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Xky Rauh doodled various Keens and creatures in May 2001, which were added to CC314. Interestingly, Xky stated that he would like to create a set of Keen sprites in that style - a year later, he announced that the work on his Keen 1 mod has begun. Episode X a.k.a. XkyKeen1, the second complete mod ever released, was finished after a month and a few days. It won the first Keen Award for Best Mod.
Later, in December 2002, Manboy created a cute new Keen 1 sprite (the "XkySkin") based on Xky's cool doodles. Since then, Manboy's sprite has been used (partially modified) in several mods, such as Levellord's Shadow Keen.

In July 2003, Too Much Spare Time released French Erotic Film, now a classic of the fanimutation genre. The bizarre work features Commander Keen sprites and the Dutch song "Opblaaskrokodil", among other things. Not only that, TMST presented a great Snow Dopefish. Just like the Snow Slug of 2002, the "Snopefish" won the Keen Award for Best Non-Computerized Art.
grafix posted a picture from TMST's website in February 2005. It's a mock ad for insect repellent which includes a nice sketch of Keen being attacked by Skypests. Poor Keen!

Robo Blue, a Keen community member since at least 1999, curated a Character Creation Contest in 2003. More than 20 characters were posted in July and August. Afterwards, members voted for their favourites in three different categories. I don't have those threads, so the exact results are unknown. Nevertheless, most of the competition's entries are available.

Past Updates

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ezboard (April 2000 October/November 2007)
The direct predecessor of the present-day PCKF was part of the ezboard network. In May 2005, ezboard was hacked and thousands of PCKF threads were deleted  the reason why this archive was created in the first place. In late 2007, the community moved to a phpBB-based forum.

Jazz Mega Message Board (November 1999 March/April 2000)
For some months, Keeners were active in a subforum of Jazz2City's JMMB.

InsideTheWeb (1997 November 1999/March 2001)
It started with a fansite and message board run by Geoff Sims. Over time, various other Keen fans also opened their own Keen boards on InsideTheWeb, a service that existed until March 2001. The community moved on in late 1999, but there was still some activity until the site's closure.

More Keen Stuff
Several Keen-related works are available for download here.

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This will contain general information on the PCKF Archive in the future.

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