Keen Dreams

Keen Dreams

Game Overview: Keen Dreams

Eat your veggies!

The lost episode of PC platforming legend Commander Keen hits Steam with this updated version for modern systems.

Billy Blaze, eight-year old genius, has just returned home after saving Earth from the Vorticons only to be confronted with a dinner made up of broccoli, Brussels sprouts and mashed potato. Having chosen to eat ice-cream instead, he finds himself besieged that night by horrible dreams full of living vegetables. The evil King Boobus Tuber has been trapping kids in the nightmarish land of Tuberia, where Tater Troopers patrol and Tomateeth are on the prowl. Trapped in his pijamas — with neither his Vorticon hyperpistol nor trusty pogo-stick for company — Commander Keen must destroy the Dream Machine and return the “sweet” to “sweet dreams”.

This updated version includes:

  • Fullscreen and Windowed modes
  • Both the EGA and CGA graphics from the original game
  • Steam Achievements
  • Score and Time-trial leaderboards
  • Cloud saves

Now go get ’em, Commander Keen!

Release Date
September 28th, 2015

id Software , David Gow , Nightdive Studios , Hard Disk Publishing

Action, Casual, Indie

Nightdive Studios, Hard Disk Publishing


Minimum system requirements


  • OS: XP 32 bits.
  • Processor: Pentium 2 compatible
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible
  • Storage: 25 MB available space
  • Sound Card: SDL compatible
  • Additional Notes: Game will attempt to run on systems without OpenGL 2.0, but performance and stability may suffer.

Mac OS X

  • OS: OSX El Capitan 64-bit
  • Processor: x86 compatible with SSE
  • Memory: 25 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 with ARB_framebuffer_blit extension
  • Storage: 10 MB available space

SteamOS + Linux

  • OS: Linux 3.0 w/ glibc 2.15+
  • Processor: x86_64 compatible
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 w/ ARB_framebuffer_blit
  • Storage: 20 MB available space
  • Sound Card: SDL compatible


Commander Keen is (C) id Software, a Zenimax Media company.