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by Gridlock
Wed Mar 18, 2020 14:38
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: What would a perfect Keen game look like to you in 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: What would a perfect Keen game look like to you in 2020?

You know, it's funny, but several of the ideas I've seen in this thread are things I want to do for Voyage to Veota. Not so much freeform planet exploration, but things like weather/light effects, a light upgrade system based on points, multiple weapon types, playing as multiple characters, a health...
by Gridlock
Sun Mar 15, 2020 18:08
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts
Replies: 49
Views: 26202

Re: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts

I love the fact that you've decided to keep this project authentic to the old-school Keen look. back then this was my major concern when you first started this thread Sure, that's completely understandable. Even with keeping 16 colors and pixel perfect, 320x200 rendering, I was still worried about ...
by Gridlock
Sun Mar 15, 2020 17:49
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Need art help for big Keen easter egg/tribute
Replies: 215
Views: 44848

Re: Need art help for big Keen easter egg/tribute

I just want to say how impressed I am with the screenshots of this project. The classic Keen sprites and tiles fit surprisingly well into a 3d space, and it really makes me want to explore these locations. I normally don't do so well with old-school first person shooters, since the movement and quic...
by Gridlock
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:05
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts
Replies: 49
Views: 26202

Re: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts

Wow. It's Keen Day already, and I realize I haven't posted anything about this project in over a year. That's not to say there's a lot of progress to show, but it's certainly not dead. I've been pretty busy in the last year and a half. I'm still working professionally in indie game development. In f...
by Gridlock
Thu Feb 13, 2020 17:11
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Commander Keen Remastered (New Game)
Replies: 49
Views: 7502

Re: Commander Keen Remastered (New Game)

I would guess they only care about this fangame due to the similar assets creating potential for confusion with the legitimate product. I would hope it's not worth their time to pursue random mod/fangame creators. But I could be wrong. Might be best to keep a low profile on projects until the Keen I...
by Gridlock
Sat Jan 25, 2020 21:57
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 18
Views: 7012

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

Not sure if you mean that you would make actual update to the game/mod and adjust/improve the music based on the improved instrument set. You said you're not going to do that, which is perfectly fine. However, as you are probably working on a completely new game/mod where the music is not yet final...
by Gridlock
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:36
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 18
Views: 7012

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

This is really cool! It's a treat to hear new, improved renditions of these themes. I've added this video to the AR soundtrack playlist. Some of the tracks work better than others, for sure. It seems that switching formats sometimes causes certain instruments to get lost (like the strings in Exile o...
by Gridlock
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:45
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Operation Ocflore
Replies: 80
Views: 10333

Re: Operation Ocflore

You do realize that you can just shoot them, right?
:O

I, uh, went through the entire mod without actually trying to shoot them. So yeah, guess that makes things considerably easier, lol. Guess I'm making too many assumptions based on normal Keen 4 enemies.
by Gridlock
Mon Jan 20, 2020 0:43
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Operation Ocflore
Replies: 80
Views: 10333

Re: Operation Ocflore

I just finished the mod on normal difficulty. It took me several hours to beat all the levels, including the secret level. I didn't really take as many screenshots as I should have, but here's a few: https://gyazo.com/c0d109c666aa4e31f7b385c524994650 There's a tile bug here. Keen can fall through th...
by Gridlock
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:06
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Operation Ocflore
Replies: 80
Views: 10333

Re: Operation Ocflore

Congratulations on the mod release! You've got me beat on development time. Six years is quite a long period, so I'm sure it must be a relief. I'm looking forward to giving this game a try. I've been super impressed with the environment art you've managed to create for both this project and Suburb S...
by Gridlock
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:57
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 18
Views: 7012

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

So if you want, I could record the entire soundtrack, or choose only those tracks that sound better or at least same good as the originals. I don't think it's worth spending too much time on this unless you want to. If it's easy enough to record all of them, then why not, but otherwise I think it'd...
by Gridlock
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:07
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 18
Views: 7012

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

I've said this before, but I really do like this style. It manages to capture the unique, old school spirit of the IMF format while also sounding a bit more modern. If you do have/make other AR remixes in this style, I'd love to hear them. It's kind of crazy, but I still listen to the AR soundtrack ...
by Gridlock
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:48
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 18
Views: 7012

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

Here are 8-bit covers of some Atroxian Realm music I made with Famitracker last month Nice! I always get excited when people do Atroxian Realm remixes. By the way, for any AR remixes on YouTube, I'm happy to add them to the game's soundtrack playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo5cVtFL1yk&lis...
by Gridlock
Tue Dec 31, 2019 23:21
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod
Replies: 58
Views: 33430

Re: Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

I did a song for the Commander Keen 9 : The universe is Toast (Jotundra Mountains) I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed that track. I'll be interested to hear what you might come up with for Keen 2, since none of the original games have a musical identity. I'm a little rusty myself on IMF mus...
by Gridlock
Tue Dec 31, 2019 23:01
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Alphamatic (An Atroxian Realm Mini-Sequel)
Replies: 37
Views: 22564

Re: The Alphamatic (An Atroxian Realm Mini-Sequel)

I still had a red key leftover upon finishing Quantum Chambers, is that intended? It's the one I found in Area 3, I didn't need to use it in Area 2 to open the door, I could already get behind it in a different way. That's intriguing. I know that the level has at least two solutions, depending on w...