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by Gridlock
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:05
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.1 Released)
Replies: 173
Views: 57050

Re: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.1 Released)

Yeah, I'm sorry, Gridlock. :no Hey, no worries. As far as I'm concerned, the game was already complete in terms of story art. But, since you had that last partially finished image, I thought it would be a shame to let it go to waste and not find a way to include it. It would have been cool to see t...
by Gridlock
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:02
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.1 Released)
Replies: 173
Views: 57050

Re: Atroxian Realm

For Keen Day :birthday , I am finally releasing an updated version of Atroxian Realm (version 1.1). It's been over 3 years since the game's initial release, so that might be one of the longest turnaround times ever for an updated version, but I suppose late is better than never. :-o Download: Atroxi...
by Gridlock
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:32
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: The Alphamatic (Version 2 In Development + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)
Replies: 64
Views: 20684

Re: The Alphamatic

Happy Keen Day! I've got a small announcement: I'm working on an updated version 2 of The Alphamatic. I don't get the impression that this game was widely played, but from the feedback I did get, it seems like I overshot with the difficulty level. For this next release, I want to further improve the...
by Gridlock
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:22
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is 1UP even a valuable item?
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: Is 1UP even a valuable item?

From my experience designing Keen levels, it can be difficult to provide players with any items that have actual value. 1ups, raindrops/vitalin, and points all serve the extra lives system. Points have the extra purpose of leading to a high score, but that can be so easily abused that it really does...
by Gridlock
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:03
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen Dreams somehow makes it to Nintendo Switch
Replies: 37
Views: 1584

Re: Keen Dreams somehow makes it to Nintendo Switch

Wow, that's neat to see Tom engaging with fans like that. Most game devs I know like to keep more distance (for understandable reasons). I guess it's neat to see Keen Dreams released on Switch. I don't know that I'd buy it for that price, though I am curious about how it runs and controls. The thing...
by Gridlock
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:01
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel

I really love some of these, especially the first two (Twilit Jungle and Scattered Ashes). I'm curious about the approach you used to create these. I noticed some of these titles mention "GENMIDI demo." Is there any chance that's some kind of adlib converter, or did the conversions have to be some t...
by Gridlock
Mon Jan 28, 2019 15:20
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Alphamatic (An Atroxian Realm Mini-Sequel)
Replies: 33
Views: 10060

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

With that being said, when I first played The Alphamatic, I surprisingly found it quite difficult, even on easy. I did beat it on easy over a year ago, tried a few levels on normal and gave up. I didn't play it for over a year. It does seem to me that, in general, the difficulty balance is a bit of...
by Gridlock
Sun Jan 27, 2019 19:40
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Alphamatic (An Atroxian Realm Mini-Sequel)
Replies: 33
Views: 10060

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

:pogo :pogo :pogo
Yep. I was starting to wonder if nobody would ever find it.
by Gridlock
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:52
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts
Replies: 45
Views: 10722

Re: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts

That pyramid theory is the best thing I've seen in quite a while. I'm not sure how, but I totally want to work those pyramid teleporters into the game somehow. Lindsey being a hologram is interesting. I've basically just accepted the uTUIT canon that Lindsey is an ally of Keen, but it's cool to thin...
by Gridlock
Tue Jan 01, 2019 19:10
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts
Replies: 45
Views: 10722

Re: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts

Awesome! I was hoping you'd let us know about the original games you'd be working on. :) I took a look at their site, and Pixel Galaxy looked like something I might enjoy and was on sale for something easily within my price range, so I bought it. :D So there's $1 of support from me. :crazy Thank yo...
by Gridlock
Mon Dec 31, 2018 21:11
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts
Replies: 45
Views: 10722

Re: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts

So, with it being the new year and all (and almost 3! years since Atroxian Realm's release), I thought I'd give as best of an update as I can on this project in case anyone is still hoping for info. As far as progress... well, there's been very little concrete progress to be honest. I'm still largel...
by Gridlock
Mon Dec 31, 2018 20:00
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: The things/places in Keen you were most afraid of?
Replies: 12
Views: 1277

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

I think I was probably 4 or 5 years old when I had my first experiences with Keen, watching my parents play Keen 4. I was absolutely terrified of the "mean clouds" in Chasm of Chills and would run terrified out of the room whenever my parents encountered them. I don't remember a whole lot else reall...
by Gridlock
Tue Dec 25, 2018 21:25
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Suburb Shenanigans
Replies: 51
Views: 3340

Re: Suburb Shenanigans

I've played several levels so far, and I'm really impressed with what you've accomplished here. I really didn't believe it would be possible to pull off such intricate and complicated designs from a gameplay perspective, but it works amazingly well. The suburb setting is brilliant and also kind of d...
by Gridlock
Sat Jul 28, 2018 16:38
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: How should the next Keen game be handled?
Replies: 10
Views: 2558

Re: How should the next Keen game be handled?

1: No teams within Zenimax really jump to mind as a good fit, but I'd like to see a mid size team (at least bigger than a scrappy indie team) take it on. 2: I think the Keen series needs a complete reboot if it's going to be commercially successful and reach a wider audience. It should be faithful t...
by Gridlock
Wed May 30, 2018 4:29
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Short Circuit Oracle (My Keen Galaxy modding debut!!)
Replies: 28
Views: 4838

Re: Short Circuit Oracle (My Keen Galaxy modding debut!!)

I'm a few levels in and enjoying it quite a bit. There's quite a few clever ideas and plenty of interesting secrets. It's especially neat how many hints and other easter eggs you've hidden in the SGA signs... I found the secret gem near a berkeloid in Mountain Bypass thanks to that. I really admire ...