A new Commander Keen game is coming – but it’s only on Android and iOS. The news – which for those of us who still remember the original Commander Keens is a little shocking and a little distressing – was announced at Bethesda’s E3 2019 conference a few moments ago.
Commander Keen was a series of platforming games that began with Invasion of the Vorticons way back in 1990. They were witty, whimsical, family-friendly PC classics and helped to establish id Software as a force in the industry, and were some of the first games I ever played.
The modern mobile version, entitled simply Commander Keen, stars the twin children of original protagonist Billy Blaze. Billy Jr and his sister Billie are, like their dad, child geniuses who wear American football helmets and fight aliens by improvising gadgetry from household materials. The game will include a story mode and a battle mode, and will be free-to-play.
But hey, don’t you guys have phones, and all that? If you do and you play games on it, you can learn more about the new Commander Keen in the announcement below:
Not for me, personally.
We’ll have plenty more from E3 2019 on the site – our staff are on the ground in Los Angeles and covering the conferences from our UK office, so stick around for the latest news.