matt-likes-swords's News

Ronja made some Valentine’s Day art for me!
I think it’s her best work yet! <3

In other news I got a Cintiq 13HD and am playing around with it.



2016-02-05 15:28:09 by matt-likes-swords

Hey guys, I've started uploading my older art to the art portal for completeness. I haven't posted anything there in years. I prefer to post my art in news posts because it's all art for my games, and a blog format works better for that I think. But I'd like to see Newgrounds make a comeback as a major creative platform so I figure I should contribute some more in general. From now on I'll be posting art in my news posts AND in the art portal at the same time.

In other news I also moved out of my parent's house!

Anyway, I've been working on weapons for Epic Battle Fantasy 5!
Here's all of the staves for Natalie. Some are updated from previous games, but most of them are new.


EBF5 Foes

2016-01-03 12:45:38 by matt-likes-swords

Hey guys, I've started working on enemies for EBF5. Here's the first bunch:

Big Slimes

Nothing 100% original yet, but the next bunch will be.
Which one's your favourite so far? What do you think of the new style?



Epic Battle Fantasy 5 - first preview!

2015-12-22 16:19:46 by matt-likes-swords

Here's an early Christmas present: An EBF5 preview!


Oh and by the way, Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is 70% off on Steam for the Winter Sale, and Bullet Heaven 2 is 10% off.

I'm also doing a Christmas giveaway of Steam keys for EBF4 and BH2, just leave a comment here to enter.


Bullet Heaven 2 is live on Steam!

New features include:
• The 20 extra levels and 3 characters from the expansion pack
• Widescreen and high definition graphics
• Steam leaderboards, achievements, cards, and cloud saving
• Comes with the soundtrack

It's also compatible with your saved games from the web version.

Hope you guys enjoy it!

If you purchased the expansion pack on Kongregate or Armor Games and want a Steam key, shoot me an email or private message.


Bullet Heaven 2 + OST

2015-11-21 12:00:05 by matt-likes-swords

Hey guys, Bullet Heaven 2 is up on Newgrounds!
I'm finished publishing it on the web, and I've started working on the Steam version. Woop.

Also, the Bullet Heaven 2 soundtrack is up on the following stores. It contains 20 original tracks by Phyrnna.
If you want to support Phyrnna in making more music, or just want a high quality copy of the soundtrack to listen to away from the computer, consider grabbing a copy!

•   Bandcamp (contains 3 bonus guest tracks not in the game)
•   Spotify
•   iTunes
•   Google Play
•   Amazon

Physical CDs should be available later too, we're still working on them.


Late Halloween Art!

2015-11-07 07:10:36 by matt-likes-swords

Hey guys, a bit late, but I'm posting some of the cool Halloween fanart I got!

Also Bullet Heaven 2 is out on Kongregate! It'll be coming to Newgrounds within a week or two hopefully, once I fix all the bugs that people find. You can still go vote 5 for me if you have an account over there. :P

Ronja drew Natalie and Anna in costumes!
She’s not been drawing for long but she’s quickly getting better.
Go check out her stuff and give her feedback!

SnowViny has been making a lot of EBF clay figures, and now they put together this Halloween scene!
Go check out their other stuff too.

Bocodamondo has done fanart of Natalie before, and here's some more!
He draws a lot of sexy girls, go check him out.

Hey guys, I've sketched a lot of possible monster designs for EBF5 recently, and a lot of them fit quite well into Halloween too!

Bullet Heaven 2 is 99% finished and I'm just fixing last minute issues, some of which involve a lot of waiting.


Bullet Heaven 2 has been Greenlit on Steam!
Ended up with 2,677 yes votes over 10 days. Definitely a bit faster than the 6 months or so it took EBF4 to be Greenlit, so that’s nice.

I’m planning to put BH2 up on Kongregate and Steam for the same prices as EBF4: $10/$12.
The Kongregate version will be out first as usual, and anyone who buys the expansion pack there can email me for a free Steam copy later, if they want one. Of course the game will also be available on Newgrounds and other websites, but the paid content will be missing.

The final Bullet Heaven 2 beta is up on my site. It's pretty much the final web version now.
Please read the instructions and test out some of the new features, if you wanna help me out and test the game!

Controllers should work now, languages have been added, the final boss has been upgraded, and a lot of other cool stuff!


Hay guys, the Steam Greenlight page for Bullet Heaven 2 is up!
Go vote for it if you're a Steam user please, it'll help me publish the game faster!
I also made a cool trailer for it, which I hope you guys like!

The game's almost finished - I'll be doing a final round of beta testing soon.
The Steam version will be released a little later than the web version, but hopefully not that much later.