The Keys of Krodacia

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The Keys of Krodacia
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Mod-ingame-The Keys of Krodacia.png
Modded episodeKeen 4
Author(s)Ceilick
Release date2006-06-27 (Version 1)
2009-03-14 (Version 2)
Homepage?
Levels16
Secret levels1
New graphics?Yes
New sounds?Some, in re-release
New music?Yes, in re-release
DownloadVersion 2 (alt)
Version 1 (alt)
Vote
4.50
(6 votes)
Other mods in this seriesDead in the Desert, Battle of the Brains

The Keys of Krodacia is the first complete Keen 4 mod, produced by Ceilick with music composed by Keenrush. It is the first episode of the unofficial "The Universe Is Toast" trilogy, and is often referred to as Keen 7. It was released in June 2006, and then re-released in 2009 with new music, additional content and bug fixes.

The story begins immediately where Keen 6 left off. Upon returning to Earth, Billy asks Molly if it would be alright to browse through Mortimer's room, as there could be clues to Mortimer's plans. Persuading her that preventing the destruction of the Universe was more important than her brother's privacy, Billy finds a video tape on Mortimer's desk with a label in Standard Galactic Alphabet. The tape contains a message from Mortimer, giving Billy a clue that the Universal Toaster Cannon is being built on the planet Krodacia.

On Krodacia, Commander Keen finds a gigantic structure with only one entrance at the bottom, locked by seven keys. It's up to Keen to find the seven keys to get into Mortimer's base, and stop the Universal Toaster Cannon!

The story continues in Dead in the Desert, the first complete Keen 6 MOD.

On the Public Commander Keen Forum's Release forum, Ceilick has started a discussion of ideas for his possible revision of the MOD, including new music, graphics, etc.

Contents

Level List

Map of Krodacia

Creatures and other modifications

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Krodacian
Arachnut replacement
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Brombo
Berkeloid replacement
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Krodacian Magi
Blue Bird replacement
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Stone Krodacian
Blue Bird Egg replacement
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Hipalong
Bounder replacement
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Patsy
Poison Slug replacement
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Hopper
Mad Mushroom replacement
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Nosdrill
Wormouth replacement
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Slurple
Lick replacement
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Magifly
Skypest replacement
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Rotten Raddish
Mimrock replacement
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Squiddly
Treasure Eater replacement
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Fat Monk
Sprite replacement
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Blue Worm
Inchworm replacement
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Krodacian Car
Foot replacement
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Green Bird
Schoolfish replacement
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Key Carrier
Gnosticene Council Member replacement
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Lt. Barker
Princess Lindsey replacement
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Ogobogo
Dopefish replacement
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Crank
Thundercloud replacement

Points

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Krodacian Soda
100 points
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Blue Peppermint
200 points
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Chocolate Bar
500 points
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Sugar Cubes
1000 points
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Burger
2000 points
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Strawberry Jello
5000 points

Items

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Neural Stunner
More ammo
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Gems
Unlock doors
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Magic Gem
Collect 100 to get an extra life
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Giant Gem
Extra life
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Swim Coin
Required to access the lake

Hazards

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Piranna Launcher
Dart gun replacement
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Acid Orb
Underwater mine replacement
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Lava Fissure
Spear replacement
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Slime Pool
Tar pit replacement
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Pulsar
Thrusters replacement
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Double-spikes
Spikes replacement
Fire.png
Fire
Fire is still the same thing, hot crispy demise.
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Slime Shooter
Dart gun replacement

Music (Re-release only)

Track Title Composer Levels used
1 On the Run "Always on the Run" Lenny Kravitz (Edited by Ceilick) Krodacia
2 Ceilick Voodoo Ceilick Forest Tunnels, Cliff Hanger, Gem Temple, Reef, ending sequence
3 Keen Rushin' KeenRush Mansion, The Underground, Monk's House, Fun House, Shoal
4 It's Quiet... Too Quiet KeenRush Blue Forest, Mushroom Forest, Forest Skies, Slime Lake, BwB Megarocket
5 Into the Inferno KeenRush Private Manor, Complex, Slime Temple, Stone Temple, Star Wars scrolling story text
6 The Key to Success "Stepping Stone" The Monkees (Edited by Ceilick) Obtaining keys to Universal Toaster Cannon

Technical Information

  • Graphics: custom graphics by Ceilick
  • Levels: 17 levels, 1 secret level, 1 unreachable level (High Scores screen), new worldmap (Krodacia) level
  • Tools used: ModKeen 2.0.1, CKPatch, Keen: Next, MSPaint, Ck456Tli, KeenWave, KeenSCR, IMF Creator, and Wolf3d Data Compiler

Trivia

The Keys of Krodacia was originally meant to be a follow-up to Ceilick's The Perilous Pursuit. Early artwork has been released on Dropbox.

See Also