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Keen 60

Post by Levellass » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:00

A little something very, very slowly crawling along, hopefully seeing some sort of release on Keen Day (Or Mort day, see below.) Keen 60 details the adventures of President Mortimer McMire as he deals with the imminent, nay, actively in-progress invasion of the Kreegs. With Keen a fat, hopeless mess the world is forced to rely on Mortimer or face certain destruction!

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But I am curious, what would adult Mort look like, in Keen sprite terms? My imagination is not that great. Also, if anyone has any unused or leftover story art that'd be cool too since it takes a long time to make and long times I do not have anymore.

But yeah, this is a thing now.
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Post by troublesomekeen » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:29

A sequel to Underworld?

If Keen is going be his fat, hopeless self again--which isn't consistent with his character, imo--(however, it works in Bernie's favor; good-for-nothing Keen is more endearing and interesting than a straight-laced, goody-two-shoes, dapper dan Keen), then I suppose Mortimer would either have to be the exact opposite, or twice as fat and hopeless as Keen. Ideas? Uhhhhh

Did Mort grow up to be tall?
Does he wear a suit and tie because he's a president?
Does he still wear a helmet? Did he switch to a different piece of headgear?
Does he have a trademark gadget with him at all times?
Messy hair? False teeth? Muscular or skinny and nerdy?

This grown-up business though. Keen can never really grow up. He's like Peter Pan. It's trapped in a kids' story. It's like Christopher Robin again. The story ends when childhood ends, which again is why Roib works. If the story were to continue even though it can't, it needs that bizarre break. It's unexpected to see Keen a loser. Maybe Mort need some sort of over-the-top makeover. Mort should be just as shocking, yeah.
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Post by Plasma Captain » Tue Feb 23, 2016 14:30

Ruin of Roib actually answers this question in the story text:

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It looks like Mortimer wears a business suit and the same old football helmet.

Also, if you're keeping in line with 58's canon, you might want to boot up Ruin of Roib and check out the super secret 24th page of "The Game" in the help menu. It gives some teaser information about alien activity on Earth.

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Post by Roobar » Tue Feb 23, 2016 15:59

Plasma Captain wrote:Ruin of Roib actually answers this question in the story text:

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It looks like Mortimer wears a business suit and the same old football helmet.

Also, if you're keeping in line with 58's canon, you might want to boot up Ruin of Roib and check out the super secret 24th page of "The Game" in the help menu. It gives some teaser information about alien activity on Earth.
Good find! He looks like Donald Trump.

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Post by {DARKDUNE} » Tue Feb 23, 2016 18:14

wiivn wrote:He looks like Donald Trump.
donald trump ''BING! BONG!'' vine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCFPbBDGthA :p
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Post by Grimson » Tue Feb 23, 2016 19:37

I get the feeling Mortimer was yet again enacting some evil plan, maybe he brainwashed Americans to make him president? Just look at that smug face!

If so, it makes even more sense if he wants to stop the Kreeg, because he does it in order to prevent them from ruining his evil plan with their own.

Last but not least, it looks like Mort would be in a pretty good shape. His physical shape is probably that of your average action hero (albeit slighly less muscular). Something like Snake Logan.
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Post by ScarletFlame » Tue Feb 23, 2016 23:27

Seeing Mortimer was freaking president of the unitied states I wanted to see a mod describe that. And I'm really glad it's going to be a thing, since I'm actually really curious how and why he became president.

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Post by Levellass » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:57

I have a backstory for it, Donald Trump failed to became president, making Mort see that perhaps humanity wasn't hopeless after all. From that day onward he vowed to use his incredible intellect to further his species.

Also to become mega rich and famous.


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This grown-up business though. Keen can never really grow up. He's like Peter Pan. It's trapped in a kids' story. It's like Christopher Robin again. The story ends when childhood ends, which again is why Roib works. If the story were to continue even though it can't, it needs that bizarre break. It's unexpected to see Keen a loser. Maybe Mort need some sort of over-the-top makeover. Mort should be just as shocking, yeah.
I don't know, that's kind of... sad. One of the darker elements of the original Pan is that Peter *doesn't* grow up, or even have any sort of serious life. He murders the lost boys when they get too old, Tinkerbell dies and he doesn't really remember her because his mind is always in the present. To reduce Keen to that, that's terrible.

Yeah, Mort needs a little... *something*, something to make you go 'Huh, never saw him doing *that*'.

I get the feeling Mortimer was yet again enacting some evil plan, maybe he brainwashed Americans to make him president? Just look at that smug face!
Now that might be an idea. Though I think a simple 'Evil guy was evil all along!' reveal would be too obvious. No... I think you have something there...
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Post by ScarletFlame » Thu Feb 25, 2016 0:15

Levellass wrote:Yeah, Mort needs a little... *something*, something to make you go 'Huh, never saw him doing *that*'.
He kills people.
Actually wait no nvm that's too obvious.

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Post by Levellass » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:32

ScarletFlame wrote:
Levellass wrote:Yeah, Mort needs a little... *something*, something to make you go 'Huh, never saw him doing *that*'.
He kills people.
Actually wait no nvm that's too obvious.
Nono, you may be on to something there...
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Mon Feb 29, 2016 23:10

So Underground Ultimate is getting a sequel? (still needs to play keen 59)
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Post by Levellass » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:35

A sequel in no way supported by or endorsed by the original author.

So you know, like what most mods are.
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Sat Mar 05, 2016 16:01

But in Keen 58 he said it was supposed to be a trilogy... I guess you're just finishing the job for him?
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Post by Levellass » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:25

*Pointedly avoids mentioning the Keen 6 ending*
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