Kumquat Chasm

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Kumquat Chasm

Post by szemi » Tue Jul 31, 2018 0:26

"When looking at the back side of the retail Keen Dreams box, it questions whether you can "survive the perils of the Kumquat Chasm". Yet there isn't any level in the final game called Kumquat Chasm. This indicates that there either was an error on the box, or more likely, Kumquat Chasm was a planned level in the game that either got renamed or removed during development."


In my opinion, it seems that since it's called Kumquat Chasm, I bet a Kumquat enemy was also planned, but probably scrapped due to memory limits or other issues. Don't you think? As we have sour grapes for example in the Grape Groves, apples in the Apple Acres.
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Re: Kumquat Chasm

Post by hairmonster12 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:04

what even IS a kumquat anyways? pretty sure I've never eaten one
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Re: Kumquat Chasm

Post by Roobar » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:34

I think this type of level is a missed opportunity to be added in Keen Dreams +. Maybe if Ceilick is willing to add such an enemy and level would be cool.

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Re: Kumquat Chasm

Post by troublesomekeen » Tue Jul 31, 2018 19:06

Adding anything to Keen Dreams is mightily risky. Saw a few complaints about the instability of Dreams Plus over the years but I don't recall it ever crashing for me.
Anyways, there's plenty of space on the world map for the Chasm. I've got it placed above one of the waterfalls (but Keen must find a surf board first).
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I think I've tried a kumquat once. Thought it would be like an orange but it was more like a lemon :sick
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Re: Kumquat Chasm

Post by Roobar » Tue Jul 31, 2018 19:22

Yeah, how could you draw such fruit in a first place? Not to mention that it's far less popular than oranges and lemons, not too different in shape and in such a small resolution you could easily mistake it for either.

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Re: Kumquat Chasm

Post by Nisaba » Tue Jul 31, 2018 21:59

troublesomekeen wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 19:06
Adding anything to Keen Dreams is mightily risky. Saw a few complaints about the instability of Dreams Plus over the years but I don't recall it ever crashing for me.
Anyways, there's plenty of space on the world map for the Chasm. I've got it placed above one of the waterfalls (but Keen must find a surf board first).
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I think I've tried a kumquat once. Thought it would be like an orange but it was more like a lemon :sick

oh, I love the suddenly appearing pit! note to myself: make sure to use something similar. splendid idea!
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Re: Kumquat Chasm

Post by szemi » Tue Jul 31, 2018 22:31

Kumquat: An orangelike fruit related to the citruses, with an edible sweet rind and acid pulp. It is eaten raw or used in preserves.

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Post by nanomekia » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:14

I got nothin' - I just want to eat a kumquat.
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Re: Kumquat Chasm

Post by MoffD » Sat Aug 18, 2018 16:09

They're pretty tasty, like other citrus but sweeter :dopekeen go for it!
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