MILDLY NEAT -- For all your random Keenery needs!

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Re: MILDLY NEAT -- For all your random Keenery needs!

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proYorp wrote: Mon Oct 10, 2022 23:01 The other day I was absently thinking about how Keen's bullets are 16 pixels in size, and tiles are also 16 pixels. Suddenly I wondered, if you stand on your own bullet, could you survive deadly floors?

https://youtu.be/UrV2yjuT6I8
Quillax wrote: Tue Nov 29, 2022 18:23 That's a pretty neat trick, proYorp! Never thought it would actually work! I also didn't know you can get on your shot while it's moving downward!
Thank you Quillax. :) For the video I actually tried to delay landing on the shot as long as possible for maximum suspense, but it's surprisingly easy to end up on it in a freefall. It's useful though if you were to actually try to do this to save yourself lol.


Quillax wrote: Tue Nov 29, 2022 18:23 Captain Rixot should definitely get a KeenWiki page, since it's obviously very influenced by Keen and has more to do with it than say Commander Keens Trek 96. And didn't KeenWiki have articles for Keen homages? I want to say there's one called Journey to the Center of Mars or something like that.

I'm not sure about Captain Neat-O, though. From what I looked up, it's made for a game jam ran by the one and only Tom Hall where you only use the assets supplied: https://itch.io/jam/toy-box-jam-3 You can see in the link I posted that "Captain Neat-O" also appears in the banner and quite a few other games. Perhaps the jam itself should get mentioned in KeenWiki, even if it's just in the Cameo Appearances page. There's one Pico-8 game posted here by DoomJedi that's definitely a Keen fangame, though: https://janpaul.itch.io/stranded-on-saturn
Didn't know Tom Hall did a gamejam, that's cool. That seems like something relevant to mention on KeenWiki but I'd have no idea where to put it and I haven't learned wiki enough to do it myself yet. :dopekeen Also this stuff about the process of releasing the first Keen trilogy should go on the development page on KeenWiki.
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Multimania wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 6:40 Some interesting piano improvisation based on Tropical Ghost Oasis from Keen 4:
Derek Paravicini Copying and Switching Styles After a Single Listen (Commander Keen)
Somehow I missed this before but this is pretty neat!
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Accidentally discovered that in the ComputerWrist menu you can instantly jump to any option by pushing the key corresponding to the first letter. "N" for "New Game", "P" for "Paddle War", "L" for "Load Game"...

Give a speed boost to your good ol' save-scumming. :smokin "L" - Enter - Enter - "Y". Takes half the keypresses of scrolling up.
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The tree on the right looks like

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Is this bootleg? This is so weird. Who would make this? How many things like this exist? I want to know the entire story.

Colored worms? Wait, slugs? And what in the world would get translated into an octopus?! Thinking... thinking... a Smirky maybe?

That ain't no Dopefish. That's a fish that's gonna sell you dope.
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So I was watching an LGR Blerbs video he did recently which covers this exact topic namely repackaged, sold for small profit margins physical discs of the shareware version of games such as Keen. I suspect that is what this disc is, too. These were sold in relatively above-board locations such as convenience stores. I doubt they would have usually distributed full version titles like Keen 5. I suspect this disc would have contained Keen4 only. I mean look at the art, it's all Keen4 stuff. They may have even deliberately left it vague knowing that kids (who maybe already had Keen4) might hope to get lucky.

Do check out the LGR Blurbs video, as it shows another knock off Keen disc cover which is quite amusing in its simultaneous effort and lack of effort.

You'll see what I mean; the keen disc is first seen around 1:20 in the vid.

https://youtu.be/tQ3znwa9AL8
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