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Given by HenkkaSan
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EBF5: Lava Lake by KupoGames EBF5: Lava Lake :iconkupogames:KupoGames 16 3 EBF5: Ghost Town by KupoGames EBF5: Ghost Town :iconkupogames:KupoGames 58 8 EBF5: ??? by KupoGames EBF5: ??? :iconkupogames:KupoGames 59 45 Ma Digga by KupoGames Ma Digga :iconkupogames:KupoGames 25 7 EBF5: Tree Guts by KupoGames EBF5: Tree Guts :iconkupogames:KupoGames 49 11 Tree Tutorial by KupoGames Tree Tutorial :iconkupogames:KupoGames 58 17 EBF5: Forest Town by KupoGames EBF5: Forest Town :iconkupogames:KupoGames 49 6 EBF5: Mansion by KupoGames EBF5: Mansion :iconkupogames:KupoGames 59 10 EBF5: Catacombs by KupoGames EBF5: Catacombs :iconkupogames:KupoGames 42 9 EBF5: Storage Room by KupoGames EBF5: Storage Room :iconkupogames:KupoGames 39 14 EBF5: House by KupoGames EBF5: House :iconkupogames:KupoGames 66 11 EBF5: Statues by KupoGames EBF5: Statues :iconkupogames:KupoGames 65 12 EBF5: Mystic Woods by KupoGames EBF5: Mystic Woods :iconkupogames:KupoGames 62 11 EBF5: Hut by KupoGames EBF5: Hut :iconkupogames:KupoGames 73 17 EBF5: Fortress Interior by KupoGames EBF5: Fortress Interior :iconkupogames:KupoGames 59 15 EBF5: Iron Fortress by KupoGames EBF5: Iron Fortress :iconkupogames:KupoGames 76 15

Favourites

Matt -WIP- by yasmyn64 Matt -WIP- :iconyasmyn64:yasmyn64 8 12 Cutie Sprites by Bonniecakes Cutie Sprites :iconbonniecakes:Bonniecakes 6 2 Anna Doodle by Hanna-Diana-Magic Anna Doodle :iconhanna-diana-magic:Hanna-Diana-Magic 16 14 Slimey by yasmyn64 Slimey :iconyasmyn64:yasmyn64 9 0 Matt by sakacomics Matt :iconsakacomics:sakacomics 7 7 EEEEVIIIILLLL by Kanga21 EEEEVIIIILLLL :iconkanga21:Kanga21 10 6 MERIDIAN by Marko-Djurdjevic MERIDIAN :iconmarko-djurdjevic:Marko-Djurdjevic 1,012 14 Gate | Daily Piece #15 by TheBakaArts Gate | Daily Piece #15 :iconthebakaarts:TheBakaArts 224 6 [288] Erosion by mcptato [288] Erosion :iconmcptato:mcptato 1,032 14 B by Raichiyo33 B :iconraichiyo33:Raichiyo33 2,131 55 Butterflies in my stomach by AnitaAnti Butterflies in my stomach :iconanitaanti:AnitaAnti 2,695 156 Outre Reverie by tsuaii Outre Reverie :icontsuaii:tsuaii 2,044 60 Elsa's New Dress by Artgerm Elsa's New Dress :iconartgerm:Artgerm 6,491 170 Flower Crown [4] by AmyThunderbolt Flower Crown [4] :iconamythunderbolt:AmyThunderbolt 634 19 Ann by sakimichan Ann :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 12,053 292 Bounty Hunter by kerembeyit Bounty Hunter :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 3,518 108

Shoutbox

TexRider:icontexrider:
I know that because I played all the games from easy to epic this is getting impossible
Sun May 14, 2017, 11:13 PM
TexRider:icontexrider:
Cause seeing all these enemies makes me to think that you cant even complete the whole game without losing at least once.
Sun May 14, 2017, 11:12 PM
TexRider:icontexrider:
Hey Is This Game defeatable.
Sun May 14, 2017, 11:11 PM
sciencemaniac245:iconsciencemaniac245:
maybe eventually no legs might evolve and become a human as well and finally be able to tell us a Lot about the storyline of previous games
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 1:24 PM
MrDoughnut13:iconmrdoughnut13:
I played EBF 1-4, adventure story and Bullet Heaven 1 and 2... I can't wait until EBF5!!
Wed Apr 12, 2017, 9:59 AM
HenkkaSan:iconhenkkasan:
i hope you like Core ! i just wanted support you <
Fri Apr 7, 2017, 7:39 AM
Jojough12345:iconjojough12345:
I AM A NOBODY WHO LOVES UR GAMES AHHHH!! Also thanks for allowing safe, innocent play through with the nsfw button, I really appreciate it.
Mon Mar 20, 2017, 3:02 AM
Kanga21:iconkanga21:
"Do a barrel roll! Too slow!" ~Lance
Tue Mar 7, 2017, 7:35 PM
k-armaa
ALL OF THIS IS RADICAL DUDE!!!
Fri Jan 27, 2017, 9:54 AM
funnytimesfunny:iconfunnytimesfunny:
Where's NPC Creator?
Fri Dec 23, 2016, 7:04 PM
Nobody

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Activity


EBF5: Lava Lake
Took me a while to get the lava to a point where I was happy with it.
There's always some lava somewhere.
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EBF5: Ghost Town
Here’s another town!
It’s seen better days.
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Ma Digga
Built enough Lego digger sets that I thought I’d try to build my own. Thought it would be fairly straightforward but I ended up spending 3 hours on this little thing. Lego Technic wheels are cool.
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So this blog is a few months overdue…

Back in January Epic Battle Fantasy 4 was invited to take part in the Humble “Overwhelmingly Positive” Bundle. EBF4 has been bundled before, but it was a few years ago and in a very small bundle (5K sales), so that barely counts. Back then I didn’t expect to EBF4 to have such a long sales tail, so I figured there was no harm to be done by bundling. But it turned out that EBF4 would be selling well for years after release, thanks to Steam’s Discovery update which does a lot to recommend the game to Steam users. I told myself I wouldn’t bundle EBF4 again until the sales dried up and I was invited into a more prestigious bundle. It’s quite flattering being a new Steam dev and getting tons of bundle offers, but one quickly realises that most of them want to bundle your game with garbage and devalue it.

So a long time later comes along Humble Bundle asking to sell EBF4 next to games like Shantae, N++, and Day of the Tentacle. I hadn’t played these at the time but I knew they were very popular and well rated, and also not as old as EBF4, so I was definitely bundling up rather than down with this lineup. Another major stroke of luck was that the Steam review system was changed shortly before this offer, so that reviews from key activations don’t count towards the review score. EBF4 has a Steam review score of 98% (overwhelmingly positive), which is why it was included in this bundle, and this change meant that opening up the game to a more general audience was unlikely to hurt it even if a lot of them didn’t like it. It would have been rather embarrassing if EBF4 lost this high rating during the bundle, and being the somewhat niche Flash game that it is, I would have absolutely expected that to happen.

The bundle ran for two weeks, and with EBF4 being in the $1 lowest tier, it sold 135K copies. Around 92K of the keys were actually activated, and the amount of user engagement was incredibly low, as expected from a bundle. Very few of them left reviews or posted in the forums, and the ratio for players to owners drastically decreased (the bundle more or less doubled the number of owners on Steam). Success! This is the best result I could have hoped for: Free money for almost no work! No user complaints to deal with! Though it did hurt a bit that the other games got more attention for being in the bundle. (I lurked Reddit to see which games people were most interested in) (also the few reviews EBF4 got during the bundle were around 75% positive, so definitely much worse than usual)

Overall the bundle almost doubled my income for the year, and with Brexit plummeting the value of the UK pound, the incredible exchange rate boosted my earnings further, making last year my most profitable year ever! And I didn’t even release a game that year! Being self employed is weird.
(note: the UK tax year ends in April for reasons unknown)

The only real question left is whether or not bundling EBF4 hurt its long term sales. It’s hard to say. Sales have been a bit lower after the bundle, but they were already slowly going down, and the Steam autumn and winter sales shipped a lot of units shortly before the bundle too. EBF4 has been on Steam for over 3 years and hasn’t been getting any updates, so it’s still doing remarkably well either way. Today it still more than covers my living expenses, which is all a developer could ask for really.

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:iconnovastartherapter:
novastartherapter Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
I heard that you're making a game, that's quite cool! :D I'm actually trying to develop a game as well ^_^ Albeit my game isn't nearly as cool as yours
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yasmyn64 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
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:iconkanga21:
Kanga21 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Heya....

Here's some fanart Sakacomics made.
It's really cool. ^^
sakacomics.deviantart.com/art/…
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GERTheChaosWereWolf Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When i first found out about the Epic Battle Fantasy series, i always thought that Matt was a girl for some reason even though he had the look and the name of a boy... I kinda wish he was a girl though, hehe.
Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Whew Sigh) [V3] 
 


But to this day i always manage to see Matt as the Marisa of the Bullet Heaven series.
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:iconsunnythesunflower:
The last one NoLegs stanp ^^

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:iconthecynicalviet:
TheCynicalViet Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The last one!

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I just want to say that I really do enjoy these games. From piss-quiting the narwhal game to cheesing the zombie hydra, I've had some good times and I'll have some more when EBF 5 is released.
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:iconhannadianamagic:
HannaDianaMagic Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
I have fanart

Lance - Traditional Art

My tablet broke, so I drew Lance with a pencil
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:iconouli-ukuli:
Ouli-Ukuli Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
Been a while since I played Epic Battle Fantasy. Looking forward to the next one.
Also, I love how you give enemies of the same kind subtle variations like a different expression on their face or different prop on a slime's head. This is something I sorely miss in so many games so major plus to you for taking the care and effort!
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KupoGames Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
Thanks!
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:iconbobertking:
Bobertking Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I should have given you a watch ages ago. Back when I was a little snot, I looked up to you and your works.
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:iconthecynicalviet:
TheCynicalViet Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not done yet. 

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Lance is gender-bended because the I didn't like the first version, and Matt will be ,too, to fit thematically. Also, with the right build and buffs, NoLegs might as well look like that.
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:iconthecynicalviet:
TheCynicalViet Featured By Owner Edited May 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the five to come, and, for the most part, they'll resemble their EBF5 demo incarnations. Just don't worry about NoLegs until you see him. 

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Xx ^_q xX.
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:iconakuzukidaichi:
AkuzukiDaichi Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
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:iconhannadianamagic:
I have fanart!
hannadianamagic.deviantart.com…

I drew Hikari for a change
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:iconakuzukidaichi:
AkuzukiDaichi Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Time to saying...FanArt time!!! EBFxVietnameseMV : Son Tung MTP-Matt : Lac Troi
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BigSwell99 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:ohmygod!: OMG!:ohmygod!: 
I have been a fan of your games!
I played them a few years ago.

I want to give you a llama for your hard work.

I can do some smol artworks if you want, too. For fan art.
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:iconkanga21:
Kanga21 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Student General Artist
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CodyRKero Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
I made fanart for godcat :3
codyrkero.deviantart.com/art/E…
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Jelkedrawings Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
I... made fanart again Sweating a little... 
fav.me/db6lrrk
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EdwinAlexander Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude!, You don't even know how much inspiration you gave me when I was little , like 9 or 10 years old when I played EBF3

Today I crashed to the ''
Divine Madness'' ost, the song for Akron
And Ran to search your work, because I always loved all your designs ..for monsters, clothes especially weapons! 

I remember a little me waiting for a 
EBF4 and now you are working on the fifth ,I have too much to catch on and surely will do! 

Keep up the great job! Clap 
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