Tribulation of the Yorps

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Tribulation of the Yorps
Modded episodeKeen 3
ProtagonistCommander Keen
Release date
Discussion(s)PCKF Keen: Modding
Number of levels16
Secret levels0
New gameplay?No
New graphics?Yes
New levels?Yes
New sounds?No
New music?No
(2 votes)
Other mods in this seriesCrash on Gobo III,
Planet Destruction

Tribulation of the Yorps is a Keen 3 mod started by Ceilick, but after the tileset had been completed the project had been abandoned. Years later Tulip picked up the project and finished it with the help of Shikadi and Stealthy71088. It is the final part in the Invasion of the Yorps Trilogy. It was the first time Ceilick tried to mimick the Galaxy-style 2.5D tilted view of the blocks in a Vorticons mod.

Technical Information

  • Part of the Invasion of the Yorps trilogy
  • Tileset: completely redone tileset.
  • Sprite animation frames: Reused and recolored Yorps, new monsters
  • Story text: new with continuity to Planet Destruction
  • Levels: 16 regular levels; 1 worldmap
  • Bugs: No known errors or bugs


Keen foiled the Morts plan to destroy multiple planets with a huge Yorp Battleship. After disabling its Tantalus Rays Keen followed the retreating ship to the planet Yorpicon IV.


Scanning the surface of the planet keen notices a huge robotic being which appears to be the greatest source of energy on this planet. This is must be the command center of Mortimers Govenorbot, who with the help of Mortimers brainwashing waves enrages all Yorps against Keen. He needs to disable that device to free the Yorps again. Keen lands in save distance from the machine trying to sneak up on it on his own.


The Yorp planet is a Green planet similar in climate to the earth, there are many forests and some housing, but beware, most houses have been equipped with defence mechanisms lately. Many creatures live on this planet, not only Yorps. There are Snoogies, snake shaped beings that spit acid at you. The forests are inhabited by small and shy grass beings that will run away, and annoying Junglepests flying around. Special blue Pupballs have been seen jumping around. Some Grob Druids have found their way here which are extremely dangerous as their magic attacks pass even the thickest wall. Don't get knocked out by the fast Quantlues. Also beware of specially trained Yorp Ninjas!!


  • Blueberries: 100 points
  • Banana: 200 points
  • Strawberry: 500 points
  • Pumpkin: 1000 points
  • Stuffed Toy Yorp Elite: 5000 points


Yorp: Deadly to touch. One shot to kill. Green. The bevaviour of the Yorp in this mod is different from the one in Keen 1. They are dangerous here, which is (according to the story) due to Mortimers brainwashing.(Vorticon Grunt replacement)
Yorp Ninja: Trained Yorps that learned their martial arts in the same school the VortiNinjas did. Deadly, 4 shots to kill. (VortiNinja replacement)
Grob Druid: Some of the Grobs have been living here since ancient times and practiced the ways of the Druid. They're capable of shooting magic waves through walls. 4 shots to kill. (Meep replacement)
Junglepest: A deadly, fast flying monster, probably related to the Skypest, 1 shot to kill. (Jack replacement)
Snoogie: A fire-breathing snake, tough but slow. 2 shots to kill. (Vorticon Woman replacement)
Blue Pupball: Most likely related to the Pupball, this is bouncing around at incredible speed. Luckily they're not deadly. (Jack Ball replacement)
Quantlue (Youth replacement)
Weed: One of the Gaurdians, Keen knows them from the Decree of the Skree games. Deadly tileset monster.
Tangles: Another one of the Gaurdians. Again deadly, non-moving tileset monster.
Fog: Another one of the Gaurdians. Again deadly, non-moving tileset monster.
Grass Being: A small shy creature formed out of grass. Not deadly, will die if you touch it. (Foob replacement)

Level Maps

Spoiler Warning! This shows the whole levels.