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k-armaa:iconk-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
PacFan13:iconpacfan13:
Yo, this is a awesome d00d
Mon Apr 7, 2014, 12:57 PM
RealShadowCaster:iconrealshadowcaster:
New EBF4 fanart : realshadowcaster.deviantart.co…
Tue Dec 3, 2013, 6:50 AM
Bright-Elf-Boy:iconbright-elf-boy:
crossover weapons. a staff/ gun, sword/ bow, etc.
Fri Nov 29, 2013, 9:26 PM
GoldenMariokirby
MORE RETURNING FOES
Wed Nov 6, 2013, 7:26 AM
tybo4god:icontybo4god:
I am a huge fan keep up the great work. And there hasn't been 1 monster I couldn't beat
Sun Nov 3, 2013, 12:33 PM
JINKELOID:iconjinkeloid:
Matt, do u speak Chinese?应该不会吧...遇到ki就糟了【PIA
Sat Nov 2, 2013, 4:02 AM
Arial1070:iconarial1070:
Matt, do u speak polish? Jeśli tak, to wiedz, że jesteś zajebisty ;)
Tue Oct 29, 2013, 12:45 PM
yasmyn64:iconyasmyn64:
thanks for the fav!!!!!!
Wed Oct 16, 2013, 6:30 PM
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I think EBF5 is probably around half finished now!

Most of the battle system and animations are done. I’ve still got the bosses and summons to program, and a bit of debugging to do there. Equipment, skills, and most items are done.

What’s left is mostly out-of-battle stuff now: Map art, maps, NPCs, dialogue, battle backgrounds, lots of menus, translations, setting up battles and treasures, and all that. And testing and balancing, of course.

I would have liked to be at this point around 2 months ago, but I guess I’m not very far behind considering all of the stuff that’s slowed me down. I’ve been at it for 14 months, and I’d like to get it done in 24. We’ll see how that goes.

I’ve programmed over 100 foes now, but I’ve left the bosses and big enemies for last, so the pace is slowing down a bit now. Here’s some fun stuff I’ve done recently:

Monoliths now start using some new attacks if you block their nuclear strategy (either with syphon or with resistant armor).  Only on hard or epic mode though, I don’t want to torture normal players.

The new man-eating plant enemies are pretty fun, because they’ve got an interesting combination of elements. The lava plant can use fire and water attacks, and the seaweed plant uses water and electric!

Mammoths have a strong will to live, and may revive when killed UNLESS they are tired. When they eventually die, they may give you the hungry status, causing players to eat uncontrollably.

Haunted Mirrors reflect magic, give bad luck when smashed, and smash themselves at low HP to attack with the glass shards.

Okay, I think I've figured out how to use status updates!
I'll try using this for frequent but short posts, including bits of text and links to fanart.
I hope people actually read these.

Here's some awesome fanart I got today!:
Natz by snowydot
I feel like I've been neglecting DeviantArt a bit, and I think the major reason is that the other social networks I use have trained me to make posts that don't really work well here. Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook all work well with very small posts; little bits of text or screenshots of work in progress. I feel like DeviantArt is more for completed works of art, or longer journals. Posting gifs is a pain here; I have to prepare a preview image every time, which I don't have to do elsewhere. It's also harder to post fanart here, because it's generally implied that the things in my gallery are my own work. But maybe I'm just using it wrong. 

What do you guys think? Should I write lots of little journal entries here as if this were Twitter? Should I post more WIP screenshots? Should I post fanart in my gallery?

I really like DeviantArt, it's just that the format is starting to feel very different from every other site.
I feel like I've been neglecting DeviantArt a bit, and I think the major reason is that the other social networks I use have trained me to make posts that don't really work well here. Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook all work well with very small posts; little bits of text or screenshots of work in progress. I feel like DeviantArt is more for completed works of art, or longer journals. Posting gifs is a pain here; I have to prepare a preview image every time, which I don't have to do elsewhere. It's also harder to post fanart here, because it's generally implied that the things in my gallery are my own work. But maybe I'm just using it wrong. 

What do you guys think? Should I write lots of little journal entries here as if this were Twitter? Should I post more WIP screenshots? Should I post fanart in my gallery?

I really like DeviantArt, it's just that the format is starting to feel very different from every other site.

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:iconhannadianamagic:
HannaDianaMagic Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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JunoOfJetForce Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Don't know when you'll get back around to working on The Dark Players, but I wanted to throw this out for your opinion and anyone else's.

Would it be possible to take the accuracy down on all of them a notch or two? I noticed on Epic that even with -50% Accuracy from Sand Dune or +70% Evade from Energy Drinks, they end up still hitting you with only one or two misses if you're lucky. Even if you put those two together, it's still a ton of setup that only lasts for so long.

I felt that this made The Dark Players a little bit too strong not counting their damage. The damage could be managed but the accuracy was a little too much. Other than this, they were fairly well balanced.
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Pajunen Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the +fav
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ArtemiyZ Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
In all of your favourites I can see a lot of boobs...
Why Matt?!?
WHY?????!!!!

Don't make me cry :'(
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:iconkupogames:
KupoGames Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Why not?
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:iconartemiyz:
ArtemiyZ Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconchaosdemon2:
ChaosDemon2 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Student General Artist
Omni-Blivion has many forms.......

The reason why it's 5th mega form has no limbs?

THEY ARE EVERYWHERE.

As for Phyrnna, I'm brainstorming some stuff for her character.

Not allowed to spoil it though. I wanna keep it a surprise! >:)

Plus I have way too many spoilers!
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all-alone-here Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Matt! My name is Cherrie and I'm a big fan of your games and I wanted to do a lets play series of your games. I was hoping to start from the beginning with adventure story but I am having a hard time finding it. Do you have a site that I can go too that has your first few games or am I just missing them in your gallery. I also found installment 3 and 4 on steam and was wondering if you were bringing the rest there too. Thank you for all your hard work and these games i just love them to death.
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KupoGames Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Check em out on Newgrounds or Kongregate, or even my site, Kupogames.
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all-alone-here Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I didn't know you had a site! Alright thank you!
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:iconakuzukidaichi:
AkuzukiDaichi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Fanart for you before Vietnamese new year : akuzukidaichi.deviantart.com/a…
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GoldBlockIngot Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had a few ideas for special moves and effects for future installments!

1: A very powerful thunder elemental move, however it stuns the player who used it for a few turns afterwards. In fact, moves that both hit enemies and buff players at the same time seem interesting.

2: Buff/debuff combinations stat defects, where one stat is buffed is raised by 5% each turn but it's opposite gets debuffed. So while magic atk. is increased, magic def. is decreased.
For names, maybe:
Rage (atk up, def down)
Fortify (def up, atk down)
Charm (m.atk up, m.def down)
Jinx (m.def up, m.atk down)
Hyper (evd up, acc down)
Steady (acc up, evd down)

3: A Repel/Deflect stat, acting as an opposite of the Target stat that's going into EBF5. Players under it will be less likely to receive attacks from their enemies, unless they are the only player present on the screen or are under the Target effect. Enemies who have this buff will simply deflect damage, that is that if they are attacked, a different enemy will receive the damage unless they are the only one present on the screen.

I dunno whether you'll ever really need to use these, but it's just something to think about :3
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chekm8 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Any chance of getting EBF5 on Linux?
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:iconkupogames:
KupoGames Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
No idea at the moment. Probably not though.
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:iconchekm8:
chekm8 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Rats...
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:iconakuzukidaichi:
AkuzukiDaichi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I...I have fanart again... : akuzukidaichi.deviantart.com/a…
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HannaDianaMagic Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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HannaDianaMagic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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FlamerXMagofire Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Happy new year, Matt =D Let's hope the new one sucks less than the old one :XD:
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:iconkanga21:
Kanga21 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy New Year 2017! ^^
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:iconduyhung2h:
duyhung2h Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy New Year Matt :D

Hope you had a wonderful year! Keep up the good work!
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:iconkupogames:
KupoGames Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
Thanks, you too!
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:iconduyhung2h:
duyhung2h Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Student General Artist
Will do! Can't wait for EBF 5 to come out. I have already played all of your games, you really made my childhood awesome :)
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ChaosDemon2 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Student General Artist
Wanna change the world?
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ChaosDemon2 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Student General Artist
My family sends your their regards.
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