Commander Keen Mobile Reboot

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Re: Commander Keen Mobile Reboot

Post by Roobar » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:16

Benvolio wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:04
Nah man... clearly the release date has been set for Christmas 2092. All we have to do is wait until then! We won't believe our eyes!
:lol that was a good one!

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Re: Commander Keen Mobile Reboot

Post by Snortimer » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:37

Um...
I mean...
I guess?

I'll just think of this as a spin-off that takes place in an alternate universe. The trailer reminds me of Fairly Odd Parents. Nice animation.

It's clear that they weren't going for faithfulness to the original here, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's bad as a standalone thing. I can't really tell whether the gameplay is any fun or not. I haven't had much luck with action games on smartphones in general - I think only turn-based games really work on that platform, at least for me...

I'm often confused about why a copyrighted IP gets bought and adapted when the result is so different that it may as well be something original. I'm convinced that the only reason it happens is the automatic free promotion that results from media that uses that "hook" to write a story about it.

As for this new "adult Keen" timeline they've created, I kind of prefer the one in Ruin of Roib. Although I realize that it's not exactly mass market. ;)
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Re: Commander Keen Mobile Reboot

Post by AlphaLurker » Sun Sep 01, 2019 16:18

Personally I think it's unlikely the game is cancelled.
it they were planning of giving up on the project they'd just release it and make what money they can.
Bethesda Zenimax, has never in the past had problems releasing unpopular entries.

I also don't believe this is a franchise cash grab, Keen just isn't relevant enough in pop culture.
it's also telling in the E3 presentation that they only mention the franchise as a note at the end.

now consider the dozens of nods and references to the original,
I think it's possible the Developers do indeed care about Keen and his past.
and only got greenlit by Zenimax for a mobile experience, they may hae agreed because "that's what kids' like these days"

I firmly believe one way or another the negative fan raction shocked them
1: one because of how many people still care about the old Keens. and 2 the general dislike for mobile
going with my assumption that they actually care about Keen, they may have realized their game need an overhaul
repurposing the existing graphics into a traditional Platformer might not even be that difficult.
the might also be considered a PC release do to recent mobile controversies (if the need money for an overhaul, I hear epic is throwing tons of cash around)

I may be dead wrong about all this, but at least this is my hope

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Re: Commander Keen Mobile Reboot

Post by Roobar » Sun Sep 01, 2019 18:27

Whatever they have decided, the fact that they're not responding or communicating with the fans ever since can only be interpreted as a bad thing and a bad decision on their side. It shows how corporate they've become and how much they care about gamers (hint: they don't). They only care about money. Since the backlash, they've decided to mute it all. And snce the reveal, there's nothing on their Twitter, Facebook or Insta. There's not even a Commander Keen section in their forums. Their Facebook page looks like it's been hacked or it is a parody. If you look at it, you'll find a single post on June 17 that repeats itself countless times, and each one of these posts are with zero views/comments. As of today, their youtube video "Commander Keen — Official E3 Announce Trailer" got 1.5 million views (which is not bad, but it's objectively a minor number compared to their most popular videos), 10k dislikes and 1.4k likes.

How is that there's nobody in their company to communicate with the fans about that? Any response would have been better than complete silence. I think their corporate culture doesn't allow them to communicate with fans freely as some other companies do. They act like they are a big corp that doesn't give a garg. They could've at least said that they've made a mistake, which would be at least a little step in the right direction. I'm mildly disappointed.

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Re: Commander Keen Mobile Reboot

Post by AlphaLurker » Sun Sep 01, 2019 20:21

recently there's been a number of big company community managers who only stock the fires by engaging with critics.
it's possible Zenimax has asked the developers to keep quite until an official announcement is made to avoid making matters worse

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Re: Commander Keen Mobile Reboot

Post by MoffD » Mon Nov 11, 2019 13:56

Benvolio wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:04
Nah man... clearly the release date has been set for Christmas 2092. All we have to do is wait until then! We won't believe our eyes!
Oh man, one can hope :lol
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