The Keys of Krodacia: Revision Discussion

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Post by GameBird » Wed Oct 27, 2010 0:41

ckGeoff wrote:Overflow - love your music, checked your YouTube channel too, nice work!

How long does it take you to create each track, roughly?
Hey, thanks!
How long does it take me? Well, that really depends on my motivation. For instance, I made Space Theme in a day. My friend asked me to write him a space song, so with the motivation I worked really quickly. Other songs have taken months to write.
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Post by GameBird » Sun Nov 14, 2010 0:48

MOM4Evr wrote:Hmm... This IMFCreator is really nice.
http://www.mom4evr.net16.net/searchmysterious1.imf
The song doesn't sound as mysterious and stuff in imf format, but not bad.
I haven't had the chance to take a listen to this yet; for me, it's an arduous process to play .imf files, but I'll try to listen soon!
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Post by Eros » Sun Nov 14, 2010 22:10

well, the only thing i can suggest is to make the nosdrill look more fierce. it currently looks sad that it's impaling keen.

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Post by shikadi » Mon Nov 15, 2010 17:32

maybe he is sad, he walks into something, looks up and dang... i killed him, poor boy.
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Post by Eros » Tue Nov 23, 2010 21:35

oh, the slurple seems to hop WAY too high for a glob of slime, maybe change it to become a slightly less slimy creature?

and please make a quieter stunner-acquire sound, it disturbs my friends

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Post by The Keen Commander » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:34

please make a quieter stunner-acquire sound
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I'd like to get a Futurama mod going. Here's what I've got so far:
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Post by Eros » Thu Nov 25, 2010 21:30

the word "cannon" is also misspelled...

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Post by GameBird » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:27

Haha, okay, so I've finished work on Nospike's music, and would like to 'donate' a few more songs for Keen 7. I could try to make a remix of some present songs, but I'd much rather write original ones. I don't know which levels you plan on using my "mushroom" song in (Although I hope you use it in the 'forest of mushrooms' level), but I'll start work on a song for a different environment. Maybe the first outdoors level...
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Post by GameBird » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:40

Well that was fast and fun!

http://www.host-a.net/u/overflow/k7kok2.2.imf

I made it with indoor levels like "The Private Manor" in mind, but you could use it elsewhere if you want, obviously. If you guys want an idea of what it would sound like, listen to:
http://www.host-a.net/u/overflow/k7kok2.mov
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usdQftFI ... re=related
starting at 1:45

Oh, and I don't remember if I already asked, but if you do use my music Ceilick, could you please credit me as GameBird?

Actually, I'm curious about how many songs you intend on having in the revision. Were you planning on having a different one for every level?
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Post by The Keen Commander » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:53

This is a really cool song, but it seems like it would fit better with my idea of Keen 9 than Keen 7...that said, I prefer it to most of the songs in Keen 7 currently.
I'd like to get a Futurama mod going. Here's what I've got so far:
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Post by Grimson » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:00

I like it! It might fit BotB's athmosphere better, but I wouldn't mind hearing it in TKoK at all :) If you have trouble coming up with names for the tracks, just poke me.

Just a small thing that I remembered: I suggest you remove the black outlines from the bottom of the spikes and the rocks, so that they blend better with the surrounding. They look a bit out of place at the moment.
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Post by GameBird » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:23

Well, originally I actually did want to write some music for Keen 9, but it turned out he pretty much had it all done (He's just testing now) so if I want any of my songs to get into TUiT, it's gonna have to be through the revision of Keen 7.

Track names? Hmm, I hadn't thought of that... I always considered my mushroom song to just be "Mushroom", which I guess would work, but maybe something like "Sad Shrooms" would be better? I dunno, I'll have to think on names... If you wanna suggest some, be my guest :p
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Post by Grimson » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:32

Both of the tracks you have posted for the revision have a very fantasy-like theme. They don't have (enough of) the happy spirit of most Keen songs, which is certainly not a bad thing, since not all of them should have :) I'm just saying, that these would fit best a mod with different kind of athmosphere, perhaps? Then again, TKoK is filled with objects and creatures of magic and mystery. Someone help me decide :crazy

An apt name for your latest track would be something like Monastery of Mystery, if you ask me :)
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Post by GameBird » Sat Dec 11, 2010 17:24

Well, I always felt that (Especially with the music in Keen 7) that this was kind of a dark turn for the series. I wanted to keep some of the cheesyness of keen music, hence the little jazzy bits, but I did want to give a feeling of urgency and some dread about what could happen if Keen fails.
My "Sad 'Shrooms" song (I think I might go with that) was made with that specific level in mind (Forest of Mushrooms) but I think it also gets across the feelings I mentioned.
I wrote the music for Nospike's mod, which is definitely more cheery and upbeat, so I wrote music to reflect that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDla-P1U2Sk
But like I said, I was always under the impression that Keen 7 should be darker and not have as much cheery music, but I dunno.

Monastery of Mystery sounds more like a level name, actually, lol.
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Post by Grimson » Sat Dec 11, 2010 17:49

Monastery of Mystery sounds more like a level name, actually, lol.
I know, but the name should reflect magic and/or mystery anyway. That's what the song sounds like to me, I can picture it well fitting as the music in a Krodakian temple or Fat Monk's House.
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