Patchwork Mod III

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Patchwork Mod III
Patchwork Mod III.png
Mod-ingame-Patchwork Mod III.png
Modded episodeKeen 3
Author(s)
StatusComplete
Release date
Discussion(s)Keen: Modding
Levels17
Secret levels2
New graphics?Yes
New sounds?Yes
New music?N/A
Downloadnewest
Vote
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Other mods in this seriesPatchwork Mod I, Patchwork Mod II

The Patchwork Mod III is the third mod in the series that features levels from many of the different modding authors, all combined into one mod.

Most of the work was done by Levellass and Levellord. Other modders who contributed to the project include the following (In the order they are listed in the mod itself):

Technical Information

  • Multiple contributing fans
  • New tilseset
  • Sprite animation frames: new sprites
  • Miscellaneous bitmaps: 1 set, complete, new
  • Levels: 16 regular levels, 1 worldmap
  • Tools used (incomplete list): KeenGraph, KeenEdit, Paint, Notepad
  • Some spelling mistakes in game text and tile placement errors

Story

Pretty much everyone knows how wonderful 8 year old galactic hero Commander Keen is; he's saved the universe countless times, but is never to busy to hand out autographs, or save the odd planet or two. His alter ego, mild mannered William Blaze however, leads a quiet life of schoolwork, video games, and inventing in his backyard clubhose.

Sadly; Keen has been alerted that his arch rival, Mortimer McMire; a.ka. 'The Grand Intellect' has placed a mysterious device known only as the PCKF above earth, and is planning to use it to destroy the hapless planet!

However, a total scan of local space reveals... nothing! Absolutely nothing above Earth! Perhaps it was a hoax? A ploy by his nemesis to distract his attention?

Keen observes Mortimer with undying scrutiny; but his opponent seems totally immersed in a normal life, making no contact with the universe other than that needed to order his daily Galactic Gobstopper candy. Perhaps it was all a hoax after all, but then...why isn't Mortimer gloating? Keen just can't shake the terrible suspicion.

However, one day Keen picks up an ominous message on his secret satellite communications network, it comes from the center of the Verleert system; light years away from earth. He stares at his screen in fascination and confusion. A mysterious 'PCKF' is mentioned.

Keen quickly traces the message to the surface of the Verleert systems only planet, Elois, uploads the attached file to his computer wrist, and sets off for the planet.

Hours later it is apparent that there is no sign of the PCKF in this area of space; and that only the buildings on the planets surface will contain further clues to its location. Finding a likely looking spot, Keen lands the BwB and steps out onto the cool, green surface of Elois...

Level Maps

Spoiler Warning! This shows the complete levels.