Art Pass Competition

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Art Pass Competition
Keen 3 title.png
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Modded episodeKeen 3
ProtagonistCommander Keen
Release date
HomepageXky Rauh's YouTube Channel
Number of levels21
Secret levels0
New gameplay?No
New graphics?No
New levels?Yes
New sounds?No
New music?No
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The Art Pass Competition was a Keen 3 levelling competition curated by Xky Rauh in August 2010. Each contributor had to design two levels based on two template levels provided by Xky. Xky himself played all the levels and uploaded the videos to YouTube.

Rules and Theme

Level01: "Vorticon City Park" Keen takes a detour through the Vorticon City Park, hoping to relax, but is shocked to find the location just as deadly as the rest of Vorticon VI!

Gameplay Focus: The fountain at Vorticon City Park is known to be the largest on the continent...

Specifics: No VortiNinjas; No Keys/Doors.

Suggestions: The Keen3 tileset doesn't have a lot you can do to make things "pretty," so see what you can do about establishing a relaxed, park-like atmosphere.

Level02: "Vorticondor" Keen scrambles upward and onward through this level--is it a cliff face? A military facility? You decide!

Gameplay Focus: The 3 floating blocks near the central area of the map must remain intact.

Specifics: No Foobs.

Suggestions: Find a way to communicate to players that the drop off the bottom of the screen will kill them. Because the gameplay is vertical, the player will be reliant on your visual cues for success.

The Rules:

  • One entry per forum user
  • No Mangling Machines in the level
  • No map level tiles in the level
  • You may exchange existing tiles in the templates with similar types (ex. converting rock floor to steel floor or slate floor)
  • You may not change the level boundaries



Mink was declared the winner of this competition by Xky Rauh.