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by Gridlock
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:09
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: The Crazy Komet
Replies: 47
Views: 3284

Re: The Crazy Komet.

Neat! That's very flattering to hear that you're taking inspiration from Atroxian Realm. These screenshots look quite nice, especially the second blue one with the door and the light. I really love the style of that door! Feel free to borrow from the existing AR graphics however you want. It's reall...
by Gridlock
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:22
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Commander Keen Mobile Reboot
Replies: 61
Views: 5536

Commander Keen Mobile Reboot

So, Bethesda online studios just announced at E3 that they're doing a mobile reboot of Commander Keen in the style of Saturday morning cartoons. Here's an early article: https://stevivor.com/news/commander-keen-back-free-play-mobile-game/ I... don't even know where to begin on this one. My first imp...
by Gridlock
Fri May 10, 2019 23:48
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.1 Released)
Replies: 196
Views: 66406

Re: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.1 Released)

Glad to hear the the new version is mostly working out for people. The keygem/zip pad puzzle in Cargo Transit A was slightly modified in this version since the old version basically resulted in you getting both keygems in the same attempt (at least on my system). It's unfortunate to hear that there ...
by Gridlock
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:05
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.1 Released)
Replies: 196
Views: 66406

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: 196
Views: 66406

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: 24294

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: 1756

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: 40
Views: 3993

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: 8
Views: 1113

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: 12226

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: 12226

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: 13659

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: 13659

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: 13659

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: 2202

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...