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by Gridlock
Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:11
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)
Replies: 244
Views: 166233

Re: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)

Oh, that's interesting. This is the first I'm hearing of this game, so there's definitely no connection. As to whether the Starbound devs took inspiration from AR... probably not? AR is still a pretty obscure game overall. I've yet to meet anyone else IRL who has heard of it, even among my game dev ...
by Gridlock
Thu May 26, 2022 18:56
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Any modern day VR gamers here that can help out?
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Any modern day VR gamers here that can help out?

I've dabbled in VR. I first got a Rift in 2017 and experimented with a little VR hobby development in Unity. And I bought a Quest 2 around Black Friday last year when it was heavily discounted. Personally, I find VR really cool but also difficult to tolerate. I'm prone to motion sickness even from n...
by Gridlock
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:59
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)
Replies: 244
Views: 166233

Re: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)

Gridlock in general does such smart level design that I doubt he left a gaping flaw in this level and just hoped nobody would notice. Lol, I think you're giving me too much credit. I downloaded 1.4, and yeah, it totally is broken right now. The green square switch is supposed to affect both bridges...
by Gridlock
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:40
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Operation Station Infiltration
Replies: 45
Views: 7327

Re: Operation Station Infiltration

I don't know if it would exactly fit with low gravity, but I'm reminded of an idea I had with the jump cheat in Keen Dreams. IIRC, in that game, you only get one jump press where you can go as high as you want, but you have to land first before you can rise again. Basically an infinitely high jump. ...
by Gridlock
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:48
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Fleex & Markeen's Keen 5 Level Pack
Replies: 31
Views: 4550

Re: Fleex & Markeen's Keen 5 Level Pack

Always nice to see a new release! I've typically never been a fan of random generation in games, but this made for a distinct approach to Keen modding that I had to check out. I finished a playthrough on easy to see what these levels would be like. Overall, I find them to simultaneously be very inte...
by Gridlock
Sat Dec 11, 2021 0:56
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: The Other Android Duplicate
Replies: 12
Views: 3066

Re: The Other Android Duplicate

That reminds me, I had a few off-the-wall theories about Atroxian Realm that I thought about posting sometime (if I ever wrote down the notes for them anyway...). Would you be cool with that? Obviously I don't expect you to confirm/debunk them if that would spoil the plot, it would just be an exerc...
by Gridlock
Thu Nov 25, 2021 22:40
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Favorite Keen game? Take Three!
Replies: 11
Views: 1278

Re: Favorite Keen game? Take Three!

My own ranking: 5 > 4 > 6 > 1 > 2 > 3 > Dreams Over the years I find myself constantly going back and forth on the top spot. Really, all 3 galaxy games are great in their own way. Keen 4 is the most nostalgic for me, which has perhaps skewed my opinion of it. It has the best sense of exploration and...
by Gridlock
Tue Nov 23, 2021 15:34
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: The Other Android Duplicate
Replies: 12
Views: 3066

Re: The Other Android Duplicate

To be honest I am a bit disappointed that it doesn't seem like many people are interested in discussing theories, but I'm glad that at least some people found this interesting to read. Thanks for the nominations, Quillax. :) I think it's a very fun theory. Some ideas discussed in this thread may ac...
by Gridlock
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:00
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Treasure Eaters and Shikadi Masters
Replies: 19
Views: 1818

Re: Keen 4 Least Favorite Level?

I've never looked at the code for these enemies, so I couldn't give an exact technical answer for how they work, just what I've observed from using them. The Krile Ghosts in AR were based on the idea of having Treasure Eaters attack Arachnuts. Once lemm reworked the game into the new engine, the cod...
by Gridlock
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:32
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 128
Views: 99503

Re: Misconceptions

As a kid, I used to pronounce Shikadi as "Shi-ka-DEE". Though now I say "Shi-KAH-Dee". I'm not sure if there's an officially confirmed syllable emphasis, but to me it seems like it only really works with the emphasis on the second syllable. I still have no idea how to pronounce s...
by Gridlock
Sun Jun 27, 2021 17:43
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Operation Station Infiltration
Replies: 45
Views: 7327

Re: Operation Station Infiltration

I had an idea for a series of Robo type bosses in Voyage to Veota that would be a nod to RGBA in the color space. Robo Red, Robo Green, Robo Blue, and finally Robo Alpha. Robo Alpha would actually some kind invisibility/camouflage power. You could probably pull off something like this in the Keen en...
by Gridlock
Sun Jun 13, 2021 17:28
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Alphamatic (Version 2 + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)
Replies: 63
Views: 49282

Re: The Alphamatic (Version 2 + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)

I had very little involvement with the creative process. Mostly just working on the publisher side to help get the game out of the door and coordinating various technical fixes and porting. Unfortunately, I can't really go into specifics beyond that because of confidentiality/NDA reasons. But I stil...
by Gridlock
Sun Jun 13, 2021 14:27
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Alphamatic (Version 2 + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)
Replies: 63
Views: 49282

Re: The Alphamatic (Version 2 + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)

Looks really great! Thanks for all the effort
by Gridlock
Sat Jun 12, 2021 16:57
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Alphamatic (Version 2 + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)
Replies: 63
Views: 49282

Re: The Alphamatic (Version 2 + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)

Since I'm updating the wikipage (the version 2 link should be added), Gridlock can you tell me which levels did you change? Quite a few levels got tweaked, some more than others. Without doing a detailed comparison I don't remember for sure (I worked on it occasionally over 2 years), but some of th...
by Gridlock
Fri May 28, 2021 22:04
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Alphamatic (Version 2 + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)
Replies: 63
Views: 49282

Re: The Alphamatic (Version 2 + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)

Hey Chris, thank you so much for the kind words! It really means a lot to me to hear about people enjoying these projects that I put so much time and passion into! I can definitely understand the concerns about Atroxian Realm's darker themes, but I'm glad it worked out for your kids. Maybe it can ca...