Keen Meets the Meats
Keen Meets the Meats is a Keen Dreams mod by DoomJedi, Szemigi, Levellass, troublesomekeen, and VikingBoyBilly. Its title is taken from the planned sequel of Keen Dreams that never went into production.
The story involves Keen awakening in a prison cell on the planet Grund-Bief after he got a stomachache due to too much fast food during his sister's birthday party. Keen has been snatched by an Abduct-o-Beam of the organization known as McZargalds, MZ for short, which is led by the Mad Butcher, serves tenderized children and has lax hygiene standards. Not only that, the food on Grund-Bief is so putrid that it has gained sentience.
The protagonist is initially unarmed, but soon finds a weapon called Ultra-Spicy Arcturian Megameatballs that allows him to reduce enemies to piles of ashes. However, to defeat the Mad Butcher, he has to obtain an even more powerful weapon, namely thousand-year old Bloog Eggs. Keen must explore Grund-Bief to find the necessary Bloog Eggs so that he can confront the Mad Butcher and rewire the Abduct-O-Beam to save the Earth once again.
The production of the mod was announced in September 2013. The first demo version with one level came out in 2015 as a belated Mort Day release. It was soon followed by a slightly modified demo on April Fools' Day, where Keen is changed into a creeping sausage. Another April Fools' demo was released in late April, which already reflects a more advanced state of the mod in terms of graphics. In that "censored edition", Keen is nude, but a certain part of him is covered by a censor bar. The finished mod was made available in May.
Evolution of the Titlescreen
Creatures and other meatifications
|Quarter-Ton Zargburger with Cheese
|Crazy Little Chef
||The Mad Butcher