Deadlines Suck

Setting a release date for EBF5 before everything was ready was a big mistake. I’m probably gonna be finished on time, but it still adds a lot of extra stress. A bunch of problems appeared on Steam, many of which I’ve either fixed, or found simple ways for the user to fix them. But then there’s some things I don’t think I can do anything about, like a few anti-viruses being triggered by the game. Not sure why it’s happening, as my other games didn’t have this problem, and VirusTotal.com shows the executables as clean. Hopefully this will clear up once a bunch of people play the game and tell their anti-virus that it’s fine.

I should also mention that the German translation might not be finished at launch. It might need a little bit of extra time.

I’ve also prepared an EBF5 asset pack for YouTubers or reviewers, which includes different variations of the cover art, screenshots, game info, and in-game emoticons.

Fanart: Triple Lance & QnA Session

Hey guys, I’m going to do a voice chat Question & Answer session on the EBF Discord, tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm GMT. You can ask questions by text or by voice – we tried this last Thursday and it worked really well. It lasted over 2 hours and around 100 people tuned in to listen. Please try to come up with some interesting questions, and I’ll see you then!

Also EBF4 and BH2 are 75% off in the Autumn and Winter Steam sales!

Here’s some more fanart, by Rukuai, zzhwfy, and Julithekawaiiloser.

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Lego Dump

Hey guys, here’s a dump of my Lego creations from the last few weeks.

I’ve been making a lot of vehicles lately. Themed cars are fun to do – I’ll probably make more of these and pretend they’re playing Mario Kart or something.

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This truck came about because I simply wanted to use the yellow and red door pieces.
It’s a retro-looking design with a few modern features too.

lego truck

And here’s another Bionicle guy! I guess he can be called Swamp, since I did Jungle earlier.
He’s got a shoulder-mounted cannon which he can aim, and that’s all he does, really.

Bionicle Swamp

Fanart: Triple Natalie & EBF5 Release Date

Epic Battle Fantasy 5 will officially be released on Steam on November 30th!
(I reserve the right to delay it if anything catastrophic happens before then.)

The price is $15, and everyone who owns EBF4 will receive a coupon for 20% shortly after launch.
The free web version will probably be out sometime early 2019, whenever I’ve fully recovered from the Steam launch.

Also, here’s another group of fanart, by ghostserexi, MikalaMouse and SunnyTheSunFlower.

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Fanart and Progress

I’m still polishing off the rough edges on EBF5. Even though the game is basically finished, every day someone finds some new problems for me to fix. Some recent issues include: naming captured foes certain things could break your saved files, the Flashplayer Plugin was required for the Steam version to run when it shouldn’t be needed, and 2 treasure chests were still bugged. Better to fix stuff like this before launch rather than after, I suppose.

Anyway, here’s some older fanarts that haven’t been featured yet.

By mario2980.

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By capaligm.

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By drakemcswaggleswag.

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Fanart: EBF5 Coming Soon

Here’s some fanart from SnowyDot.

I’ve finished all of the Steam features for EBF5, so the game will be ready to ship once the translations are done, and once I’ve had a few people test the final build for me. I’ll be announcing the release date very soon, but for now I’ll just say it’ll be before Christmas.

10,241 people so far have EBF5 on their Steam wishlist. Let’s try to beat EBF4′s Greenlight votes, and aim for over 15K. Please add it to your wishlist!
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Lego Kirby

Made this a little while back. All of those pink pieces turned out to be really useful.
Making a mosaic that’s not a square is a big challenge – it takes a few complicated layers to make a strong foundation. The sprites are based on the NES Kirby game, but I added some extra colors and highlights.
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