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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Here we go, 0.44 is now out! You will notice a lot of clothing bugs. Make sure to import to a new game, and sell your old bodyarmour because it's being phased out and will one day vanish.

Posted by captain_deathbeard on Jul 3rd, 2013

Here we go, 0.44 is now out!

You will notice a lot of clothing bugs. Make sure to import to a new game, and sell your old bodyarmour because it's being phased out and will one day vanish.

The update is huge, so to protect my measly update server it won't be on the standard auto-updater for a few days or so. You can get it by the Steam or Desura auto-updaters, or by downloading the new installer here: Indiedb.com

0.44.0 "Culture and stuff"

This is a major overhaul to the items and artwork. Many items are being phased out and replaced, you may find some of your gear (like straw hats) looks wrong, they need to be replaced. NPCs will also be geared-up wrong, so you will need to im
port your squad into a new game world to fix everything up.

  • New AI Job system. Shift-click when giving an order and it will become a permanent job for that character. Eg shift-rightclick on a half finished building and he will become an engineer, helping out with all building jobs that appear. If you give him an order he will do it, then go back to building when he is done. Jobs can be removed in the orders panel in the bottom right.
  • Character AI jobs are also loaded and saved
  • Face customisation added to character editor
  • Hair for characters
  • Wandering traders should now work and buy stuff from your shop counters. They don't want your crappy looted swords though, they want food and booze and trade goods.
  • Totally new male character model
  • Entirely new bunch of armour and clothing, replaces most of the old stuff
  • You can find plastic surgeons in bars, basically they just re-activate the character editor for you.
  • Clothing and armour can modify your speed and combat skills
  • Clothing worn by some factions is tagged as a uniform. This reduces the re-sale value, and in future updates will have diplomatic effects too.
  • NPCs are now more random and unique-looking


  • Traders no longer permanently run out of money
  • Fixed the negative research progress bug
  • Game pauses during character creation, so you don't get attacked
  • Map screen now shows player towns again
  • Fixed AI problem where characters would run back and forth without doing anything
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CloneWarrior85 Jul 3 2013, 11:36am says:

Awesome as awesome can be, you've done it again.

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nickster18 Jul 3 2013, 4:23pm says:

Aye captain another fine update!
Its great to see your studio growing and with that the faster updates (i hope lol)!
Cant wait for the arse beards & normal beards >.<
I played it for a couple of mins. just to check out the new armor & customisation content and it works like a charm.
Now the walls and armour crafting, then my beard will grow for sure haha by non-stop playing this again :D

Im very pleased that you are one of those developers who understand what gamers want and/or need.
For future buyers!
Buy this game its really worth every penny, and i think teh captain has shown this is not just a couple of version and then it dies.

kenshi for the win!

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dark_matter_mobius Jul 3 2013, 4:27pm says:

I can't try this latest update out right now (due to lacking home internets), but I want to try out your job designation system asap. It sounds like an awesome system . . . Which makes me want to find all the little bugs with it. I mean, if I shift-click for a move order, will that force my guy(s) to hang out around the original spot every time I finish giving them other orders or will they try and 'complete' every move order I give (I can see both cases being handy in different scenarios)? What about shift-clicking on traders? Etc.

I completely expect the new job system will work wonderfully, I just wonder how it'll react to 'unexpected' job designations . . . And what sorts of funny bug stories I can get out of it.

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nickster18 Jul 3 2013, 5:45pm replied:

Well i found out one bug.
After a while the designated character will stop working. I've had this problem with the weapon bench, cooking stove and the distillery.

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nickster18 Jul 4 2013, 7:49am replied:

holy sweet captain deathbeard >.<
Ur damn fast with your patches lol :P

Im very happy that i chose to sail with you cap.!

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nickster18 Jul 4 2013, 9:04am replied:

1 thing though cap, u forgot to put the kenshi.exein your latest update >.<

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Ligeia09 Jul 4 2013, 1:18pm replied:

i noticed that too... everytime i try and verify it reverts my game back to where it has to update again... and the cycle continues. how did you fix it?

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nickster18 Jul 4 2013, 1:21pm replied:

Go to your Kenshi installation folder and run: _core.exe
that way u'll be able to play.
Only for the next update u need to run the wyUpdate thingy instead of launching kenshi via desura or steam.

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Ligeia09 Jul 4 2013, 1:33pm replied:

awesme thanks!

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ChaeSu Jul 3 2013, 5:16pm says:

the game now if so lagy for my computer i cant play it, but it handles other games fine.not sure why

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CloneWarrior85 Jul 3 2013, 6:05pm replied:

A game under development tends to have ups and downs during it's updates, just contact them, they'll help ya with what they can.

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captain_deathbeard Jul 6 2013, 3:25pm replied:

turn off shadows

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nickster18 Jul 13 2013, 9:30pm says:

Aye thank you captain for fixing the kenshi.exe =D
Oewww ur update note spoiled too mich though!! now my beard will grow for sure!
Im wondering shall i trim or just let it grow wild:O

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