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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Here are some of the latest 3D beast models for Kenshi's planned wildlife. First up are Otto's designs - all that's left now is for the rigging and animation: 


 

And, in case you missed the posts on Facebook or Twitter, here is one of the latest models from BugZen:

Hooked Beast

Design & 3D modeling by Linda MacGill
3D adjustments by Stephan Samosevich
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Kenshi 0.67.2

Kenshi 0.67.2

Apr 18, 2014 Full Version 4 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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avallanch
avallanch Jan 21 2012, 6:28pm says:

Played demo then wow xD i cant stop i need to pay! i want you to finish this :)i wish u best of luck!!

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avallanch
avallanch Jan 22 2012, 8:16am replied:

Made something out of boredom
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anf if Lofigames need some halp planning features for the game i have some nice and easy to code ideas!

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kickerbs
kickerbs Jan 21 2012, 1:03pm says:

glad to see this game succeed i was watching the progress from your website i found in a you tube video. i may be able to get the game next time i get paid to help out good luck to you.

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remi112
remi112 Jan 15 2012, 8:34pm says:

I tried playing and the ground is invisible.

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captain_deathbeard
captain_deathbeard Jan 18 2012, 7:00am replied:

are you sure you have the latest update? the newest version should have a file in the game folder called "currentVersion.txt". If you cant find that you need to update by running wyupdate.exe

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caladell
caladell Jan 20 2012, 6:07pm replied:

Same here. Tried changing various settings in the launcher, but still no ground. Buildings and characters show up, but no terrain. And yes, it's updated. FWIW, this was my first time trying to play it

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caladell
caladell Jan 21 2012, 4:17pm replied:

Ok, after trying to verify files, which didn't do anything, I did a complete uninstall, then deleted the Kenshi folder. Then reinstalled, and now I have terrain. Yay! Now to actually read the manual and such and see how to play the game

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LennyPenny
LennyPenny Jan 15 2012, 10:30am says:

Someone bought this over the Website? Tell how it works after the payment.

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captain_deathbeard
captain_deathbeard Jan 18 2012, 7:01am replied:

you just get an email with a key code

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Fallmier
Fallmier Jan 15 2012, 4:22pm replied:

I had this problem to. First of all, make sure you have all the dependinsies installed. dx9, Dotnet4.0, vcredist_x86. They ALL come with the download of the game so you don't need to go looking for them. just go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Desura\Common\Kenshi\dependencies in your computer. Another thing you may have to do is play with the render settings a bit to fit your computer. Also, make sure you run as administrator. cheers!! good luck :)

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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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