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 has just been released on Steam, and is one of the top sellers!

Posted by captain_deathbeard on Mar 21st, 2013

Well, Kenshi is now for sale on steam and holding number 1 here on indieDB, and I think its currently at number 5 in the Steam sales chart. Outselling Tomb Raider I think. Nice.

Don't message me asking about Steam keys. Once I've finished sorting out the technicalities, your existing Kenshi key codes should work on Steam, but give it at least a few days.

So anyway I'm gonna try and make a few mid-sized regular updates next. Starting with improvements to the player character AI control, so that you can better automate your base.
I've also got to do faction assaults, crafting, wind & fuel, switch to the the new character art, and finish off walls. That's the stuff at the top of my list anyway, there's loooaaadds more than just that until it's finished. This should make you feel happy inside. So much goodness on the way.

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BarecGesh Mar 21 2013, 9:50am says:

Yes brilliant news well done Captain

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STOKK-E Mar 21 2013, 9:58am says:

yay I voted for this

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Mavis130 Mar 21 2013, 10:42am says:

After a bad greenlight experience, I'm glad to see this get up there


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RaitZet Mar 21 2013, 10:55am says:

I'm thinking on buying another copy on steam just to support this game.

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Plakis Apr 5 2013, 6:19pm replied:

same here

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neronix17 Mar 21 2013, 11:17am says:

Awesome, will buy as soon as I get my funds from TF2 items :P

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DazeOfWar Mar 21 2013, 11:39am says:

Ya I'm excited. I bought an extra copy from steam that I'm giving away to my group. Good job on how much you've accomplished so far. Game is looking great.

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letseatmushrooms Mar 21 2013, 1:18pm says:

oh dear captain, I sent you an email yesterday about a steam key.

please don't be upset with me :P

I am just SO eager to begin playing (even in its unfinished state this game looks ******* stellar)

to be honest, a huge (sick and twisted) part of me is looking forward to becoming the biggest and baddest slaving faction in the desert.

all will fall before my might, and if their bones are not bleaching in the high desert sun, then they are marching to my base with iron chains and shackles secured firmly to their beaten hides.

ohhhhh ho ho yes.

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MinikuiOni Mar 23 2013, 2:37pm replied:

you sir are evil.. carry on :P

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ElBaron Mar 29 2013, 10:37am replied:

Have you thought about a career as an MP in Kuwait? You'll get to enslave people and do much more while enjoying kickbacks and a 4 storey house :P

Seriously... Your goal in the game is almost the same reason I supported Kenshi.

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letseatmushrooms Mar 21 2013, 1:23pm says:

where do i find my kenshi key?

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poot101 Mar 21 2013, 1:56pm says:

Awesome yeah I saw that yesterday.
Good thing about the CD keys I was thinking that when I saw it on steam

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timmybus Mar 21 2013, 2:13pm says:

Congratulations! This game deserves to do well, its the best thing I've seen in years.

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insectus Mar 21 2013, 4:41pm says:

Damn, i remember seeing the very first posts about this game years ago and remember being sorry that such a wonderfull concept would most likely never come to fruition. Guess current events are proving otherwise... my sincere congratulations captain for a marvelous success story ;)

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Sanguinius Mar 21 2013, 4:44pm says:

I would be very grateful if someone would gift me this of course if you have extra keys.

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letseatmushrooms Mar 21 2013, 11:36pm replied:


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Bascule42 Mar 21 2013, 5:08pm says:

Gratz on ~Greenlight. Loving Kenshi so far. o/

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Skitzomaniac Mar 21 2013, 6:24pm says:

Congrats bro!

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Silent_Scream Mar 24 2013, 9:47pm says:

I bought the game here, I'm wondering if I have to buy it again on my steam account? (Link6746/Linksys the Rogue Router, in case it's covered. I did vote to greenlight it.)

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Centarioun Mar 25 2013, 9:06pm says:

Great job getting it on steam.

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letseatmushrooms Mar 25 2013, 9:08pm says:

so.... when are these keys going to work?

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DamionBaal13 Mar 27 2013, 3:11pm says:

How do I switch to the steam version? does the update automatically do it for me?

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letseatmushrooms Mar 27 2013, 8:49pm says:

i have been trying my desura key on steam evey day since it was posted that it should work in "48 hours"

but no dice yet

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KittenPunch6 Mar 29 2013, 12:11am says:

You are all commenting on the CD keys and steam, am I the only one that noticed how badass that armor looked?

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ElBaron Mar 29 2013, 10:46am replied:

The helmet grill (visor?) alone makes the armor worth waiting for :D

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letseatmushrooms Mar 29 2013, 2:19am says:

wearing that armor and the sandals

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gerenati Mar 29 2013, 4:41pm says:

my desura CD key is 40+ numbers/letters.. but Steam says the CD key should only be 15 or 25 numbers/letters.. something is wrong

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quillsaga Apr 2 2013, 10:39am says:


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MugenNoKensen Apr 10 2013, 7:23am says:

You, my friend, are a GENIUS!

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