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 Jun 15th, 2015

Howdy. Update 0.74.9 is now out on Steam, just a couple of small but important fixes:

0.74.9

    • Fixed a frequent crash loading certain buildings and savegames that was introduced in the last patch
    • Fixed the instant building bug

Non-Steam version should be coming soon once everything is more stable.

Now working on...


As you may have already learned from our recent few patches, most of the Lo-Fi team have been focusing on bug-fixing these last few weeks. Nothing particularly exciting, sorry... But! We do have some juicy shots of Oli's new ruins. A little something different to stumble upon during travels around the New Lands world map.

Here are the variations we have so far but we will also work on more futuristic, otherworldly kind of lost cities too...

Let us know what you think so far...

As for the less flashy stuff, Otto's been finishing off the GUI, it's cosmetic bugs and readability. We also have a few more animal designs that we can hopefully show off next week though. We should have our path-finding update ready within the week - in case you've missed any of our previous announcements, we've been re-writing part of the current Havok path-finding system. This will be much more reliable and easier for us to fix now, however expect some initial bugs when we first release it.

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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.

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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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VitaminK
VitaminK May 6 2012, 12:06am says:

why did you not go with kickstarter? would def get more people funding

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figalot
figalot May 7 2012, 5:17am replied:

Kickstarter isnt avaliable in most countries.

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killsoty123
killsoty123 May 5 2012, 4:43pm says:

now i cant even open the demo to the menue screen when i select ok it just closes the windo and it says "kenshi has crashed"

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Donbabbeo
Donbabbeo May 5 2012, 4:05am says:

I bought the game with the Indiefort Bundle, there is some chance that i can add the game on my Desura list?

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Aarkreinsil
Aarkreinsil May 4 2012, 11:03pm says:

I'd say that most people would rather just buy your game here on Desura than pay for the Indiegogo Crowdfunding. Considering you can't instantly hand out the game if someone donates 25$ on your crowdfunding page this is all a bit.. weird..

I'd rather buy the game 5 times and gift it to my friends than just donate 5 times the money, and I'd go as far as to say that most other people share this attitude.

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HazyUnicycle
HazyUnicycle May 7 2012, 1:32pm replied:

You could of coursebuy the game on desura and then donate money through indiegogo and choose no perk

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Aarkreinsil
Aarkreinsil May 8 2012, 4:09pm replied:

That's what I'm saying. Instead of donating money then, I'd rather buy it on Desura again and gift the game to someone.

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killsoty123
killsoty123 May 4 2012, 10:17pm says:

ya a bit dodgy sure sure thats understandable but the game just not working period? that is not acceptable because it would be a waist of money for someone to pay for a game to crash

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gannucard
gannucard May 4 2012, 9:46pm says:

I don't understand how everyone is crashing so frequently...This game...runs just fine for me. I mean it gets a bit dodgy at times, but that's to be expected in the early alpha stages of any game.

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killsoty123
killsoty123 May 4 2012, 5:04pm says:

tried to uninstal it and reinstal but i have to pay again >_< this is realy starting to annoy me and I REALY wanted to play this game! >=(

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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 (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, 5:25pm by darklord0211

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