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. Read More...

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Note that as it's such a big update, lots of bugs and instabilities are likely until I can get through all the bug-reports. The Stable Build of the game I will leave as it is until the new world map is ready.


    • Huge optimisation that uses more multi-threading for the game code and AI, improving performance significantly when there are a lot of characters around.
    • AI War Campaigns, NPC factions can now launch proper missions. This is similar to the faction assaults feature that was around in an older version, except the difference is it's now a fully dynamic system. If assaults are coming repeatedly they can be stopped by decimating that faction's base of operations.
    • Towns and nests can now be wiped out.
    • Random bandit camps, allowing the bandit factions (among others) to have a population source, which can therefore regenerate, run low, or be wiped out.
    • Races now have different bonuses and penalties to certain stats
    • Render optimisation for the lights, it appears they were slowing things down a lot
    • Bars now have a variety of random goons who all sit together: mercenary groups, thieves (with fences to sell stuff to), bounty hunters colorisation maps added to faction armours
    • AI squads now move in formation
    • You can now buy and sell slaves
    • You can now pay the bounty on a character to get him out of prison


    • Made our own game launcher (old one was a default part of Ogre engine), which hopefully fixes some of the config problems people had with DX11
    • Fixed the shortage of nests
    • Fixed being unable to use beds and cages
    • Fixed the overpopulation of the slaver camp
    • Fixed some more pathfinding/collision bugs
    • Fixed a ragdoll display bug

Note: This is available on opt-in Steam experimental only

Dev Log: Assaults

Dev Log: Assaults

1 month ago News 7 comments

This month we've been working on bringing back town assaults for release in the next update. Instead of random attacks like before, assaults will now...

Dev Log: War!

Dev Log: War!

1 month ago News 3 comments

Just a couple of teasers from our progress this last couple of weeks! You should be able to expect our next content update around the end of this month...

Dev Log: First Town

Dev Log: First Town

2 months ago News 2 comments

We don’t have any updates planned for a while, but in the mean time here are some of the features we’ve been working on…

Dev Log: Storm Buildings

Dev Log: Storm Buildings

2 months ago News 4 comments

Now that the big bug fixing phase is over, we'll get back to the dev blogs... Here are a few little things we’ve been working on lately.

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Lordbok Oct 31 2011 says:

Awesome, I just started playing it 30 Min ago. There was a crash when I hit esc. I love watching the fighting, already the game looks awesome. DO you have anywhere you would like people to post bugs, just encase you don't know about some of them?

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vicolata Nov 2 2011 replied:

for bug reports

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Copperhell Nov 1 2011 replied:

It doesn't "crash" when you press Esc, Esc is used to shut down the game.

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Roh Oct 31 2011 says:

Looking good for an early version! Character seems to move snappy. Love the character customization what making your guy. I am getting a LOT of crashes though. Enough that I can't really properly poke around at this build. But it was cool enough that I am looking forward to the next!

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Copperhell Oct 31 2011 says:

I think you shouldn't have named the game Kenshi; too much distraction to the Mortal Kombat character Kenshi.
Anyways, i hope this game turns into something bigger than even you tought.

Also, if we download the game now... can we just play this beta version, without having to buy it but also not able to upgrade it? Because this version itself is just VERY GOOD and I don't have much in my pockets if you know what I mean.

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dragonslasha Oct 31 2011 replied:

It's really just his choice, he could name it "gayfish little pony ******* 3" if he wanted to xD
Kenshi doesn't really have to do anything with the MK character, he wasn't even an important one at that, so I don't really see how there can be too much distraction, certainly didn't distract me hehe.
Kenshi basically means swordsman(Kenshi the MK character is a swordsman so they used Kenshi because it sounds like a cool name), the game has a perfect name IMO, because of obvious reasons.
In the money issue, I don't think 10 bucks should be a problem for anyone, I mean.. you have a job right? If you don't, then how are you able to pay for internet? Do you live with your parents? Do your parents give you allowance? etc, etc. What's the deal ya know?
+ Paying for the game really helps in its development, so the sooner you scrap that money together and pay for it, the sooner it'll go into Beta and then you can play that :)
I think he'll update it every once in a while and get new demo versions out as well, but really, have you seen what's on the demo? No recruiting or getting higher than level 20, both of those(mainly the first one) are pretty damn important to the game I'd say :P

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Copperhell Nov 1 2011 replied:

The name didn't distract me, but it distracts youtube and google. :D

As for the deal, well, I am 15 years old, that's the deal... -_-

The demo has a big world and all I want from the game is a few beating, the rest is just the sauce of the food, but it would be good to have them too, and that's why I'm asking if I can keep the demo.

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Lordbok Oct 31 2011 says:

Can you release this on Steam also please?

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spriteman Oct 31 2011 says:

btw where can i download the demo , i went into those pages you wrote there , but couldn't find it anywhere , if you can link it , it would be great :)

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Lordbok Oct 31 2011 replied:

Hmm yea, where can I buy/Download it?

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Roh Oct 25 2011 says:

I'm curious. You talk about the large game world and having your own buildings or wilderness bases. I'm curious. Will the large world hold resources used by your or npc business and factions? Or will that all be less RTS and more rpg were what you need is assumed and you just pay for it with gold gotten from enemies or quests?

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captain_deathbeard Oct 27 2011 replied:

Both, eventually.

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Roh Oct 28 2011 replied:

Sexy! More options=more awesome!

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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 by DuckSauce

Lowest Rated (9 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 by darklord0211

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