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Ken's Labyrinth

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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2.5
Linux
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2.4
Windows
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1.0
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Description

Ken's Labyrinth is a first-person 3D shooter. The protagonist has to escape from an underground labyrinth populated by monsters while trying to rescue his dog Sparky. The game plays similarly to Wolfenstein 3D and involves the protagonist traversing colorful maze-like areas, shooting monsters on the way with exotic weapons such as a bubble-gum gun. The game's stand-out feature are interactive elements: there are vending and slot machines in the stages which the player can interact with, as well as breakable walls.

Screenshots

Ken's Labyrinth DOS Shooting the bubble-gum gun.
Ken's Labyrinth DOS Difficulty selection
Ken's Labyrinth DOS With enough coins, you can buy power-ups and protection from vending machines.
Ken's Labyrinth DOS robots blocks gate.

Alternate Titles

  • "Walken" -- Development title
  • "LAB3D/SDL" -- Windows and Linux title

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User Reviews

The first Wolfenstein 3D clone! DOS Maw (849)
A true classic. DOS PimPamPet (89)
A classic. DOS Doug Brozek (8)
Rather engine-demo than a game. DOS Sir Gofermajster (481)
Great Game!!! DOS Andrew Fimiani (4)
This is a GAME?? I thought it was a homework project from BASIC 101!! DOS Satoshi Kunsai (1817)
A Classic? I don't think so. DOS Attila (496)
Amazingly bad. DOS Tomer Gabel (4416)

The Press Says

Shooterplanet DOS Jun 19, 2006 78 out of 100 78
Abandonia Reloaded Windows May 06, 2005 3.2 out of 5 64
GameHippo.com DOS Nov 17, 2001 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

On November 16, 1999, Ken Silverman, with permission from Epic MegaGames, decided to release the full version of Ken's Labyrinth for free. As of that date, Epic was no longer selling it, and some of their other old games as well.

More info: ftp://ftp.gamers.org/pub/3daction/00archives/kenslabyrinth/releases/labfull.txt

The full game: ftp://ftp.gamers.org/pub/3daction/00archives/kenslabyrinth/releases/labfull.zip

Related Web Sites

  • Download Ken's Labyrinth (Free, legal download of Ken's Labyrinth -- look for $KEN.ZIP)
  • Ken's "Ken's Labyrinth" Page (Ken Silverman has a section on his personal site devoted to this game. Besides downloading the full registered version, you can also download BUILD versions of the levels, early versions of the program, and source code, including an early version written for QuickBasic 4.5.)
  • LAB3D/SDL (LAB3D/SDL is a port of Ken's Labyrinth (using OpenGL and the SDL library) which runs on Windows, Linux and most other modern systems.)
Contributed to by Trixter (8743) and Alsy (15222)