Ceilick is an active keener and one of the administrators of the Public Commander Keen Forum and the Keen:Modding forum. He has created a number of Keen Vorticons mods and is the mastermind behind the unofficial The Universe is Toast galaxy mod series. He has contributed significantly to the multiplayer Netkeen, as well as a variety of other fangame and modding projects.
Upcoming Mod Projects
Aliens and Their Just Desserts
Episode 3 of a source mod trilogy in which Keen returns to the familiar setting of Fribbulus Xax! Featuring an all new story, levels, an expanded cast of Keen 6 enemies, and other graphical additions to the Keen 6 tile set.
A source mod, standalone episode in which Keen must face the sinister Vool on the dreaded planet Yuggossus.
Keen Vorticons Mods
Invasion of the Yorps
In this series Commander Keen must stop the brainwashed Yorps from causing havoc across the galaxy!
- Crash on Gobo III (2002)
- Planet Destruction (2003)
- Tribulation of the Yorps (abandoned by Ceilick in 2003, completed by Tulip and others in 2009)
Decree of the Skree
In this series Commander Keen must stop an evil threat which involves the Gargs, the Shikadi, and a new alien race, the Skree!
- Kidnapped Keen (2004)
- Zapping the Zot (2004)
- Return of the Guardians (2005)
The Adventures of the Oracle Janitor
This comedic, one-level mod series sees the player as the Oracle Janitor on his hilarious missions to rescue Commander Keen from peril!
- The Adventures of The Oracle Janitor (2005)
- Mystery of the Monastery (2005)
- Space Pirate Trouble (2005)
- The Perilous Pursuit is an out of this world chase in which Commander Keen pursues Mortimer across a mysterious planet! (2005)
- Story Land is a fairy tail adventure in which Commander Keen must rescue a princess from the evil wizard Merlock! (2005)
- Episode Z is a sequel to Episode X by Xky Rauh and Episode Y by Grelphy, concluding an exciting interpretation of The Universe is Toast! (2009)
- Shadow Jack is an alpha demo in which the protagonist Shadow Jack must navigate the realm of darkness. (2014)
- Ye Olde Pirate Modde is a nautical quest featuring treasure hunting and Voticon pirate swashbuckling! (abandoned by Ceilick in 2012, completed by Levellass in 2013)
Keen Dreams Mods
- Commander Keen Xmas 2010 features Commander Keen in a dream like quest to save Christmas from the evil Bad Elf! (2011) (Co-authored with Levellass and Szemi)
- Keen Dreams Plus is an enhanced version of Keen Dreams, telling the same story but featuring new enemies, levels, and more! (2011)
Keen Galaxy Mods
The Unofficial The Universe is Toast
In this cosmic trilogy Commander Keen battles his nemesis Mortimer McMire over the fate of the universe!
- The Keys of Krodacia (2006)
- Dead in the Desert (2009)
- Battle of the Brains (2011) (Co-Authored with Mink and Tulip)
Keen Galaxy Source Mods
The New Adventures of Commander Keen
In this nostalgic trilogy Commander Keen revisits Gnosticus IV, a Shikadi space station, and Fribbulus Xax on a quest to rescue his pet Yorp!
- Return to the Shadowlands (2021)
- Operation Station Infiltration (2022)
- Aliens and Their Just Desserts (TBD)
- Netkeen is a fangame in which 2-4 players go head to head in stunning multiplayer action! (2011) (A project by Lemm in which Ceilick provided graphics, levels, multi-episode support, and general assistance in testing and content management)
- Keen Crisis Earth is an abandoned Bio Menace mod featuring an adult Commander Keen battling an alien invasion! (2012) (Co-Authored with Paramultart and NY00123)
Articles and Tutorials
- Ceilick began the Keen Galaxy Modding Tutorial (patch based) in 2011 as a guide to modding for complete beginners. It has seen various updates over the years, most recently in 2022. In the advent of source code based Keen modding, it remains a valuable first course which teaches modding and tool fundamentals that can be carried forward to source based projects.
- Ceilick and Nisaba began the Keen Galaxy Modding Tutorial (source code based) in 2021 as a guide for advanced modders wishing to utilize Lemm's Keen:Galaxy Source Modding Package or similar Keen Galaxy source code recreations.
- By Ceilick on 25 December 2022 (updated 14 March 2023)Levels19New Gfx?SomeStatusComplete
- By Ceilick on 6 June 2021 (updated 21 December 2022)Levels20New Gfx?SomeStatusComplete
- By Ceilick, Unfleexable on 24 September 2002 (updated 14 March 2015)Levels10New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick on 14 March 2014Levels5New Gfx?YesStatusAlpha
- Levels32New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Paramultart, Ceilick on 25 December 2012Levels1New Gfx?YesStatusAbandoned
- By Ceilick on 21 July 2009 (updated 23 November 2011)Levels17New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- Levels15New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick on 15 February 2011Levels16New Gfx?SomeStatusComplete
- Levels16New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick on 16 January 2003 (updated 4 October 2009)Levels16New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick, Tulip, Shikadi, Stealthy71088 on 30 August 2009Levels16New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick on 27 June 2006 (updated 14 March 2009)Levels19New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick on 3 September 2005Levels16New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick on 3 August 2005Levels1New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick on 13 March 2005Levels1New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick on 8 March 2005Levels16New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick on 27 January 2005Levels1New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick, Commander Spleen on 24 January 2005Levels16New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick on 26 November 2004Levels16New Gfx?YesStatusComplete
- By Ceilick on 25 August 2004Levels16New Gfx?YesStatusComplete