Was I No Net

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Was I No Net
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Modded episodeKeen 4
ProtagonistCommander Keen
Release date
Discussion(s)Keen: Modding PCKF
Number of levels1
Secret levels0
New gameplay?No
New graphics?No
New levels?Yes
New sounds?No
New music?No
(0 votes)

Was I No Net (also known as Darkdave's Level Design) is a Keen 4 level by darkdave1985 (not to be confused with Dave216), set as level 1. It's known for its highly extreme challenge that demands a lot of trial-and-error and skillful maneuvering, reminiscent of kaizo design. It breaks many rules of "good" level design, such as requiring usage of secret passages and cruel traps that will catch an unsuspecting player off guard (a couple examples being a Lick placed right above Keen's starting position and a Poison Slug hidden inside a secret passage). Some of the patches included make it so that difficulty settings are removed (the game just begins in "Normal" instead), saving and loading are disabled, the player starts with 9 lives, and the game is beaten if the level's Council Member is found.

On mid-2018, darkdave1985 sent a beta version of the level to Fleexy and Nisaba for play testing. Since then, darkdave1985 refined the level to make it easier and more fair, and integrated the difficulty settings back in. However, while he said that the level is just about finished on October 2018, darkdave1985 never released the level to the public. Nisaba released the beta version of the level on March 15, 2023.


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