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by Ceilick
Sun Apr 25, 2021 21:10
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

Well, I won't be meeting my April deadline. Oops. :o What's left? Ending Sequence Levels Music Level progress: 10 Levels at 100% testing ready 2 Levels at 75% 2 Levels at 40% 1 Levels at 15% 1 Level at 2% Right now I need to dedicate most of my free time to a class I'm taking, which I hope to comple...
by Ceilick
Mon Apr 12, 2021 0:22
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

HA! Wow the spelling :lol So I'm for sure going to replace one enemy, the Korath, and will try to sneak robo Blue in (and change the title screen otherwise). Replacing the Korath will be little Ampton's older brother Big Ampton (looking forward to revealing the design for this), and as for Robo Blue...
by Ceilick
Sat Apr 10, 2021 20:18
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

Getting a little ahead of myself, but I drew these up as previews for this potential series: https://tiny-img.com/images/custom-uploads/optimized/k5title.png https://tiny-img.com/images/custom-uploads/optimized/k6title.png I may alter the episode title font in each to be friendlier to the backdrop i...
by Ceilick
Thu Apr 08, 2021 20:09
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

Are there any particular limitations i.e. number of tracks in the song, instruments, length? If a midi file was provided would that be something you could easily enough convert to the format used in Galaxy? I'm not a composer myself, but here's what ancient wisdom from others I can pass on regardin...
by Ceilick
Thu Apr 08, 2021 15:52
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

It's been a few weeks so I thought I'd throw out an update. Progress has been slower than I'd like, I hit a slump in level design inspiration, but things are still moving. 10 Levels at 100% testing ready 2 Levels at 50% 3 Levels at 15% 3 Levels at 2% All texts and story images are complete except fo...
by Ceilick
Fri Apr 02, 2021 23:12
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Goodbye Galaxy Report Card
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Goodbye Galaxy Report Card

This is really neat. For me the most intriguing thing is in regard to level design. Tom considering both Crystalus and Chasm of Chills as "hitting the pits of creativity" is so bizarre to read, as personally I consider both to be fantastic, memorable levels. His statement on getting burnt ...
by Ceilick
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:38
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Commander Keen: Sunset (K1 mod with new game mechanics)
Replies: 19
Views: 3232

Re: Commander Keen: Sunset (K1 mod with new game mechanics)

I finally got around to playing this, and wow, that was unexpected, although perhaps that's to be expected from a Keenrush mod. I found the top down gameplay in the libraries to be the most visually appealing and intriguing. The level design, while simple, was fun and had me exploring. This kind of ...
by Ceilick
Thu Mar 18, 2021 0:53
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

Thanks guys! PM me any songs you'd like me to consider!
by Ceilick
Wed Mar 17, 2021 16:26
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

I'm sure it goes faster when it doesn't take around 45 minutes to finish playtesting your own level Dude I was already intimidated to try the update :lol I hope this helps rekindle your passion for Keen modding and your interest in Sign of the Vool I assume the fact that you posted this teaser on M...
by Ceilick
Tue Mar 16, 2021 15:48
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

Thanks guys! This project started in the final week of February, so those first 9 levels were in 3 weeks :o What started as just an impulse desire to create a new world map with Keen 4's tiles evolved into a plan for a full levelpack, which then transitioned to a minimod. Of the 9 levels remaining, ...
by Ceilick
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:03
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Return to the Shadowlands

Introducing: Commander Keen in "Return to the Shadowlands" https://i.ibb.co/sVFpc3w/ck4-pic-0103-b.png https://i.ibb.co/v37mPnr/ck4patch-002.png https://i.ibb.co/bRyYCJ8/ck4patch-001.png https://i.ibb.co/CwzgvNC/ck4patch-007.png https://i.ibb.co/Q9QY0H0/ck4patch-006.png This will be a leve...
by Ceilick
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:00
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Sign of the Vool
Replies: 225
Views: 148542

Re: Sign of the Vool

It hasn't been for some time. I think about putting something together with it once and awhile, but I really don't have reliable time to work on it, and I'm for sure out of practice when it comes to graphic design, let alone the rest of modding. Perhaps someday I'll have time make something from wha...
by Ceilick
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:44
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Age of Empires II
Replies: 8
Views: 8211

Re: Age of Empires II

AOE II was my first multiplayer experience with friends via LAN and I still love it. We were never super competitive and preferred comp-stomps (humans vs 4-5 AI on hardest). I've really enjoyed the HD version for the most part. My online experience has been more or less the same; my Feudal/Castle ag...
by Ceilick
Mon May 14, 2018 17:03
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is Keen boring now?
Replies: 21
Views: 16976

Re: Is Keen boring now?

@Ceilick: Your 'tile-world-weariness' never shows in your works, however. Also, you're one with one of the largest modding body of work. Why? If you feel that strongly about the very fabric of that world, why did you keep at the craft? I'm very glad you did and I feel it was all very much worth the...
by Ceilick
Sun May 13, 2018 2:52
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is Keen boring now?
Replies: 21
Views: 16976

Re: Is Keen boring now?

This sounds a lot like saying there's a ceiling to literature due to a limited number of characters in a language's writing system. And music boils down to a small set of repeating notes, so even the most creative song is never truly unique. Yeah, exactly this, but where its hard to wrap my head ar...