Keen 3 in Galaxy style

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Re: Keen 3 in Galaxy style

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this is exciting! you really put a lot of love into this. thanks for sharing insights.
and yeah, I'm with Roobar: Definitely a mod I'm looking for! a playable demo version for Keen day march the 14th would be admirable
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Afraid I don't have the means and skills to make even a demo of the mod. However I can continue to whet your appetite with additional shots. Any skilled modder who is willing to take on the making of the mod, I can provide graphics and sprites as best I can.

Feast your eyes on these:

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We see the Vorticon King up close with Keen himself. I changed the text slightly because in Keen 4 style, you don't kill enemies, you just stun them. This is good because the Vorticons don't deserve to be blasted with a hyperpistol.

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Haven't posted any stuff in a year. Nothing too exciting, but I think Keen 3 may also look good in 4-color CGA. Cyan-purple isn't the prettiest color scheme, but with the aid of composite video, it may look just as good as EGA.

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Nice! I sent you a PM
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:O Wow! This loos so good! Can't wait for this! I'd even play this in CGA (feels nostalgic)!
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Those backgrounds are beautiful. Really great art. I think amongst the original games, Keen3 graphics are by far the most compatible with cyan-magenta scheme so definitely a good choice on your part.

Can't wait to see how you implement a Mangling Machine in the Galaxy engine... could be utterly epic.
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this really is an exciting project. what's the current status and how are things coming along?
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Kayburt wrote: Sat Feb 08, 2020 18:24 Afraid I don't have the means and skills to make even a demo of the mod. However I can continue to whet your appetite with additional shots. Any skilled modder who is willing to take on the making of the mod, I can provide graphics and sprites as best I can.
The screenshots you provided so far, are they like made in paint or something, Or did you edit the levels but not the behavoirs?
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Made them in paint. Used a 16x16 grid squares to guide me as I drew and coloured some of the tiles.
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Now that we have source code recreations of Keens 4-6 available, a Galaxy recreation of Keen 3 might actually be more feasible than before! You have such great artwork that it would be a shame if your idea never became an actual mod, whether it was programmed by you or someone else.

By the way, about Hal's Kitchen, I remember NetKeen having a pretty good recreation of the level that worked well with the 3D-ish look. Your version looks really neat, though; it could make for a good bonus level.
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Quillax wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:33 Now that we have source code recreations of Keens 4-6 available, a Galaxy recreation of Keen 3 might actually be more feasible than before! You have such great artwork that it would be a shame if your idea never became an actual mod, whether it was programmed by you or someone else.

By the way, about Hal's Kitchen, I remember NetKeen having a pretty good recreation of the level that worked well with the 3D-ish look. Your version looks really neat, though; it could make for a good bonus level.
I am quoting this because I want a Keen 3 Galaxy remake :)
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