Commander Keen Invasion Of The Vorticons - MS-DOS




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Commander Keen in Invasion of the Vorticons is a three-part episodic side-scrolling platformer game developed by Ideas from the Deep (a forerunner of id Software) and published by Apogee Software in 1990 for MS-DOS. This is the first set of episodes for Commander Keenseria. The game follows the eponymous commander Keen, an eight-year-old child genius who recovers stolen parts of his spacecraft from the cities of Mars, prevents a recently arrived alien mothership from destroying landmarks on Earth, and pursues the Alien leader Great Intellect on an alien planet. The three episodes feature Keen running, jumping and shooting through different levels as opposed to aliens, robots, and other hazards. In September 1990, John Carmack, working at the Softdisk development studio, developed a way to implement side-scroll video games on personal computers (PCs), which at that time were the domain of dedicated home video game consoles. Carmack and his associates John Romero and Tom Hall, along with Jay Wilbur and Lane Roathe, developed a demo for Super Mario Bros. However, Scott MillerApogee Software soon approached them to develop an original game that will be released under the Apogee shareware model. Hall designed a three-part game, John Carmack and Romero programmed it, Wilbur managed the team, and artist Adrian Carmack later helped with the development. The team worked on the game continuously for almost three months, working late into the night at Softdisk's office and taking their work computers home to John Carmack to develop it further.