Vaporware mods and fangames

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Vaporware mods and fangames

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Here's a list of various vaporware mods and fangames. Information on these games hasn't been updated in years but weren't officially cancelled.
If you see your mod on here or know more information about it, please post! I know a few of these people are still active on PCKF.
This post will be updated as new information is found.

Ones without any public demo/beta release
Ones with a public demo/beta release
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Pandakeen wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 14:18
  • Untitled Keen 3 Mod by StupidBunny: Keen doesn't have a head. Started as a skin mod, became a full-on mod.
    viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2577
Oh yes this one! The actual title is "Commander Keen Episode 30 CAT III: The Hunt for Keen's Head." The story was something about Keen losing his head and having to go find it...maybe he ate a mad mushroom or something and the whole episode is his journey into insanity. I dunno I just wanted to draw trippy artwork lol

I probably haven't worked on it much since around the time this thread was posted, honestly. I haven't formally abandoned it, as such, but given its age (I think I drew the first tiles for this in 2007!) I may just bite and release what I have as a Keen 3 graphics skin. I love the idea of doing a full mod with this, maybe using the amazing and underutilized Vorticons 2.0 (as was intimated in this post from 2014, but I have so many other projects on my plate and IRL stuff to stay on top of that I don't foresee when I'd get to it again. Plus, as much as I love the artwork I've done for it I don't have much in the way of ideas or motivation to make actual levels for it right now. I guess the one-tile-Keen gimmick could lend itself to a neat levelpack if someone wants to do that in the future ;3

I remember being excited about the Banana Mod and The Second-Biggest Sandwich I Ever Saw back in the day. Who knows if the folks behind them will reemerge at some point...
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I don't remember where it was, but a while back I believe Szemi said that Keen 11 had been abandoned.
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I remember reading that "Keen 11" was abandoned too.... Tried to find some info on this but it's tricky. The search engine is largely unhelpful because Image

The latest post I can find that implies it was being worked on was from August 2015: viewtopic.php?p=76577#p76577
Couldn't find anything on it being abandoned. :confused


Actually, trying to find out what was happening with "Keen 11" was how I finally got hooked into PCKF. The arbitrary findings of the search engine brought up some really interesting (and completely unrelated lol) threads, and that led to me trying to see what came up with any interesting search terms I could think of (things like "sparky" or "yorp" or "tom hall"). Good memories... I quickly got very addicted to reading all the lore discussion and random trivia.
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Keen 11 is unfortunately abandoned due to the lack of Levellass since she (!) made the core patches for the game that will now be used for my later planned Keen 5 mod(s).

Keen 10 is also abandoned like Keen 11 anyway.


And my TUIT will be a Keen 6 mod, and it will only be just a one-part special edition (like Keen 6) sequel following Keen 5 and 6, which is Keen 7: The Universe Is Toast. I'm currently working on it very hard.
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I updated the main post. Thanks for posting info about the mods, StupidBunny and szemi.
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