Commander Keen is one the first side-scrollers that made it big on the PC. At the time, most of the best side-scrollers could only be found on consoles. You can now download 3 full games made – by fans for fans – with the same love and attention that was put into other games in the series.
The Universe is Toast was supposed to be a trilogy of official Commander Keen games. Unfortunately, like most good things, it was cancelled.
Luckily for us, fans of the series took it upon themselves to create the entire trilogy themselves which has been published on the Public Commander Keen Forum. These games were once mods of older games that have slowly evolved over time. Now, with amazing new levels and new music, these unofficial releases could easily sit next to other games in the series.
The Universe is Toast
Episode 7: The Keys to Krodacia
This was the first complete Keen 4 mod which has become a full fledged game with a great new story. Produced by Ceilick with music composed by Keenrush, Episode 7: The Keys to Krodacia sets the story from where Keen 6 left off and sets the pace for this new trilogy over 16 different levels.
Episode 8: Dead in the Desert
This was the first complete Keen 6 mod which became Episode 8: Dead in the Desert, part of the unofficial “The Universe is Toast” trilogy. This game was produced by Ceilick with music composed by Mr.M and ZidaneA and consists of 17 levels to play through.
Episode 9: Battle of the Brains
The most recent of the games Episode 9: Battle of the Brains was released in 2011. This game was produced by Ceilick, Mink and Tulip with extensive patching work contributed by Levellass and Lemm. In this game, Keen must travel to 4 different worlds and a total of 15 levels to stop Mortimer.