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by Commander Spleen
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:48
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Jimage Art
Replies: 2
Views: 5291

Jimage Art

In the same spirit as my other Keen fan art post , these are some of the non-Keen related (but often partly inspired by Keen or other DOS games) artwork that I create under my regular pseudonym, Jimage. Starting with the most recent, this is Vaporville, a vector design that I entered in the newschoo...
by Commander Spleen
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:57
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Commander Keen Confronts the Commandeered Planet
Replies: 14
Views: 11549

Re: Commander Keen Confronts the Commandeered Planet

Awesome. Loving the minimalist yet diverse visual themes and well distributed scenery. Some of these concepts are getting me thinking about different ways of approaching OrbKeen elements that have been bugging me for years The levels are extremely well structured so far with just the right level of ...
by Commander Spleen
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:38
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen on RetroPie
Replies: 5
Views: 7264

Re: Keen on RetroPie

I'll add that it's nice to have a full computer in the palm of your hand. For the sake of running DOS games or certain emulators, perhaps it's redundant if you already have another common handheld console. These devices are much more versatile than that and in this case the parts can be quite easily...
by Commander Spleen
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:58
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Spleenish Keen Fan Art
Replies: 5
Views: 5900

Spleenish Keen Fan Art

Since it's been a long time since I have been particularly active on PCKF (though I do lurk regularly and spend a lot of time on Discord and still chip away at my mods gradually), I figure I might post about some things I've been doing instead. In particular I've been working on a lot of visual art ...
by Commander Spleen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:33
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 6 is freaking expensive now!
Replies: 2
Views: 5940

Re: Keen 6 is freaking expensive now!

One of my moderately ranked regrets was not grabbing the copy from the local electronics store 15 years ago. It sat on the shelf for the better part of a decade until they finally threw it out. Though it wasn't shrinkwrapped so it wouldn't have been as valuable. Not that I would actually sell it if ...
by Commander Spleen
Mon May 14, 2018 23:24
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is Keen boring now?
Replies: 21
Views: 15088

Re: Is Keen boring now?

But, these days I also feel like I want something more substantial out of Keen games, like maybe a deeper story, more fully realized worlds, or more fleshed out mechanics. It sounds like you're talking about more of a TV series than a game. This is one thing that deters me from many newer games: th...
by Commander Spleen
Sun May 13, 2018 1:13
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is Keen boring now?
Replies: 21
Views: 15088

Re: Is Keen boring now?

By the way, are you describing something that you understood when learning modding or was it an earlier disillusioning, disappointing realization from childhood? (This world is made of squares! >: It's finite and stored electronically! :x) I don't think I saw the tilesets until I first started modd...
by Commander Spleen
Fri May 11, 2018 9:09
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is Keen boring now?
Replies: 21
Views: 15088

Re: Is Keen boring now?

I don't often play games in general at the moment, and this has been the case for at least much of this decade, maybe a few months' stretch here and there where I game more frequently. Usually this is because even if I do have the time there's always a nagging sense that I should be doing something ...
by Commander Spleen
Thu Mar 22, 2018 14:38
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Full Retro
Replies: 10
Views: 8541

Re: Full Retro

I never could justify this level of vintage, but it is a pleasant sight. It's not like you're trying to get your Keen engine to run on these. Right? ... (Also I should have kept our ol' beige analogue phone. Funny how quickly things I don't care much about become appreciated by other people and wort...
by Commander Spleen
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:32
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Project: A new game for DOS. Want to help?
Replies: 30
Views: 18796

Re: Project: A new game for DOS. Want to help?

Is anyone interested in starting some work on story / level design / graphics? We need story ideas first of all. I think it should be kept much more in the spirit of Keen than of other games like Doom or Duke Nukem (i.e. let's not just do the stereotypical "badass mofo" character.) Let's be creativ...
by Commander Spleen
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:35
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anybody here?
Replies: 18
Views: 12598

Re: Anybody here?

Where am I? Who are you people?
by Commander Spleen
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:13
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Project: A new game for DOS. Want to help?
Replies: 30
Views: 18796

Re: Project: A new game for DOS. Want to help?

KeenRush: Taking a demoscene approach and targeting a particular executable file size limit might be a more meaningful objective. But really, just getting anything meaningful running on a 386 these days is enough of an achievement. As for the game itself, I'd prefer the main game to be something non...
by Commander Spleen
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:04
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Project: A new game for DOS. Want to help?
Replies: 30
Views: 18796

Re: Project: A new game for DOS. Want to help?

I never did try FreeBASIC. When I looked into it many years ago, I had the impression there were difficulties with graphics modes or something so I stuck with QB64. But if it's working that well with this engine in raw DOS then I'll have to check it out again. Requiring extended mode makes it less i...
by Commander Spleen
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:42
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Project: A new game for DOS. Want to help?
Replies: 30
Views: 18796

Re: Project: A new game for DOS. Want to help?

I would support the idea as a DOS project targeting 386 hardware (which ran the likes of Jazz and Jill fine, but started to struggle a bit with Tyrian's optional extra effects). Otherwise just use GODOT or Commander Genius if it's only going to run on modern machines and otherwise require a lot of w...
by Commander Spleen
Mon Feb 05, 2018 0:35
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Which has the best title screen music?
Replies: 9
Views: 8772

Re: Which has the best title screen music?

Tyrian

Tronic

Dark Ages (though it goes off on a bit of a tangent after a pretty solid intro)

Also one musn't forget Cosmo