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by Commander Spleen
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:48
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: The Ice Factory is about 20 years old!
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: The Ice Factory is about 20 years old!

Changed my mind. It'll be an Isis II mod.
by Commander Spleen
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:10
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: The Ice Factory is about 20 years old!
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: The Ice Factory is about 20 years old!

I've decided to reboot OrbKeen as a Krodacia mod.
by Commander Spleen
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:26
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Was it DOS or some other platform? It sounds a bit like Metal Slug, but I don't think there was DOS version and the graphics were a much more advanced style than Keen and Duke. There was a lot of that kind of stuff on SEGA consoles but I don't recall any similar two-player DOS games around that era.
by Commander Spleen
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:59
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Levellass, Are you OK?
Replies: 47
Views: 3647

Re: Levellass, Are you OK?

Well if returning meant demands to produce patches under similar pressure to IRL trouble she's probably encountering at the moment, I can't blame her for taking an extended absence. It has probably become an all or nothing situation in which it is impossible for her to be present here without a sens...
by Commander Spleen
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:39
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Spleenish Keen Fan Art
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Spleenish Keen Fan Art

The trouble is concentrating on one idea long enough to get it into a usable form. Animating the vector designs has crossed my mind and is vaguely planned for the future as well as possible ways of making them interactive, but I'm more cautious these days about starting new projects due to the amoun...
by Commander Spleen
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:48
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Jimage Art
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Jimage Art

In the same spirit as my other Keen fan art post , these are some of the non-Keen related (but often partly inspired by Keen or other DOS games) artwork that I create under my regular pseudonym, Jimage. Starting with the most recent, this is Vaporville, a vector design that I entered in the newschoo...
by Commander Spleen
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:57
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Commander Keen Confronts the Commandeered Planet
Replies: 14
Views: 1734

Re: Commander Keen Confronts the Commandeered Planet

Awesome. Loving the minimalist yet diverse visual themes and well distributed scenery. Some of these concepts are getting me thinking about different ways of approaching OrbKeen elements that have been bugging me for years The levels are extremely well structured so far with just the right level of ...
by Commander Spleen
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:38
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen on RetroPie
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Keen on RetroPie

I'll add that it's nice to have a full computer in the palm of your hand. For the sake of running DOS games or certain emulators, perhaps it's redundant if you already have another common handheld console. These devices are much more versatile than that and in this case the parts can be quite easily...
by Commander Spleen
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:58
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Spleenish Keen Fan Art
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Spleenish Keen Fan Art

Since it's been a long time since I have been particularly active on PCKF (though I do lurk regularly and spend a lot of time on Discord and still chip away at my mods gradually), I figure I might post about some things I've been doing instead. In particular I've been working on a lot of visual art ...
by Commander Spleen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:33
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 6 is freaking expensive now!
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Keen 6 is freaking expensive now!

One of my moderately ranked regrets was not grabbing the copy from the local electronics store 15 years ago. It sat on the shelf for the better part of a decade until they finally threw it out. Though it wasn't shrinkwrapped so it wouldn't have been as valuable. Not that I would actually sell it if ...
by Commander Spleen
Mon May 14, 2018 23:24
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is Keen boring now?
Replies: 21
Views: 1834

Re: Is Keen boring now?

But, these days I also feel like I want something more substantial out of Keen games, like maybe a deeper story, more fully realized worlds, or more fleshed out mechanics. It sounds like you're talking about more of a TV series than a game. This is one thing that deters me from many newer games: th...
by Commander Spleen
Sun May 13, 2018 1:13
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is Keen boring now?
Replies: 21
Views: 1834

Re: Is Keen boring now?

By the way, are you describing something that you understood when learning modding or was it an earlier disillusioning, disappointing realization from childhood? (This world is made of squares! >: It's finite and stored electronically! :x) I don't think I saw the tilesets until I first started modd...
by Commander Spleen
Fri May 11, 2018 9:09
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is Keen boring now?
Replies: 21
Views: 1834

Re: Is Keen boring now?

I don't often play games in general at the moment, and this has been the case for at least much of this decade, maybe a few months' stretch here and there where I game more frequently. Usually this is because even if I do have the time there's always a nagging sense that I should be doing something ...
by Commander Spleen
Thu Mar 22, 2018 14:38
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Full Retro
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: Full Retro

I never could justify this level of vintage, but it is a pleasant sight. It's not like you're trying to get your Keen engine to run on these. Right? ... (Also I should have kept our ol' beige analogue phone. Funny how quickly things I don't care much about become appreciated by other people and wort...
by Commander Spleen
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:32
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Project: A new game for DOS. Want to help?
Replies: 27
Views: 2563

Re: Project: A new game for DOS. Want to help?

Is anyone interested in starting some work on story / level design / graphics? We need story ideas first of all. I think it should be kept much more in the spirit of Keen than of other games like Doom or Duke Nukem (i.e. let's not just do the stereotypical "badass mofo" character.) Let's be creativ...