The 25th Anniversary of Commander Keen is Coming!

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Post by Keening_Product » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:03

That's only sensible because it's the other sensible order in reverse. But yes, point taken.
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Post by Harpuia » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:33

I'm actually looking into doing a game review of the first episode. Commander Keen was my favorite series as a kid, so I'm hoping this might introduce people to the game.

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Post by troublesomekeen » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:03

Absolutely! Good luck, Harpuia. I look forward to just such a video.

On my part, I was on pace to finishing a mod for the anniversary and another for Christmas, but I'll have to postpone both until March 14th, which is only a few months away. I've been spending most of my time building a massive music machine (triple tier keyboards, foot pedals, drum pads, etc.).
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Post by Harpuia » Sun Dec 13, 2015 18:04

Thanks! It's uploading right now. I'll post it on a new thread when it's ready to go. :)

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Sun Dec 13, 2015 20:44

It's tomorrow! Oh my garg! I'm completely unprepared!
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Post by Keening_Product » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:00

Tom Hall has something planned, it seems: https://twitter.com/ThatTomHall/status/ ... 8688513025
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Mon Dec 14, 2015 15:52

Source codes, please be source codes. :begging
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Post by Keening_Product » Mon Dec 14, 2015 15:54

Afraid not, but this post from Tom Hall is the most public request I've seen for them, as well as for the IP:

"LET’S GET SOME KEEN ON EVERYBODY! And ZENIMAX, it’s been 25 YEARS. Can I have Keen back? Well. doesn’t hurt to ask. At LEAST release the Keen 4-6 source, okay? https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... =786100424"
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Post by Roobar » Mon Dec 14, 2015 16:32

Keening_Product wrote:Afraid not, but this post from Tom Hall is the most public request I've seen for them, as well as for the IP:

"LET’S GET SOME KEEN ON EVERYBODY! And ZENIMAX, it’s been 25 YEARS. Can I have Keen back? Well. doesn’t hurt to ask. At LEAST release the Keen 4-6 source, okay? https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... =786100424"
What? This link is broken:
"The page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may be broken or expired, or you may not have permission to view this page."


Btw, the surprise from Tom Hall is a Mario Maker Commander Keen level: https://twitter.com/ThatTomHall/status/ ... 6142946306

Someone, who owns a wii u, please make a video of it. By the screenshot, I don't see anything Commander Keen related though.

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Post by NY00123 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 17:03

Now, remember when you thought that 20... more like, 10 years, was considered a long time? http://legacy.3drealms.com/fanstuff/keenstory/

Unfortunately, I don't think I have much to show (i.e., release). Good there's enough we can all check out, though!

Regarding that Facebook post, I don't know what happened to it, but it looks like very similar contents (if not the same) were posted by Hall on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/MarioMaker/com ... y_heres_a/

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Post by Lunick » Mon Dec 14, 2015 22:03

wiivn wrote: Btw, the surprise from Tom Hall is a Mario Maker Commander Keen level: https://twitter.com/ThatTomHall/status/ ... 6142946306

Someone, who owns a wii u, please make a video of it. By the screenshot, I don't see anything Commander Keen related though.
You can't see anything Commander Keen related? I guess you haven't played in a while or you just don't recognise the geometry in a different tile set :p

Romero has released a video of the Super Mario Bros. 3 demo https://vimeo.com/148909578
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Post by Flaose » Mon Dec 14, 2015 23:17

I've just pulled an all-nighter putting together a Commander Keen 25th Anniversary video. Check it out and let me know what you think :) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4bkptxpu_I
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Post by Allstories » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:22

wiivn wrote:Someone, who owns a wii u, please make a video of it. By the screenshot, I don't see anything Commander Keen related though.
Done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78FPH0hc-nk

It's a cute level (i might have been the first person to die playing it)

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Post by Benvolio » Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:09

Great video Flaose, one of the true elders of the Keen Community. The tale is well-told, a great celebration of the anniversary.

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Post by Keening_Product » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:39

Very nice video, Flaose! My only criticism would be KD was also ported to Linux and Mac ;)

If you're keen on doing another Keen video (hurr hurr), you should do one on the history of modding the game... though that might be too niche for your audience.

wiivn, how about this? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 424&type=3 You would have to be friends with Tom Hall on Facebook to see it.
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