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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4 comments by Koomatzu on Jul 20th, 2015

Note: There are NO Swamp Frogs in the current release!

Feature-wise, progress for Kenshi has been trickling along slowly this past month or two. But now we finally have some screens of what our artists have been working on while the programmers fix bugs:

swampfrog

Another new creature, a giant frog from the swamplands area of the new world map, all modeled up but still in need of animating.

land1 land2

^ More mystery ruins for the New Lands

land3 land4

^ Scaffolds of a mining town on the border of the Tar Sands. Eventually there will be buildings on the flat tops with bridges connecting the flat-topped islands of rock/ small settlements. The tarry canyon bottoms will be fog-filled, unconnected from the tops and poisonous. So far, this is all procedural.

Changelogs

Now for the latest patches from over the last week, available now on Steam. Remember to import to a new game with new updates:

0.74.25

  • Possible fix for characters vanishing into the void
  • Fixes for the auto-jobs AI getting stuck. If it still happens in any situations I will need someone to send me a savegame for it.
  • Improvement to the "reset positions" import function that will recover missing squads
  • Fix for when engineers stand idle as a result of an unreachable building
  • A fix for the prospecting window
  • A few more small things and stability fixes
  • Fix for 32-bit mode not running

0.74.26 (Stable version)

  • Walls now don't affect pathfinding until they are 20% built
  • Another possible fix for characters vanishing into the void
  • Some more auto-job AI fixes
  • Re-enabled civilian NPCs
  • More stability
  • Fixed characters running on the spot when the navmesh updates

0.74.27

  • AI fixes for the slave camp
  • Another fix for "reset positions" not recovering all squads
  • Fix for character movement overshooting the destination
  • More small fixes for movement and AI
  • Lights don't work until you finish building them

0.74.28

  • 2nd AI fix for movement overshooting the destination
  • Bugfix that was causing increased loading times at startup
  • Small combat animation fix
  • Dogs are less bitey, have more time between attacks

0.74.29 (Experimental opt-in version)

  • Added a mercenary guild that can be hired to guard your base. Need to import a new game to see their shops appear in towns
  • Fixed the "Day" always being 1 in some cases
  • A fix for getting stuck in doors
  • More stability improvements

Please keep sending in your crash dumps and bug reports, it's been a massive help so far, thank you to everyone!

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WulfeeGrey
WulfeeGrey Dec 23 2013 says:

Quick question, will we be seeing the actual females around in game, or is that still being implemented? Making a female character is fine and all, but i wanna see them around in the actual game/adventure itself.

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WulfeeGrey
WulfeeGrey Dec 23 2013 replied:

Thanks for the reply, although it's sad that so far i haven't been able to find any female companions. Also, the females i have found along my travels... all seemed like men. Maybe the kenshi universe, the women evolved to uglier beings, but it makes me cringe. I hope this isn't permanent.

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Ascensionx
Ascensionx Dec 23 2013 replied:

Yes,there are females in a lot of the various factions and inns.

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Zunic
Zunic Dec 23 2013 replied:

Captain Deathbeard says he is trying to get the next update out by Dec. 24...even if it means cutting a few things off. He plans to add females in this update

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bigdickbandit
bigdickbandit Dec 22 2013 says:

So when does the new 0.58 update come here on desure? as it was released on steam 3 hours ago?

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Zunic
Zunic Dec 22 2013 replied:

As of now...it hasnt been released on steam.

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Ascensionx
Ascensionx Dec 23 2013 replied:

The update came out at 8:10am yesterday,so it has been released on steam.

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stephenmbanham
stephenmbanham Dec 18 2013 says:

Hey! We're doing an Indie Of The Year special series on the Top 100! And we featured your game!

Check it out? Youtu.be

Thank you so much in advance! and we hope you like the video!

Alot of team effort went into it! So if you could help us out and spread the word we'd be so grateful and thanks again for your amazing game!!!

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Guest
Guest Dec 18 2013 says:

Been playing it off and on for a few months. It's improving all the time but not fast enough( but that's just 'cause i'm impatient for the finished game). Looking forward to new update in dec so i can start again. I've played fully finished games i have got bored with in less time than i've played on this,and with each update it makes me want to play it more.

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Extradaemon
Extradaemon Dec 17 2013 says:

Hi, I bought this game ages ago and can't remember how to find my key, can anyone help?

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RealQi
RealQi Dec 17 2013 replied:

Where did you buy it? desura? Steam? Or off the page?

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Extradaemon
Extradaemon Dec 18 2013 replied:

Sorry, it was from Desura

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captain_deathbeard Creator
captain_deathbeard Dec 18 2013 replied:

Isn't there some kind of right-click->show key menu in desura?

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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.)

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