The Steam Summer Sale is on!
You can get EBF5 for 40% off as well as EBF4 and BH2 for 65% off until July 7th 10am Pacific.
Here’s some lovely fanart from NaT_A.
Here’s some nightmarishly spooky mashup fanart of the D(ark)Evil players, from BlueZoneCEO.
EBF Collection has been updated to version 1.9 on Steam:
Added 2 more prototypes: The EBF4 Battle Demo and EBF3 Spell Animations.
Added 3 handicap options to Bullet Heaven: 2x Foe Damage, 33% More Foe HP, and Speed Up Game.
(this is essentially hard mode, best experienced in a new save file)
Added the S+ and S++ ranks to Bullet Heaven, which require playing with two or three handicaps.
(there are no achievements for this)
Optimized the code in Bullet Heaven a little bit. Not sure how much it helps.
Added an experimental “Alternative Rendering” option to Bullet Heaven.
(might help if the game is running very poorly, but in most cases it will probably make performance worse)
Optimized the code in Adventure Story somewhat, but didn’t find anything seriously wrong.
Fixed Adventure Story crashing if it can’t create save data.
Fixed Medal pop-ups occasionally being stuck on-screen in Cat Cafe.
Fixed not being able to delete the new EBF2 achievements in the launcher.
If Bullet Heaven and Adventure Story are running poorly for you, I’d appreciate some feedback on the following:
Which parts of the games run slowly?
Does restarting the game help?
Does lowering the Window/Fullscreen resolution help?
Does lowering the Quality/anti-aliasing and other graphics settings help?
I’m currently not sure if there’s a memory leak, or if it’s some specific animations that are causing issues – the more information you can give me, the better.
If you’ve missed any of the previous updates, please read through the announcements on Steam!
A decent amount of content has been added since launch.
We’ve been enjoying lovely summer weather by spending time doing garden maintenance and working on some outdoor projects, as well as lounging around and going on small day trips to enjoy the nearby nature with friends and family. In other news Matt is working on a new hard mode for Bullet Heaven in the EBF Collection, and it should be out soon!
Here’s some lovely dating sim fanart from towa.
Here’s a video to celebrate all the incredible artwork we received for the EBF Birthday Fanart Contest back in April. We got such an overwhelming amount of amazing entries that judging was very difficult, and we were only able to showcase a fraction of all the artwork in the winners and runners up categories.
You can view all the submitted artwork with artist’s comments and links in the #contest channel on the Epic Battle Fantasy Discord Server.
The music is a French cover of Phyrnna’s Underwater Grotto by Troisnyx
Video by Ronja