Although the limitations of the palm-top version of Keen disappointed some Keen fans, it brought nostalgic joy to others, and novel excitement to those who had little experience of Commander Keen at all.
Keen's "second coming" was more than just an apology for the tragic downfall of Billy Blaze, it was a resolution; a chance to sweep away all the unfinished business associated with the original Keens.
Lily Blaze is now employed with Wicked Googly Software in Nova Scotia, developing entertainment software for a variety of platforms, including Nintendo and Pocket PC.
Chuck Huffington is still hoping to someday complete and release his abandoned Commander Keen movie, and the market for Commander Keen games, despite the tragedy of December 2000, is looking better than ever.
Although the young man who made Commander Keen more than just a computer game is dead, and only a few of those responsible have been brought to justice, the legacy of Commander Keen lives on.