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by XkyRauh
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:51
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is Commander Keen music weak?
Replies: 13
Views: 9422

Re: Is Commander Keen music weak?

I will add that there were levels in Oh No! More Lemmings and Creepers that drove younger me to tears of frustration (I loved the games but was not great at them) and those songs STILL make me angry, hearing them years later... but I still enjoy them, just as much as they drive me insane. :) I'll th...
by XkyRauh
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:48
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is Commander Keen music weak?
Replies: 13
Views: 9422

Re: Is Commander Keen music weak?

Bobby Prince did a lot of twelve bar blues. In Keen, it was Bloogwater Crossing, Guard Post(s), and Omegamatic. But lots of the Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure and Bio Menace stuff was twelve bar blues. For me, the best Keen songs are the ones that evolve the melody/pattern of the song. Sphereful with my D...
by XkyRauh
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:34
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Favorite all time commander keen creatures?
Replies: 8
Views: 6951

Re: Favorite all time commander keen creatures?

Scrubs! :D Innocent little cleaner-bots who can carry Keen, hide secrets, be manipulated by point pick-ups, and so on. I really like their role on the Vorticon ship.
by XkyRauh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:01
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: The things/places in Keen you were most afraid of?
Replies: 12
Views: 9729

Re: The things/places in Keen you were most afraid of?

When I was in grade school, staying the night at a friend's house, his mom told me that I was yelling in my sleep about Vorticons. They definitely creeped me out when I was younger. It's a shame, because I really enjoy them as characters now (and I'm sympathetic to them because of the whole Mind Bel...
by XkyRauh
Sun Feb 03, 2019 19:05
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Your most memorable level or place in Keen?
Replies: 17
Views: 9106

Re: Your most memorable level or place in Keen?

Guard Post One. I got Keen1 when I bought the full trilogy of Crystal Caves (the first computer game I full-out purchased, to my knowledge) and thought Billy Blaze handled really poorly compared to Milo Steamwitz. But then I got Keen6 as a gift (I don't recall whether it was birthday or holiday) and...
by XkyRauh
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:17
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Planet Of Agony (Keen 1 mod)
Replies: 52
Views: 32317

Re: Planet Of Agony (Keen 1 mod)

Hey KeenRush! Here's an hour of me struggling to do simple things:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... PhcMwcMVfy

The more I dance on the world map, the more frustrated I am. :) And I'm sure you'll be frustrated too, seeing how awful I am at this game!!! lol
by XkyRauh
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:06
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Planet Of Agony (Keen 1 mod)
Replies: 52
Views: 32317

Re: Planet Of Agony (Keen 1 mod)

KeenRush, I definitely plan to play more--I simply didn't have time in my first foray. I'll be back after I've had a chance to give it a more thorough appreciation! :garg
by XkyRauh
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:18
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Planet Of Agony (Keen 1 mod)
Replies: 52
Views: 32317

Re: Planet Of Agony (Keen 1 mod)

KeenRush! This is a cute mod. :) You have a lot of really cool detail tiles and your atmosphere is very easy to read. Nice job with the level design that I've seen so far. I tried each of the four immediately accessible levels a few times. What got me in the two to the left that block your path was ...
by XkyRauh
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:33
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!
Replies: 226
Views: 88684

Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Things are... very different. Something like ten-plus years of eye memory for where things are and how things "should" look are going to take some time to overcome! Another round of thanks to Andy Durdin for hosting our creative energies for so many years, and a big huzzah to Fleexy for taking over ...
by XkyRauh
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:31
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: DEADLINE 1 JAN 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 13955

Thanks for keeping this place going for all these years, Andrew! :) You're truly one of the pillars of the community, in one form or another.

Looking forward to whatever future the Keen Community has.
by XkyRauh
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:58
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Getting the jack-protected teddy bears in Keen 3 Valden Park
Replies: 6
Views: 4375

Astounding! :)
by XkyRauh
Thu Nov 24, 2016 0:41
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bobby Prince medical fund
Replies: 8
Views: 3891

I chipped in $25. John Carmack put up $1000! :O
by XkyRauh
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:15
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Platformania
Replies: 33
Views: 12068

Hey, someone should write an algorithm, taking into account all the rules of good level-building, to create random levels. That would be interesting. Some beautiful day when I have a bit of spare time, I will create such an algorithm. I love the level generators that were developed for classic game...