Monthly Archives: October 2020

Fanart: Minecraft Skins

Hi Folks!

Autumn means it’s time to shut yourself inside and play all the games you bought over summer (or the past 10 years) that you never played until now. Or, you could just, play through the same three games for the millionth time just like everyone else.

On a completely unrelated note, here are some really cool Minecraft Skins of the EBF gang from y2k_bug.

EBF Collection: Prototypes

Hey guys, the “Prototypes” section of the Epic Battle Fantasy Collection is done. This shows off a bunch of work-in-progress Flash files. This part basically functions like a file browser, and just launches the files in new Flashplayer windows, rather than in the main window. The upside of doing it this way is that the prototypes run totally independent of the launcher, and can lock up without ruining the user experience. The downside is that the Steam Overlay won’t work on them, so no easy screenshot button.

Making an application that launches other applications makes me feel like a powerful hacker.

As for what’s included, it’s basically anything that I think fans of the EBF games will find interesting and noteworthy. You’ll probably remember most of them from the thumbnails.

On top of all that, there’s a hidden folder containing more Flash files that aren’t as noteworthy.

EBF Collection: Achievements

Hey guys, the Epic Battle Fantasy Collection is going to have almost 150 achievements in total, more than any other game I’ve made! It’s gonna be great for anyone who plays games just for Steam achievements, since it won’t take too long to get them all.

All of the original Newgrounds medals will be in there, plus some games will have a couple of new ones. The Kitten Game has never had achievements before on any platform, so it’s getting a completely new set. Cat Cafe’s in-game medals are pretty grindy, so I’ll probably make the Steam achievements easier than those. I’ll also make sure that you don’t need to beat EBF1 and 2 on every difficulty anymore – Epic will be enough.

You’ll have the option to delete medals for each game separately. I still get complaints about Epic Battle Fantasy 4 not having a simple way to delete medals, so I’m not going to forget that feature again.

I’ve also remade all of the achievement icons in HD!
A lot of the icons needed to be remade anyway – some contained copyrighted characters, and some were very low-effort. I’ve kept the spirit of the originals, but many will be shinier now.

The standard size for web game achievements was 50×50 pixels, and Steam uses 64×64, but I figured I would future-proof them and go for 128×128. I’m making the most of this and displaying them quite large in the launcher interface.