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| PublisherName = Epic MegaGames, Inc.
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Revision as of 08:41, 14 February 2015

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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The title screen.

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Choosing between the three episodes.

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Each level has a brief description.

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A map that updates your location as you walk.

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Breakable walls.

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See-through walls.


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

Listen

01 Begin Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:44 607 KB
02 Powerful Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 853 KB
03 Drum Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 608 KB
04 Live Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 991 KB
05 Bat Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 799 KB
06 Just Another Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 502 KB
07 Ken's Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:40 1.4 MB
08 Note Gain Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 2:15 1.9 MB
09 Radical Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 534 KB
10 Al's Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 700 KB
11 Excellent Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 1.0 MB
12 Great Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:50 587 KB
13 Walken Song, Level 4 Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:49 735 KB
14 Sad Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 555 KB
15 Snotty Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 507 KB
16 Jazz Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:45 652 KB
17 Introduction Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 690 KB
18 Real Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 571 KB
19 Fancy Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 807 KB
20 Sad Dying Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 812 KB
21 Ax Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:45 1.4 MB
22 Awesoken's Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:58 758 KB
23 Moo Song 2 Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 590 KB
24 Tense Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:44 673 KB
25 Star Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:06 980 KB
26 Gnarly Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 1.1 MB
27 Exellent Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 630 KB
28 Awesome Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:57 1.7 MB
29 Andy's Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 1.1 MB
30 Chart Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 977 KB
31 Intro Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 1.1 MB
32 Short (Notes) Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 1.0 MB
33 Wonder Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 1:14 897 KB
34 Bass Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:44 651 KB
35 Wacko Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 556 KB
36 End Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:44 513 KB
37 End Song 2 Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:38 532 KB
38 Congratulations Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:44 607 KB
39 Best Song Ken Silverman Ken Silverman 0:42 601 KB


Credits

(Source)


Game Rip

Format

Download

KSM.png

Download

(Info)


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
LABSNG07 XLSONG Excellent Song
LABSNG08 GREASONG Great Song
LABSNG10 SADSONG Sad Song
LABSNG11 SNOSONG Snotty Song
LABSNG12 JAZZSONG Jazz Song
LABSNG14 REALSONG Real Song
LABSNG15 FANCONG Fancy Song
LABSNG16 SADDYSNG Sad Dying Song
LABSNG17 AXOSONG Ax Song
LABSNG20 TENOSONG Tense Song
LABSNG21 STARSONG Star Song
LABSNG22 NARSONG Gnarly Song
LABSNG23 EXELSONG Exellent Song
LABSNG24 AWESONG Awesome Song
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

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - General MIDI.png

(Sources: Music, Sound)


Releases

  USA.svg   USA
NoBox.png
Title: Ken's Labyrinth
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-01-16
Publisher: Advanced Systems
  USA.svg   USA
Ken's Labyrinth - DOS.jpg
Title: Ken's Labyrinth
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-06-22
Publisher: Epic MegaGames, Inc.

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