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Keen Dreams

Long heralded as the “lost episode” of classic platformer Commander Keen, Keen Dreams sees Billy Blaze confront his greatest nightmare: the vegetables he didn’t eat for dinner. 25 more words


The Science of Happiness: An Interview with Tom Hall - Part 2 of 2

Tom Hall reveals how Super Mario led him and his friends at Softdisk into the promised land of crafting hit games. 2,871 more words


Bigger in Texas: An Interview with Scott Miller, Part 2

Miller goes into more detail on how he applied the shareware model of software to PC games, how he handled developers who scoffed at the notion that shareware products earned big money, and more. 2,543 more words


Commander Keen Chess

I’ve done these illustrations years ago to help out my brother, who was participating in a competition where you needed to collect a bunch of weird and random objects. 63 more words

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Virge, I choose you!

I finally found a use for the Virge DX. I honestly thought I would never actually use it, outside of benchmarking. But no, there’s a real reason to put it in the PC now: it’s the only graphics card I have which doesn’t create jerky scrolling in Commander Keen. 540 more words

Monster Basher

So, it’s the 80’s, and you envied all those console owners with their fancy smooth scrolling platformers. Well then, Carmack has got you covered. Commander Keen arrived and showed the world that you could do smooth scrolling on PC as well, becoming an instant sensation! 401 more words