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Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:23
by Dr.Colossus

Re: Commander Keen - Galaxy Defender

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:47
by Levellass
Wait, shouldn't this go in the release forum? I forget.


Also, left a test patch in I see. *Restores 'always shoot' patch*

Re: Commander Keen - Galaxy Defender

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:54
by troublesomekeen
Very cool! I can see it all now...

Keen 1 Redone
Keen 2 Redo
Keen 3 Repeat
Keen 4 Restore
Keen 5 Revive
Keen 6 Remix

Re: Commander Keen - Galaxy Defender

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:39
by Nisaba
oh wow. the titlescreen is DOPE! I adore all off your titlescreens but this time around the Vorticon Mothership is outstanding! splendid!
Image

besides that, this is a very entertaining demo release. it has such a neat a flavor to it that makes you wish for more. are you about to create this mod on your own, or are some community contributions intended? I'd love to assist with some minor stuff where I can...

side note: it's hilarious how Keen strays around in the in-game demo. made me grin a lot.

Re: Commander Keen - Galaxy Defender

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:58
by Zilem
Indeed that is an awesome title screen!
So is this preview-demo, didn't think you'd yet be able to both stand on the Cola cans and Robots.
so was surprised when one took keen for a ride
and the poles glitching the bots was humorous XD

Re: Commander Keen - Galaxy Defender

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 17:21
by Dr.Colossus
Sorry, mixed up my mods and wrote the wrong headline.

Thanks for the positive feedback. There is still a lot of work to do. Especially background stuff.

To my shame the original title screen image is from guynietoren
If i keep it I would ask him for his permission and give credit.
Nisaba wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:39
besides that, this is a very entertaining demo release. it has such a neat a flavor to it that makes you wish for more. are you about to create this mod on your own, or are some community contributions intended? I'd love to assist with some minor stuff where I can...
If you want you can draw some background stuff that fits to the level themes, or images for the story screens, or improve the sprites. All help is welcome.

Re: Commander Keen - Galaxy Defender

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 17:33
by KeenRush
Oh man, would you guys please stop crushing it all the time?! *cries* This looks so damn good. Your interpretation is great. I really like your tilework, all those slightly raised parts of the platforms giving more sense of depth, etc.

And oh yeah, that title's awesome.

Re: Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 18:55
by Quillax
I tried out the 6 levels that were contained within, and I thought it was quite entertaining. I loved how the graphics looked (especially that title screen), and how you managed to transit the levels into Galaxy-style. Seeing the demos not being changed had some humorous results (not saying that it's a bad thing). :lol

Looking forward to seeing the complete version. Oh, and by the way, I think you forgot to get rid of that Keen5 executable in the download folder before releasing it. Might be a good idea to remove it.

EDIT: Oh, I almost forgot one problem I found! The Guard Robot in level 3 can't seem to get out of the vertical tube, so I had to use God Mode to get through it.

Re: Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:41
by Ceilick
Looking cool! I too really like the Mothership looming over earth in the title screen! I also really like the many platform and background graphics you've incorporated into the mother ship (except the prominent green and blue background, feels a little out of place and glaring for the ship and in such a huge area), they look great! I was really surprised at how simple but well done the world map was, great transition in style from vorticones to galaxy. The level design is a great interpretation of the original levels in the galaxy style.

The one thing I'm not a fan of is, which really is just my preference, is the the burly muscular vorticons.

Re: Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 22:30
by Dr.Colossus
Quillax wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2017 18:55
EDIT: Oh, I almost forgot one problem I found! The Guard Robot in level 3 can't seem to get out of the vertical tube, so I had to use God Mode to get through it.
I know. There is still a lot of patching work to to. This is only a minor problem to fix. But the wall-climbing robots are giving me headaches.
Ceilick wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:41
The one thing I'm not a fan of is, which really is just my preference, is the the burly muscular vorticons.
Yes. I even wasn't satisfied with the design. Zilem posted me her design suggestions and they are a bazillion times better.

Re: Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 21:19
by DoomJedi
Fantastic quality of this remake....really....wow.
You keep surprising

Re: Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 13:12
by XrackProject
The titlescreen is amazing! :mort I have seen a review of this mod on a german keen youtube channel and I got pretty excited about this one. I like the new and fresh colors! Its amazing how many mods are in production lately! :O

Re: Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:13
by Levellass
It seems the one-way-up tiles shatter Keen's shots, this will need to be worked on. (I'm wondering if the 'cradle' property will work better.) A very nifty demonstration that also shows the work that needs to be done.

Re: Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:40
by Tormentor667
This is utterly brilliant - I am almost crying :)

One thingh though as I noticed that this was referred as "demo" - is it finished or still in progress?

Re: Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 18:30
by Dr.Colossus
It's only an early alpha demo. I'm still working on it.