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by Gridlock
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:32
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 90003

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: 15
Views: 1485

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: 40952

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: 40952

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: 40952

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: 40952

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...
by Gridlock
Sun Apr 11, 2021 23:25
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 45
Views: 5462

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

Neat! I like seeing the Robo-Blue in the Keen 5 title screen. I'm wondering how many custom enemies you're thinking of using. I had considered doing some custom enemies in The Alphamatic, but I decided against going down that rabbit hole. I felt like once I changed one enemy, I'd have to change a bu...
by Gridlock
Thu Apr 08, 2021 21:04
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 45
Views: 5462

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

In my experience, it usually takes a while to master a MIDI file into the IMF format. That includes both instrument mastering and dealing with any technical problems. But I'm not particularly talented with music creation, so maybe others have better skills. I mainly used IMFCreator for Atroxian Real...
by Gridlock
Sun Mar 28, 2021 18:22
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Alphamatic (Version 2 + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)
Replies: 63
Views: 40952

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

Quick note: Some links seem to have broken on the initial post. I've updated the midi soundtrack .zip with new tracks from version 2 and a couple outtakes. I don't know if anyone actually cares, but I'd like for the music to be available in MIDI form just in case. The main changes are the new track ...
by Gridlock
Tue Mar 16, 2021 16:28
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 45
Views: 5462

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

My levels aren't particularly complex, as I generally aim for a feeling similar in style to the original games, and that may have something to do with my productivity haha Haha, that definitely helps. For context, I think I likely put at least 100 hours of work individually into each of the The Alp...
by Gridlock
Tue Mar 16, 2021 15:10
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 45
Views: 5462

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

That's exciting to hear about, Ceilick. I wonder if you were feeling what I was feeling when I made The Alphamatic? Wanting to just make some Keen levels without the stress of having it be a fully overhauled mod with new... everything. To-Do: -9 Levels Look for this project's release in April 2021! ...
by Gridlock
Tue Mar 16, 2021 15:04
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Alphamatic (Version 2 + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)
Replies: 63
Views: 40952

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

Thanks for playing! Another thing: can you tell me how to change doors destination with infoplane switches in a PM or in a post here? I would like to use it in future I'm wondering if you missed the post I made in the Unofficial Keen Games Alphamatic topic? I tried to explain it there as best I coul...
by Gridlock
Sun Mar 14, 2021 21:22
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Commander Keen: Sunset (K1 mod with new game mechanics)
Replies: 22
Views: 5128

Re: Commander Keen: Sunset (K1 mod with new game mechanics)

I've been pretty guilty of working on Keen mods without actually playing other people's stuff. I have a huge backlog of commercial games to play, let alone Keen mods. With it being Keen Day, I resolved to play this, and I managed to finish it in one sitting (minus Pyramid of Pain; that level is too ...
by Gridlock
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:40
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Alphamatic (Version 2 + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)
Replies: 63
Views: 40952

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

I've got a little Keen Day surprise: The Alphamatic - Version 2.0 + Marooned Over Mars Expansion http://bit.ly/3ler7GG https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1D56k9FNQgVw73FWX4GR2q-Jt-4sBE2iQ I wasn't sure if I was going to make it for Keen Day. There were a few more features and revisions I...
by Gridlock
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:40
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: The Alphamatic (Version 2 In Development + Marooned Over Mars Expansion)
Replies: 75
Views: 59659

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

Thats a really cool idea! I'd be really interested to learn how you got that to work. And with switches that change their destinations, that opens up a new new world of possibilities for level design! I can't actually take full credit for the idea. To the best of my knowledge, the first person to u...