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.
Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
New turrets turret models in game new building types on the way
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Update 0.67

2 comments by captain_deathbeard on Apr 9th, 2014

Again like the last update, I have focused on making it more stable for now and avoided adding any major new code.  There are however a few new crafting additions.

0.67.0 "Small things, stable things"
If your game was getting clogged up and slowing down, try importing to a new game now.

  • Added a cloth crafting bench, and a load of clothing blueprints to buy
  • Added in Drifter Leathers armour set to crafting list
  • Leather armour now needs leather to make it with, new leathermaking bench added.
  • New storage box models
  • New storage boxes for chainmail, leather, armour plates, wheat, water, hemp
  • Tweaked the "Cannibal hunters" start, it was designed as a quickstart for players at Rezzed, so it's a little less easy now.  Still too easy though.

BUGFIXES

  • Fixed the crossbow upgrades not taking effect
  • Fixed a memory leak and some bugs in the NPC squad spawning
  • Fixed the cannibals being non-aggressive at home
  • Fixed hair texture on head sometimes not showing
  • Fixed the dark red inventory icons
Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Downloads RSS Feed Latest Downloads
Kenshi 0.67.2

Kenshi 0.67.2

Apr 18, 2014 Full Version 1 comment

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 10 comments

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

Post comment Comments  (1270 - 1280 of 1,419)
spriteman
spriteman Oct 8 2011, 2:45am says:

aa , i just thought of something , maybe someone have already pointed it out but i was thinking , those bandits , maybe they will have slaves with them , you know to sell on the black market or something like that , and you can free them and you can ask them to join your team , or recruit them as shopkeeper , just an idea i had , yea i was thinking about something ells too , that you can send out one of your people to buy food and water from a town and you can wait for them to come back or medical supplies , or would that be to easy ?

+2 votes     reply to comment
RImmson
RImmson Oct 8 2011, 5:55pm replied:

Or you could... 'unburden' the bodies with the troubles of freedom...

+1 vote     reply to comment
captain_deathbeard
captain_deathbeard Oct 8 2011, 10:43am replied:

Its like you are reading my mind.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Nvminder
Nvminder Oct 6 2011, 3:33pm says:

Will there be criminal organizations in cities? I mean like getting tribute from shops or making a casino.

+1 vote     reply to comment
captain_deathbeard
captain_deathbeard Oct 8 2011, 11:06am replied:

I hope so.

+2 votes     reply to comment
vicolata
vicolata Oct 11 2011, 3:59pm replied:

I hope so? lol xD
i'll be hoping with u guys^^

hope the pre alpha comes out soon >_<
u got my 10bucks or whatever :p

+1 vote     reply to comment
spriteman
spriteman Oct 5 2011, 11:53pm says:

hey i was wondering , you said that you can be a caravan guard , i was thinking can you make your own caravan to trade with from town to town ? , that would be a good way to make some money after a while , hehe

+1 vote     reply to comment
captain_deathbeard
captain_deathbeard Oct 6 2011, 7:02am replied:

Yes you can.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Shoelip
Shoelip Oct 1 2011, 2:33am says:

BTW, if you want more info on the game be sure to join the forums on the official site linked in the game's profile. Chris (the developer) reads them and posts fairly often.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Atheas
Atheas Sep 27 2011, 2:19am says:

this game has a very big potential! keep it up and im sure you'll have a career in this kind of stuff! just dont forget that a game with coop has better chance to be succesfull and famous! and of course dont mess up the fighting either... im looking foward to it and dont forget to inform us with your progress :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
Kenshi
Platform
Windows
Developed By
captain_deathbeard
Engine
Ogre Engine
Contact
Send Message
Official Page
Lofigames.com
Release Date
Released Oct 29, 2011
Game Watch
Track this game
Share
Community Rating

Average

9.4

857 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

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

Style
Genre
Role Playing
Theme
Sci-Fi
Players
Single Player
Project
Indie
Boxshot
Boxshot
Twitter

Latest tweets from

It can take up to a few hours for tweets to begin appearing.

Embed Buttons

Promote Kenshi on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the HTML code provided (more).

Kenshi Kenshi
Kenshi
Statistics
Rank
78 of 20,633
Last Update
5 days ago
Watchers
4,097 members
Mods
2
Addons
1
Files
12
News
48
Features
3
Reviews
205