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Flash 13?!

2013-06-18 13:49:29 by matt-likes-swords

64 bit support! Finally!
I tested out EBF4 on it, and sure enough, it compiles around 4 times faster, and animations and stuff run a lot smoother.
Shame they didn't add 64 bit support like 3 or 4 years ago, back when Flash still mattered.

Apart from that, I'm hearing a lot of bad things about Flash CC. So maybe I shouldn't get too excited.
I'm not too keen on combing through all of EBF4 to see if any of the removed features have done any damage to it...

I wrote a rather lengthy blog about all the stuff that went wrong with Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It might be an interesting read for developers.

It also explains why I haven't been very active lately.

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Why EBF4 was a failure and Flash is dead.

New stuff for EBF4!

2013-05-06 18:12:09 by matt-likes-swords

Made some new weapons for the Steam version (and premium pack) of EBF4!
I've got a bunch of other updates planned too.

Help get EBF4 on Steam by voting here!

New stuff for EBF4!

Made a new trailer for EBF4 with some help from TomaMoto!
Check out the game's Greenlight page, and vote for it if you haven't already. :P

EBF4's currently got 33% of the votes needed to get into the top 100, so there's still a long way to go, but according to the stats, that's a decent start.

The Steam version will include a new optional battle area, with stronger versions of bosses, long endurance/survival battles, and some bosses returning from the previous games. New equipment and achievements will be awarded for completing these challenges. This stuff will also be added to the Premium content for the web version, but only if the game is Greenlit.

The Steam version will also include all premium content currently available in the web version, and will not suffer from the restrictions of web browser games; It'll have fullscreen support, no ads, no audio compression, it won't need an internet connection, and it'll have some interface improvements based on feedback from users.

Vote it up and tell your friends! ...plz.

It won't be much different from the web version, but it won't have all the crap that comes with browser games; there will be no ads, no compression, no internet connection needed, no browsers deleting your saved games etc. The premium content will be included, and it'll have proper fullscreen support. There will be a wee bit of new content too.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is up on Steam's Greenlight!

Vote 5 etc.

You guys get a new fullscreen feature, which most other sites don't support. Hurray!
Also, tons of medals.

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Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is on Newgrounds!

EBF4 release date!

2013-02-28 19:47:50 by matt-likes-swords

Update: EBF4 will be up on Newgrounds next Monday!

Hoping to have EBF4 up on Kongregate on Monday or Tuesday, and soon after that on Newgrounds if nothing goes wrong.


EBF4 release date!

Beta testing!

2013-02-20 17:31:00 by matt-likes-swords

Click here to play an almost-complete version of EBF4!

There shouldn't be many bugs left, but if you want to help out, go read the instructions on that page, and report back to me if you find anything.

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Beta testing!

Yo, any programmers out there who know of a good API for tracking custom events within a Flash game?
I'm looking to collect tons of data about what equips and skills players use in EBF4, and where the difficulty spikes are.

I previously used Mochi's Analytics, but apparently they don't do custom events anymore.

Good API for custom event tracking?

Almost done!

2013-01-31 11:08:33 by matt-likes-swords

I was away in Sweden for a while, but I'm back now and EBF4 is almost ready for beta testing!
(plz don't ask to be a beta tester; it'll be up on my DA page, just like all my other stuff.)

Almost done!