The end of Commander Keen?

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The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Collector » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:55 pm


The gameplay trailer

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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Rath Darkblade » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:06 am

Didn't I reply to this already? I was sure I did. :shock: Unfortunately, I forgot what I wanted to say. :(

So I'll start by asking two questions. One: When did Commander Keen become a cutesy 4-word advertising jingle?

Commander Keen - it fell off the truck!
Commander Keen - Bethesda don't give a f$#@!
Commander Keen - so buy it right now!
Commander Keen - and we don't care how!

Commander Keen - for prepubescents!
Commander Keen - not for you adolescents!
Commander Keen - we made it for phones!
Commander Keen - old gamers are crones!

And two: when did Commander Keen get a sister? :?

The deterioration of Bethesda continues ... sigh.

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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Datadog » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:34 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
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And two: when did Commander Keen get a sister? :?
Technically, she's his daughter. These are Keen's kids.

The real question is: why did they turn it into a F2P puzzle platformer for mobile phones? I can see this as a side-release to a real game, but not the first foot forward you'd take ressurecting a classic franchise.
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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Tawmis » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:24 pm

I have a question - who is Commander Keen? I've never heard of this! :D

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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Datadog » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:37 pm

Tawmis wrote:
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I have a question - who is Commander Keen? I've never heard of this! :D
It was an early 90's platform shooter, kind of like classic Duke Nukem, but for kids. The series was released as shareware, so it was a fairly common game to find in people's homes or on school computers.
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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Collector » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:20 pm

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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Tawmis » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:57 pm

Collector wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:20 pm
KEEN1ForDOSBox.exe
Now this familiar and I recognize it now. (Admittedly, I never remembered it was apparently called Commander Keen).

Come to think of it - doesn't someone on the forum have Commander Keen (from the thumbnail) as their avatar on here?

I do like that you don't kill anything - just stun them.

Made me think of ChexQuest which was a Doom knock off - but based on Chex cereal. :lol:

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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Rath Darkblade » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:12 pm

Yes. The video that Datadog linked to actually the 4th game in the Commander Keen series; Collector's link is the first game.

Like other games by iD and Apogee software at the time (e.g. Crystal Caves, Duke Nukem, Secret Agent, Jill of the Jungle et al.), the first game was released for free. It was a good marketing move; it prompted kids to ask their parents to buy the rest. "But muuuuuuuuum!" ;)

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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Tawmis » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:32 pm

Tawmis wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:57 pm
Collector wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:20 pm
KEEN1ForDOSBox.exe
Come to think of it - doesn't someone on the forum have Commander Keen (from the thumbnail) as their avatar on here?
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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by MusicallyInspired » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:15 am

This new "Commander Keen" is atrocious and a blemish on its name. Tom Hall himself renounces it.

And now for the next part of my post.....

Tawmis....



How have you NOT heard of Apogee and ID Software's technological PC side-scrolling breakthrough MARVEL game series COMMANDER KEEN????? :o :o :o When everyone else I knew was playing Mario on NES I was playing Keen in DOS! I've never met anyone who was a classic gamer fan who didn't recognize Keen and who was born before 1990 lol.
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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Tawmis » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:46 am

MusicallyInspired wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:15 am
This new "Commander Keen" is atrocious and a blemish on its name. Tom Hall himself renounces it.
And now for the next part of my post.....
Tawmis....
How have you NOT heard of Apogee and ID Software's technological PC side-scrolling breakthrough MARVEL game series COMMANDER KEEN????? :o :o :o When everyone else I knew was playing Mario on NES I was playing Keen in DOS! I've never met anyone who was a classic gamer fan who didn't recognize Keen and who was born before 1990 lol.
:lol: I had not recognized them in Collector's original post... Once he posted the play through (of the original game!) - then I recognized it! (I just didn't remember it was called Commander Keen) :lol:

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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Semi-Happy Partygoer » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:12 am

I've never heard of Commander Keen before either. This is the first time I've ever seen the name. Will look up the original when my computer's back from the shop.
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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Collector » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:51 am

Just so everyone knows, the above attachment includes the game it self, so all you need to play this classic is to download the attached installer and run it. It is a shareware title.
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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by MusicallyInspired » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:01 pm

Ep1 is historic and fun, but I honestly prefer Ep4 which is also free. And has MUSIC!
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Re: The end of Commander Keen?

Post by Collector » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:46 pm

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