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Post by Commander Bones » Wed Feb 06, 2013 17:09

Thanks for answering my questions :)

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Post by Lava89 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 17:12

Tom Hall, have you ever considered making an unofficial Keen game? (like a fangame...except you're more than a fan, haha)

Or even modding an existing Keen game?

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Post by Levack » Wed Feb 06, 2013 21:00

have you played TUIT mods yet?

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Post by TomHallKeen » Wed Feb 06, 2013 22:36

It would be tough to make an unofficial one myself -- the Kickstarter is my version of that!

BTW -- Dorts looked SORTA like Far Side cows, but with legs and like dachshunds. Short and stubby. And snouts kinda halfway to dachshunds too.

Looked at 'em a bit, need to give 'em a proper play -- been killling myself on game deadlines for so long -- my game stack is INSANE. I literally get 15 minutes on most games. :/

Maybe I should get a normal job so I can play more!
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Post by Tyraziel » Wed Feb 06, 2013 23:54

Thanks for answering my questions and further commenting on my posts! I may have more for you soon :)

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Post by Lava89 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:43

Yes, thank you so much for keeping up with our mudslide of questions! haha

We've got it better than the Mario fans! Since when has Shigeru Miyamoto talked with Mario fans, in a casual setting?

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Post by Gridlock » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:44

Tom, I can't say how amazing it is to see you on these forums. I think today is just about proof that miracles can happen. I just got back from an amazing retreat today, and friends earlier had gotten into the topic of DosBox games and they even brought up Commander Keen. It blew my mind because I'd never even told them about my interests in those games or knew that they had heard of them. To hear that earlier today and then come home and see that The Tom Hall announced this, well... it's pretty damn amazing. :pogo

I'm not sure I'll be able to contribute financially, but I wish you the best of luck and fully support you. I hope you stay around here for a while!

Offtopic, I'd be honored to show you a preview video of a massive Keen 4 mod I've been working on for nearly 3 years now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwsm5-kRYbY
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Post by Levellass » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:04

BTW -- Dorts looked SORTA like Far Side cows, but with legs and like dachshunds. Short and stubby. And snouts kinda halfway to dachshunds too.


If you have a sketch, I can mod them. (Heck, we know enough about modding to add them into their original target game.)
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Re: Keen stuff

Post by Scarlet » Thu Feb 07, 2013 22:06

TomHallKeen wrote:Draw a Dort... I'd hazard to do one now, maybe I can find my notes.
TomHallKeen wrote:BTW -- Dorts looked SORTA like Far Side cows, but with legs and like dachshunds. Short and stubby. And snouts kinda halfway to dachshunds too.
Hm... http://landofblogging.files.wordpress.c ... burger.gif
I just can't picture what it might look like. :/

I keep thinking of the south park cows...
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Ah one more question...

Was this level ever made? Could you tell us more about it conceptually even if it has not been made?
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Post by Tyraziel » Fri Feb 08, 2013 16:37

Do we get the editor when we back the project or do we still have to wait for it?

I'd like to get my hands on the editor to play around a bit with it :)

Oh... I'm a backer now! Good luck!
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Post by szemi » Fri Feb 08, 2013 18:07

Keen 4 Extra(Keen4 mod) should include the dort and that desert town level. XD

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Post by Nospike » Fri Feb 08, 2013 18:24

szemi wrote:Keen 4 Extra(Keen4 mod) should include the dort and that desert town level. XD
With a bit of patching, we can actually make that!
It just might be done someday. The chance is always there.

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Post by Roobar » Fri Feb 08, 2013 19:04

Here: an alien cow.
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Post by Nospike » Fri Feb 08, 2013 19:11

The udder looks a bit off but otherwise this is a cool sprite :)
It just might be done someday. The chance is always there.

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Post by GolfHacker » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:35

Wow! Hi Tom!

First, I have to say congrats on your new Kickstarter project. That looks awesome! Sure could have used that a few years ago!

Second, I want to thank you for Commander Keen! I LOVE those games, and still play them via dosbox. I enjoy them so much, and they inspired me to write my own games. I'm an indie developer, and I've been making my own series of secret agent themed platformers - the way they look and play was heavily influenced by Commander Keen!

I know you're a busy guy, but if you are interested, you can find my games at http://www.dirkdashing.com - I'd be really honored to have the great Tom Hall stop by to take a quick look.

Thanks again for Keen, and for taking the time to hang out with your fans in this forum. You're a real class act, man.
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