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Post by Roobar » Tue Apr 01, 2014 16:03

Ever wondered what a Keen shmup would look like? Well, an attempt to see this: Major Keen.

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Thanks goes to Dr. Collosus's TFOS mod and Ceilick excellent graphics! They fit quite nice:
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Post by CapnClever » Tue Apr 01, 2014 16:38

Oh man, I loved Major Stryker as a kid and still enjoy it! Doesn't work as a speedrun because it's auto-scroller but shmups are great fun regardless: adding Keen to the mix just makes it twice as good.

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Tue Apr 01, 2014 20:07

This is the greatest non-existent thing ever! :D
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Post by Dr.Colossus » Tue Apr 01, 2014 20:36

The Tileset is amazing :p

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Post by tulip » Tue Apr 01, 2014 21:39

OH please make this happen. The mockup graphics are amazing indeed.
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Post by troublesomekeen » Tue Apr 01, 2014 21:57

All I want for Christmas is Major Keen.
And if I'm a really good boy, Keen Tower Defense.
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Commander Keen in... Canteloupe Quest!

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Post by MoffD » Tue Apr 01, 2014 22:29

troublesomekeen wrote:All I want for Christmas is Major Keen.
And if I'm a really good boy, Keen Tower Defense.
I want to try making this sometime :)
mortimermcmirestinks wrote: Now I wish MoffD wasn't allergic to me.
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Post by lemm » Wed Apr 02, 2014 0:23

Wow.

This could totally be made by modifying the keen source code, too.

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Post by Keening_Product » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:18

I agree with everyone: graphics are lovely and it really should be made! The concept is great too.
lemm wrote:This could totally be made by modifying the keen source code, too.
Step 1: remove bulk of Keen code.
Step 2: replace with Major Stryker code.
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Post by Ceilick » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:17

I would contribute graphics to this game. Your mockups are always beautiful, wiivn.

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Post by Ronnie » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:18

I could probably code this game, I'd been looking for a new challenge to tackle in Unity. Something like this would be a lot of fun! I'd need someone to provide all the graphics, though.

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Post by tulip » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:48

I'd be more than happy to provide a few graphics here and there, my time might not be enough to make all the graphics, but I'll do some.
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Post by Roobar » Tue Apr 08, 2014 19:34

If you're serious about this, here are the graphics I used, plus some more that didn't cut in (I'd rather go for VGA, but still...). If you are working with the free version of Unity, it would be great if you share the source as it progress.

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Keen ship EGA and VGA versions:
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Here's something I'll tell you that you didn't know. Originally, along side the regular levels I planned for the New Commander Keen, I wanted to include some shoot'em'up ones. Unfortunately, K1n9_Duk3 didn't contribute to this idea and the sad thing is he hasn't visited the forums for more than a year. Neither have I seen any activity of him... Which is sad :/ .

And here's the tileset:
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The background I used:
http://oi61.tinypic.com/33duuzp.jpg

If someone is willing to contribute, I think we can use this as a basis and add upon it.

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Post by Dr.Colossus » Thu Mar 31, 2016 22:31

I didn't get this idea out of my mind and I needed a break of modding.

https://youtu.be/uz1AFozCPiM

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Post by troublesomekeen » Thu Mar 31, 2016 23:25

Yay! And it's almost April 1st, too!
I love it!
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