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So this was actually a few months ago (sorry!), but I wanted to play it before I made a post, so I would know what I was talking about: my Commander Keen fan character from Return to the Shadowlands has been made central to a Commander Keen mod by VikingBoyBilly. I didn't even know there were people modding Commander Keen, but theres actually enough people doing it that some communities hold contests: www.paramultart.comyr.com/kimp…

Marta's Moon Adventure is beautifully realized, tough as nails, and remarkably dead-on as to my perception of the character. Be warned, the first level of this mod is as difficult as some of the later levels in the original game, and if you're not used to some of the specific mechanics of the game (like the crouching delay before a jump, which really ought to be a part of more modern day platformers) you'll have some trouble, but it's definitely worth the trial and error. The casting of the lunar alien life is charmingly appropriate.

On top of that, it was created within a span of 24 hours--which, if you recall, was also the parameter for completion of the first chapter of Return to the Shadowlands. (Unlike Return to the Shadowlands, however, it actually happened that way.)

TO INSTALL:
Download and unzip the original commander keen (invasion of the vorticons) here: www.dosclassics.com/keen/dl.ph… then download Kimprov1.zip from the contest site: www.paramultart.comyr.com/kimp… and extract the contents of the "Marta0" folder into the same directory where you unzipped the game. Overwrite files when prompted, then run MARTA0.BAT.

Not sure this works on macs, btw, but willing to be proven wrong.

Anyway, I owe you guys some more pages of this comic bigtime. Until then, have some watercolor doodles I did at Anime Super Con, graciously scanned by purchasers Kina-Maaka and xSugarxFairyx.

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Patrick Halm
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United States
I graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with my B.A. in fine arts in 2009. I reside in Las Vegas where I attend local art faires and conventions. I take commissions and love working with other artists.
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:iconvikingboybilly:
I don't believe you noticed my latest comment on your journal entry.
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bagshotrow Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoops! Nope. I haven't been around much. I'm excited to check out the sequel!
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Sp1ashh Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is awesome! :gallery:
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Ryou-Bakura-154 Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday.
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bagshotrow Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Ryou-Bakura-154 Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome.
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:iconparamultart:
Marta is an awesome character! <3 :3
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BiancaMakesArt Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
*to webcam*And then a step to the righttt
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47ness Oct 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Habby pirthday...!







*~(echo) habby pirthday~*


:(
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bagshotrow Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yup I have not been on here much D: thanks for the wishes tho!
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