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23rd February, 2006 at 10:34:08 -

So. I've started remaking my Commander Keen fangame, now more ready than anything! I'm making an intro screen, I worked on it for four hours now and it's behind this link:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/29464973/

This is still work in progress, but I need some constructive critisism. What do I need to improve or change? The sweater's not done yet, so you don't have to comment that.

Ok thanks!

 
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23rd February, 2006 at 11:06:29 -

That does a pretty good job of resembling the originals - something doesn't look quite right about the head/neck angle, but I can't say what.

It's about time another Commander Keen game was released. Just do it justice. =

 
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23rd February, 2006 at 11:16:11 -

I know the neck is kinda weird, it originally was located a bit more in the helmet, but I don't think that would fit in this image so I left it like this. He's bending over a bit anyway.

And thanks, I WILL do it justice.

 
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23rd February, 2006 at 11:22:12 -

Id develop a new commander keen, like they always update characters, make him more stylized and what not Good image there btw!

 
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23rd February, 2006 at 12:19:56 -

http://www.3drealms.com/fanstuff/keenstory/index.html



 
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23rd February, 2006 at 12:56:58 -

Andrew Kepple never ceases to amaze me.

 
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24th February, 2006 at 11:48:02 -

Indeed. I really had to laugh.

The artwork has moved to a different location now, as I finished the pixel work and put it up as a deviation instead of a scrap.
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/29509824/

 
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25th February, 2006 at 00:36:34 -

Fun fact: Commander Keen was the first computer game I ever played.

The fan art is pretty good. But don't make a crappy fan game like all those other crazuh Keen fans. Make it a good one.

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25th February, 2006 at 02:14:20 -

Ive never played a commander keen game. Is it one of those old DOS games that used 16 colours? Judging by that screenshot it is (or was it 256 colours?)

 
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25th February, 2006 at 03:12:33 -

It was the greatest platform game ever..

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25th February, 2006 at 07:49:19 -

Yes it was in 16 colors. But it looked pretty good anyway.

Make sure that you don't make the same mistakes as the people who made the Gameboy Color version! (play it and compare to see what I mean)

 
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25th February, 2006 at 10:42:47 -

Doesn't really look like 16 colours, either, though Keen IS albino due to palette limits.

"Fun fact: Commander Keen was the first computer game I ever played."
Hey, you too? Me and my uncle used to play this game all the time.

"The fan art is pretty good. But don't make a crappy fan game like all those other crazuh Keen fans. Make it a good one."
Don't worry, I made a custom platform movement, and the game includes correct pogo'ing and climbing and stuff. This will be the BEST Keen fangame EVER, or at least I'm intending to make it so.
http://www2.create-games.com/preview.asp?id=2510 if you want more info about the fangame, k?


@AndyUK: Download the games here:
http://dosclassics.com/keen/dl.php?id=of
I recommend you playing Keen 4 and 5. And maybe 6. Those are the best. Use DOSbox if they don't work well.

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26th February, 2006 at 18:40:10 -

Make the football helmet a little more circular and I think you'll be in business. The ellipse tool actually works quite well for KEen's helmet.

 
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26th February, 2006 at 19:52:04 -

Nah, I looked at the original shots and his helmet just is like that, not much rounder. And I don't use the ellipse tool , anyway.

 
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27th February, 2006 at 02:18:35 -

I don't know... for some reason, I'm not too "keen" on the helmet. Everything else is spot on, though.

 
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28th February, 2006 at 03:34:46 -

That was a terrible joke. I want my money back.

 
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28th February, 2006 at 14:53:12 -

Keen Spot. Ha ha ha.

I'll try some stuff on the helmet, but this is probably gonna be the one I want to use. Except if I find a better helmet shape, of course.

 
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28th February, 2006 at 14:55:23 -

That joke was even terrible...er.

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28th February, 2006 at 14:58:27 -

Uh... It's what Bo Fu said...

"I'm not too "keen" on the helmet. Everything else is spot on, though."
Keen Spot. While this has even no relation to the comics site.

 
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28th February, 2006 at 15:02:55 -

I'm hoping I can beta test this, yes?


 
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28th February, 2006 at 15:08:21 -

Beta test? Uh, sure. The more testers the merrier.

 
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28th February, 2006 at 15:32:30 -

Count me in then.

 
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28th February, 2006 at 16:02:20 -

Sure.

 
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3rd March, 2006 at 06:43:43 -

It wasn't originally meant to be a pun, but I realized I didn't really have any other way to express my opinion on the helmet. It doesn't look nearly round or wide enough.

 
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3rd March, 2006 at 23:37:26 -

I'd like to test it too.

 
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4th March, 2006 at 14:54:23 -

Well, okay, but you'll be the last one to enter the test team. I don't want TOO many testers.

@Bo Fu: I know what you mean. It looks a bit jagged, right? I'll try to fix that.

 
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