Old 03-30-2002, 12:37 AM   #1
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Keen Chronicles?
This is directly from the CC314 boards- what is this? Does anyone know?

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(3/28/02 1:14:55 pm)
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Who remembers back when Keen Game Boy was a rumor, and we first found real hope in it because it was up for pre-ordering on Chipsbits.com? Well, I was on there today and was going to buy it (but then went to amazon.com because it was cheaper), and guess what I found? A game called "Keen Chronicles?" What could it be? It is due for release in 3/02, which would be this month. I'm guessing that the date is wrong, but more importantly, could this be the new Keen? I will e-mail them and see if they know. Monkeystones has been hinting at it, so maybe it is finally coming. But do not hold your breath. And if you do, don't hold it for more than two minutes or you will risk passing out.
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(3/28/02 6:09:59 pm)
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Interesting... Does Chips and Bits say who was making it? And it's for the PC I take it? Anyway, It would be pretty cool if it was an actual NEW Keen game by MonkeyStone. Just have to wait and see I guess. I've heard nothing of it though, but hopefully It'll be Keen.

~DF9

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Actually, I just checked Chips and Bits out. It calls the title "Keen Chronicles CD", so I assume it's for the PC. The genre is "Adventure", and it's about $29.95

Edited by: TCL999 at: 3/28/02 6:16:56 pm

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(3/29/02 2:15:36 am)
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Re: Keen Chronicles
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It would be really cool if it is new Keen game! Imagine, new Keen adventure full of enemies and stuff to collect..

Forge315
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(3/29/02 3:24:38 am)
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It's also comming to the Pocket PC.

Take a look:

s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea...45-9546249

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(3/29/02 4:25:48 am)
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Tantalising, isn't it?
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According to Softek International's (the publisher, according to the amazon page) web site, they have "a direct relationship" with, among others, MonkeyStone...

Apparently the PocketPC version of Keen Chronicles is due to be released on 1st April, and the PC (Windows) version on the 15th...


Forge315
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(3/29/02 4:31:25 am)
Reply NA
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I like the fact that Monkey Stone and id Software are partners, it serves as the best piece of evidence that there’s going to be a new Keen game; but there is little certainty.

Edited by: Forge315 at: 3/29/02 3:42:03 pm
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Old 03-30-2002, 02:50 AM   #2
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Re: Keen Chronicles?
I really, REALLY doubt this is a new Keen game, but we can always hope. When I was an annoying kid, I always bitched and moaned on the AOL Apogee forums, along with others, about the prospect of a new Keen game. Ahhh... the good old days.
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Old 03-30-2002, 06:30 AM   #3
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If its not a new Keen game, the only thing it could be without being copyright infringement/trademark inf. is a repackaging of all of the games to date (maybe excluding Dreams, as SoftDisk owns the rights to that one, I believe) but then it wouldn't be the complete story. . . unless they've just kept the same games and made different level sets for them, sorta like Mario1's transition to the GB- same game, only longer and with totally different levels. Or, its the COMPLETE series, like with an add on at the end. . . [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 03-30-2002, 02:26 PM   #4
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I can't see this being anything but a collection of all the PC Commander Keen games, hopefully with Keen 6 EGA this time. Whether or not Keen Dreams is included depends on what happens with Softdisk.
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Old 03-30-2002, 02:58 PM   #5
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The "id Anthology" had Keen Dreams, so I’d expect this will too. The best prospect about this game is that there will be improved graphics, and that they wouldn’t bother releasing it unless they planed on doing more.
 
Old 03-30-2002, 03:52 PM   #6
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I can't believe that Softdisk is still around after all these years.
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Old 03-30-2002, 04:14 PM   #7
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I can't see this being anything but a collection of all the PC Commander Keen games, hopefully with Keen 6 EGA this time. Whether or not Keen Dreams is included depends on what happens with Softdisk.

You mean you didn't buy Keen 6 EGA when it came out?
/me proudly holds up his LEGAL copy of Keen 6 EGA/CGA.
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Old 03-30-2002, 04:30 PM   #8
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/me proudly holds up his LEGAL copy of Keen 6 EGA/CGA.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I have a legal copy of Keen 6 as well. I remember when I got that game in the mail, I actually beat the same day, in only three or four hours. I was a hardcore gammer back then. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-31-2002, 12:43 AM   #9
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that will be so sweet. I hope it's a boxed set containing all the origional AND a new one (I don't own and refuse to illeagaly download Keen 6 EGA, I also don't have the watch and fanclub stuff)
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Old 03-31-2002, 09:01 AM   #10
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Don't you guys think, that even if this was just the old games fixed up to run on a new machine, that it would still be INCREDIBLY ****ING AWESOME!???!!?
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Old 03-31-2002, 09:11 AM   #11
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Don't you guys think, that even if this was just the old games fixed up to run on a new machine, that it would still be INCREDIBLY ****ING AWESOME!???!!?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Absolutely. If the Keen Chronicles is what I am expecting then I'll certainly buy it.
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Old 04-01-2002, 10:11 AM   #12
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If the Keen Chronicles is what I am expecting
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">And that is?

Anyway, don't trust Chips & Bits for advance info. These guys have had DNF for pre-order (coming out in a couple of months) since 1997. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 04-01-2002, 06:23 PM   #13
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I e-mailed Tom Hall and got this response-

"It was a retro-project that was talked about. It is not currently being worked on, and there are no plans to work on it in the future.



Believe me, when there is an official new Keen game, I’ll be shouting it from the mountaintops.



Take care,

Tom"
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Old 04-01-2002, 07:33 PM   #14
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And that is?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">
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Originally posted by Crosma:
I can't see this being anything but a collection of all the PC Commander Keen games, hopefully with Keen 6 EGA this time. Whether or not Keen Dreams is included depends on what happens with Softdisk.
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Old 05-28-2004, 03:32 AM   #15
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Re: Keen Chronicles?
Lookie what I found.

http://www.industrymedia.com

Click on Portfolio
Click on Identity
Click on Monkeystone Games

Appears to be something from the thing Tom was talking about in the response a couple of posts above mine.
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Old 05-28-2004, 01:37 PM   #16
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wow only 2 years ago you think its almost done?
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Old 05-28-2004, 03:14 PM   #17
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wow only 2 years ago you think its almost done?
Where did I give any implication that there's something coming out? I just said I found a graphic - nothign more.
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:31 PM   #18
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it was just a hope thats all
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Old 05-31-2004, 05:01 AM   #19
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And sometimes (especially for us Keen fans who have lived in desperate wait through rumour after rumour for all these years) hope is enough.
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Old 06-01-2004, 04:13 AM   #20
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A few years ago we were in talks with id about doing all the original
Keens for the Pocket PC.

Nothing ever came of it except that logo.

Ah well!

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