matt-likes-swords's News

I haven't made a huge amount of progress on EBF5 lately, mostly I'm just doing debugging and getting distracted by nice weather. I did make a few more videos of gameplay though, so check out my YouTube channel if you're interested in previews. I made a Discord server for EBF fans, so check it out if you want to chat with us. It's been quite active so far, with lots of people posting fanart and asking me questions.

I also posted some EBF5 code samples, for anyone who's interested in that kind of stuff.


First footage of Epic Battle Fantasy 5!

2017-04-07 16:35:23 by matt-likes-swords

EBF5 is around 54% finished, so it's far enough in development for me to show off some actual gameplay! The battle system is almost completely done now, with all of the foes, skills, and equipment programmed. Still got a bit of debugging to do, and a few more summons left.

Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you want to see more preview videos!


Hey guys, Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is in a Humble Bundle, so you can get it for super cheap. Or you can pay a bit more and get other good games with it, and also throw some money at charity.

You can choose which developers and charities the money goes to. I personally support Arthritis Research UK, so it would be cool if you sent some money their way.


Hey guys, I’m doing another big Steam key giveaway this year.
Just leave a comment on my site for a chance to win Epic Battle Fantasy 4 or Bullet Heaven 2!
(or you can also buy them discounted in the upcoming Steam Winter sale)


Hey peeps, I've started working on the battle system for EBF5 (which hopefully should go smoothly since a lot of it is recycled form the previous game).

I've posted all of the player animations on my website if you want some more previews.
The game's around 39% done.

I'm sorry I haven't been posting here all that much, I'll try to get back to making weekly news posts, and I'll continue to post art in the art portal.


EBF5 Evil Players!

2016-11-15 10:07:41 by matt-likes-swords

I've made quite a lot of stuff for Epic Battle Fantasy 5 since I last posted about it here.

I've finished animations for the Evil Players, which will be super strong optional bosses again.
So here's a bunch of gifs. I also posted a lot of icons for the game in the art portal.


Healer Halloween!

2016-10-31 08:05:24 by matt-likes-swords

Ronja made some Halloween fanart of Natalie and Priestess from Sentry Knight!
I helped her animate it a bit. Happy Halloween!

Un-animated version here.


I talk about game dev for 100 minutes

2016-09-16 17:20:11 by matt-likes-swords

A few days ago I was interviewed by Simon from Berzerk Studios.
The full video is up on YouTube now: It’s 100 minutes of us talking about Flash game development.
Watch it (or just listen to it) if you want wisdom, or if you want to cringe at my social awkwardness.

Also, I'm beta testing a game called Sentry Knight Tactics.
It's a lot of fun and it's coming to Steam soon. It's a sort of mix of real-time-strategy and RPG gameplay.

You might have played some of the earlier Sentry Knight games on here.
Anyway, I know the developers and we swapped some character cameos!


Epic Battle Fantasy 3 is live on Steam, and it’s free!
Tell all of your friends, leave a review and take some screenshots!

The soundtrack will be up as free DLC in a few days – I messed up and it’s not been approved by Valve yet.

For the most part it's the same as the web version, but there's some new options and user-interface fixes.
Here's a full list of changes.


Epic Battle Fantasy 3

2016-08-12 08:57:47 by matt-likes-swords

Hey guys! I'm releasing Epic Battle Fantasy 3 on Steam for free!
It's up on Greenlight now, so please vote on it and share it!

Here's a list of the new features:
• Ads removed – except for links to EBF4 and BH2.
• Options menu with mute, fullscreen, fast forward, and window size buttons.
• Less file compression on jpegs and music.
• Steam achievements!

And here's some fixes to the gameplay:
• There’s a wave counter now!
• Scanned foes’ information can now be viewed at any time during your turn.
• Minigame achievements are noticeably easier.
• Considering more if I get enough requests.

Really the game's not much different, but you won't have to play it inside a web browser anymore.