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Commander Keen (series, DOS) is the Retro Game of the Week for 9 January, 2017

Released: 1990
Publisher:  3D Realms (Apogee)
Developer: Id Software
Platform: DOS
Genre: Platformer
Played on: DOSBox, keyboard

Commander Keen was an early effort by the now-famous Id Software, famous for Quake and Doom that is essentially a scrolling platformer, something that was not really seen on the IBM PC in those days but were basically ubiquitous on consoles with such games as Super Mario Bros.. 136 more words

This Month in Gaming History December

It is a magical time of the year. There is a chill in the air. Lights are everywhere and there are all kinds of treats. Children are excited for gifts. 364 more words


Some DOS games I've been playing

Today I’m going to talk about gaming. I’m gonna talk about fun and games. Specifically retro games that I’ve been playing in DOSBox and Boxer (a DOSBox clone for Mac OS X). 339 more words


Commander Keen 4: now in 16-colour composite CGA!

Perhaps you have already heard it through the grapevine, but just to be sure, I’d like to mention that VileR (of 8088 MPH fame)has patched the Keen 4 code and redid all the graphics to make the most of the 16-colour composite CGA mode. 164 more words

Software Development

The Standard Galactic Alphabet.

This is a composite screenshot I made from Episode 3 of the classic DOS game Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons. There is a hidden level that reveals the English equivalents of the letters of the Standard Galactic Alphabet used in the various signs throughout the game. 12 more words

Commander Keen

Weekly Roundup

Usually on Saturdays I post about my weight journey, but this Saturday I just couldn’t deal with life. Even today was touch and go. This week has been pretty draining and I’m not entirely sure next week is looking any better. 1,011 more words



Auf einem meiner Einschlafsender lief gestern ein Bericht über die Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien. Quasi die offizielle Zensurbehörde der Bundesrepublik. Und was die so alles auf den Index gesetzt haben, und mit welchen abstrusen Begründungen. 377 more words