How old are you?

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How old are you?

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3%
11-15
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5%
16-20
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21-30
22
55%
31-40
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Post by keenmaster486 »

Cue evil laughter:

MWA HA HA HA HAA!

Actually, no, I'm not going to make you reply to this. Only if you want to :P

I'm 18, which, I think, is rather young for a Keener. But hey, we'll need new blood eventually, right?

Crazy to think that I was born 8 years after Keen came out, and yet it's still my favorite video game of all time.

Anyone brave enough to post their age for the record books?
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It appears I accidentally selected the wrong choice. Where's my glasses? :old
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Post by chrissifniotis »

I'm.....
*rolls 6 dice*
.....27!

And I don't care if other people know it. In fact I'll level up on Melbourne Cup day this year. :birthday

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Post by Keening_Product »

Gramps?! I'm in my 20s! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWprCOi61AA

chrissifniotis, you live in Sydney, you don't get the day off do you?
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Post by Levellass »

I think we could all have predicted these results.
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Well, I'm in my 10s, from the day the ROM trilogy was released, and the day I posted this.
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Post by chrissifniotis »

Keening_Product wrote:Gramps?! I'm in my 20s! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWprCOi61AA

chrissifniotis, you live in Sydney, you don't get the day off do you?
Not in the regular sense, my job does grant a day off on the day annually but it's not an official public holiday.

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Quinton wrote:Well, I'm in my 10s, from the day the ROM trilogy was released, and the day I posted this.
There used to be a load of teens on these boards. I joined when I was 17 (2010) and there were others younger than me. I'm surprised the forum's youth reach is still this strong.
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Post by Spikenexus »

28 here! Joined wayyyy back in 2001 on the old ezboard PCKF forum.

Good to see Keen (and the forum) still gets a run with all ages.

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24 this coming November. Been keening before I could talk.
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Post by Tseki »

I'm one of the older ones here, I'm 32 :dopefish

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Tseki wrote:I'm one of the older ones here, I'm 32 :dopefish
From now on you will be known as "Gramps."
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Post by Benvolio »

So the majority are 21-30? If you're 21 you were born about five years after Keen. And if you're 30 you were just four when Keen came out. Which means that what predicts membership of the Keen community is clearly not growing up with Keen as a contemporary game. Rather, I would imagine, it is a combination of exposure to legacy equipment and gaming, and even more importantly, growing up with the internet. Perhaps those kids who actually bought Keen in 1990 (say, twelve year olds) were all too old to have endless spare time during the Internet era, so they never googled Keen and got hooked on the Community/fan activities e.g. fan games, levels and mods.

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I'm 24. My parents found Keen as the "bonus game" on a shareware Battleship floppy at a local $2 shop. I remember watching my dad play when I was probably three years old. While we did have the internet relatively early, we never downloaded games because dialup was ridiculously expensive and our connection was particularly slow.

I suspect some younger people here might have found the game through older siblings or cool parents ;)

Edit: minor rewrite of a sentence.
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Keening_Product wrote:or cool parents
Well, my dad was the one who introduced me to Keen through a shareware disk which came with his joystick :)

Although once in a while I try to get him to play Keen again and he says "When you get old, you don't play video games any more" in his best "serious" voice. He's still really cool though :celtic
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