Keen Awards

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The Keen Awards are 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. For many years, the Keen Awards 2004 were the last of their kind, but after several unsuccessful attempts, the event was finally revived with the Keen Awards 2019.

At the beginning of each Keen Awards event, the PCKF members nominate the entries for the different categories. Afterwards, polls based on the nominations are created where members vote for their favorite in each category. Eventually, the winners are announced after the voting has ended. The winners also receive virtual trophies, with the exception of the Keen Awards 2003.

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

The nominations took place from 2004-01-12 to 2004-01-23 and were followed by the polls. 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

The nominations took place from 2005-03-14 to 2005-04-14 and were followed by the polls. 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 Many images unavailable.
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.

Keen Awards 2019

The nominations started after a call for the revival of the Keen Awards on 2019-12-31 and ended on 2020-02-29. The subsequent polls were open from 2020-03-02 to 2020-03-14. Afterwards, the list of winners was posted, alongside trophies made by Lava89. One category was left out due to the lack of nominees.

Category Winner(s)
1 Programming
1.1 Best Vorticon Mod The Mortrix Quillax
1.2 Best Galaxy/Dreams Mod Atroxian Realm v.1.3 Gridlock
1.3 Best Fangame Planet Cloudius IX Roobar
1.4 Best Level Cell Block Alpha (Level 01) from The Prisoner's Dilemma Kohntarkosz_
1.5 Best Tool Customized Screen Update Code for Keen 4-6 K1n9_Duk3
2 Fan Art
2.1 Best Graphical Artwork Redrawn Keen 1 sprites aintnofuntime
2.2 Best Narrative The Commander Dean Smyth
2.3 Best Music Too Hot To Handle troublesomekeen
2.5 Best Non-Computerized Art Yorp and Garg cosplay unidentified
2.6 Best Gameplay Video Paul's Gaming - Commander Keen mods playthroughs Piece of Pie Software
3 Web
3.1 Best Website Quillax Ship Quillax
3.2 Best Online Entertainment Chocolate Keen in WebAssembly James Mackenzie
3.3 Online Community Service Recognition Fleexy
4 Miscellaneous
4.1 Keenest Person of the Year Nisaba
4.2 Really Keen Stuff Discovery of a way to collect all Lollipops in Keen 1 Level 4 NY00123
4.3 Most Promising Project Keen 4 levels from WolfenDoom - Blade of Agony Realm667 team
4.4 Best Official Keen Product Nintendo Switch port of Keen Dreams Lone Wolf Technology