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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9 comments by Koomatzu on Mar 5th, 2015

Hi everyone, just a quick progress report for the month!
We're hoping to have our next update ready for early April.


0.73.0 will include:

  • Slavery

There will be a slave camp where players are shackled, shaved, stripped and forced to work in mines. The capture AI will be rather limited at first, but in later updates there will be slave raids and potentially slave markets.

  • New GUI and character editor

New morphs and improved editing in the character editor. You can check out a latest GUI screen here.

  • New character models

The character editor and character models are primarily aimed to help boost performance, as opposed to simple aesthetic improvement. New character face designs have been created with much less bone structure for better optimisation.

  • Performance boost

Slight improvement in frame rate but still needs further optimisation in future updates. Also fixed the bug where guards won't protect you from bandits.
*We may include the 'bone people' as a new playable race, but still contemplating saving it for beta release when the new world map is finished*

Later on: DirectX11

Sam is currently taking a short break from work on the path-finding bugs and is now moving on with the DirectX11 upgrade. As you may have noticed, at the moment the graphics are a little fugly - this is a result of the 64-bit engine upgrade. If you're worried about your computer specs, don't worry, DirectX9 will still be supported.

Please note that fixing up the broken path-finding is still a top priority, we just really don’t want Sam to go insane after being stuck with that ungodly task for a whole year.




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TheBiolizard
TheBiolizard Jan 29 2012, 4:42pm says:

Hey Idenno if its my computer or the game but whenever I move the screen makes like holes in the desert floor. Anything I can do to fix this?

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TheBiolizard
TheBiolizard Jan 30 2012, 3:53pm replied:

Nvm

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TheBiolizard
TheBiolizard Jan 30 2012, 3:53pm replied:

Nvm

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TheBiolizard
TheBiolizard Jan 30 2012, 3:53pm replied:

Nvm

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TheBiolizard
TheBiolizard Jan 30 2012, 3:53pm replied:

All the other Nvm's are Damn glitches........

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TheBiolizard
TheBiolizard Jan 30 2012, 3:53pm replied:

Nvm

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opponentsolid
opponentsolid Jan 29 2012, 9:55am says:

Holy crap I saw the video and I instantly thought: THIS NEEDS MY ******* MONEY!

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opponentsolid
opponentsolid Jan 29 2012, 11:01am replied:

Oh crap I lost my CD key, how can I get it back?

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opponentsolid
opponentsolid Jan 29 2012, 12:14pm replied:

Never mind, I found it in my email.

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UndefinedM
UndefinedM Jan 26 2012, 7:18am says:

i tried the demo a bit and i like it very very very much. i'm gonna try it a bit more and decide if i'm gonna fund it. in the meantime:
- is there a manual or a starting guide or something that explains the basic mechanics of the game?
- i had no audio at all in the demo. was that some problem on my side or the game is currently soundless?

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LennyPenny
LennyPenny Jan 26 2012, 9:36am replied:

-I think atm there's no guide, everything is self explaining and you learn by doing :D
-Theres no sound atm, because he haven't "hired" someone to make them^^ but with the money from thr Alphafounding he will.

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UndefinedM
UndefinedM Jan 26 2012, 10:16am replied:

it's not really self explaining :( maybe the demo hasn't got all the features because all i can do is hire another guy and get badly killed by everything that breathes :\ any hints? please? :D

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LennyPenny
LennyPenny Jan 26 2012, 11:21am replied:

When you start it's a good idea to come near enemys. they will try to attack you but you will run back to the city. The city guards will kill them and you can loot them. Do it until you have a big string squad!

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UndefinedM
UndefinedM Jan 26 2012, 1:22pm replied:

alright, i'll try, thanks! just another thing, the funded version is the same as the demo but without the 20 skill cap and 1 follower cap or there's more stuff in it already?

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captain_deathbeard Creator
captain_deathbeard Jan 28 2012, 5:34pm replied:

the full version is the same as the demo, without the caps. Go to lofigames.com and check the wiki and the forums for getting started guides.

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ZPower
ZPower Jan 26 2012, 8:15pm replied:

The Alpha is constantly getting updated. Am pretty sure the demo is outdated. Check the forums for guides and updates.

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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.)

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