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by XkyRauh
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:17
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Redrawing Keen 1 sprites
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: Redrawing Keen 1 sprites

Can't even tell you how excited I am to see you post a run cycle as your first graphic. :) The dynamic poses you use for the re-done creatures really sell some characterization, even without animation. Great work!
by XkyRauh
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:29
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Dort and Gik
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Dort and Gik

Woo, thanks! :) Very interesting, you're right, that the Gik largely took over that functionality.
by XkyRauh
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:52
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Dort and Gik
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Dort and Gik

Help me learn: What's this about a Dort?
by XkyRauh
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:51
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is Commander Keen music weak?
Replies: 7
Views: 936

Re: Is Commander Keen music weak?

I will add that there were levels in Oh No! More Lemmings and Creepers that drove younger me to tears of frustration (I loved the games but was not great at them) and those songs STILL make me angry, hearing them years later... but I still enjoy them, just as much as they drive me insane. :) I'll th...
by XkyRauh
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:48
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is Commander Keen music weak?
Replies: 7
Views: 936

Re: Is Commander Keen music weak?

Bobby Prince did a lot of twelve bar blues. In Keen, it was Bloogwater Crossing, Guard Post(s), and Omegamatic. But lots of the Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure and Bio Menace stuff was twelve bar blues. For me, the best Keen songs are the ones that evolve the melody/pattern of the song. Sphereful with my D...
by XkyRauh
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:34
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Favorite all time commander keen creatures?
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: Favorite all time commander keen creatures?

Scrubs! :D Innocent little cleaner-bots who can carry Keen, hide secrets, be manipulated by point pick-ups, and so on. I really like their role on the Vorticon ship.
by XkyRauh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:01
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: The things/places in Keen you were most afraid of?
Replies: 12
Views: 1574

Re: The things/places in Keen you were most afraid of?

When I was in grade school, staying the night at a friend's house, his mom told me that I was yelling in my sleep about Vorticons. They definitely creeped me out when I was younger. It's a shame, because I really enjoy them as characters now (and I'm sympathetic to them because of the whole Mind Bel...
by XkyRauh
Sun Feb 03, 2019 19:05
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Your most memorable level or place in Keen?
Replies: 11
Views: 967

Re: Your most memorable level or place in Keen?

Guard Post One. I got Keen1 when I bought the full trilogy of Crystal Caves (the first computer game I full-out purchased, to my knowledge) and thought Billy Blaze handled really poorly compared to Milo Steamwitz. But then I got Keen6 as a gift (I don't recall whether it was birthday or holiday) and...
by XkyRauh
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:17
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Planet Of Agony (Keen 1 mod)
Replies: 52
Views: 12567

Re: Planet Of Agony (Keen 1 mod)

Hey KeenRush! Here's an hour of me struggling to do simple things:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... PhcMwcMVfy

The more I dance on the world map, the more frustrated I am. :) And I'm sure you'll be frustrated too, seeing how awful I am at this game!!! lol
by XkyRauh
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:06
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Planet Of Agony (Keen 1 mod)
Replies: 52
Views: 12567

Re: Planet Of Agony (Keen 1 mod)

KeenRush, I definitely plan to play more--I simply didn't have time in my first foray. I'll be back after I've had a chance to give it a more thorough appreciation! :garg
by XkyRauh
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:18
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Planet Of Agony (Keen 1 mod)
Replies: 52
Views: 12567

Re: Planet Of Agony (Keen 1 mod)

KeenRush! This is a cute mod. :) You have a lot of really cool detail tiles and your atmosphere is very easy to read. Nice job with the level design that I've seen so far. I tried each of the four immediately accessible levels a few times. What got me in the two to the left that block your path was ...
by XkyRauh
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:33
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!
Replies: 225
Views: 41831

Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Things are... very different. Something like ten-plus years of eye memory for where things are and how things "should" look are going to take some time to overcome! Another round of thanks to Andy Durdin for hosting our creative energies for so many years, and a big huzzah to Fleexy for taking over ...
by XkyRauh
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:31
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: DEADLINE 1 JAN 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 9077

Thanks for keeping this place going for all these years, Andrew! :) You're truly one of the pillars of the community, in one form or another.

Looking forward to whatever future the Keen Community has.