Shadow Jack

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Shadow Jack
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Modded episodeKeen 1
ProtagonistShadow Jack
Release date
Number of levels5
Secret levels0
New gameplay?Yes
New graphics?Yes
New levels?Yes
New sounds?No
New music?No
(one vote)
Overview map

Shadow Jack is an in-development Keen 1 mod by Ceilick. It stars the titular character and its setting is not related to the Keen series.

An alpha demo version with five levels was released on Keen Day 2014. They introduce the functions of the orbs and contain no enemies. The final mod is intended to allow the player to return to levels and play differently based on accomplishments in other levels.


In the game, the protagonist gains limited special abilities by collecting certain orbs, not unlike the gravity changers in Fall Up. They enable him to shoot, jump higher, fly or to become immortal. There are also energy orbs that allow Shadow Jack to pass through energy barriers if he has collected enough of them.


Shadow Jack reawakens in the realm of darkness after previously being killed by his nemesis, the Crimson Void.


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Blast Orb
Destroy enemies and destructible objects.
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Boost Orb
Jump higher, press ctrl to swoop.
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Umbra Orb
Become one with the shadows, immortal.
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Aether Orb
Enter the astral plane, fly.
Null Orb.png
Null Orb
Return to the world mundane.
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Crimson Orb
The nemesis' seal. Beware!
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Shadow Keys
Four color coded keys to open doors. If they are not used in one level, they can be carried to the nextl!

In some cases an energy barrier stands in the way. Collecting energy orbs build up the immunity to pass through these obstacles. Energy orbs collected do not carry over between levels.

Level Maps

Spoiler Warning! This shows the whole levels.