Hey guys, I had some problems with the website over the last few days. The site went down for a bit, and the database was frozen for a while. If you couldn’t comment, then that’s why.
Everything should be fine now though.
For those curious about the details, a wordpress plugin that I don’t even use anymore filled up the website database, and my hosting provider froze it. Whoops. :/
Hey ya’ll. I’ve updated the right side of the site a bit with a link to my Tumblr blog and also a progress bar for Epic Battle Fantasy 5.
On Tumblr I pretty much post the same things as I do here, but if you would prefer to follow me on there instead, you can. Or if you have any friends on Tumblr, you can let them know about it too.
The EBF5 progress bar is just what it sounds like. It shows you roughly how complete EBF5 is. So you can keep an eye on that instead of asking me endlessly. Well, unless you’re on mobile, then you might not be able to see it cause the site layout is different…
Also, I think I really nailed the equipment design in Epic Battle Fantasy 5.
I’m doing a Livestream talk thing with Simon from Berzerk Studio on Twitch, at 3pm EST (in 90 minutes). You can watch us talk about game dev stuff and ask questions in the chat. We will also give away a few Steam keys for my games.
If you miss it, it’s gonna be recorded anyway so you can see it later.
Hey guys, hope ya’ll had a good Christmas. Mine was better than usual – everyone behaved, and I got Lego! Scottish weather is terrible though, it’s just been raining heavily the whole time.
I’ve contacted the winners of the Christmas key giveaway – I ended up giving away 40 copies of my games.
Steam had a major security malfunction last night and leaked a few personal details about some users, but it doesn’t look like it ended up being too serious. I may have overreacted when I destroyed my credit card, but I wasn’t the only one. Steam seems to be back to normal now.
Finally, Ronja drew a hot Christmas picture of Rosalina, if you’re into that.
(This competition is over now)
Hey guys, I haven’t done any giveaways in a while, so I thought this would be a good occasion to do one. I’m giving away free Steam keys for Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and Bullet Heaven 2.
If you’re interested leave a comment about which game you want and why. Make sure to fill in the email field correctly so I can send you the prize if you win, and let me know if you would prefer a Kongregate version instead.
I’ll give out 10 copies of each, maybe more if a lot of people are interested.
This giveaway will probably run until the 26th, so you have until then!
Hey guys, I made the website wider, and I’ve probably broken a lot of pages as a result, so let me know if anything looks incredibly wonky. You might have to hit F5 to do a hard refresh to see the change. I did this in preparation for EBF5 previews, which are going to be quite wide. The first teaser will be coming out near Christmas!
By the way, Bullet Heaven 2 could use some more reviews on Steam. If you’ve played the game on there, let others know what you think. It helps me out a lot, thanks.
There’s a lot of fake Epic Battle Fantasy pages out there, and I thought I’d make this post just so people know exactly which pages are official and run by me. Pages that I made but aren’t updated anymore aren’t listed.
I don’t mind fan pages and stuff like that, but a lot of these pages pretend to be run by me, and that’s not cool.
So here’s a list of accounts and pages that I control and regularly update:
(you can also contact me on most of these accounts, and I read most comments)
My Website: kupogames.com (posts about my games and personal life)
My Facebook: Epic Battle Fantasy series (posts about my games)
My Twitter: KupoGames (very frequent posts about everything, great place to contact me)
My DeviantArt: KupoGames (posts about my games and personal life)
My Kongregate: kupo707 (my games)
My Armor Games: Kupo707 (my games)
My Newgrounds: matt-likes-swords (my games, my older animations, also some news posts)
My Google Play: Kupo Games (Cat Cafe, mostly abandoned, do not contact me here)
My Crappy YouTube Channel (updated very rarely, do not contact me here)
EBF4 Steam Store Page & Forums (great place to discuss EBF)
If you’re following “me” anywhere else, it’s either a fake page or an abandoned page.
Obviously my games and work appear on a lot of websites, and that’s fine. But I only personally post them on the ones mentioned above.
I’ve been adding a lot of new features to the site, and would like some feedback. Is everything working okay? Is there any features I’m still missing?
Subscriber Mailing List
A few people asked for this, so here it is. You can subscribe to get emails every time something new is posted. I’ve been playing around with this, and it seems a bit spammy. Right now it’s set to send emails for every single post, which may be a bit much. Should I change it to email you once a week about all of the posts in that week? I’m also not sure what options users can access. I think you need a WordPress account to change the settings about what posts are emailed to you.
Added a Twitter feed at the side, because sometimes I feel the need to post really short comments. I haven’t been using Twitter much, but now I’ve got an excuse to start again.
I don’t want people to have to sign up to post comments, but at the same time I don’t want to approve the comments personally. At first this meant I was getting a lot of spam. I installed a spam filter plugin and it seems to be working correctly. Tell me if you think that any legit comments are being deleted.
I added ads! They’re quite out-of-the-way because I don’t want them to be too annoying. It’s interesting to see what kind of ads actually show up, because it tells me what Google thinks my website is about. So far I’ve been seeing ads about games and mobile phones, which sounds about right. Also anime chicks with big tits.
Hosting my Games
Kongregate lets you embed their games if they sponsor them, so EBF4, EBF3, AS and BH are being hosted by Kongregate when you play them on this site. But my older games are being hosted by me. I’m curious to find out what GoDaddy’s definition of “Unlimited Bandwidth” is. But the traffic I’m getting right now doesn’t seem like anything to worry about.