Commander Keen in "Botafloria Is Out Of Flowers"

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Do you want the new raygun to have recoil?

Yes
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No
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Total votes: 13

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Post by tulip » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:17

I love that screen Nospike. Reminds me of the Vox mods, which is a good thing.
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Post by Nospike » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:40

Thanks. :)
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Post by Nospike » Fri Nov 29, 2013 20:23

I'm still working on this, no worries people. Done some neat graphics work today and a bit level progress. I'm going to tackle song composing as I've learned some music theory thanks to guitar playing lately and I think it might just work. :)
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Post by Paramultart » Fri Nov 29, 2013 20:27

So is this a floral-themed mod or what?
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Post by Nospike » Fri Nov 29, 2013 20:33

More like destruction-of-flora-themed, huehue.
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Post by Nospike » Mon Dec 02, 2013 21:24

Sorry for the constant doubleposts (I BLAME YOU PARA, next time write your posts in a way that doesn't get them deleted :p ) but I feel like a little update is necessary. I've fleshed out some graphical flaws you guys have pointed out, especially Lass, and added a whole lot of pretty cool detail tiles to the cave tileset. Level 6 is in the works, I'll post a screenie featuring some new stuff (but not too much hopefully!) later. Cheers guys! Feel free to comment on anything or give constructive criticism, especially on the two screens I've already posted.

EDIT: Holy apples, I've only just noticed that this thread has over 14 thousand views! Image
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Post by Paramultart » Mon Dec 02, 2013 21:51

To be honest, I just looked over this thread for the first time. I must say, those are some impressive screenshots. It looks like a solid game, and I love the minimalist style. Kinda makes me wanna do a speed-mod or something.
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Post by Nospike » Mon Dec 02, 2013 22:05

Thanks a lot. Honestly I intended for this to be a very eyecandy oriented mod at first but then I discovered that I suck at actually putting my ideas to life. Therefore this simplistic style - retro, if you will - was born. :) I'm drawing a lot of inspiration from Secret Agent, Keen 3 and Keen 5.
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Post by Nospike » Wed Feb 05, 2014 17:22

I'm sorry guys. My computer has broken down recently due to a major GPU issue, and while I haven't lost anything yet, I'm unable to make any further progress on the mod until it's fixed. :( That being said, I've been forced to replay all Keen games on this other computer and have drawn a lot of inspiration from doing that.
Level 6 is almost complete. I have a basic plan laid out for the level themes and music use. When I get my computer back I'll try to make a title song, because it's needed :p
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Post by KeenRush » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:15

Looking forward to this adventure. As others, I too like the style of graphics.
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Post by Nospike » Tue May 27, 2014 17:11

Little update on the technical things.
My computer is somewhat stable by now (though I'm seriously afraid of jinxing it), however due to a motherboard/GPU fault the graphics are distorted. As a result, while I can keep working on the levels, graphics development is going to be severely impeded. I mean, everything that's supposed to be white is now a flickering pink, my eyes! :bloody Not sure how (and if) this transfers to screenshots, but there likely won't be any new screenshots for a while.
Lass, if you're still up to the challenge, I can send you any new levels and take any of your feedback aboard. :p
Thanks for your patience, everyone.

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Post by Levellass » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:29

I am indeed up to the challenge, I've just come off a big break to start a new project and am feeling keenish.
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Post by Nospike » Tue Oct 21, 2014 19:24

So I've been continuing to work on the mod (very, very slowly :p ). A bunch of new scenery tiles, minor corrections to the levels here and there, and most importantly level 6 is finally nearing completion. Took me long enough, hehe. Another little progress note would be that, strangely enough, my english has vastly improved over the years and therefore I rewrote the entire help file, story included. I can't be bothered to make text patches right now, maybe later when most of the level design and tiles are done.

I might be posting a screenie of level 6 when it's complete to give you guys a peek at what's taking me so disproportionately long, hopefully it won't be affected by my broken graphics. :o
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Post by Roobar » Tue Oct 21, 2014 20:21

You know what? Since your Keen 1 mod began in 2010 and now is 2014, and you've made (almost) 6 levels so far, that makes me feel a bit relieved that my laziness is surpassed by others. It's like you're making a level and ~1/4 per year. If you're planning to make 16 levels, by that speed you'll need approximately 8-9 more years to finish it. But then again, that's not a good excuse for me being lazy heheh.

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Post by Nospike » Tue Oct 21, 2014 21:52

I can feel the shame, you're absolutely right. I tend to work in bursts - do a bit of work, then take a break (that usually becomes overly long because of procrastination and laziness), then try again.
I'm determined to make this mod happen, it's just taking way too darn long. :p I spend a lot of time thinking up visuals, new tiles, level layouts and stuff. It's probably taking me the longest of all the things.
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