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by XkyRauh
Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:15
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 95
Views: 73136

Oh I read that in the story, I just didn't know it affected their behavior at all! I don't expect that kind of subtlety from a game of that era. It took me long enough to figure out the Robo Red. Eh, for all I know it was just confirmation bias. You're the one who can flip thru the code and reveal ...
by XkyRauh
Fri Jan 03, 2014 20:59
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 95
Views: 73136

wow, i don't ever remember reading that Check out the Keen Manual Project thread, which has a link to the Keen6 manual scan there, and check pages 15 and 16 (which is actually pages 12 and 13 in the manual)! Edit: I should point out another misconception I had regarding the Fleex... the manual stat...
by XkyRauh
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:52
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 95
Views: 73136

"Be sure to keep an eye out for the Fleex up ahead--they use the ear on their stalk to locate Keen, so if one's headed your way, just hold still and they'll pause to look around--that's your chance to fire!" Wait... WHAT?!!!! You weren't kidding when you say no one reads the stories, eh? ;) The Fle...
by XkyRauh
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:50
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Fleex plays Keen: Atroxian Realm Early Access
Replies: 71
Views: 33394

I read the stories every time. >:( I start any new mod I download, and I check the story, the help menu, and the ordering info, just to see how the modder used the space available. Granted, most of the time I checked was before modding got so robust, and so I was mostly curious how the modder would ...
by XkyRauh
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:55
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 95
Views: 73136

I never pronounced Shikadi the correct way. Everyone online seems to pronounce it shi-KAH-dee, but growing up I'd always pronounced it SHICK-uh-DIE, which, looking back, makes absolutely no sense. :) I always called the turtle/technology center things "The Technodrome," because I was a Teenage Mutan...
by XkyRauh
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:49
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Fleex plays Keen: Atroxian Realm Early Access
Replies: 71
Views: 33394

I'm half a year late to the thread, but I wanted to thank you, Fleexy, for doing a "Let's Play" of XkyKeen3. :) You make me feel genuinely guilty for Level 7--I'm sorry about that! I was a little surprised to see you didn't read the story before diving in--would've given you context for what you wer...
by XkyRauh
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:20
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Today, take a moment to appreciate KeenX!
Replies: 24
Views: 12823

Ten years ago! Holy cow, that's a milestone. :) This mod was a ton of fun to develop, and the amount of praise and support it has received since its release is overwhelming. Keen Community looks out for its own. :) You guys are the best. I wish the "Classic Playfield" level was better. How long do w...
by XkyRauh
Mon May 07, 2012 15:17
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Fan-art thread
Replies: 994
Views: 382221

Holy cow! That's spectacular. I definitely get an 80s "Care Bears" vibe from the art style--and I mean that with all the love in my heart as a child of that era. ;)

I've been looking for a new wallpaper for a while--thanks! :D
by XkyRauh
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:22
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: a legitimate keen reference in TVtropes
Replies: 3
Views: 4045

Gasp! Formulaic side stories held together by plot coupons! The secret of all our mods has been discovered! ;)
by XkyRauh
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:53
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: New Keen4 Speedrun record!
Replies: 8
Views: 5340

Most of the time, when speedrunning a game, as soon as you make a mistake, you restart/reset... If you run the beginning of the game enough times, you get a pretty good idea of what's going to happen! :) Not shown in this run were the dozens of times he mis-fired, mis-pogoed, or just plain mis-stepp...
by XkyRauh
Sun Aug 28, 2011 13:32
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: New Keen4 Speedrun record!
Replies: 8
Views: 5340

Yeah--the thing is, each individual level or challenge isn't all that tricky to overcome. But when you consider that this is a single-segment speedrun, with no mid-level saves, or saves at all, it is very lucky and requires a good degree of planning. Obviously a Tool-Assisted Speedrun (TAS) would be...
by XkyRauh
Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:04
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: New Keen4 Speedrun record!
Replies: 8
Views: 5340

New Keen4 Speedrun record!

http://www.justin.tv/cosmowright/b/293465238 Pretty cool recent attempt at a record, clocks in at sub 11:30! Uses a savegame glitch to pass Slug Village, but otherwise plays all levels legit--and has a few lucky breaks. It both amused and didn't surprise me that the most dangerous enemy in the run i...
by XkyRauh
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:00
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Secret Rooms in Underwater Levels
Replies: 13
Views: 12019

Such harsh attitudes and biases towards a unique level! It's tough to construct an underwater level, given how different the player interaction is in the level...
by XkyRauh
Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:03
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: CK Newsletter: August
Replies: 62
Views: 20826

Looks very nice! I skimmed on my laptop, and will be able to go more in-depth when I'm on my desktop at home. Cheers for the hard work, guys! :)
by XkyRauh
Wed Jun 22, 2011 21:41
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Mink's Puzzle Pack
Replies: 103
Views: 51569

I'm extremely late to this party, but I wanted to add another congratulation in the pile of praise. :) Mink, this is fun stuff!