Keen Awards

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The Keen Awards were given to Commander Keen fans for their Keen-related works and other achievements. The event was held three times in the Public Commander Keen Forum at irregular intervals between 2002 and 2005.

At the beginning of each Keen Awards event, the PCKF members nominated the entries for the different categories. Afterwards, polls based on the nominations were created where members voted for their favorite in each category. Eventually, the winners were announced after the voting had ended. In case of the Keen Awards 2002 and 2004, the winners also received virtual trophies.

While the Keen Awards 2004 were the last of their kind, there have been unsuccessful attempts to revive them.

Keen Awards 2002

The nominations took place from 2002-07-13 to 2002-07-20. The subsequent polls were open from 2002-07-22 to 2002-08-06. On 2002-08-14, the list of winners was posted, alongside trophies made by MRC Marky.

Category Winner(s) Note(s)
1 Programming
1.1 Best Mod of an Original Keen Game Episode X Xky Rauh
1.2 Best Fan-Game Spork III: Code of the Sporkia demo 2 Slasher a.k.a. Matrix
1.3 Best Editor KeenWright DOS version (then KeenEdit) Andrew Durdin
2 Fan Art
2.1 Best Graphical Artwork The Universe Is Toast! webcomic Too Much Spare Time Page 5 not archived; comic resumes with page 6.
2.2 Best Narrative Commander Keen: Ten Years On Too Much Spare Time
2.3 Best Song Music of Shadowlands - The Animated Series episode 1 Ilsoap
2.4 Best Animation Shadowlands - The Animated Series episode 1 Ilsoap
2.5 Best Non-Computerized Art Snow Slug Too Much Spare Time
3 Web
3.1 Best Website The Keencyclopedia TCL999 Later integrated into Beyond the Pogo.
3.2 Best Online Entertainment HangKeen Korath III Images not archived; artwork of hanged Keen can be seen here.
3.3 Online Community Service Recognition Cho'gall
4 Miscellaneous
4.1 Keenest Person of the Year Too Much Spare Time
4.2 Really Keen Stuff Discovery of the Impossible Bullet Trick KeenCommander a.k.a. Br1ck,
James a.k.a. Dr. Witherstone

Keen Awards 2003

On 2004-01-30, the list of winners was posted. There were no trophies.

Category Winner(s)
1 Programming
1.1 Best Mod of an Original Keen Game Lego Keen Ilsoap
1.2 Best Fan-Game The Mystery of Isis II demo 4 Isis team
1.3 Best Editor/Other Keen Program The Patchotron Xtraverse
2 Fan Art
2.1 Best Graphical Artwork Shadowlands Tour and Fribbulus Xax Tour Xtraverse
2.2 Best Narrative/Song The Armageddon Machine MIDI Xky Rauh
2.3 Best Animation Shadowlands - The Animated Series episode 2 Ilsoap
2.4 Best Non-Computerized Art Snow Dopefish (additional image) Too Much Spare Time
3 Web
3.1 Best Website Beyond the Pogo Xtraverse
3.2 Best Online Entertainment Flash Keen Glen Rhodes a.k.a. Flasherman
3.3 Online Community Service Recognition Xtraverse
4 Miscellaneous
4.1 Keenest Person of the Year Flaose
4.2 Really Keen Stuff Billy Blaze prank call Too Much Spare Time
4.3 Ancient Works Original Cerebral Cortex 314 Geoff

Keen Awards 2004

On 2005-05-26, the list of winners was posted, alongside trophies made by Xtraverse. Two categories were left out due to the lack of nominees.

Category Winner(s) Note(s)
1 Programming
1.1 Best Mod of an Original Keen Game Episode Dash Xky Rauh
1.2 Best Fan-Game Keen: Next tech demos (then unnamed) z-one
1.3 Best Editor/Other Keen Program ModKeen 2.0 Andrew Durdin
2 Fan Art
2.1 Best Graphical Artwork Work on the 3D Keen movie DSL Unavailable, besides a 2003 Keen model.
2.2 Best Narrative/Song man sieht sich galaxie analoq
2.4 Best Non-Computerized Art 24 Hours of Keen: Cookies RocketJess
3 Web
3.1 Best Website Beyond the Pogo Xtraverse
3.3 Forum Crew Recognition eK
4 Miscellaneous
4.1 Keenest Person of the Year Xky Rauh
4.2 Really Keen Stuff Birdman Br1ck, Dr. Witherstone
4.3 Most Promising Project Keen: Next (then unnamed) z-one
5 Special Category
5.1 Best 3/14 Minimod Norp the Yorp 3.5: The Maze of Doom Xtraverse Category related to the 2005 one-level mod challenge.