Keen 1 Redrawn

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Wow! This looks fantastic! I'm impressed by your artistic talent, Pandakeen! That pizza looks so tasty! :drool I'd be interested in playing this. I like that you're aiming to make the skin mod compatible with levelpacks -- I really wonder how will those look. About the sky color, I'm not sure which one I like better. The gray sky is much easier on the eyes but I also like the yellow sky. Looking up photos of the Mars atmosphere gives me a wide range of colors including gray clouds.
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Thanks. The pizza was probably my favorite of the items I did.

It's been over a month since the last update, so here's a little sneak peek:

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Amazing. Those are top of the range pillars. Your use of colour is excellent, you're really getting EGA to punch above its weight.
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damn! that really is an excellent job
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You're welcome, Mr. Panda! Also...

Wow, that looks ominous! It really gives me some NES vibes for some reason. I like how the ground looks a bit orange at first glance. Just noticed that. Do you ever plan on redoing the sprites as well? I've been wondering about that.
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I like it a lot!
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Quillax wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:17 Do you ever plan on redoing the sprites as well? I've been wondering about that.
Yeah, they're going to be replaced too. They're harder to make though, especially the player sprite. I might need to get some help with them.
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Zilem is very talented and one of the best when it comes to tweaking sprites. Not sure if Zilem has the capacities right now but should be worth asking.
I think I could also give you a hand with those sprites. Maybe not right away, as I plan to do some BoA sprite rotations first. But never the less, leave me a note if you are interested.

Besides all that I strongly recommend to check out our KeenWiki for high quality sprites. just to name a few from the top of my head:
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That reminds me, allstories/aintnofuntime was redrawing Keen 1 sprites a few years ago: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5109 I think it was actually one of the things that inspired me to do this project. Perhaps I could base the sprites off of those (with permission).
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Wow, I was actually thinking that aintnofuntime's sprites would fit perfectly with those tiles, even before you made that post, Pandakeen! Maybe you should send him a PM if you want to get his permission -- looks like he logged in not too long ago.
Nisaba wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:49 Besides all that I strongly recommend to check out our KeenWiki for high quality sprites. just to name a few from the top of my head:
I'm a bit surprised to see someone call my 7-year old* sprites "high quality". No offense -- I'm glad you like them and I do think he looks kind of cute. Looking back, though, I notice that he's pretty stiff, hardly has any actual movement, and overall looks like he could've been more organic and lively. I think he would look very out of place in Pandakeen's masterfully crafted tiles if you ask me.

*I made those sprites back in early 2014 for a long-abandoned mod trilogy. They were later reused -- slightly edited -- in The Morticore, which started development later in that year and was released in Keen Day 2015.
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