What Keens should I play?

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What Keens should I play?

Post by BlueGasMask » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:17

So I'm gonna do a playthrough of all the official Keens to date and I'd like to play them in the universe's chronological order. However, I'd also like to include mods but they would need to fit within chronological order. So what games should I play and in what order? I'm pretty anxious to dive straight back into keening as it's always been a helluva good time.

I'll also probably record it or something, lol. 8)
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Post by ScarletFlame » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:25

My best guess would be to start with the Vorticon Trilogy, Dreams, Goodbye Galaxy trilogy, the GBC game, TUIT trilogy, and then Mirror Menace.

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Post by Levellass » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:38

That's tricky; most mods don't really *have* a chronological order, we tried to order them once but no dice.
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Post by BlueGasMask » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:22

Levellass wrote:That's tricky; most mods don't really *have* a chronological order, we tried to order them once but no dice.
Too many possible single timelines?
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Post by Ceilick » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:09

A lot of them exist as 'timeless'; they exist in a realm where Keen and Mortimer are in never ending and changeless conflict, or they have no bearing on the core canon story of Keen vs Mortimer.

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Post by troublesomekeen » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:58

Keen -3: Billy Blaze by CyberZero
Keen -2: ???
Keen -1: ???
Keen 0: :dopefish by ElecDude33
Keen 0.5: King of Gargs
Keen 1: Marooned on Mars / Galaxy Remake
Keen 2: The Earth Explodes
Keen 3: Keen Must Die!
Keen Dreams
Keen Dreams: Down the Uphill (coming soon, see signature)
Keen Meets the Meats
Keen Between I: Commander Keen's Valentine Bash
Keen Between II: Where Is Everybody?
Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle
Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine
Keen Intermission: Suburb Shenanigans
Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Babysitter!
Keen 6b: A Run Through the Forest
Keen 6c: Molly McMire Mayhem
Keen 6.5 Aliens Ate My Babysitter ...Again
Keen 7: The_Keys_of_Krodacia
Keen 8: Dead in the Desert
Keen 9: Battle of the Brains / Keen X: XkyKeen1 (Vorticon Version)
Keen 9.5: The Eight Accumulators
Keen 9.9: Guardian of Wisdom (incomplete)
Keen Adventure I: The Terror From Outer Space
Keen Adventure II: The Temple of Cydonia
Keen 10: Mirror Menace, Dimensional Chaos
Keen 11: Back and 200% Better Than Ever
Keen 17: Ocflore Project
Keen 22: Atroxian Realm
Keen 23: Sign of the Vool
Keen 58: The Ruin of Roib
Keen 59: Underworld Ultimate!
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Post by Roobar » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:24

Keen 17: Ocflore Project
Keen 22: Atroxian Realm
Keen 23: Sign of the Vool

Did you come up with these? I don't recall these have been numbered.

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Post by chrissifniotis » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:35

Cool! This helps me as well to better understand the fan-made chronology.

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Post by BlueGasMask » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:03

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Post by MoffD » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:46

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Wed Aug 12, 2015 14:31

Keen Meets the Meats is pre-Secret of the Oracle? That's so trippy. It would mean Becky Blaze had a birthday between Vorticons and Galaxy.

There's a ton of other 'timeless' mods that have to be sqeezed in before Keen 58. KeenQ, The Halloween and various Xmas mods, and a bunch of other stuff I can barely even think of to list.
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Post by troublesomekeen » Wed Aug 12, 2015 19:37

Disclaimer: I'm just a country bumpkin. I have absolutely no authority or hidden knowledge about the Keen Saga and the fan-made attachments. I neglected to do any extensive research on the matter of where certain episodes fit in, like the Dreams games. This is completely a ploy to get BlueGasMask to play these mods that perhaps don't even belong in this time-line. Personally, I don't think Keen games should be numbered after 9. Since Ocflore Project, Atroxian Realm, and Sign of the Vool will be such important releases, I felt compelled to add them to the list and assign a less-than-random number, even though this list means nothing. End Disclaimer.

This is the most accurate, authentic list of chronologicality that has ever existed. It shall not be challenged or disputed. But yes. Gotta add the Xmas mods.
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Post by Benvolio » Wed Aug 12, 2015 19:43

Where does episode Null fit into this??!!??

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Post by Levellass » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:21

So then, are we going to be trying to build another mod timeline? 'Cause that would deserve its own wiki page or topic or something.
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:44

The XMas mods technically occur before Dreams and Galaxy, don't they? If he's still 8 in the timeline, it has to. Now there's the question of whether Benvolio's Halloween mod is pre-keen 1 or post-keen 9.

I find it humorous that there are four mods between Keen 9 and Keen 10.
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