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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!


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2013-02-28 19:50:03



2013-02-28 19:51:49

When can we purchase the Premium version?

(Updated ) matt-likes-swords responds:

Newgrounds' API doesn't do transactions, so you'd have to buy it on Kongregate or Armor Games, or eventually on Steam.


2013-02-28 20:00:52

"If noting goes wrong, maybe"?

Come on, don't sell us out for Kongregate.

matt-likes-swords responds:

I kind of did that years ago...


2013-02-28 20:04:01

YES! been waiting for this for more than a year! thank you!


2013-02-28 20:04:16

coul anyone tell me what are going to be the difference of the free and the premium version?

matt-likes-swords responds:

Here's a screenshot to explain it: /2013/059/3/3/premium_items_list_


2013-02-28 20:07:21

Don't release it until the summer.
I still need to pass this semester first.


2013-02-28 20:21:42

Looks like my days are going to be busy when its up! o:


2013-02-28 20:22:00

Its this some kind of pet sistem or something?


2013-02-28 20:23:27

Wait wait we CAN'T replay the game after we beat it like in EBF3?

matt-likes-swords responds:

Nope, sorry.


2013-02-28 20:25:15

what's the difference between the free and the premium version? ur screenshot link doesn't work

matt-likes-swords responds:

Newgrounds doesn't like links in the comments... just remove the space.


2013-02-28 20:35:42

i dreamed with that


2013-02-28 20:39:16

Wow so soon? :D


2013-02-28 20:47:42



2013-02-28 21:05:44

While I'm glad that you'll be making some money off of it, I think that you're kind of driving away a potential audience by charging for extra quests beyond the first one. I don't object to your decision to charge for extra equips, abilities, and summons, but for another play-through it's kind of ridiculous to pay for (unless you put it in an arcade cabinet; then it wouldn't be that silly).

I'm not against your decision to do this. It's obviously something that you set your mind to and I respect it. It's just something you should probably think about.

(Updated ) matt-likes-swords responds:

If they've already finished the game, then they're not really "potential" audience...


2013-02-28 21:13:50

Yay yay yay!! I've been every day in hopes you would post a release date, but I never thought it would be so soon. Considering the polish and fun of EBF3, there's no way in hell I'm not picking up some version of the premium. I'll probably need to wait for Steam, since I can't stand playing it via Armorgames and might not be able to tolerate Kong ether.


2013-02-28 21:28:42

Yay! You just made me into a happy camper!


2013-02-28 21:34:22

If we buy premium version on, say, Steam, does it "unlock" same stuff on NG/Kong/etc?

Why'd you sell out to Kong? :(

Yay EBF4!! Time for my brain to melt from sheer awesome!! (That is, if I can get it back together after Antichamber blew it into a million pieces with all of it's mind screws....)

(Updated ) matt-likes-swords responds:

1) Yeah, it'll be the same stuff.
2) Cause they pay me well!


2013-02-28 21:46:53

Well as amazing as the series has been so far, and as much as I love free games, I suppose it is only fair to offer some support for such amazing games right? Though any idea how much longer Steam users will have to wait though compared to the game sites? I find games run so much smoother when not required to run on game sites, and I'm sure alot of people would rather pay through steam and such and get a standalone(ish) copy of the game as opposed to the game site versions. :3

(Updated ) matt-likes-swords responds:

A few months probably. I'm not really in a hurry to get it on Steam, and it needs some groundswell first.


2013-02-28 22:44:23

Sweet! And top screenshot, is that Ash's hat or Quote's hat from Cave Story? Either way, can't wait to nab it!


2013-02-28 23:03:25

so is all the stuff from the beta gonna be accessible or for some of it we will have to pay?


2013-02-28 23:58:33

can't wait :3


2013-03-01 00:24:05

So when in a previous response you say that the Steam version does not get the same unlocks as the website versions, do you mean it gets different stuff? Or are you saying it gets more/less stuff? Or that it is just unknown as of the current moment? Since as you said it will be a while for any Steam support. I mean I am not complaining of course, just wanting to see which one to plan for.

Also huge fan of your work and hope my questions are not a problem. :3

matt-likes-swords responds:

Oh, I think I misunderstood his question.
Yeah, it'll be the same stuff.


2013-03-01 00:35:32

awesome to bad im not gonna be able to beat it couldn't beat the first 3 and this will be no different i suck at rpgs mostly


2013-03-01 00:40:40

I am looking forward to this. I was hoping I'd have a chance to try to break the game a little more in Beta, see if things freak out if I killed *unknown* first time. I'm not a fan of premium, but that won't detract me from enjoying the game in the least. I beat it in Beta, I beat it with cheats, now I'm going to beat it for NG medals, and just because the game is heck of a lot of fun.

I am a little sad about the loss of my uber-broken stat boosting area from EBF3. Beating that game on Epic was, well, epic, but the reward was so worth it. Got to the point of 1 shotting the final boss without a limit break. Might take a little longer here, but I'll manage it just the same.


2013-03-01 01:44:31



2013-03-01 03:08:07

Finally yeah!!

P.S: Love that tree robot~


2013-03-01 04:16:45

Hold on. If we buy premium on Kong/Armor Games and afterwards purchase this game on Steam, will the premium thingy be there?


2013-03-01 04:35:20

I'm looking forward to this very much. :D


2013-03-01 06:53:42

i really cant wait to play it...seriously EBF is my favourite game serie here in NG


2013-03-01 08:35:48

I would have posted this on Deviant Art, but... I don't have a Deviant Art and I'm fucking lazy as hell.

Hi, Bird of Terror Here. I'm that one guy who made VERY unofficial review based Guides for EBF2 and 3 because I was too lazy to actually make a real one. For what it's worth, they were voted up. So there's that.

Anyway, as I was playing the game, I ran into a couple things I simple hated. So here's my feedback in no particular order.

1: Enemies self inflicting themselves status effects granting medals. Such as burning themselves, then you getting a medal for burning them.

2: Counterattacking enemies- if it is the last enemy left in a group and KILLING IT will cause the next wave of enemies to come in and initiate their attacks on you as if it were still THEIR turn.

This causes the battle phase to essentially be, for example instead of 5 enemies on one screen, you kill every one of them with a counter and the next screen comes, 5 more enemies. This means in one turn, TEN enemies attacked you. F~U~C~K

3: There are a couple Events in the snowy town of which the name is escaping me at the moment: Where you can activate through a wall. While you are in the building. Causes massive immersion breaking.

4: God Hand, Lance's Holy Weapon blows. Buff it.

5: More attacks should have static damage and/or Not be effected by weapon elements. Because this is not true, I find myself constantly fighting annoying enemies that are 100% immune to just about everything I do. Instead of using a weak yet efficient attack to whittle them away, I'm forced to switch to a weapon that I don't really like; and is potentially not upgraded- but that's my problem, not yours.

Once I switch and kill said enemy, it almost ALWAYS summons enemies of the complete opposite element I am currently using, and am forced to switch "Again." This doesn't really make it 'hard,' as I beat the game on Epic anyway, just very annoying. Lances Hyper beam could easily pass for *Elementless.*

6: Boss 4 which I shall not name because of spoilers to these poor people, is incredibly inconsistent. One attempt, he gains buffs AND that clover buff that prevents buffing? I forget what it's called. Essentially making him an unstoppable killing machine, destroying everyone while I am unable to do anything about it. In another attempt, he folds like a wet napkin and dies in 10 turns.

Very unsatisfying fight.


2013-03-01 09:42:30

I don't have much to say, so, can't wait. I believe there are more Easter eggs here?


2013-03-01 10:43:19

What I meant earlier wasn't if it's the same stuff, I was asking if the unlock is linked over all "sources", so if I buy Steam's then does it let me unlock the stuff on NG/Kong/etc?

matt-likes-swords responds:

Nah, there's no way for me to do that.


2013-03-01 11:39:47

Cannot wait!
I like EBF very much


2013-03-01 13:56:33

Is there sharks yet?


2013-03-01 14:30:56

Well you could in a very roundabout way. If someone buys the Steam version, they get an "unlock key" for the other versions, and if one buys the other version(s), they get a "free copy" of the Steam version.

Ah who am I kidding, I'd only play the NG or Steam versions anyway....

How well does a flash game work in Steam, anyway?


2013-03-01 14:31:03

Well you could in a very roundabout way. If someone buys the Steam version, they get an "unlock key" for the other versions, and if one buys the other version(s), they get a "free copy" of the Steam version.

Ah who am I kidding, I'd only play the NG or Steam versions anyway....

How well does a flash game work in Steam, anyway?

matt-likes-swords responds:

Binding of Isaac worked pretty well on there, so...


2013-03-01 14:31:31

Great, slight lag and it double posts. Ugh.


2013-03-01 15:16:08

This is awesome and whatnot, great fan of your work. But I have a question...
I beat the demo without the debug options, and I'm curious: What is going to change between the most recent demo and the official release?
Keep up the good work :)

matt-likes-swords responds:

Not much.


2013-03-01 16:16:44

I'm a really BIG fan of your games, but i am having trouble getting past the first boss of the game. got any tips?


2013-03-01 16:27:52

I would have bought this game on steam greenlight 10$.


2013-03-01 17:06:38

When the game is fully released will we be able to import our saves from the beta to the full game?

matt-likes-swords responds:

No. The beta's save system was broken.


2013-03-01 20:42:23

Is there a link to it already? :-D


2013-03-01 22:03:35

Why don't you post it here first?


2013-03-01 22:07:19

wait do we have to buy this


2013-03-02 00:50:10

Finally :D


2013-03-02 00:50:22

Finally :D


2013-03-02 00:50:53

Finally :D


2013-03-02 00:56:19

Sweet dude, I haven't been doing any flash gaming in over a year, and then tonight I got the urge. EBF is the first thing I thought of. And then I read this!! How exciting, way to go bro.


2013-03-02 02:30:29

Oh boy! I cant wait! :D


2013-03-02 02:41:34

Oh sweet glorious gods above and below, YES!

I am looking forward to the endless hours of enjoyable shinaningans that is EBF4!