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.
Hey guys, me and Ronja have made an official Instagram account for Epic Battle Fantasy!
I don’t like anything owned by Facebook, but apparently Instagram is the cool new social network that everyone’s using, so we’ll give it a try. Maybe some of you will find it more convenient to follow us there, especially if you’re a mobile user.
For a while we will be reposting lots of fanart that you may have missed, but eventually the Instagram will simply show the same content as my other social media accounts. So if you think this is a good move, please give us a follow and tell your friends. And if you think we’re just selling out, then feel free to curse Facebook.
Here’s some fanart from Brobot_1.
In other exciting news, hi I’m Ronja and I’ll be taking over some of Matt’s social media posting – mostly just fanart for now. You might know me from earlier fanart that I’ve done, armour concepts for EBF5, the art for 7th Heaven, and most recently as the person replying to your bug reports and messages. I’m also Matt’s girlfriend, secretary, cook, maid, and butler. In my spare time I am a part-time artist and full-time plant mum.
I’ve emailed out 10 Steam keys for EBF5, and the competition is now over.
Enjoy your Holidays, everyone!
Here’s some fanart from Ghostserexi, and the winning comments:
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Matt, Ronja and Phyrnna.
I hope you will have wonderful holidays without worrying about work.
My first Christmas as a dad is fast approaching!
I have never played an EBF game, so hey, maybe this’ll be my first?
i love that game than my life
My girlfriend leaves me but I got EBF5 so it’s OK
Plz show Natalie Bobs and vagene.
Sorry for all the spam you’re reading through.
Im currently stuck in a car, please give the key
i like sponge
(THIS COMPETITION IS NOW OVER)
Hey guys, I’m still keeping half an eye on bug reports, but for the most part I’ve already started my holidays, and I’m gaming most of the day.
Every year I do a Christmas giveaway, where I ask people to leave comments on this website for a chance to win Steam keys. This year I don’t feel like reading comments for a whole day, so please keep your comment to one sentence! The prizes this time are obviously keys for Epic Battle Fantasy 5!
• Leave a short, one-sentence comment below.
• The comment must be unique.
• Make sure to fill in the email field so I can email you if you win.
• Winners will be emailed on the 23rd!
Hey guys, Epic Battle Fantasy 5 now has a “Coming Soon” Steam page!
Please follow the game and add it to your wish-list, so it gets ranked above other stuff. (and obviously buy and review it when it comes out!) EBF5 will *probably* release on Steam first, for $15, with the free web version coming a few weeks later. The steam version adds about 33% more content, in the form of super hard optional dungeons, which includes the evil player battles.
In other news, the EBF Discord server now has new creative channels, including: Misc Art, Lego, and Minecraft. The EBF-Fanart channel has been quite popular so far, so if you’re a creative person and want to chat with others about stuff you’ve made, check it out.
Hey guys, the Christmas Steam key giveaway is over and I’ve sent out 40 game keys by email!
The entry requirement for the giveaway was telling me a bit about your gaming life.
I got nearly 400 entries and a lot of stories. It was nice to see that many people got into gaming playing the sorts of games I played when I was younger: Zelda and Pokemon on Nintendo consoles, Heroes of Might and Magic and Age of Empires on PC, Final Fantasy games on PS1, old stuff on emulators, free MMO games like Maple Story, and a lot of Flash games too (though I still haven’t played Mardek). I was also reminded to play Doki Doki, Hollow Knight, Cuphead, and LISA. These games are on my radar, but as always it’s just a case of playing through everything else first.
I was mildly annoyed by how popular rogue-likes were though! I think games like Binding of Isaac, Dead Cells and Enter the Gungeon would have been better off with actual designed levels instead of randomly generated ones that you were forced to replay over and over. I guess some people like their nearly endless games. But I guess I am slightly out of touch these days, as I’ve not played Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, Overwatch or PUBG.
A few people mentioned that EBF4 was the first game they played on Steam, and got them into downloadable games. Most people were very long-time fans, but there were a few that just recently played my games for the first time. Apparently quite a few people have tried playing the EBF games co-op with a friend, with each person controlling a different character in battle. This is weird, but it’s also the sort of thing I might have tried when I was younger.
Anyway, thanks for all the holiday wishes and hope you’re all having a good time!
Here’s a guy I made:
(This competition is now over!)
Hey guys, it’s time for my 3rd Christmas giveaway!
I’m giving away free Steam keys for Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and Bullet Heaven 2.
If you’re interested, leave a comment about what sorts of games you play and about your gaming life in general.
How winners are chosen will continue to be a secret, but honesty is quite important. You should also mention which of the two games you want.
Make sure to fill in the email field correctly so I can email you the prize if you win.
Last year I got 531 entries and… I can’t remember how many games I gave out.
But your chances of winning are decent. The more people that enter, the more I’ll give out, so get your friends involved!
As usual I’ll be busy around Christmas, so the giveaway will end a few days after.
Probably on the 27th, so you have until then!
Hey guys, I’ve just set up a Patreon two months ago and I’m already feeling very sheepish about using the service. They’re planning to put up their fees soon, which works out very poorly for people pledging many small amounts. Previously the fee was taken from all of your pledges put together (the whole point of a service like this), but now it’ll cost 0.35c for each individual pledge. Meaning if you support many Patreons for $1, you’ll essentially be charged over 35% in fees, which is absurdly high. Patreon’s been very brazen about this change, hiding it behind the fact that creators will get more money overall (assuming that many patrons don’t just outright leave). Patreon’s facade of being in it to support the little guy is becoming very hard to believe, especially with these dishonest PR statements that don’t address the actual reasons for these changes.
There’s a lot of anger over this, but if this change goes through, I’ll have to delete my $1 tier and tell people not to waste their money. At that point Steam and Kongregate take a smaller cut, and they actually earn it by giving me lots of traffic, while Patreon does fuck all besides process payments. People who were on the $1 tier will still get all of the perks, but in future those perks will be on the $4 tier instead.
It’s not that I don’t want your $1, it’s just that we’re both better off if you save it and buy my games on Steam or Kongregate instead. Charging you guys $1.35 to send me $1 is pointless.
Also I still think Patreon’s new logo is ugly as hell.
Alright! My Patreon is done!
For $1 a month you can get a lot of perks, so check it out.
I’ll try to not sit here refreshing it every 5 minutes…