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==Releases==
 
==Releases==

Revision as of 16:46, 20 August 2010

Ken's Labyrinth
Ken's Labyrinth - DOS.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1993
Developer: Ken Silverman
Online: Download

Ken's Labyrinth didn't break any new ground technologically; but did have several features above and beyond the Wolfenstein 3D engine. The game was developed almost entirely by Ken Silverman when he was still a teenager. Ken's Labyrinth is a cartoon of a game, in that it features bright colors, basic artwork, and a more childish theme: instead of rocket launchers, you shoot bubblegum; instead of Nazis, you kill mummies; instead of slaying the ultimate evil, you rescue your dog Sparky. There is also a lot of interactivity in the environment like breakable walls, bladed fans that can injure you, maps that show your position, vending machines, etc. Overall, the game is cutely surreal. It's not as much fun as Wolfenstein 3D, but it's a lot more impressive than other Wolfenstein 3D clones like Operation Body Count or Corridor 7.


Screenshots


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Music

Like the game, the music in Ken's Labyrinth lacks a professional touch. However, this fits the game perfectly, because an orchestrated score would be completely out of place in this environment. The music is colorful and up tempo, like something you would hear at a carnival. The bulk of the tracks are quite short (often less than twenty seconds before repeating) which does get to be annoying over time, but thankfully there is unique music for nearly every section of the game.


Recording

#

Title

Composer

Arranger

Length

Size

Download

01 Begin Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:44 0.7 MB [1]
02 Powerful Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 0.9 MB [2]
03 Drum Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 0.7 MB [3]
04 Live Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 1.0 MB [4]
05 Bat Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 0.8 MB [5]
06 Just Another Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 0.5 MB [6]
07 Ken's Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:40 1.4 MB [7]
08 Note Gain Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 2:15 1.9 MB [8]
09 Radical Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 0.6 MB [9]
10 Al's Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 0.7 MB [10]
11 Excellent Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 1.1 MB [11]
12 Great Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:50 0.6 MB [12]
13 Walken Song, Level 4 Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:49 1.1 MB [13]
14 Sad Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 0.6 MB [14]
15 Snotty Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 0.6 MB [15]
16 Jazz Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:45 0.7 MB [16]
17 Introduction Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 0.7 MB [17]
18 Real Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 0.6 MB [18]
19 Fancy Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 0.9 MB [19]
20 Sad Dying Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 0.9 MB [20]
21 Ax Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:45 1.4 MB [21]
22 Awesoken's Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 0.8 MB [22]
23 Moo Song 2 Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 0.6 MB [23]
24 Tense Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:44 0.7 MB [24]
25 Star Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:06 1.0 MB [25]
26 Gnarly Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 1.1 MB [26]
27 Exellent Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 0.7 MB [27]
28 Awesome Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:57 1.7 MB [28]
29 Andy's Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 1.1 MB [29]
30 Chart Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 1.0 MB [30]
31 Intro Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 1.1 MB [31]
32 Short (Notes) Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 1.1 MB [32]
33 Wonder Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 0.9 MB [33]
34 Bass Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:44 0.7 MB [34]
35 Wacko Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 0.6 MB [35]
36 End Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:44 0.6 MB [36]
37 End Song 2 Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:38 0.6 MB [37]
38 Congratulations Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:44 0.7 MB [38]
39 Best Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 0.6 MB [39]


Playlist

Icon

Format

Open

File:M3U.png M3U Online Playlist


Credits

(Source)


Game Rip

Icon

Format

Download

Size

KSM.png

KSM Download Rip 13 KB

The game's music files are stored in the Songs.kzp file. The top of the file contains an index of the file name and the byte offset for the song in the file. It was extracted using SongSplt.exe, a program written by Ken Silverman.

The KSM files can be played back using the Winamp plugins, just make sure that the Insts.dat file from the root install folder is in the same folder as the music files. Two of the ripped files have been altered in order to properly play on the plugin. "Ken's Song" and "Moo Song 2" were fixed by Ken Silverman. The original files are stored in the rip.

The titles for the songs come directly from Ken Silverman. The original extracted songs were renamed with generic titles to make it easier to access them through code. There are the three variant titles; the extracted name, the original 8.3 convention used by Ken while making the game, and the full descriptive name. Each version is included in the rip.


Extracted

Original

Full Title

BEGIN BEGIN Begin
CONGRAT0 CONGRAT0 Congratulations
CONGRAT1 BESTSONG Best Song
DRUMSONG DRUMSONG Drum Song
INTRO POWSONG Powerful Song
INTRO2 WAKOSONG Wacko Song
LABSNG00 LIVESONG Live Song
LABSNG01 BATSONG Bat Song
LABSNG02 JUSTONG Just Another Song
LABSNG03 KENSONG Ken's Song
LABSNG04 NOTEGAIN Note Gain
LABSNG05 RADSONG Radical Song
LABSNG06 ALSONG Al's Song
LABSNG07 XLSONG Excellent Song
LABSNG08 GREASONG Great Song
LABSNG09 WALSNG04 Walken Song, Level 4
LABSNG10 SADSONG Sad Song
LABSNG11 SNOSONG Snotty Song
LABSNG12 JAZZSONG Jazz Song
LABSNG13 INTRO Intro
LABSNG14 REALSONG Real Song
LABSNG15 FANCONG Fancy Song
LABSNG16 SADDYSNG Sad Dying Song
LABSNG17 AXOSONG Ax Song
LABSNG18 SOKESONG Awesoken's Song
LABSNG19 MOUSONG Moo Song 2
LABSNG20 TENOSONG Tense Song
LABSNG21 STARSONG Star Song
LABSNG22 NARSONG Gnarly Song
LABSNG23 EXELSONG Exellent Song
LABSNG24 AWESONG Awesome Song
LABSNG25 ANDYSONG Andy's Song
LABSNG26 CHART Chart
LABSNG27 INSONG Intro Song
LABSNG28 SHORSONG Short (Notes) Song
LABSNG29 WONDSONG Wonder Song
WINGAME0 BASSONG Bass Song
WINGAME1 ENDSONG End Song
WINGAME2 ENDOSONG End Song 2


Audio Devices

Sound

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Music

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Releases

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