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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3 comments by captain_deathbeard on Feb 18th, 2015

Unfortunately Desura's update system seems to be broken for Kenshi right now. Also they require manual human verification for every release, and currently they seem to be ignoring both my (broken) updates and my emails, so Desura versions of Kenshi are out of date and there's nothing I can do about it.

So until this gets fixed I have included below a Torrent download for the latest installer:

Get the latest version HERE:
Lofigames.com

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Kenshi 0.67.2

Kenshi 0.67.2

Apr 18, 2014 Full Version 10 comments

This is both the full version and demo all in one, depending on whether you have a product key. You can also get the latest 0.72.1 build below:

Kenshi 0.62.1

Kenshi 0.62.1

Feb 16, 2014 Full Version 10 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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Hollownerox
Hollownerox Jun 28 2011, 6:28am says:

Are you going to keep on using your current UI system right now for the release, or are you going to change it? Not that I have a problem with the one your using right now, but I just seems a bit dull, maybe a change of color from the usual gray?

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captain_deathbeard Creator
captain_deathbeard Jun 28 2011, 6:57am replied:

I don't like it either, it will have to wait till I can hire an artist. Its skin-able though, for any modders who want to change it.

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NotaHappyCamper
NotaHappyCamper Jun 28 2011, 3:17am says:

AMAZING.

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Cnaff
Cnaff Jun 27 2011, 11:25pm says:

wow this looks so sweet!

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Uraikus
Uraikus Jun 27 2011, 10:37pm says:

Are you going to have your first release cost money?
It would be nice if we can see how it is with the concept and stuff,
I'd like a little assurance before I buy.
But I will probably buy it either way.
Love the concept and keep up the great work.

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captain_deathbeard Creator
captain_deathbeard Jun 28 2011, 6:27am replied:

The game will come as a demo that you unlock if you buy.

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GrimSheeper
GrimSheeper Jun 27 2011, 6:58pm says:

Wow, stunning concept. I hope you get the time and will to pull through with this effort because I would play this right away. I love the idea of being both a tactical squad leader as well as building up my own little empire.

+1 vote     reply to comment
DeadSomething
DeadSomething Jun 24 2011, 9:13am says:

wow, thats pretty much what i've been looking for for ages :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
Drown_
Drown_ Jun 7 2011, 7:54am says:

Tracking this, looks outsandingly good and your features are very nice and interesting written, tons of great ideas in this one!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Daskaloto
Daskaloto Jun 3 2011, 6:37am says:

l hate when l see a cool game and the game is not released yet but you got new tracker :)

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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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