Author Archives: Matt Roszak

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Hey guys, me and Ronja went on a short trip to Blackpool. It’s a magical place where seagulls are constantly trying to shit on you. Here’s a video of the theme park.

If you ever go, the top-tier rides are The Big One (tallest rollercoaster in Europe), Icon (very smooth and modern ride), and Valhalla (apparently the best water ride in the world). Surprisingly the airplane ride – Sky Force – was the most terrifying, as you have to control the wings and try to do a barrel roll. There’s also a lot of historical rides that are worth checking out, like the many wooden rollercoasters, the last-of-it’s-kind Steeplechase rollercoaster, and the Flying Machines – the oldest ride in Europe at 115 years.

Steam Summer Sale!

Hey guys, the Steam Summer sale has started, and Epic Battle Fantasy 5 is 20% off.
EBF4 and BH2 are also 75% off, but I’m sure all of you already own those by now.

Since all 3 games are bundled together, you get another 20% off if you complete the collection.

I know some people are still waiting for the free version of EBF5 to be released on other platforms, and while I agree that I’m being quite slow with that, you can still play it on this website, and easily transfer your save file later. There’s no need to wait.
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Photos from Scotland

Hey guys, here’s some photos from sunny Scotland.
We went on a quick road trip from Glasgow to Oban, with Ronja and some of her friends from Finland. We rented a van, and while it was slightly intimidating at first, it was actually nice to drive something that was well-maintained, unlike my rusty old car that could break down at any time for no reason.

As you can see, the weather changed every 5 minutes.photo5785109747446428011D9TMmH5WsAAAVKVphoto5785109747446428057photo5785109747446428025 photo5783175612003889565

EBF5: Fakemon Done

Hey guys, I’ve finished all 50 fakemon for the new monster cards in EBF5.
If ya’ll recall, the cards are basically unique steroid-type items that give you some perks.

I’ll keep the rest of the monsters a secret, so you’ve got at least a few surprises when the update comes out. Now I just need to write some silly names and descriptions for them…
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Play Expo

Hey guys, me and Ronja exhibited EBF5 and Bullet Heaven 2 at the Play Expo in Glasgow last weekend. It’s a chill, medium-sized event with lots of retro games and a family-friendly atmosphere. We also exhibited last year, so we knew what to expect and there wasn’t really any surprises. But this time we were joined by our buddy Chris Jeff, another Flash game developer who is now working on Squishy Sports.

The expo seems to grow a bit every year, but there’s less and less indie developers exhibiting there. So I’ll have to try to convince more UK devs to come over for next year!

Best quote this year was that Bullet Heaven 2 “looks like Undertale on crack”.

Scotland’s Theme Park

Hey guys, I went to M&Ds on Friday with some friends. It was quite a nice day, so I was surprised to see the park completely deserted. England has a few great theme parks, but this is all we’ve got in Scotland, and it aint much. I made a quick video dedicated to how disappointing it was.

I’ll have some footage of the Play Expo up tomorrow!

Discord Update

Hey guys, there’s been a few changes to the EBF Discord.
We’ve got 100 emojis now, including the totally new art you can see below.
We’ve changed some of the moderators and added a “community manager” style role, so you know who to complain to if you have issues.
We’ve also accidentally kicked people who have been inactive for a day – sorry about that, please come back!

Anyway, if you haven’t visited the Discord in a while, it may be worth taking another look.
There’s lots of cool fanart appearing there, and it’s a good place to discuss EBF and other topics.
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