How old are you?

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How old are you?

0-10
1
3%
11-15
2
5%
16-20
8
20%
21-30
22
55%
31-40
6
15%
41-50
0
No votes
51-60
1
3%
61-70
0
No votes
70+
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 40

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Post by Levellass »

Benvolio wrote: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.
I don;t think it's possible to have 'grown up with Keen'; given that it only lasted a handful of years. I suspect exposure at the right time of life is the trick, evidently early childhood.
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Post by mortimermcmirestinks »

I'm going on 19.

I played Keen because I have five older siblings, several of which were Keen contemporaries (Keentemporaries?).
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Post by nanomekia »

*sneaks quietly in amidst all the more established keeners*

29. My face however is perpetually twelve.
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Post by ScarletFlame »

I'm currently 18. Keen was more than a decade old when I played it.
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Post by Ceilick »

28 :old Feels like it's been half as long as it's been since I joined.

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Post by XkyRauh »

I'll be turning 34 in 2017. :) When Keen1 first came out, I was the same age as the titular character! haha

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Post by keenmaster486 »

Wow! I didn't know you were a first-generation Keener.
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.
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Post by Levellass »

Xky's been here since the beginning, he has produced some of the most classic mods.
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Post by Benvolio »

Not to mention the Ice Factory (1998). By far the most memorable Keen1 level ever made.

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Post by Commander Spleen »

Aw, I missed le vote. 32 as of last month. Officially spent my entire 20s not finishing OrbKeen.

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Post by Keening_Product »

Commander Spleen wrote:Officially spent my entire 20s not finishing OrbKeen.
Worth it.
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Post by Roobar »

Benvolio wrote:Not to mention the Ice Factory (1998). By far the most memorable Keen1 level ever made.
I don't remember it?

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Post by Nisaba »

Roobar wrote:
Benvolio wrote:Not to mention the Ice Factory (1998). By far the most memorable Keen1 level ever made.
I don't remember it?
shikadi.net/keenwiki/The_Ice_Factory
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Post by Flaose »

I've been Keening for longer than I'd like to admit, haha. The game was still fairly new when I first played it somewhere around 8 years old. I joined the Keen community (the old board, 5517) about age 12 and have been here for well over half my life.
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Post by Levellass »

Commander Spleen wrote:Aw, I missed le vote. 32 as of last month. Officially spent my entire 20s not finishing OrbKeen.
Wait... it's done?
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