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What Keen creations were great in the year of 2020, which people were really keen? Here you can nominate them. Differences from the previous nominations:
- There is a category for 30th Anniversary tributes.
- You can post more than one entry per category, but it should still be limited to a reasonable number of nominees in a category.

Just edit your post if you want to expand your list of nominees, I'll check the existing posts in this thread from time to time and update the list below if there are differences.

Nominations have ended. The polls have been created, a list of them can be found here.

1: Programming

1.1: Best Vorticon Mod (incl. level packs)
- Commander Keen: Sunset by KeenRush and proYorp
- The Earth Implodes by Benvolio

1.2: Best Galaxy/Dreams Mod (ditto)
- Operation Ocflore by Bubbatom
- The Armageddon App by 55Aavenue
- The Ultra Omegamatic by DarkAle

1.3: Best Fangame
- Planet Cloudius IX v.1.2.xx by Roobar
- Commander Keen Remastered by Kajuby
- Keen 2.5D build 41 by Ronnie
- Break the Targets! by Trevor_trev
- Commander Genius running on a higher resolution by gerstrong

1.4: Best Level (from any 2020 mod, level pack or fangame)
- Level 10 from The Earth Implodes by Benvolio
- Pogo Shrine from Commander Keen Remastered by Kajuby
- Ocflore V (Worldmap) from Operation Ocflore by Bubbatom
- Imber Inlet (Level 02) from Operation Ocflore by Bubbatom
- Luma Lightbug (Level 02) from Commander Keen: Sunset by KeenRush and proYorp
- Frigid Quarry (Level 05) from Operation Ocflore by Bubbatom
- Ways of Water (Level 01) from Commander Keen: Sunset by KeenRush and proYorp
- Ancient Observatory (Level 11) from Operation Ocflore by Bubbatom

1.5: Best Tool
- Abiathar v.2.11.3 by Fleexy
- uGrab by K1n9_Duk3
- K1n9_Duk3's Patching Utility v.2.0 by K1n9_Duk3
- OPL3 Bank Editor v.1.5.1 by Wohlstand

2: Fan Art

2.1: Best Graphical Artwork (e.g. an individual piece of art or a series of comics)
- Keen Awards 2019 Trophies by Lava89
- Fanart (Keen & Spot) by Toomuchsparetime
- PCKF Logos by Nisaba
- The Earth Implodes Graphics by Benvolio
- Commander Keen 3D Model by Ted Graves
- Operation Ocflore Graphics by Bubbatom

2.2: Best Narrative (fanfic, story of a fangame/mod/comic etc.)
- The Other Android Duplicate Theory by proYorp
- Operation Ocflore Story by Bubbatom

2.3: Best Music (e.g. an individual remix or the soundtrack of a work)
- Shadows Don't Scare Commander Keen (Spiro Grip Me Tighter) from Doom Eternal
- Welcome To A Kick In The Pants In Good Old Hillville (instrumental) by BG Ollie
- Omegamatic on Floppy Drives by Vyothric
- Metal (Commander Keen 6) by Scifidelity Orchestra
- You've Got To Eat Your Vegetables!! by Scifidelity Orchestra
- Br'er Tar Ain't Gonna Get Me! by Scifidelity Orchestra
- Welcome to a Kick In Yore Pants In Good Ole Hillville! by Scifidelity Orchestra
- Tropical Ghost Oasis by Scifidelity Orchestra
- You've Got To Eat Your Vegetables C64 Remix by Mr. Atari 2600
- Make It Tighter C64 Remix by Mr. Atari 2600
- Aliens Ate My Babysitter C64 Remix by Mr. Atari 2600

2.4: Best Animation
- Keen Sprite by Paranoid Cactus
- PCKF Logos by Nisaba

2.5: Best Non-Computerized Art (pencil drawing, sculpture, cosplay etc.)
- 3D-Printed Yorp by iYellAtPuppys
- Dopefish by korblborp
- Robo Orange Jack-O-Lantern by Quillax
- Drawtumn 20.21 - Flame (Commander Keen vs Berkeloid) by AlmightyRayzilla
- Commander Keen Paper Model by Navi03

2.6: Best Gameplay Video (speedruns, playthroughs etc.)
- Unnamed Keen Fangame by Ryemanni
- KeenTales by troublesomekeen

3: Web

3.1: Best Website
- Benvolio's Workbench by Benvolio
- KeenWiki by Malvineous
- PCKF Archive by Grandy02
- Selected Strife Contents by NY00123
- Strife Forever by MaverickUK

3.2: Best Online Entertainment (e.g. games with online support and browser games)
:garg

3.3: Online Community Service Recognition (for the hard-working admins, moderators and website owners)
- Benvolio
- Grandy02
- Keening_Product
- Fleexy
- gerstrong

4: Miscellaneous

4.1: Keenest Person of the Year
- CHOCOLATE MILK
- K1n9_Duk3
- Grandy02
- DarkAle
- Nisaba

4.2: Really Keen Stuff (something great that came out of the blue)
- The Other Android Duplicate Theory by proYorp
- Restoring The Chasm of Chills and The Chasm of Strife by NY00123 and Grandy02
- Commander Keen: Sunset by KeenRush and proYorp
- The Great Galaxy-Mod Bug Hunt 2020 by K1n9_Duk3
- Keen 1 Randomiser by MultiMania
- Strife Forever by MaverickUK
- Keen 1 Mod Ratings by CHOCOLATE MILK
- Cancellation of Keen Mobile by Bethesda/ZeniMax

4.3: Most Promising Project
- The Alphamatic Version 2 by Gridlock
- Foray in the Forest by Nisaba
- The Crazy Komet by Awesome-Keener
- Secret of the Sorcerer by DarkAle
- Canteloupe Quest by troublesomekeen

4.4: Best 30th Anniversary Tribute (incl. creations that also fit into other categories)
- Tom Hall's Tweet by Tom Hall
- Commander Keen: Sunset by KeenRush and proYorp
- Fanart (Keen & Spot) by Toomuchsparetime
- Keen 1 Randomiser by MultiMania
- Keen Sprite by Paranoid Cactus
- Unnamed Keen Fangame by Ryemanni
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:D Alright, this will be fun! Here we goooooo!

1.1:Best Vorticon Mod
*Commander Keen: Sunset by KeenRush and proYorp
*The Earth Implodes by Benvolio

1.4: Best Level
*Level 10 from The Earth Implodes (this mod has a lot of good levels, but I voted for this one because it has a cool secret and a few interesting puzzles)

1.5: Best Tool
*Abiathar by Fleexy

2.1: Best Graphical Artwork
*Keen Awards 2019 Trophies by Lava89
*Fanart by Toomuchsparetime
*PCKF Logos by Nisaba
*The Earth Implodes Graphics by Benvolio

2.2: Best Narrative
*The Other Android Duplicate Theory by proYorp

2.3: Best Music
*Welcome to a Kick In Yore Pants In Good Ole Hillville by Scifidelity Orchestra
*Tropical Ghost Oasis by Scifidelity Orchestra
*Shadows Don't Scare Commander Keen (actually Spiro Grip Me Tighter) from Doom Eternal

2.4: Best Animation
*Keen Sprite by Paranoid Cactus

2.5: Best Non-Computerized Art
*3D-Printed Yorp by iYellAtPuppys
*Dopefish by korblborp
*Robo Orange Jack-O-Lantern by Quillax (that's me!)

2.6: Best Gameplay Video
*Unnamed Keen Fangame by Ryemanni

3.1: Best Website
*Benvolio's Workbench by Benvolio
*KeenWiki by Malvineous
*PCKF Archive by Grandy02
*Selected Strife Contents by NY00123*

3.3: Online Community Service Recognition
*Benvolio (for giving his website a much-needed update, which is a big one!)
*Grandy02 (for maintaining and updating his website a lot)

4.1: Keenest Person of the Year
*CHOCOLATE MILK (even though he's new, he has a brilliant sense of humor and played almost every Keen 1 mod!)
*K1n9_Duk3 (for helping out with various projects and sharing cool insights on the Keen engine!)
*Grandy02 (he made lots of updates to his website, helped Bonevelous get back on Mineepleo, successfully brought back Keen Awards, and is now running this year's Keen Awards!)

4.2: Really Keen Stuff
*The Other Android Duplicate Theory by proYorp
*Restoring The Chasm of Chills and The Chasm of Strife by NY00123*
*Commander Keen: Sunset by KeenRush and proYorp

4.3: Most Promising Project
*The Alphamatic Version 2 by Gridlock
*Foray in the Forest by Nisaba

4.4: Best 30th Anniversary Tribute
*Tom Hall's Tweet by Tom Hall
*Commander Keen: Sunset by KeenRush and proYorp
*Fanart by Toomuchsparetime
*Keen Sprite by Paranoid Cactus
*Unnamed Keen Fangame by Ryemanni

*NY00123 is hosting the archive, but many other people have helped with restoring the two sites, including Toomuchsparetime and Grandy02. I don't know how much they did, though, so I don't know if they should get credit. Does someone need to make major contributions in order to get credit for the nomination/award of a project?

I might add more later, but this is all I got for now!
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Hey there,
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DarkAle wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:49 Don't forget me :mort
No self-advertising, DarkAle! :p Let people nominate who they want to nominate.
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1.2: Best Galaxy/Dreams Mod
- Operation Ocflore by Bubbatom

1.3: Best Fangame
- Planet Cloudius IX (Got an update with some new levels this year. That counts, right?)

Also, regarding category 1.2, the previous Keen Awards allowed nominating mods that recieved an update during that year (and the updated Atroxian Realm won that award). This year, we've got a bunch of (unofficial) updates as a result of my bug hunt. Do they count as well? Having the entire TUIT trilogy nominated alongside a few other high-quality mods would definitely be interesting. But at the same time, it seems a bit unfair towards the new mods that have been released this year, having to compete against some of the best mods ever made in this category.

Lower IQ than 314 wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 22:04 No self-advertising
1.5 Best Tool
- uGrab (by K1n9_Duk3)
- K1n9_Duk3's Patching Utility v2.0 (by K1n9_Duk3)

4.1: Keenest Person of the Year
- K1n9_Duk3

4.2: Really Keen Stuff
- The Great Galaxy-Mod Bug Hunt 2020

4.3: Most Promising Project
- Foray in the Forest

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Lower IQ than 314 wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 22:04
DarkAle wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:49 Don't forget me :mort
No self-advertising, DarkAle! :p Let people nominate who they want to nominate.
I just wanted to say that I too have worked a lot this year and have worked hard. My first mod, The Ultra Omegamatic, was a real success and Secret of the Sorcerer, even if there are few posts on the topic, really like it. The Armageddon Continues did not like it as I hoped but it is evident that in that mod I did not commit myself as I should

Btw

Best Vorticon Mod

Commander Keen: Sunset by KeenRush and Proyorp
The Earth Implodes by Benvolio

Best Galaxy Mod

Operation Ocflore by Bubbatom
The Armageddon App by 55Aavenue
The Ultra Omegamatic by DarkAle. Not to brag but I have to say the community liked it

Best Level

Ancient Observatory in Operation Ocflore

Best Tool

K1n9_Duk3's uGrab
K1n9_Duk3's Patching Utility v. 2.0

Keenest person of the year

K1n9_Duk3

Most promising project

The Crazy Komet by Awesome-Keener
Secret of the Sorcerer by DarkAle. Not to brag but I have to say that some people really like it

Also:
Have a nice Christmas :christmas
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I'm fine with self-nominations.

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Thanks for your participation so far. :)
Quillax wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:11 2.6: Best Gameplay Video
*Nisasi (Foray in the Forest preview) by Nisaba
The video is private now (actually, was not intended to be public in the first place), so I had to remove it.
Quillax wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:11 *NY00123 is hosting the archive, but many other people have helped with restoring the two sites, including Toomuchsparetime and Grandy02. I don't know how much they did, though, so I don't know if they should get credit. Does someone need to make major contributions in order to get credit for the nomination/award of a project?
I had written Toomuchsparetime to receive the permission and later approached NY00123, asking him whether he would like to host it. Saved everything available and made the changes so that it all works fine (besides content I could not retrieve), then sent the pack to NY and he added it to his site. So I think it is appropriate to include my name. 8)
K1n9_Duk3 wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 23:13 1.3: Best Fangame
- Planet Cloudius IX (Got an update with some new levels this year. That counts, right?)
Yeah, that's a significant expansion of the game.
K1n9_Duk3 wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 23:13 Also, regarding category 1.2, the previous Keen Awards allowed nominating mods that recieved an update during that year (and the updated Atroxian Realm won that award). This year, we've got a bunch of (unofficial) updates as a result of my bug hunt. Do they count as well? Having the entire TUIT trilogy nominated alongside a few other high-quality mods would definitely be interesting. But at the same time, it seems a bit unfair towards the new mods that have been released this year, having to compete against some of the best mods ever made in this category.
Hm, not so easy to decide which updates are significant enough. The last sentence is also true... Anyway, next year I'll hopefully get around to start a "Best of the 2010s" event, with an epic battle between the top notch mods of the previous decade. :evil
DarkAle wrote: Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:25 Best Tool

K1n9_Duk3's tools
K1n9_Duk3 already nominated two of his tools, are there particular tools you would like to nominate? If yes, edit your post, please.
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Given my relative lack of forums activity and work on related contents, it's surprising again to see me getting co-nominated (referring to Quillax' mentions of the "Strife" websites). So, thanks for that!

I think that Grandy02 has given a good answer about the contents of TMST.
Originally, after MaverickUK's Strife Strips website became unavailable, I collected a small subset of the contents from the Strife websites as found with the Wayback Machine, and uploaded them to my own hosted website. It's Duke4.net-hosted.

Earlier this year, Grandy02 made contact with me about the old websites of TMST. The rest was more-or-less as written by Grandy02.

Now, again due to my small presence around here, I might not be the one to nominate. For instance, I might not even know enough in order to decide who is the best fit for "Keenest Person of the Year".

However, I actually turn out to have two examples. I'm not necessarily that good with the categories, so I'll just select ones which may fit:

Best 30th Anniversary Tribute / Really Keen Stuff

Keen 1 Randomiser by Multimania / sulix

Best Website / Really Keen Stuff

Strife Forever by MaverickUK, with TooMuchSpareTime getting a special mention as well. (Strife Forever isn't necessarily Keen-related on its own, but the strong connection to TMST's contents from the preceding "Strife" websites is clear.)
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Hey Grandy02, is there a set date on when nominations will close? It would be good for all of us to know!

Anyway, I added a few more nominations to my list!
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ok, here are my nominees:

1.3: Best Fangame
- Commander Keen Remastered by Kajuby
- Keen 2.5D build 41 by Joseph Carney
- Break the Targets! (especially the all-in-one-level idea) by Trevor_trev
- Commander Genius running on a higher resolution by gerstrong

1.4: Best Level (from any 2020 mod, level pack or fangame)
- Pogo Shrine from Commander Keen ReMaster v.0.0.7b by Kajuby
- Ocflore V (worldmap) from Operation Ocflore by Bubbatom
- Imber Inlet from Operation Ocflore by Bubbatom

1.5: Best Tool
- OPL3 FM Bank Editor v.1.5.1, which is a utility to create and edit IMF & AdLib Timbre bank files by Vitaly Novichkov

2.3: Best Music (e.g. an individual remix or the soundtrack of a work)
- Welcome To A Kick In The Pants In Good Old Hillville (instrumental) by BG Ollie
- Omegamatic on Floppy Drives by Vyothric
- Metal (Commander Keen 6) by Scifidelity Orchestra

2.4: Best Animation
- PCKF logos by Nisaba

2.5: Best Non-Computerized Art (pencil drawing, sculpture, cosplay etc.)
- Drawtumn 20.21 - Flame Commander Keen vs Berkeloid by AlmightyRayzilla
- Commander Keen outfit by TorturedChicken

3.3: Online Community Service Recognition (for the hard-working admins, moderators and website owners)
- Keening_Product
- Fleexy
- gerstrong

4.3: Most Promising Project
- Canteloupe Quest demo by troublesomekeen
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Thanks to the participants, this is looking good. :)
Nominations will end on January 17, 2021.
Quillax wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:11 2.3: Best Music
*Keen Remixes by Scifidelity Orchestra
*Shadows Don't Scare Commander Keen (actually Spiro Grip Me Tighter) from Doom Eternal
Nisaba nominated an individual remix by Scifidelity Orchestra, it might be better that way, so I also nominated two of them. If you would like to nominate one or both of the remaining remixes, please edit your post.
Also, who would get the credit for the song from Doom Eternal?

My nominations:
1.4: Best Level
- Luma Lightbug from Commander Keen: Sunset by KeenRush

2.1: Best Graphical Artwork
- Commander Keen 3D Model by Ted Graves
- Operation Ocflore Graphics by Bubbatom

2.2: Best Narrative
- Operation Ocflore by Bubbatom

2.3: Best Music
- You've Got To Eat Your Vegetables!! by Scifidelity Orchestra
- Br'er Tar Ain't Gonna Get Me! by Scifidelity Orchestra

4.1: Keenest Person of the Year
- DarkAle: A productive and enthusiastic member who released his first mods in 2020. Also became an editor and admin of the KeenWiki.
- Nisaba: Has continued to make very keen contributions since winning the title the last time.
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Oh, thanks Grandy02
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1.4: Best Level
- Frigid Quarry from Operation Ocflore by Bubbatom
- Ways of Water from Commander Keen: Sunset by KeenRush

2.3: Best Music
- You've Got To Eat Your Vegetables C64 Remix by Mr. Atari 2600
- Make It Tighter C64 Remix by Mr. Atari 2600
- Aliens Ate My Babysitter C64 Remix by Mr. Atari 2600

2.5: Best Non-Computerized Art
- Commander Keen Paper Model by Navi03

2.6: Best Gameplay Video
- KeenTales by troublesomekeen

4.2: Really Keen Stuff
- Keen 1 Mod Ratings by CHOCOLATE MILK

4.3: Most Promising Project
- Commander Keen Episode 10 in "Dimensional Chaos" Part 1: Mirror Menace Diamond Gold Deluxe Edition HD Remix Featuring Martinez McMeyer from the Grand Intelligence Series by szemi
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Okay, the nominations have ended. I'll post the polls within the next days. Until then, I might still accept "last-minute" nominations.
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