A free-roaming squad based RPG. Focusing on open-ended gameplay features rather than a linear story. Be a trader, a thief, a rebel, a mercenary, a business owner, a doctor, a bandit... the list goes on. Aid or oppose the various factions in the world while striving for the strength and wealth necessary to simply survive in the harsh desert. Purchase and upgrade your own buildings to use as safe fortified havens when things go bad, or use them to start up a business. Train your men up from puny victims to master warriors. Carry your wounded squad mates to safety and get them all home alive.
Kenshi is greenlighted to be on Steam, and all existing owners will get Steam keys!
Posted by captain_deathbeard on Sep 15th, 2012
The big news is that Kenshi is one of the first 10 games to be Greenlighted on Steam. That means when the game is finished, in the next... 2 years maybe... Kenshi will be for sale on Steam.
Any one who has already bought the game will get a Steam key, so don't be shy to buy early. The final game will cost around 3x more than it does now, so you'll be saving money and helping development.
Now on top of that good news, tons of extra sales have been generated just from the run-off from the games Greenlight page, this will help to continue funding the new artwork.
Speaking of artwork, it continues. If you have played the game you will be familiar with the character customisation, and how you can adjust the body proportions of your character. Well on top of that, there will be an adjustable bump-map that shows the strength and health of characters.
So a character with a Strength stat of 100 will look more like the guy on the left, a newly created character with zero stats will look like the guy in the middle.
They can be blended of course, so with a Strength stat of 50 it would be half way in between the two.
The one on the right will be used for slaves, desperate bandits, and when your characters are imprisoned/starved for a long time.