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.

  • Original take on the RTS-RPG hybrid genre. No "hero" characters with artificially stronger stats than everybody else- Every character and NPC you meet is potentially an equal, and has a name, a life.
  • You are not the chosen one. You're not great and powerful. You don't have more 'hitpoints' than everyone else. You are not the center of the universe, and you are not special. Unless you work for it.
  • Freeform gameplay in a seamless game world stretching over 400 square kilometers. The game will never seek to limit you or restrict your personal play style.
  • Variation and possibilities of gameplay. Be good, be evil, be a business man, be a thief, live in a town, live in the desert, join the army, fight the army, travel alone, travel in hordes, build a fortress, raze a city.
  • Purchase and upgrade your own buildings to use as safe fortified havens when things go bad, or use them to start up a business.
  • Carry your wounded squad mates to safety and get them all home alive.
  • Dynamic, ever changing world. Support or hinder whoever you wish, or keep to yourself, the world won't stop moving. This is not just a "game", you are living and surviving in a simulated world.
  • Absolutely no Level-scaling. The world does not level up along with you, and the shops don't change their inventory to only items matching your level. At the start of the game almost everyone will be stronger than you, and survival will always be a struggle.
  • Realistic medical system that affects gameplay. A character with a wounded leg will limp or crawl and slow the party down, wounded arms means you must use your sword one-handed or not at all. Lose an eye and it will affect your field of vision. Blood loss means you can pass out, and the blood will attract predators. Exhaustion affects performance and is increased by equipment weight, weather, blood loss and thirst. Severed limbs will need expensive robotic replacements.
  • Intelligent AI that allows for characters to reason and work towards long-term goals and desires. Squads work together and carry their wounded to safety. Characters can be setup to take care of micromanagement for you.
  • Aid or oppose the various factions in the world while striving for the strength and wealth necessary to simply survive in the harsh desert.
  • Independently developed with no design influences, or alterations dictated by men in gray suits who have never played a game before in their lives.
  • Original game world. There are no fantasy-knock-off cliches. No magic.
  • Realistic physics simulation. PhysX Technology provided under license from NVIDIA Corporation. © 2002-2011 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.
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2 comments by Koomatzu on Dec 16th, 2014

For those of you that have been brave/patient enough to play the Experimental Steam version of Kenshi lately, here are the latest bug fixes so far - we'll keep updating the list so be sure to check back often.

And thank you for your help so far for helping report all of the bugs (you can read up here on where to submit a bug report)...


  • Fixed another bug when recruiting new characters
  • Fixed the problems with characters being unselectable
  • Improved follow behaviour and made pack gars catch up after a fight
  • Fixed a bug when dismantling
  • Made a theoretical fix for the 10,000 storage items bug
  • Performance improvment when lots of ragdolls are around
  • Fixed furniture placement going through walls
  • Fixed nests spawning extra squads on load
  • Fixed some rare invisible building occurence
  • Few little minor fixes with collision and an animal glitch


  • Another possible stability improvement for the random crash, lets find out if it helps or not...
  • Also fixed a few regular crashes
  • Fixed armour quality resetting on load
  • Shopkeeper "welcome" can now be interrupted
  • Fixed nest items spawning too much when re-loading
  • Fixed flophouse beds even more
  • Fixed KO NPCs spotting sneaking characters
  • Fixed too many NPCs having negative medic skill
  • Fixed no-dialogue police chief
  • Slavers wont try to capture animals now
  • Fixed hair vanishing after wearing a helmet
  • Fixed holes in character mesh when removing armour
  • Stopped shopkeepers dropping items when restocking inventory
  • Fixed crash when upgrading certain buildings
  • Fixed the extra characters problem when importing a game with research
  • Fixed the invisible cannibal cages bug


  • Fixed the worst moving-around-the-map random crash.
  • Fixed some minor dialogue glitches
  • Fixed cannibal cooking crash
  • Fixed the flophouse beds not working
  • Fixed the characters being ragdoll in cages
  • Fixed crash when harpooning animals
  • Fixed a few more smaller random crashes

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Kenshi 0.67.2

Kenshi 0.67.2

Apr 18, 2014 Full Version 8 comments

This is both the full version and demo all in one, depending on whether you have a product key

Kenshi 0.62.1

Kenshi 0.62.1

Feb 16, 2014 Full Version 9 comments

This is both the full version and demo all in one, depending on whether you have a product key.

Kenshi 0.58.3

Kenshi 0.58.3

Dec 24, 2013 Full Version 6 comments

Full version and demo all in one, v0.58.3. It will automatically update itself to the latest version.

Kenshi 0.50.0

Kenshi 0.50.0

Oct 11, 2013 Full Version 14 comments

Full version and demo. The latest update has music and sound effects. You can safely install over the top of your old Kenshi folder without losing your...

Kenshi 0.45.0

Kenshi 0.45.0

Aug 1, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

This is the long awaited walls update. Full game and demo.

Kenshi 0.44.0

Kenshi 0.44.0

Jul 1, 2013 Full Version 11 comments

Full version and demo all in one, with a built-in auto-updater.

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DrHojo123 Apr 5 2012, 6:24pm says:

Hey i brought this on Gamers Gate from the Indie fort pack 1 and wondering if im able to use the Activation Code on Desura?

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captain_deathbeard Apr 6 2012, 7:44am replied:

don't enter the key in desura, enter it when the game launches.

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DrHojo123 Apr 6 2012, 10:42am replied:

Okay but how? if can't access the game on Desura how will I be to enter the Key? What I want to do is be able to put the game on my games list on desura so its easyer to acess ^^ thanks for the help also

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captain_deathbeard Creator
captain_deathbeard Apr 11 2012, 11:28am replied:

you can download the demo on desura and use it as full version. Kenshi has a built in auto-updater anyway, and its probably faster than desuras.

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lokuas Apr 7 2012, 3:09am replied:

There's an Enter Key option when you start the demo. My question is, if I enter the key, will the game be displayed as "Kenshi Alpha", or will it stay "Kenshi Demo"? Has anyone entered the GamersGate key yet?

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lokuas Apr 7 2012, 9:24am replied:

disregard my last question. There's no reason NOT to enter key in desura demo. Better question: can a dev or someone from desura tie my gamersgate key to desura? (for updates)

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Speenyx Apr 6 2012, 6:39pm replied:

I am in the same boat as Dr hojo

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netsrak Apr 8 2012, 10:31pm replied:

Its in the demo

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DrHojo123 Apr 6 2012, 7:37pm replied:

Get off my boat its only a one man boat D= (JK)

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Speenyx Apr 5 2012, 5:46pm says:

I bought this off of the indiefort Bundle today but i cant use the key i got their to activate it on Desura Help!

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alicecarlyj Apr 3 2012, 8:19pm says:

Very promising game. It is in first stages of alpha so hopefully it maintains the track and it will be a brilliant game. I cant wait for missions to be implemented

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Keir0 Apr 2 2012, 7:36am says:

i just bought this game it looks really cool but evry time i try to play it anerror pops up so i uninstalled it 7 times verifyed files abot 5 can some one help me cause thos gamelooks like the eggmcmuffin of games

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vicolata Apr 2 2012, 11:20am replied:

come to Lofigames.com
write it down in the bugs subforum and a mod or admin there will try to help you out.

Also: Webchat.quakenet.org
is a chat room for the kenshi game. l33t(mod) is there sometimes, ask him^^

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Keir0 Apr 2 2012, 7:36am says:

i just bought this game it looks really cool but evry time i try to play it anerror pops up so i uninstalled it 7 times verifyed files abot 5 can some one help me cause thos gamelooks like the eggmcmuffin of games

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Vincini Mar 30 2012, 5:16pm says:

Looks like a great game, and i see how some people would like the desert looking map. But if it isnt a huge project to do so, it would be cool if you made the map have regions. So a quarter of the map would be desert, another quarter would be lush in foliage, another a cold rock type arctic style, and another more swamp like and water filled. Its just a thought. But the game seems promising keep up the good work.

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sporeos Mar 29 2012, 7:26pm says:

Buying because this looks promising :D

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soldierss666 Mar 28 2012, 2:35pm says:

So when are we gonna get a new update?

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plastic77 Mar 28 2012, 4:16pm replied:

i read the blog on the official site and it said 2 weeks

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Highest Rated (82 agree) 10/10

Kenshi is a very ambitious game, it is as of the moment I'm writing this in a very unfinished state, but it's fun to play and it looks like with more love and care, this will be an absolutely great game.

Therefore I'm voting this a 10, I also bought the game to support the (currently) only developer working on it.

Despite the crashes, the content the game has now, made by only a single developer is very impressive in my opinion.

Thumbs up :)

Nov 5 2011, 6:22pm by DuckSauce

Lowest Rated (8 agree) 4/10

In it's current state, it deserves a one.

But because it's being updated and because its from one dude, it deserves a 4.

When its finally released, hopefully it will be worth a 10.
I don't see why people are just spamming 10 on this, lets be honest. in its current state, it is pretty sh*t. But we can all agree it WILL turn out great. (Don't hate me for the low rate, i'll re-review it with a high score as the game is being made. Or when its finished.)

Feb 16 2012, 5:25pm by darklord0211

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