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Develop Brighton

Me and Ronja recently travelled to Brighton in the south of England for the Develop conference. It was a smooth 9-hour drive from Glasgow to Brighton – on our way we briefly stopped in Oxford, and spent a day in Thorpe Park. I assumed we would beat the school holidays, but plenty of kids were on school trips at the theme park, so it was way more crowded than we liked. Eventually we managed to ride most of the rides we wanted to do, except for Swarm, which broke down. It’s a shame that Saw: The Ride is so rough and painful, otherwise it would be a top-tier rollercoaster with awesome horror theming. Nemesis Inferno, Stealth and Walking Dead were good fun, as were the water rides. Anyway, I’d definitely like to visit again on a less busy day.

The conference itself was also incredibly busy – apparently the busiest year by far. We browsed some indie games at the expo, and met up with a few developer friends we knew from Twitter and other events. We met up with The Super Flash Brothers, Damp Gnat, Grey Alien Games, Lowtek Games, Space Spy, and others. We were hoping to meet the developers of Among Us, but missed them by a day – maybe next time.

Overall, time was mostly spent just chatting, eating and drinking with industry people. We also made room to do general tourist stuff around Brighton – we walked around the Royal Pavilion, rode a crappy rollercoaster on the pier, and went up the i360 tower, which while expensive, gives a very nice view of the city from 160 meters up. I’ve been to few seaside cities this year, including Blackpool, Skegness and Llandudno, and I think Brighton had the most interesting and presentable coastline to visit as a tourist.

Anyway, on the drive home, due to bad traffic, bad weather, and rode closures, the trip took us 13 hours instead of 9! That was rough. Would consider taking the train in future, but UK train prices are way too high. In the end we laughed it off and every aspect of the trip was memorable. I will definitely attend the conference again – but maybe not every year!

Epic Battle Fantasy Collection Contest Winners

Hello Again Folks!

Winners of the EBF Collection Fanart Contest are finally here!
Thanks again to everyone for submitting art and taking part in the contest, we received so much absolutely amazing artwork from all of you and we love celebrating your creativity. Like said before, the sheer quality of everyone’s work this time is mind-blowing, and the judging process was incredibly difficult. Congratulations to all winners, and thank you so much for participating!

Winners will receive prize money from a pool of £500 to be split between the top 6 entries, as well as 2 games or soundtracks of their choice (not including games/ports in development) on the platform of their choosing.

You can click the images to view full sized versions, but they might take a while to load as some are quite big.
You can view all entries in the contest channel on the EBF Discord Server.

1st Place £130
Combination of all entries by towa

2nd Place £110
More battles! by NaT

3rd Place £90
Brawl Royale Natz poster by Mistralion

4th Place £70
2 Minutes to Midnight by HaxDev

5th Place £55
The Book of the Epic Battle Fantasy by Zev

6th Place £45
The Faithful Showdown by Audric

Epic Battle Fantasy Collection Contest Results

The EBF Collection Fanart Contest results are finally in. Thank you to everyone for your patience as we’ve judged all your incredible entries. Entries have been judged by Matt, Ronja, Phyrnna, and Troisnyx. The winners of the prize pool will be announced tomorrow. Even though we received less entries compared to the last contests, the quality is so incredibly high this time it has been unbelievably difficult to decide. Each judge voted very differently and ended up with a with a unique set of favourites making it harder than before to narrow down the winners.

Today we celebrate the runners-up who created some incredible art and stole our hearts!

All runners-up will receive 2 games or soundtracks of their choice (not including games/ports in development) on the platform of their choosing. You can view all the entries in the contest channel on the EBF Discord server.

Bat Country by MoonshinetheSnowleopard
Coffee is Life by Quonit
Dream Collection by Ferico
Irresistible by dreaiya_art
Maintenance by RoxyJump
Mattress and Nutellie by Jchoking
A Ruthless Foe Appears by Boon
Summon of the Calamity EBF Collect by Kaidart
The Epic Gang by Joon
Together we fight! by Shon95
VICTORY! by Liz Moss

Epic Battle Fantasy Collection Fanart Contest!

It’s been nearly a year since the EBF Collection launched, and it’s time to celebrate with a fanart contest!

To participate in the contest create new fanart of our old games, specifically the ones featured in the EBF Collection meaning Mecha Dress Up Game, Brawl Royale, The Kitten Game, Epic Battle Fantasy 1&2, Bullet Heaven, Adventure Story, and Cat Cafe. Make sure to post it to the contest channel on the EBF Discord Server with the contest tag, the name of the art piece, your name/nickname, and a link to your art page. The deadline is Tuesday May 30th at 10PM BST, and remember to title your entry with “Collection-Contest-Entry”. You can make as many entries as you’d like, but all art must be new, image files, made by you, and PG-13 (bonus points for avoiding copyrighted material).

There is a total of £500 (~$620) to be split between the top entries, as well as Steam or mobile keys to any existing Epic Battle Fantasy games. Cash prizes will be awarded by PayPal or bank transfer.

Entries will be judged by Kupo Games and Ronja (more judges to be added soon), 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!