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EBF5: Map Blocks by KupoGames EBF5: Map Blocks :iconkupogames:KupoGames 54 10 EBF5: Tipis by KupoGames EBF5: Tipis :iconkupogames:KupoGames 47 9 EBF5: Ice Temple by KupoGames EBF5: Ice Temple :iconkupogames:KupoGames 55 15 EBF5: Snow by KupoGames EBF5: Snow :iconkupogames:KupoGames 67 14 EBF5: Lava Lake by KupoGames EBF5: Lava Lake :iconkupogames:KupoGames 41 5 EBF5: Ghost Town by KupoGames EBF5: Ghost Town :iconkupogames:KupoGames 68 9 EBF5: ??? by KupoGames EBF5: ??? :iconkupogames:KupoGames 69 50 Ma Digga by KupoGames Ma Digga :iconkupogames:KupoGames 28 7 EBF5: Tree Guts by KupoGames EBF5: Tree Guts :iconkupogames:KupoGames 52 11 Tree Tutorial by KupoGames Tree Tutorial :iconkupogames:KupoGames 65 18 EBF5: Forest Town by KupoGames EBF5: Forest Town :iconkupogames:KupoGames 54 6 EBF5: Mansion by KupoGames EBF5: Mansion :iconkupogames:KupoGames 63 11 EBF5: Catacombs by KupoGames EBF5: Catacombs :iconkupogames:KupoGames 46 9 EBF5: Storage Room by KupoGames EBF5: Storage Room :iconkupogames:KupoGames 44 14 EBF5: House by KupoGames EBF5: House :iconkupogames:KupoGames 70 12 EBF5: Statues by KupoGames EBF5: Statues :iconkupogames:KupoGames 71 12

Favourites

EBF Matt and Natalie Smile by CandyKat98 EBF Matt and Natalie Smile :iconcandykat98:CandyKat98 29 7 Nolegs and Slime Bunny by Hanna-Diana-Magic Nolegs and Slime Bunny :iconhanna-diana-magic:Hanna-Diana-Magic 22 15 Happy Birthday, AkuzukiDaichi! by erzaaa204 Happy Birthday, AkuzukiDaichi! :iconerzaaa204:erzaaa204 7 3 Img 20170531 163152 by TheCynicalViet Img 20170531 163152 :iconthecynicalviet:TheCynicalViet 13 3 Anna vs. DarkDramon by Zircon-Phantom Anna vs. DarkDramon :iconzircon-phantom:Zircon-Phantom 8 2 Epic Battle Fantasy IV by CrisVnzla Epic Battle Fantasy IV :iconcrisvnzla:CrisVnzla 10 3 Stuffed Sunday 26 by Moemoehikikomori Stuffed Sunday 26 :iconmoemoehikikomori:Moemoehikikomori 77 11 Chibi EBF (Matt, Natalie) by HarryP22h Chibi EBF (Matt, Natalie) :iconharryp22h:HarryP22h 3 0 Chibi EBF (Lance, Anna) by HarryP22h Chibi EBF (Lance, Anna) :iconharryp22h:HarryP22h 5 1 NoLegs (Epic Battle Fantasy) by GameDJ2015 NoLegs (Epic Battle Fantasy) :icongamedj2015:GameDJ2015 2 2
Mature content
Sexy adventures of my epic fantasy :iconkomodor55:komodor55 2 0
Shock Troops by ProxyGreen Shock Troops :iconproxygreen:ProxyGreen 975 33 BH the cat by thelasthat BH the cat :iconthelasthat:thelasthat 2 1 Battle of the Monoliths by huffnut Battle of the Monoliths :iconhuffnut:huffnut 14 5 .:G U N S:. by Kanga21 .:G U N S:. :iconkanga21:Kanga21 11 8 MONOLITH VII by JohnBergin MONOLITH VII :iconjohnbergin:JohnBergin 37 8

Activity


Here's a bunch of recent EBF fanart!
So colorful!

EBF Matt and Natalie Smile by CandyKat98 Nolegs and Slime Bunny by Hanna-Diana-Magic Epic Battle Fantasy IV by CrisVnzla EBF-Anna new female armor and weapon by SunnyTheSunFlower

I think social media has become a literal addiction for me, in the sense that it’s actually hurting my well-being by wasting hours of my time and overloading me with information about things that don’t matter. I’ve installed a browser extension to limit my Facebook and Twitter time to 20 minutes a day, which is just enough time for me to make my blog posts and read the comments I get. It’s not stopping me from procrastinating overall, but I’m spending more time looking at games and animations on Newgrounds and 4chan, which I think is a much better use of my time than reading about petty outrage on Twitter. So it’s been a positive change so far.

I’m also trying to be more mindful about digital distractions in general. Before I compulsively open a new tab, or look at my phone, I ask myself: Do I really want to be checking what pointless notifications I got in the last 30 minutes? Or is literally anything else a better use of my time?
I’m not great at it yet, but I’m making some progress.

I used to love technology, but it feels like lately a lot of it has been engineered to be so psychologically exploitative that I just want to get away from it. All social media seems to encourage the most outrageous, low quality, click-baity posts in an effort to make you stay on the site longer.

On YouTube half of what I get recommended is shit like “10 reasons why Final Fantasy 7 is the worst one!”, and “7 times Richard Dawkins went beast mode on idiots!”. They figure out what I’m interested in, and then show me the lowest quality content possible. What an age we live in, eh…

Maybe I’m a bit naive and nostalgic here, but I used to feel that social networks were a useful tool that you were in control over. You followed people who’s posts you were interested in, you searched for content you liked, and you were notified of important things like replies to your comments.

Nowadays the social networks are in charge of what I see. They show me posts that are “liked” by people I follow, when no one ever asked for that feature. They don’t allow me to turn off many types of notifications that I don’t want to see. They disguise advertisements as regular posts. Posts and comments aren’t ordered chronologically anymore, but instead by some secret algorithm. Algorithms predict what news you want to see, instead of showing you news that’s actually important.

It’s all a big waste of time really, and I wonder if the net affect of social media is even a positive one at this point. It was nice being able to keep in touch with friends and find cool people, but I think more traditional messenger apps are better suited to that now, as they don’t come with all the extra distractions.

Oh, and I forgot to even mention the mobs of self-righteous bullies that thirst for public shamings on the internet. Apparently these days it’s acceptable and often lauded to ruin someones career and livelihood over a few distasteful Tweets, or some other petty nonsense. Try saving the outrage for actual criminals who deserve it, ya twats.

Anyway, I just wanted to rant a bit about this. Do you agree or disagree?

EBF5: Map Blocks

Working on the new map system mechanics!
It’s going slowly but well. (the EBF4 map system is so messily programmed that reverse-engineering it is somewhat troublesome)

Prepare to witness some cool new puzzles soon!

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I made a slideshow video of all the EBF5 area art I’ve made, in case anyone missed some.
(but mainly it’s just an excuse to link my YouTube channel some more)



I think social media has become a literal addiction for me, in the sense that it’s actually hurting my well-being by wasting hours of my time and overloading me with information about things that don’t matter. I’ve installed a browser extension to limit my Facebook and Twitter time to 20 minutes a day, which is just enough time for me to make my blog posts and read the comments I get. It’s not stopping me from procrastinating overall, but I’m spending more time looking at games and animations on Newgrounds and 4chan, which I think is a much better use of my time than reading about petty outrage on Twitter. So it’s been a positive change so far.

I’m also trying to be more mindful about digital distractions in general. Before I compulsively open a new tab, or look at my phone, I ask myself: Do I really want to be checking what pointless notifications I got in the last 30 minutes? Or is literally anything else a better use of my time?
I’m not great at it yet, but I’m making some progress.

I used to love technology, but it feels like lately a lot of it has been engineered to be so psychologically exploitative that I just want to get away from it. All social media seems to encourage the most outrageous, low quality, click-baity posts in an effort to make you stay on the site longer.

On YouTube half of what I get recommended is shit like “10 reasons why Final Fantasy 7 is the worst one!”, and “7 times Richard Dawkins went beast mode on idiots!”. They figure out what I’m interested in, and then show me the lowest quality content possible. What an age we live in, eh…

Maybe I’m a bit naive and nostalgic here, but I used to feel that social networks were a useful tool that you were in control over. You followed people who’s posts you were interested in, you searched for content you liked, and you were notified of important things like replies to your comments.

Nowadays the social networks are in charge of what I see. They show me posts that are “liked” by people I follow, when no one ever asked for that feature. They don’t allow me to turn off many types of notifications that I don’t want to see. They disguise advertisements as regular posts. Posts and comments aren’t ordered chronologically anymore, but instead by some secret algorithm. Algorithms predict what news you want to see, instead of showing you news that’s actually important.

It’s all a big waste of time really, and I wonder if the net affect of social media is even a positive one at this point. It was nice being able to keep in touch with friends and find cool people, but I think more traditional messenger apps are better suited to that now, as they don’t come with all the extra distractions.

Oh, and I forgot to even mention the mobs of self-righteous bullies that thirst for public shamings on the internet. Apparently these days it’s acceptable and often lauded to ruin someones career and livelihood over a few distasteful Tweets, or some other petty nonsense. Try saving the outrage for actual criminals who deserve it, ya twats.

Anyway, I just wanted to rant a bit about this. Do you agree or disagree?

Journal History

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Matt Roszak
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:icondorkyyandere:
DorkyYandere Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
This person drew such a wonderful picture of Matt and Natz ^///^
EBF Matt and Natalie Smile by CandyKat98
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:iconhanna-diana-magic:
Hanna-Diana-Magic Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have some fanart
Nolegs and Slime Bunny
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:icongamedj2015:
GameDJ2015 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! Freddy's Nose Boop (Chat Icon) Freddy's Nose Boop (Chat Icon) 
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:iconakuzukidaichi:
AkuzukiDaichi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
My cousin make a crossover fanart for you : thelasthat.deviantart.com/art/…
Hope you luv that(=゚ω゚)ノ
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:iconpinkaxolotl:
PinkAxolotl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
I just found your gallery and it looks really cool!

So much cute assets and so many great game backgrounds.

Littletale Sans Icon Keep up the good work
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:iconkupogames:
KupoGames Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
Thanks! :D
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:iconrogangr8:
rogangr8 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017
ldd.lego.com/en-us/download Lego digital designer. It is something I use way to much.
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:iconshchyoba-sama:
Shchyoba-sama Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
чувак, ты крут, я хочу от тебя детей
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:iconpoketendothefox:
PoketendoTheFox Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
When can you...... "Guess" when the game's gonna be released? Late 2017? Early 2018?
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:iconakuzukidaichi:
AkuzukiDaichi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Both...
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:iconmars-diamond:
Mars-Diamond Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Hey,thanks for faving my fan art,hope you like it ^_^
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:icontheastralogist:
TheAstralogist Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Played EBF many years ago, completely forgot about it, and just rediscovered it now. Super hyped to see a  new one in the making, I am EXCITED! Magikarp emoticon
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:iconnovastartherapter:
novastartherapter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017
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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:iconyasmyn64:
yasmyn64 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
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:iconkanga21:
Kanga21 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Student General Artist
Heya....

Here's some fanart Sakacomics made.
It's really cool. ^^
sakacomics.deviantart.com/art/…
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:icongerthechaoswerewolf:
GERTheChaosWereWolf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  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 ^^

sunnythesunflower.deviantart.c…
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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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:iconkupogames:
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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