won’t bother you, since I practically wrote an entire essay on how awesome you are to me already in the comments here >_<
      Well, it's nighttime for me, so goodnight!

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        1. ebflover777

          got permabanned from Scratch for EBF4 fanart! :cry: It’s like they don’t like me… :!: nolegs icons are adorbs!!! (ps, i’m a girl :yay: ) I also have soooooo many fanart drawings everywhere… :stars:

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  9. Valen Dreugh

    You’re my favorite game developer ever, can’t wait for Bullet Heaven 2. I was appalled to see only 47 comments on your about section, so I figured I’d contribute. I’m rarely anyone’s fanboy, but you’ve definitely earned it from me. I just wish I could work with you in some way, that would be awesome seeing as I’ve been studying to be a game developer. If you were hiring, I’d probably end up devoting my days to mastering it so I could be hired by you XD

    No, I’m not going to apologize for fawning over you. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Kilfyre

      Just like you I am not really anyone’s fanboy (actually never, not even for Matt.), but EBF4 is one of the 7 games I actually like, and for that Matt, I congratulate you.

      BTW, this is my expression for most other games, :bleh:

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  10. ultraguy

    there’s this weird glitch when u can’t stop playing….. totally awesome games, best flash games in internet!” :stars:
    keep up on amazing work bro! :yay:

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    1. Matthew

      lol Meh too :D

      wait my name on english means matthew, lol !
      this cool guy never disappoint his fans you canbet it ;)

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  11. mattinvermont

    WTG man, love the EBF series. waiting for 5. wanna minecraft bro, i play FTB, whatever pack is new/runs. Realms is alright…but FTB is better.

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  12. Tony

    A chill ran down my spine when I read this sentence: “After that I might start working on Epic Battle Fantasy 5!”
    :love2:

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  13. bariangirl13

    When is Bullet Heaven 2 gonna come out? :?: I’m playing #1 on Kongregate and I got to level 15 in two days!!! Make BH2 harder and longer plz :neutral:

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  14. CadetDitto20

    Hi Matt :hurray: , I recently created a song meant for a tribute for the EBF series :hurray: :hurray: . May I take pictures from the game as a background and post it on YouTube and give a special mention to you? :stars: :bacon:

    Thx Matt :stars: :stars: :stars: :love2: :yay:

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  15. Alper Soylu

    hey Matt, I just wanted to say that I have some ideas for EBF5. Let’s start with new elements. Snow. It simply freezes the enemy. I mean freeze, it is not like ice. Ice makes enemy can’t do anything for 1 round and snow slows enemy. It will make their evade worse. Second, Acid. I think there should be a difference between acid and poison. Poison status effect lasts longer but acid’s do more damage. And third it will be earth, wood or something. There should be 2 different elements. One is Rock and the other Earth. Rock is the element like Matt’s attacks and the Earth is like Anna’s attack. Maybe there can be more elements but I dont have more ideas. And for elements, magical and phsyical attacks should have differences I think. And if the attack is phsical, the surronding of the element image can be different color like yellow and the magical’s can be red for example. I really want to see the character’s difference. Matt is OP with phsyical rock attacks, Natalie is OP with magical holy attacks etc. And I think the new game needs more characters. I have a character idea where he is a crazy scientist and he is OP with acid and status effects. We need like a lot new characters and maybe we can have them at the half of the game. There should be 5 characters in fights I think. For the supports, I have a really nice idea. Support characters won’t fight but they will make some of your elements better. Let’s say it is Anna, your earth and poison attacks will be better and evade will be higher, Natalie will make your magical attacks and magical defense better etc. And maybe characters only for support like Nolegs. Maybe they can deal damage when all of your characters turn is finished. And then we need story like Matt and Lance will fight because they both love Natalie and one of them will leave the party and come back later at the end of the game etc. And I want a new game after the end of the normal game which you will have all of the skills max etc and fights will be a lot harder. And please, make EBF5 a lot longer because I really love the series. I play at least 1 hour in one sit. Thanks for reading my ideas. Please reply me if you read that.

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    1. fposte

      i like idle games so if you make one you could reach the top spot. you may not like idle games so you might not want to make one but just my 2 cents

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  16. Olejman

    Oh, so you’re sort of Polish? That may explain “Roszak” :smirk: Or maybe not, i don’t know, but it looks like a polish name
    Yes, I’m from Poland.
    Btw. I freaking LOVE your games :love: :love2:

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  17. yuno44907

    Your Epic Battle Fantasy games are Epic. I am an game designer. Why dont you make an MMO game or multiplayer game or a game with online ranking list?
    You have to search about Accel World, SuperMechs, CardHunter. I also love Heroes of Storm, Hearthstone. You watched High School DxD.
    I will design my latest game and send you. It will be a card and map based combat game.

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  18. J0

    Hey, seeing that you like swords, Matt, I thought I might make a suggestion for your RL. There is something called the SCA which stands for the Society for Creative Anachronism, basically the people there relive medieval life with things like feasts, art, and of course, swordplay! Technically what they do counts as fencing, but instead of using flimsy sport weapons they swing swords you wouldn’t want to get hit with, even though they won’t be sharp, and some people even fight with full plate armor on.
    I’m not telling you that you have to learn how to use a sword (although learning actual techniques is pretty awesome, and turning them into attacks for your games would impress most people, and the grapples are boss) but I figure even going and watching (they will ask you to dress up for it so you don’t spoil the atmosphere just by being there) would be something you would like.
    Last thing is you live pretty far from me (you can probably tell since I said armor instead of armour) so you would have to search for events on your own, I can’t tell you what’s going on in the UK aside from the fact they will be there.
    -J0

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    1. J0

      Actually if its just swordplay you’re interested in HEMA would be a better organization than the SCA since HEMA is guaranteed to be using actual techniques

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  19. YoshiBattler

    Heyo, Matt! Just wanted to stop by and take the time to say how much I appreciate your series! It’s really freaking awesome. In preparation for Bullet Heaven 2, I’ve taken the time to try and get as many medals as possible in the first Bullet Heaven. And then, if you start to work on Epic Battle Fantasy 5, I’ll gladly await its release!
    Just so you know, you’re the only one to have me hyped for a flash game! (And then I may get the Steam game if I can scrape up cash)
    :bacon::love2::coffee:
    Keep at it, Matt!

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  20. Starblast16

    I made a Terraria character that I created to look like Lance as best as I could. Here’s the link to the pic:
    http://imgur.com/I8vUnQD

    He has all three of the mechanical minions summoned, The Twins, Deadly Sphere, and UFO, His pet is a Dinosaur (I feel like either him or Matt would choose a dino for a pet), he’s riding the UFO mount and is firing one of the most awesome guns in Terraria, the Megashark!

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      1. Starblast16

        Thank you! I even made one of Anna.

        Here she is. She was difficult to make but I think I came pretty close to her likeness with this one. Her pet is a sapling and she has the magic quiver on her back and the bow she’s using is the Pulse Bow, a bow that turns arrows it fires into bolts of energy that bounce off of walls.

        http://imgur.com/OIakAvI

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      2. Starblast16

        I’ve manages to make Matt and Natz as best as I could on Terraria. There wasn’t a dreadlocks hairstyle so I went with the one that was closest to it for Matt. As for Natz, I used a hair style as close to her’s as I could, it’s just a bit too long. Also, there isn’t really a shorter dress and there weren’t any boots similar to her’s that would work. And the Cat pet with her was my attempt at making a version of Nolegs but it’s normally a black cat so that’s the closest I could get it to Nolegs’ fur color.

        Matt: http://imgur.com/Jd4WbBU
        Natz: http://imgur.com/ePll1pa

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          1. Starblast16

            Oh yeah, I forgot to ask if you wouldn’t mind putting it on a Fan Art Post. I’d be honored if you did. :yay:

  21. Bygraver

    Hello Matt i just wanted to say at my school im doing an interactive media course which is game design and learning about different game companies and one of the tasks i have been set is to write on a small independent company so i decided to do Kupo games as my Indie company to write but there some information i haven’t been able to find from the research ive done so im hoping you could answer them directly the 2 questions are How much revenue do you earn from your games and where does most of your revenue come from? undoubtedly most of your revenue comes from your games but do you have an outside source of revenue like a job etc thank you for reading big fan of your work and will defintly be buying bullet heaven 2 when its out :yay:

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    1. Matt Roszak Post author

      I’m not gonna tell you how much I earn, but I can say that it’s all from games, and most of it is from sales on Steam, with a decent amount also being from sales on Kongregate.
      Most of the revenue used to be from ads and sponsorships from websites like Kongregate and Armor Games, but those aren’t very effective anymore and don’t bring in much money. Sales are the way to go these days.

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      1. Bygraver

        Ok thank you for answering :yay: I can finish my assignment now ^^ good luck in the future of your games I will continue. Supporting you and buy any that are released I look forward. To bullet. Heaven. 2 and whatever. Game comes next perhaps Epic battle. Tower defense :ooo: Or a return. With EBF5 :love: Thank you for all your hard work

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  22. Robert

    :hurray: Love EBF ~ ! I really want to know what’s the music’s name means “Estavius” , it’s best game music i had ever listened ~!

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  23. long

    Heyo matt i have played your game and i have a few idea for ebf5
    Some players have skill to turn into deity- like warriors
    combo limit break that use limit break bar of more than 1 player
    Give lance a weapon element limit break like the other 3
    and finally more usable item like bomb or shuriken :love2:

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  24. long

    Hey matt can i ask you a question
    If ronja is your girlfriend then what is the relationship between you and phyrnna?best friend?

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  25. long

    hey matt i have an idea for ebf5. you should make voice for the charater (not include NPC) cause some other flash game i played the character have voices and it was awesome and because i like to hear the conversation between the character the jokes, the sarcasm,etc… :stars: :stars: :stars:

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  26. Hieude

    Can you remove the changing difficulty during the game? it seems that players are using cheat in the game and they can not prove their veteran whenever they can easily change the difficult level. so it will make the game more boring and don’t have much challenges. i hope this will be applied to EBF5 ( sorry for my bad english).

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    1. Zura

      Well, that’s what the epic medals are for. Of course, I’m referring to the “Beat ____ on epic difficulty” medals, as those medals are not to be taken lightly. In EBF3, I must say that playing through and beating the game on epic wasn’t as hard as EBF4, as you didn’t really need to have too high of a elemental resistance against most foes. In EBF4, without some elemental resistance, you’ll take some heavy (really heavy) damage, especially from bosses. But those epic medals aren’t to be taken lightly, especially those for Battle Mountain.

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  27. Hieude

    oh no, in this current EBF4 version, god cats is so strong , stronger than the old version a few year ago. i want to fight fair with them( my team and god cat’s team are lv 33 ) but i can’t. they hit me almost 1 hit and i die @@. I have fought to wave 7 but it was my limit . is this possible to fight god cats at the same level??? :( T_T :cry:

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    1. Zura

      It is perfectly possible to be at the same level as Godcat. It just requires some strategy. General rules of thumbs for these boss battles are:
      1. Make sure you have buffs on all your players, especially on epic. Most important ones are Defence and Mag. Defence.
      2. Equip equipments that provide protection. These could either increase defence/mag. defence in general, or increase resistance to certain elements. For this battle specifically, it might be wise to prepare 2 sets for all players, one that resists holy and one that resists dark.
      3. Use limit breaks when needed. They’re there to give you an edge in battle.
      4. Use items if needed.
      5. Make sure all equipments are at level 5.
      6. Make sure to use stat items. They make a huge difference.

      If you’ve ever faced any of the battles on Battle Mountain, especially the marathons, then you’ll discover that Godcat has nothing on those battles.

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    1. O.Z.K.A.-raven

      Hello? :yay:
      I am a person who enjoyed the game in Korea. :smirk:
      You are scared of EBF will be popular in Korea :love: , But
      This is why people does not know English. :sad:
      This does not absolutely derogatory English.
      English is still above those in and joins for those who want a fun game.
      Please.
      I’ll let you know the three Koreans will watch the game
      1. The design, effects, play time
      2. Did you use the Korean?
      3. A lot of popular people know?
      Please
      Please add a Korean.
      I’ll buy more games 10 times
      This translation will be strange. I’ll translate it.
      So please enjoy as players simply add one Korean.

      :cry:

      :bacon:
      :coffee:

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  28. kevin

    Matt I just wanted to know why you don’t add any characters from Brawl Royal,some of your old animations like attack of the black mages 5 or ones in your old EBF series as bosses,NPC’s or just people mentioned in the game :stars: also bring back Mog

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  29. jeancarlos

    hola matt rotzak mira tu juego me encanto desde que lo juge me cambio la vida fuelo mejor del mundo
    y poreso te admiro me isiste llorar con la canciones nunca pude jugar el modo premium pero no importa
    necesito que completes EBF5 lo quiero jugar y una pregunta porque si te llamas matt porque no creaste
    a matt primero :sad:

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    1. Matt Roszak Post author

      So you definitely got charged twice?
      What’s your Kongregate username and when did you buy it? I’ll look it up.

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  30. Curtis Chan

    It’s wonderful to hear that you’re making the 5th Epic Battle Fantasy! I absolutely loved the 4th game! :yay:

    Small request but do you think you can make the 5th game have an online save on armor games like you did for the 4th game? :hurray:

    Thanks XD

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    1. Matt Roszak Post author

      Yeah, there’s no record of any purchases by you. I’m pretty sure your purchase was never completed.

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  31. menji15

    i just want to finaly play it and i dont have any money iwanna make a youtube series about it pls

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  32. Blaze Moonspear

    I’m making an RPG in RPG Maker MV, and I was wondering if I could have some of your characters appear in my game. I’m not sure how big of a role they would have in it, whether I would make them full party members or just give them some side-roles, but I figured I should probably ask you first, since they are your characters. I also have no idea if I’ll ever release the game commercially, it probably won’t end up being good enough for that, but I might as well try to make something decent with it. :meh:

    If you do allow me to have them be in the game, I’ll do my best to stick with their personalities as you’ve portrayed them in your games, and overall have them stay true to themselves. Hopefully you’ll let me use them, but I understand completely if you don’t want me to. :hurray:

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    1. Blaze Moonspear

      (I’ve done some more creationizing of it, and I would probably like to have them be full party members, Anna and Lance especially, so I guess there’s that :smirk:)

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  33. Normac Ssor

    I Faqing Love, Love, Love your game!!! :love: :stars: but if I could request one thing, it would be for a line of new inventory items called “Boomerangs, that you would buy at a store, & would come back to the hero, but the ctach is that you can only use one per round, or match or battle, one of those, perhaps something like that. The use wood be for those times that you need some kind of special damage, but only have a few elements at your disposal at a time. There could be different kinds of boomerangs too! Like the basic Wooden Boomerang, Frosterang, Flamerang Electrang, Bomberang, Steel Boomerang(stronger version of Wooden Boomerang). I really hope you will consider this post, please!!!!!!!!! :cry:

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  34. cameron9030

    Is it possible that the 5th EBF game will be random and have memes and references and lots of randomness like in the first two EBFs? (1 and 2)
    They had meme references like (Fight da powa! and BOOM HEADSHOT!) but the 3rd and 4th games were taken more seriously. :/ :evil:

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  35. Base Gumnwolf

    Have you ever thought about doing a EBF roguelike spinoff? I just thought it was a fun little idea.

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  36. KazRondo

    I’m still pondering if the 2032 is a joke or not. If it isn’t then damn, but in any case let me get to th point.
    I found one of your games on Armor Games when I was 8, being the small child I was (and still am) I didn’t understand what have the shit they were spewing out was. Now that I have turned to live a life of memes I understand every god damn joke. Not only that but I decided to 99% your game, cause I can’t buy that shit (I really want to though) I’ve wanted to find some shadow vs player artwork but I can’t find any, I’m no good at drawing so I can’t do it. In any case, let’s hope that our Kupo707 stays alive and doesn’t die till 2032! And if he does then shit… Don’t die on us man and that art work in the game looks really nice so far. :yay:

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  37. Wuz

    Hello Matt, I have an interesting question.

    How did you meet and start working with Phyrnna (or HalcyonicFalconX as she was previously known)? Epic Battle Fantasy 1 used songs from other media like Final Fantasy, so how did you ended up having her working with you starting from Epic Battle Fantasy 2?

    (And here’s just some random gushing about her songs. Her songs are awesome. :yay: )

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  38. Lathryn Dawn

    Your… Kidding about the next game coming out on 2032, right? Right? oh, wait, what am I saying. You probably are.

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  39. IndefiniteRise

    I have a possibly interesting question for you.

    Of all the Epic Battle Fantasy games, which one do you think is your favorite to make?

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  40. Drake

    Hello Matt,

    some thoughts I’d like to mention for EBF5.

    1) Weapon skills are sometimes unrelyable for triggering. If you’d like so, would it be possible to add Flairs which guarantees triggering the weapon effect from a weapon? Of course at the cost of offense(maybe like -30 Phys/Mag Attack?). And if not solved by Flairs, maybe adding more skills which might trigger those weapon skills guaranteed might work well too. Status effects caused by weapons aren’t included.

    2) If it’s in your intention, maybe telling us the exact chance of triggering a status effect or weapon skill could be great. If I didn’t see wrong, also all skills seem to have a different behaviour in applying those effects, just like Matt’s Windslash does trigger such effects at much higher chance or so.

    3) Probably interesting to add skills, Flairs or weapon effects which fill up the Limit Break bar without the need of taking damage?

    4) Giving immunity to a status effect might prevent equipment which cause this effect beeing applied might be good? At the moment even if we have an immunity to an effect like curse, using the gear which might curse the player are still working. I’m aware that it might be partly too strong, but just to mention.

    5) Those randomly summons caused by equipment are sometimes unrelyable. While I don’t think there needs something to be changed necessarily but sth. like in 1) mentioned might be used for such summons aswell maybe. Or maybe make those skills additionally 1 level stronger(or 50% stronger if it’s a damaging/healing skill) when using the skill(if the character has this one) without waiting for the effect.

    And another side note I’d like to add:
    I’m wondering what happened to the Acid skill. I did complete the game with just 1-2 chests and 1 secret missing and I’m really wondering if this skill got either removed or moved to another location. If there’s any info out about this skill, please link it to me, thanks.

    And to come to a conclusion, good job so far, making EBF so much challenging and interesting to discover in terms of character builds and strategies. Wish more of such challenges will come with the next EBF game(and probably more). Good work and thanks for reading.

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    1. Matt Roszak Post author

      Thanks, I agree with some of those ideas.
      Also the Acid skill is gone in the Kongregate version because I think I accidentally changed the treasure chest it was in. Whoops.

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  41. TJS

    Hi I’m a long time fan of yours since EBF2. Is there a difference between computing science and computer science because I’m taking an IT course and before you came up with the EBF series what would be your preferred occupation? :smirk:

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  42. Gray

    Hey Matt. I was just playing EBF4 on Kongregate today, and I noticed that the Acid Skill is no longer in the game. I was wondering if thats a glitch or if it was removed for some reason. I’ve opened every chest in the game, and the one specified in the online guide (in the puzzle room after the Praetorian MKII fight) contains Titanium instead of the skill. Just wanted to get some clarity on the matter. Thanks.

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  43. Deividy Marafigo

    (Translation via Google Translate, sorry if there are any errors in the text)

    Hey I have an idea for EBF5 could have a temple / cemetery where have a ritual, and to complete it will be necessary items of any kind and how many you want.

    After completing their items with a portal will open, and it will have enemies based on used items, their level will be based on your and items used.

    Have a boss and a chest the boss is based on the item more “rare” you put in, the chest gives you items that improve stats (fixed amount) and 20% more items than the original amount used.

    Enemies will not drop anything besides XP, all the loot is in the chest, which can only be opened after defeating the boss,

    You can exit the portal at any time, but lost ALL the items you used in the ritual.

    Example of a portal: were used 100 snowballs, and 5 Elixir of life, will have several goos and snow and variations shrubs, and some spirits, Angelic Eyes, Chimeras Bears, and the boss will be 1 dragon strong gold.

    I think it would be really cool, will have a variety of enormous challenges, you can multiply your loots, obviously will have a limit, something like 10 portals to every 6 hours. Well that’s it. :yay: :yay:

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    1. Drake

      Maybe it’s just an interest or he wants to reflect a piece of his personality in this character. I for example like the medieval topic and I think it’s not that much uncommon that pirates share the same area of interest, even if those are in different ages. It’s just a thought, but maybe he just likes it medieval while also beeing interested about pirates, just like me.

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    1. Theguypersonthing

      :meh: She is the chick who does all …or atleast some ogf the music for all the EBF games :l guess mat wanted to make it more obvious she is important :ooo:

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  44. Damian R. Ford

    Hey, I am a freshman at Milwaukie Academy of the Arts. In it we have this class called arts lab where we have to research a topic we come up ourselves. I want to be a game designer when I grow up so I asked how do game designers view make games now versus when they first started making games. I was wondering if you might help me finish my project by answering that question. You don’t have to but it would be greatly appreciated if you did, thank you. :smirk:
    -Damian R. Ford

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        1. Damian R. Ford

          I mean that’s what I have to do to some extent. Could you name just one thing? Or is that difficult as well? Thanks for the response btw.

          -Damian R. Ford :yay:

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  45. Chris

    Hey Matt,

    So, I was wondering, how would I transfer EBF4 save files from computer to another computer? I have copies of said save files (EBF4file1.sol and etc.), but I’m not quite sure where to place it from there on out. Currently, I’m not looking for a transfer to Steam (that’ll be sometime in the future), only computer to computer.

    I was also wondering if you happen to know of any specifics about how Kongregate saves their game data, specifically EBF4. I have an EBF4file1.sol file within my assets.kongregate.com, but it doesn’t match up with the one in-game when I play it on Kongregate. I.e. I have files: “EBF4file4.sol”, “EBF4file6.sol”, and “EBF4file7.sol”. If I’m thinking what I think it is, then save files should appear in slots 4, 6, and 7, right? Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case in my situation. Instead, it appears blank with a save file that is irrelevant in slot 1 (top left spot), or something of the sorts.

    Sorry If I repeated this question even if you’ve answered it already. I couldn’t find much help to me when looking around (maybe I looked in the wrong places?).
    But I appreciate any kind of help that I can get. I’ve been a fan of EBF4 for quite a while now, playing it back from 2013. Since I’ve finished the game back then, I’d like to reload that save data (which I cleverly backed-up). Although it’s nice to replay the game, I’d like to see what I was doing from back then.

    Again, much thanks. :smirk:

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    1. Matt Roszak Post author

      The easiest way IMO is to make a save file on the new computer – and then do a full system search for that file to find the save folder, and then put all the old files into that folder. Restart the game afterwards.

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  46. Ekoshin

    Your family is mostly Polish. :yay: (I’m from Poland and I love your games. They are awesome :hurray: ) (I’m sorry if I wrote something wrong)

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    1. Matt Roszak Post author

      Really depends on each specific one. Players take a long time, like 2 or 3 days – and they’re not even being made from scratch.

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    1. Matt Roszak Post author

      I don’t know where you live.
      Just look up the best ones. Also try not to get into massive debt!

      It’s true that you can learn all of the content in your own time, but a good university will make it so much more worthwhile, as they will have experienced researchers, industry contacts, and just a high concentration of smart people together which you can learn from.

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  47. honk

    will we meet god cat again also any early boss disgens and if we do see god cat again it would be cool to upgrade the creator and destroyer also i noticed the lance of creation and staff of destruction any significance also whats with the smiley face at the bottom. :evil: :evil: :evil: :yay:

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  48. Kai

    Hey! Matt Roszak… I have played your games in sequence since my childhood (epic battle fantasy 1,2,3,4) you have made a great game. This game remained my remembrance. Music, game characters, and their special abilities. Great game design. Meanwhile, I’ve always created pictures of your game and I can still send it if you want … I play and play the game (I have my game book). So I love your game when I was young. I’m still enjoying it. My favorite character is Natalie. I would love to hear from you. good bye… :yay:

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      1. Kai

        Hello Matt Roszak. I uploaded the pictures to DeviantART. My DeviantART username: Kai377
        I took the pictures separately. There is the order of these pictures, but I got mixed up. You already understand :smirk: . This Epic Battle Fantasy 4 notebook game. :yay:

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  49. UmbrotheUmbreon

    I discovered your game Epic Battle Fantasy 4 on steam one day and when I was gifted it, immediately fell in love with the game’s charm. It was amazing, hilarious, cute, and challenging (still haven’t beat it at the time I write this though). The characters were entertaining and the flow of the game wasn’t too disrupted by difficulty that it was unfun. The amount of content and functions that game had definitely made it worth the price.

    Eventually I found the third one, EBF3 on steam as well, and have fallen in love with that as well (though that one I beat #datfinalboss ). It was truly beautiful, and this lead me to wonder why EBF1 and EBF2 weren’t on Steam. I went to Newgrounds and tried the games out. While they had their charm, it didn’t flow the way 3 and 4 did. I still would play them though, as they weren’t bad games.

    Now comes the point where I reached this site and am overjoyed at the idea of an Epic Battle Fantasy 5! You are a truly talented person, and I will patiently (but also eagerly) wait for this new game to be released. I will be giving the other games a try to see what they are like, but as of right now I am on an EBF obsession! :)

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  50. lost fantasy

    is hard to learn programing? beacause i will create my game :stars: i will make my dream true and could i put matt ,nattalie ,lance and anna (nolegs is with matt
    PS: i love your game :love:

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    1. Nguyen Dinh Trong CHuan

      Learn programming is nearly not even abit different from learning a weird langauge. so if you learned english or others stuff you can learn to programming AS LONG AS YOU KNOW HOW

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  51. Uriel

    Hey Matt, idk if you will read this but I found some kind of a game breaking bug in EBF4, maybie you don’t really care about fixing it, but if you do tell me how to send you the photo I took.

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    1. Matt Roszak Post author

      EBF4 is so old now that I probably won’t fix it, unless it’s something simple. You can email it to me at kupo707[at]hotmail[dot]com.

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  52. honk

    hey. The lance of creation and the staff of destruction if we could get them what would they do I’m just curious because you have LITERALLY no chance of getting them?

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    1. LiMiT_LeSs

      Oh nevermind i kinda realized its no longer on humble bundle (Is there a way to win a free steam key though) :ooo:

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  53. UmbrotheUmbreon

    Spoiler warning

    So I finally beat EBF4 a couple days ago…..My god that fight was absurd and difficult, and it was on normal! Matt you really do enjoy bringing out the most destructive things in your games. Akron was challenging, but even with a level cap I still managed to do it with a strategy and a well balanced array of items and abilities. It was glorious when I finally killed that demon.

    I then made it a duty to finish off Godcat, but then I saw the wave count and was very intimidated, especially with the strategy to complete the bestiary of running away after registering The Creator. I thought I’d be fine………but everything changed when The Destroyer attacked TwT That thing….my god was it annoyingly difficult. I had to rethink and replan everything……..then came that glorious moment when I reached BOTH of them and cried (much like Lance X3). I did it though, I beat both of them (BARELY!) and beat the game! It was glorious, but it is what the Godcats say that intrigued me most. I’m hopeful that we will see them again, but maybe as allies or summons possibly :hurray:

    I don’t know what you got planned Matt, but I can’t wait to see that bar hit 100%! Your games are a fucking gold mine and I’ll gladly pay the price to play them! You deserve it after working so hard to bring these games to life

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      1. UmbrotheUmbreon

        I’m sure you won’t Matt. Your games have been beyond amazing so far. I have zero reason to believe EBF5 will be any different :)

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  54. Rebekkafire

    Your games is awesome, but it’s a long time to wait, untill EBF5 comes out. I’m a BIG fan and love all of your games!!!! :yay: :love: :shades:

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    1. Dave

      Can’t tell if you’re joking or not.

      2032 is obviously a joke, mostly aimed at impatient people who constantly ask “when’s EBF5 coming out? I want it now!” and such.

      You’re right, Matt is making solid progress with more than 50% done. I would guess a release within 2-3 years, though it will probably be sooner than that.

      That’s my estimate allowing room for setbacks and so on, as well as not getting my hopes up for an earlier release.

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  55. DankMemes

    Have you ever thought about adding a multiplayer aspect to EBF5? There are a few ways that could be done to create a PvP experience in EBF5 if people want it. Even if you don’t want to add PvP, what are your thoughts about adding a Co-Op aspect to the game? Both of these ways could increase the game population and make for some more fun playthroughs, overall increasing the enjoyability of the game.

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    1. Dave

      I’ve noticed that too, it seems that ‘GG Droid’ has countless flash games available for download. No idea whether they have permission or not, but my guess would be no.

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  56. honk

    hi matt if you do read this i just want to say that i LOVE you’re games there challenging and long like final fantasy which sadly i cant play but hey now i have an idea you’re the best and relax i may not be patient but i know that it wont be coming out for awhile and i can understand a Hyades so relax and enjoy you’re day :yay:

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  57. Bum

    Is EBF5 literally coming out in 2032? Matt Roszak, This is not funny anymore. Atleast make it 2020 instead.

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      1. Bum

        Oh, So Matt Roszak was just trolling? Good God. Because if it was actually 2032 I would actually wait my ass for it.

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  58. Boarsnick

    Hey Matt maybe you have already answered this, but do you work on these games by yourself? If so you appear to be pretty successful for a one man developer (according to steam spy anyway) and I’m surprised different studious haven’t sought you out or perhaps they have and you refused to maintain creative freedom. I look forward to this new game and hopefully it’s a hit.

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  59. Aerchos ( a french guy )

    References to the previous EBF will be you they present ? ( And a french language ? :yay: )

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  60. pilover

    the 2032 thing for ebf5 wasnt right…………………..
    i hope it is 2017 and your like 60% done
    so 2018/2019
    2032 is like 15yrs from now :mad: :scared: :cry:

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  61. ererbe

    Will ebf5 aviable vor mobile (android / etc.?) :phone:
    would be nice… (I hope you didnt get this question too often :neutral: )
    maybe i can help (I’m not doubt your skills, just your time ^^) im “new” :?: at programming but im learning (my favorite engine is unity ^^ (pls no hate :wut: ))
    (I now c#, js, html, css, very small parts of java ^^)

    bad englisch -> I’m german… so…. sorry

    btw what I like in ebf is the art(style?), story, … hard to describe for me…. the whole game :yay:
    now my little brother play ebf4 xD

    when i have more time i will try bullet heaven 2 ^^ and play the steam version of ebf4

    Good luck in programming, styling etc… ^^ :coffee:

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  62. Trix~

    I am a huge fan of all the EBF games! EBF4 being my favorite! I am super excited for EBF5! And I hope you keep making them after 5! I look forward to playing them for years to come :yay:

    I do have a question for the steam version of EBF4 (which may have been answered but I may not have seen it) I let my cousin play the game on my steam and he filed all my save files? Is there a way I can delete them???

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  63. trallex

    some words of inspiration.

    you know why you aren’t getting as much money?

    because we are all saving it of ebf5. I honestly have no idea how much it will cost me to get my hands on this game but it will always be worth it.
    were waiting for you.

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    1. trallex

      although you shouldn’t rush things for us we want the only the highest quality from our main man, Kupo

      you’re the best. :yay:

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  64. Nguyen Dinh Trong CHuan

    Honestly i’m not readied to throw money at you for my EBF5 so i’d rather to wait for a bit longer and play loser version :) but i WILL play the prenium.

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  65. megatails

    i have a suggestion, why don´t bring back the damage points you do but staying with the max damage you do but changing the color to blue, green or red

    srry for bad english :yay:

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  66. ThinkDeep

    A couple of questions:

    Have you ever considered using Patreon? It seems like you’re not really the starving artist type (at least these days), but a lot of game creators have been using it to supplement their income. I know I’d be willing to send over a few dollars a month, especially since your games are free to play.

    Secondly, is EBF5 likely to have the same (Windows-only) issues on Steam? I know there’s still some time in which they could make it more accessible, but have you heard of any changes on that end?

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    1. Matt Roszak Post author

      Yeah, I’ll probably stick to windows again. BUT the .swf file will be included in the installation folder, so if you don’t care about Steam features like achievements, you can run that file on anything.

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  67. I_AmTheReaper

    I AM SO HYPED FOR EPIC BATTLE FANTASY 5 THIS IS THE BEST SERIES EVER!!!!! THE ART LOOKS AMAZING AND I WANT TO PLAY IITTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  68. Randomfrenchdude

    Hi i just wanted to thx you for creating such an amazing game series, playing it was a blast.

    Cheers from france

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    1. Matt Roszak Post author

      Haha, I saw this coming right away when I played the game and saw how bad it was.
      I warned my fans not to buy it unless they liked testing very unfinished games.

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  69. Agentr9154

    Cool,Im canadian too (no surprise there, Canada’s huge and i live up north),yet then again im pretty much everything,my ancestors traveled a lot i guess,tho seriously i found out i’m armenian,german,french,australian the list goes on

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  70. Azura

    Hey Matt, any chances that your other games would get published on Steam? (other than the ones already there of course)

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