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In May 2003, Djaser announced that his fellow countryman Mark a.k.a. The Candyjunk is working on new levels for Keen 4 and 5 (which were still a rarity then). The level packs were originally intended to be released by December at the latest. However, they were still unreleased in February 2004. Eventually, Djaser made the three complete levels and several unfinished ones available to the community (that part of the discussion is missing). The available work is promising, but The Candyjunk has not posted any more levels as of now. However, Nisaba completed an unfinished Keen 4 level by Mark for her 2017 pack Buried in Oblivion.
The PCKF Archive's sections are on individual pages now. Additionally, each subforum of the ezboard PCKF has its own table. The changes should make the site easier to navigate.

In August 2002, Korath III started a new group fanfic. It only lasted for less than a month, though the story was promising. Keen has been displaced in time and realises that he is now in the year of 2002. The young hero learns that the universe has seen better days...
A Commander Keen / Sailor Moon crossover fanfic was posted by NephariteofIlian between November 2003 and July 2004. I don't know whether it was ever finished, but the available prologue and four chapters are well-written. Mortimer ends up in the Negaverse after his defeat, while Keen (who wrongly believes that his nemesis is done for) encounters strange monsters and a new character named Sailor Gnosticus.

During a discussion about TED5 in March and April 2003, Br1ck (a.k.a. Cosmos, KeenCommander, Gr1nreaper) posted the first fan-made Keen 5 level, almost two years after the first Keen 4 one. Most of the work was done by his younger brother Dr. Witherstone (James). In November of the same year, the brothers and Mich released Keen Asylum, the first complete set of custom Galaxy levels. The Keen 5 level pack is also notable for its use of various TED5/Keen 5 exploit and tricks.
Thanks to Xky for the eleventh song in his Music Pack. In early 2003, he created a MIDI of the song "Please Don't Metal With Me!", which is used in the levels Bloogton Manufacturing and Bloogfoods, Inc.

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 the Jazz Jackrabbit community'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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