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by Benvolio
Sat Nov 27, 2021 16:55
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: What would Billie do different?
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: What would Billie do different?

I really think the yo-yo could be a vehicle for huge platforming creativity... for enhanced mobility, or as a weapon. It would really fit that toy-oriented Keen1 aesthetic (and by extension one of my favourite classic mods, Kidnapped Keen)
by Benvolio
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:50
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving 2021!
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Happy Thanksgiving 2021!

Very interesting. Over in Europe Black Friday has taken off in recent years but seems less store based and more online based than in the US. Personally I have little interest in it and furthermore find it a little unfair on the smaller retailers who don't have the clout in their profit margins to af...
by Benvolio
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:43
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Favorite Keen game? Take Three!
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Favorite Keen game? Take Three!

tried to be too ambitious for what the Vorticon engine allowed I definitely get what you're saying about Keen3. I agree about combat - the foes brought absolutely nothing new to the table (apart from Mangling Machine). I agree that engine/RAM limitations will have been a key reason for this. But ou...
by Benvolio
Thu Nov 25, 2021 18:43
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving 2021!
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Happy Thanksgiving 2021!

I can't get my head around thanksgiving. Do people in America feel a deep yearning for it in the way so many people yearn for Christmas. Would you hold thanksgiving celebrations as a pivotal point in how you get through a year? Would you feel the sort of general dismay when it's over, that one might...
by Benvolio
Thu Nov 25, 2021 18:37
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: MILDLY NEAT -- For all your random Keenery needs!
Replies: 28
Views: 1706

Re: MILDLY NEAT -- For all your random Keenery needs!

There are cats in the first Bunny Basher mod...

Welcome, CatsAreFuclingEpic!
by Benvolio
Thu Nov 25, 2021 18:35
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Favorite Keen game? Take Three!
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Favorite Keen game? Take Three!

It's gotta be Keen1. The magic it brought me when I first played is a unique feeling that the excitement of trying the others never could really approach. Having played some Java games on the internet previously, I yearned for something that delved deeper than those tantalising but linear and clunkl...
by Benvolio
Tue Nov 23, 2021 18:45
Forum: The Theater
Topic: What Music Are You Listening To?
Replies: 458
Views: 236125

Re: What Music Are You Listening To?

Saw New Order for the second time, in the O2 in London, a couple of weeks ago. Love their shows as they're filled with positivity and performed at a high quality. It feels slightly odd that there is a parallel Peter Hook and the Light, both outfits laying claim to the Joy Division and New Order line...
by Benvolio
Mon Nov 15, 2021 20:22
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen YouTube Videos
Replies: 11
Views: 756

Re: Keen YouTube Videos

DosgamerT is livestreaming Keen7 on Youtube right now! This is neat.
by Benvolio
Tue Nov 09, 2021 18:20
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Keen

So there's this video game series called Commander Keen that we've all played forever and participate in a forum about and write the word "Keen" thousands of times. But do we know what this word means and why Tom is likely to have selected it? I've always wondered a bit about this. Let's l...
by Benvolio
Sun Oct 31, 2021 13:17
Forum: The Theater
Topic: Last movie you saw
Replies: 187
Views: 124963

Re: Last movie you saw

disappointed by the writing, but visually it was truly a spectacle. I think this is current cinema summarised in a single succinct phrase. I've been severely out of touch with film and cinema for some time now and I need to rectify this. I think the last movie I watched (apart from re-watching With...
by Benvolio
Sun Oct 31, 2021 13:07
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Halloween 2021!
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Happy Halloween 2021!

Happy Hallowe'en! :pumpkeen The holiday's Irish origins are well known (though its history is much more complex and ultimately is rooted in European Christianity in general with elements of the "pagan" Samhain from the early medieval celtic world mixed in). As a child I enjoyed Hallowe'en ...
by Benvolio
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:38
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Foray in the Forest (development thread)
Replies: 120
Views: 43181

Re: Foray in the Forest (development thread)

Amazing! I love palettes. I'll be fascinated to see how this works out in the final version! Foray in the Forest will bring a completely new approach to fantasy gaming. We won't just chunk around the screen! All the people we meet will have their own lives, personalities and objectives. Smooth scrol...
by Benvolio
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:21
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: KeenWiki: Are graphics-only mods valid?
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: KeenWiki: Are graphics-only mods valid?

I definitely think that a skin mod deserves a place on Keenwiki. (No less than a levelpack with no altered graphics does). Any project can be an elaborate work of artistic merit or a throwaway minimal effort. This goes for mods, levelpacks and skin mods equally. I think that skin mods should be cate...
by Benvolio
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:20
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: The Crazy Komet
Replies: 84
Views: 47428

Re: The Crazy Komet

Any updates on this mod? Really am keen to see it come to fruition!
by Benvolio
Wed Oct 20, 2021 18:47
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)
Replies: 238
Views: 150681

Re: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)

Levellord's Shadow Keen 2 has 39 levels... I'm guffawing at the thought! We need our Kiwi contingent to return and push out the boundaries of Keening once more.