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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5 comments by Koomatzu on Sep 4th, 2014

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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dan83m Nov 11 2013, 8:36pm says:

hi, i brought this game from gamer gate, its possibile to have this on steam n desura??

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-Dimaz- Oct 27 2013, 1:40pm says:

lvl cap, and you can only hire 1 extra party member.
in paid version you can hire up to 19 extra (20 including your main character)
also, you cannot use mod (in mod, you can create your own armor and weapons if you know how, or you can duplicate from the original model and modify it)

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augustusroman Oct 27 2013, 1:12pm says:

What are the restrictions for the demo?

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Sprax Oct 24 2013, 9:25pm says:

Sometimes I like to pretend like I have the fund space for games so when I slowly watch the price increase I feel like I already own it.

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guru79tr Oct 24 2013, 3:33pm says:

i bought this game from steam but i really want it in my Desura. Is there any chance that i can use it in Desura?

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-Dimaz- Oct 22 2013, 9:41pm says:

when i first started, im very confused about how to play this game, and thought that this game sucks for the lack of tutorials, gui, etc... but after spending about 30minutes - 1hour playing it, i found out that this game is really interesting, and im already playing 5hours non-stop now... anyway, the game is still being developed right ? so there will be more updates in the future right ? i hope they won't stop halfway now that i've bought it.. :)

the demo just not enough, since i can only hire 1 "slave"
gonna try the full version now..

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rekcit Oct 22 2013, 9:27pm says:

I paid $9.00 for this game with all upgrades included. "Never Pay again". Had not played it in a while. Clicked it on to see if it still played. It started to download 1.53GB. Had an error and now wants me to pay $20.00 SCREW THAT!

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captain_deathbeard Oct 23 2013, 4:46am replied:

it doesnt want you to pay again you goof, you've just lost the keycode from your system (probably a re-format?). Just find your key and re-enter it when it asks (either in your purchase email or right-click->show key in your games list in desura).

If the auto-update is 1.5gb it might be easier to download the new 0.50 installer and install over it (your savegames wont be harmed). Or you can use your keycode to activate on steam.

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niekos Oct 21 2013, 12:43pm says:

I haven't really had any problems with this game yet, i don't get why other ARE having these problems! Anyway You guys working on this game, you are gods! please keep up the good work. and please don't change the structure of the game to much with coming patches (speaking from a few unfortunate previous experiences).
Thank u people for this amazing game :)

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Zunic Oct 21 2013, 5:24pm replied:

Same here, I havent had any game breaking bugs, the only bug I have had is when I drop items, they go through the map. They are doing a really good job with this game.

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Released Oct 28, 2011
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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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