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.

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Kenshi is greenlighted to be on Steam, and all existing owners will get Steam keys!

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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.

bumpmaps
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.

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roxtedi
roxtedi

Nice keep up the good work.

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ArathHunter
ArathHunter

Brilliant! On both parts!

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okoice
okoice

(buried)

2 years!!? D:
At this rate it be outdated. :S

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captain_deathbeard Author
captain_deathbeard

I started 6 years ago.

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.Zeref.
.Zeref.

Do you have a time frame at which you can determine these higher resolutions will be implimented into the game, and will there be starting a new faction option available?

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soldierss666
soldierss666

Guys in case you didn't get it:This is called an INDIE game for a good reason (most of them are extremely long to develope due to a lack of finances and staff) and they are our future unless you guys want to see more original games like Call Of duty franchise or sims 3 and their millions of expansions (as well as many other games) have faith in these independent devs or else we're ******.

BTW: Minecraft is extremely outdated and was indie when it first began.

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acesim
acesim

sims 3 is not that bad, but yeah the DLC stuff is BS. they make DLC for the same DLC that came out in sims 2. it should be built on, not made into DLC for sims 3.

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okoice
okoice

Try to look on newest games like BF3 o Maybe Crysis 2, And what be for next year there be Crysis 3 lol.

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TheBird956
TheBird956

Who care if the game visual is outdated? Only the gameplay count! Every visual things are a bonus.

And a game itself cannot be outdated.

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FlySpyGuy
FlySpyGuy

FREAKING RIGHT!

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Nightcaper
Nightcaper

Eh, yeah, I'd be careful. The last game that took 8-10 years to release ended up terrible. (DNF)

Course I have faith in this game, but by 2 years I'd forget the game exists. :P Well, do your best, the game so far introduces great ideas that I really like.

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Akaichi
Akaichi

I think the DNF failed because it got thrown from a one studio to other over the years.

Diablo 3 spent years in development and turned out just fine.

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davo001
davo001

yes!

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SinKing
SinKing

Wow! That's great for you, congratulations! Greenlight is starting to get on the right track. Can you describe a little bit how this will change/help your development? Will it help financing the development, too?

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captain_deathbeard Author
captain_deathbeard

A lot of extra sales are coming in from Greenlight, but for now I'm treating it as a sales spike. If it keeps up though, it should speed things up tremendously.

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Tetsuo3
Tetsuo3

I missed this one completely. Just read the description and features and it does sound very impressive. Also, great work with the body morphing depending on strength etc. It reminds me of Fable, where if you eat bad food you get fat or you eat meat and you get 'bigger'. But to me it was never really perfected properly and kind of pointless in the end. Hopefully this really makes it special. The main thing is timeframe. Muscle takes a long time to develop, and be lost. So will time and activities dictate what muscle is developed and how quickly?

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Siaskain
Siaskain

Awsome... But when will all these awsome things be implimented??? Being the unstopable scurge of the desert is fun for a little while but where is the survival aspect I'm looking for, and that income that will come to my city? But I know I must be patient. Perfection does not come all at once after all.

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wsworin
wsworin

Congrats!

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myxale
myxale

Congratulation to the team, to have made it into the top-ten.
Well deserved IMO!

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PanH
PanH

A team of one man :D

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lionair112
lionair112

i love your persistence with a game that you have a great idea for, i will never stop watching this game progress. you never cease to amaze me with your ideas, which is why im proud to have bought this game

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azukee2
azukee2

This Is awesome! Good this it is going on steam also, more places of marketing to get to.

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IIshadowII
IIshadowII

So many feels!

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kujahn
kujahn

great! Congratulations Captain :-)

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Kaeroku
Kaeroku

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TheLittleElves
TheLittleElves

What if I buy the game now? Do I still get a key?

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