Today is Keen's 30th anniversary!

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Today is Keen's 30th anniversary!

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Yes, you read that right! I didn't think we would reach this day so quickly! What are you going to do to honor our no-longer-eight-year-old galactic hero?

Tom Hall, John Romero, and John Carmack just acknowledged this special event!

https://twitter.com/ThatTomHall/status/ ... 2342745088
https://twitter.com/romero/status/1338625744742854656
https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack/statu ... 7948037124

id Software hasn't done anything yet. It would be nice if they did, but I wouldn't be too surprised if they did nothing.

It looks we already got a few new mods to play! It must be a second Keen Day! Here's a list of all the contributions fans have made:

Commander Keen Old Times Episode 1: Back On Mars by CHOCOLATE MILK
Commander Keen: Sunset by KeenRush and proYorp
Keen 1 Randomiser by Multimania
Fanart by Toomuchsparetime*

If there's anything I'm missing, feel free to point it out!

Happy 30 years, Commander Keen! I'm glad that this forum is still zapping and zotting!

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* Technically for Keen 4-6's 29 anniversary, but since it's so close to Keen's 30th anniversary, it also works as a tribute to that!
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He is still eight!! To celebrate I think I'll just playthrough a simple game of Keen1 and maybe a bit of Keen2 as well. I'll be checkimg out the new mods soon too! Happy 30th CK. Feels slightly odd as that's my age too but so be it...

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Happy birthday! Yes, it's amazing... And terrifying for someone who first played it about that many years ago. :freud
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Happy 30th, Keen!
Benvolio wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 21:11
Feels slightly odd as that's my age too but so be it...
Oh hey, me too.

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Benvolio wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 21:11
He is still eight!!
Haha, I suppose he is still eight! That would explain why he doesn't look any older! But wait, if Keen is eight forever, then who are we playing as in Bernie's mods (Keen 58 and 59)? Is that Keen on stilts in a grown-man costume?

Also, John Romero just acknowledged Keen's 30th anniversary! I'll add this link to the original post.

https://twitter.com/romero/status/1338625744742854656

Speaking of anniversaries, yesterday was the 29th anniversary of Keen 4-6! Here's what Tom Hall and John Romero have to say about that:

https://twitter.com/ThatTomHall/status/ ... 6265459712
https://twitter.com/romero/status/1338872700090150918

Toomuchsparetime made fanart to celebrate that special day, and it also works as a tribute to Keen's 30th anniversary! I'll add that to the original post too!

https://twitter.com/TheOddKepple/status ... 427433474/

John Carmack talked about something very interesting:

https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack/statu ... 8138771456
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I feel old :christmas
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Actually, if we are talking about 30th anniversary, I think it's also worth to mention Commander Keen's parallel universe counterparts that I revised (now), since I'm the only who thought of this.
Yeah, piece of cake!

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