Epic Battle Fantasy 5 is around 75% done now!
About 125 maps are done, with the final number being close to 200.
I’ll make some more gifs of them once they’re populated with NPCs and foes, cause they still look a bit barren.
I’m really happy with some of the maps I’ve made lately. But it’s frustrating not being able to show them yet. I’ll make some more gifs once the foes and NPCs are placed, but even then I’m not showing off very much.
I’ve got the first two premium dungeons done. The first one is super pretty and has some reasonably challenging puzzles, and an interesting gimmick for the boss: you can choose which weather you prefer for the fight. The second one takes things in an even more experimental direction…. It’s the “get the paper out and take notes” type of puzzle solving. I’m sure some people will hate it, but I look forward to the reactions.
And finally, I often get asked how big the world map is compared to EBF4, and it’s looking like it’s going to be roughly double the size, on account of each map being 50% bigger and also building interiors increasing the size a lot.
Anyway, I’ve been trying to buy a house the last few weeks. It’s a very competitive market at the moment, with everything decent having around 5 people fighting over it. I’m not in a hurry yet, so I’m not going all out with my bids. It’s kind of fun looking at houses, but also sad when you get somewhat attached to them and then get outbid later. Oh well.
Here’s a video of me making a map for EBF5, 600% sped up. The original recording was 45 minutes long. What’s not shown here is me putting in a few lines of code to make the interactive objects work, and cleaning up a few details at the end. Also I cut out the bits where I copied sprites from other maps, to avoid spoilers.
Here’s a seasonal house for ya. I think I’m doing a much better job this time of making each house look unique: They’ve all got a different theme going on in them. The world map is going well but it’s taking longer than planned… mostly because it’s a bit bigger than it needs to be. I’m sure no one will complain once it’s done.
Also huge thanks for the Patreon pledges! I’m at $400 per month already!
I hope my patrons will be patient as there won’t be any exclusive content for them until the world map is done… or maybe I’ll just post the first half of it earlier. *shrugs*