Monthly Archives: September 2022

EBF Monster Fanart Contest

It’s officially the spooky season, and it’s time to celebrate with a fanart contest!

To participate in the contest create spooky or Halloween-y EBF fanart with focus on the foes or monsters of Epic Battle Fantasy. Make sure to post it to the #contest channel on the EBF Discord Server with the name of the art piece, your name/nickname, and a link to your art page. The deadline is Monday October 31 at 10PM GMT, and remember to title your entry with “Monster-Contest-Entry”. You can make as many entries as you’d like, but all art must be new, yours, and PG-13.

There is a total of £300 (~$330) to be split between the top entries, as well as Steam or Android keys to any existing Epic Battle Fantasy games and soundtracks. Cash prizes will be awarded by PayPal or bank transfer.

Entries will be judged by Matt, Phyrnna, and Ronja, and winners will be announced within a couple weeks after the deadline.

If you don’t have an art page, or are looking for a better platform you should check out Newgrounds for sharing and browsing art, music, and games!

EBF5: Nearly Final Android Update

Version 1.33 of EBF5 is up on the Google Play Store, here’s a list of changes:

  • Added support for resolutions up to 20:9. The game should look much better on longer phones. (many battle animations have been extended, let me know if any are incorrect) (I’m also curious if screen cutouts/notches cause any issues)
  • Added an option to lock the game in the original 16:9 ratio, in the experimental options menu.

  • Added cloud saving. In the experimental options menu, you can upload and download saved data. (tap the star in the options menu) (this will eventually be automatic on start up and shut down of the app, but for now it’s done manually) (downloaded data will only be used if the cloud files are newer than the local files)
  • Added an option to disable cloud saving in the experimental options menu. (if you don’t want to share data across devices)

  • Added back the hidden equipment color variants. (removing them was a mistake)
  • Added 10 new weapon color variants – 2 for each character.
  • Added a prompt to rate the app, which triggers after boss fights. (frequency of prompts is limited)
  • Added a preview of the Cheats and Challenges menu which shows their details before you purchase them.
  • Made the DLC shop look a bit shinier.
  • Cleaned up the Glitched icons, to make them easier to select, since you have no cursor on mobile.

The list of changes is quite short this time, but cloud saving and wider aspect ratios took a LOT of work and are a big deal!
EBF5 is now feature complete – all that’s left is fixing a few bugs and translating a couple of new lines of text.