Commander Keen in TRAPPED IN TIME

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Commander Keen in TRAPPED IN TIME

Post by DeathByNeuralStunner » Sat May 28, 2011 18:44

I had an idea for a Keen game (I know nothing of modding) but here is the story

A hyper-powered light beam has destroyed the earth and the human race is obliterated. Keen now has to go back to : The Shadowlands, The shikadi Planet, Fribulus Xax and Vorticon IV to find and assemble 4 parts of a time travel device. Then our hero must go back to the point just before the Earths detonation and prevent the otherwise inevitable annihalation of the humans.

it was just a stupid idea thought of whilst on a walk

just wanted to know your thoughts on the story
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Post by Deltamatic » Sat May 28, 2011 18:51

While time travel is an awesome theme for a mod, the "assemble four parts" thing is old. Maybe the earth-destroying weapon was fired ages ago and Keen has to use four time machines, going further back in time with each time machine, before he can prevent the weapon from firing. The map could be divided into sections based on which age it is, with teleporters as the time machines.

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Post by szemi » Sat May 28, 2011 19:16

Deltamatic wrote:While time travel is an awesome theme for a mod, the "assemble four parts" thing is old. Maybe the earth-destroying weapon was fired ages ago and Keen has to use four time machines, going further back in time with each time machine, before he can prevent the weapon from firing. The map could be divided into sections based on which age it is, with teleporters as the time machines.
This was my idea for Keen 10-12. -.- But no sense to make Keen 10-12,remember.

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Post by DeathByNeuralStunner » Sat May 28, 2011 19:20

I see

Great thinking
I understand your point and I never thought much of the original story
when you say 4 different time machines does this mean on Earth or scattered around the universe?

I thanks you for you creative criticism
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Post by DeathByNeuralStunner » Sat May 28, 2011 19:28

rewrite 1


A deadly race of aliens have obliterated the earth and all its inhabitants. Commander Keen , now with no home nor family travels to the shadowlands and consults the oracle. he is told to travel to a planet in which time travel has been mastered and to use 4 atom powered time machines to access different parts in history to destroy the nuclear power cores that fuel the malevolent device. Prepared to rewrite history in order to save humanity (Once Again) he may find himself

TRAPPED IN TIME :dopekeen
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Post by Deltamatic » Sat May 28, 2011 19:28

With earth, players would easily recognize what time it was, and the mod would stand out from the crowd since most mods are set in space, but you'd have to explain why we don't have historical records of Commander Keen. With space you'd have more creative freedom for enemies, levels etc.

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Post by DeathByNeuralStunner » Sat May 28, 2011 19:33

on EARTH: the aliens could have been planning for centuries and have sent unknown undercover agents to different countries at different times to assure success.

In SPACE: the aliens have been monitoring us for ages and were contructing the cannon in that time. maybe a level on the moon or other space related human deeds over the years
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Post by DeathByNeuralStunner » Sat Jun 04, 2011 17:04

I thought over what Delta said and a friend told me that maybe keen sealed off the records of him in history and destroyed them to return things to normal :british :british
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Post by Grimson » Sat Jun 04, 2011 17:20

the human race is obliterated
Keen now has to go back to
Something's not quite right here...
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Post by Deltamatic » Sat Jun 04, 2011 18:09

What about "all humans on earth"? So Keen could come back from some space adventure only to find earth destroyed, and the international space station crew tell him what happened.

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Sat Jun 04, 2011 19:08

didnt read the post. Panned the mod the second i read the thread title.
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Post by Ceilick » Sat Jun 04, 2011 22:32

VBB, post constructively or don't post.

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Post by Lava89 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:49

I like the idea of Earth getting obliterated. What if Keen already has the Time Machine (built it perhaps? he is a genius after all), but he has to track down who actually destroyed it and where they did it?

You could do it like a point & click adventure game and have to talk to various aliens across the galaxy and get clues. There's this program called "Adventure Game Studio". Its free and very easy to use (if you want to do a game like that).

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Post by Keeper » Sun Jun 05, 2011 17:30

I was thinking of something more like The Terminator - Mortimer goes back in time to eliminate Commander Keen's parents before little Billy is born :dead

The best thing about this idea is that when Keen goes to the past, he could meet his grandfather - B.J. Blazkowicz!

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Post by Deltamatic » Sun Jun 05, 2011 17:45

Oh, it's a fangame! I should've read the first post more carefully, all this time I thought it was a mod.
Yeah, a Keen adventure game would rock.

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