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 Koomatzu on Aug 29th, 2014

Good news! The new 64-bit engine is officially finished!
Now all that's left to do is for Sam to finish up the pathfinding system, then the next update will be ready for release. We still don't have an exact finish date, so please hold on a while more for an ETA.

Dialogue


In other news, we've taken on a freelance writer, Harald Hagens, for the next three weeks. He'll be working on writing dialogue for NPCs - this should give all the local inhabitants and bandits a little more 'soul', depth and meaning.  With this, NPCs will show memory and reactions to situations, to you as a player.


For example, town people may recognize earlier encounters of you saving their lives; bandits may start a fight with dialogue, rather than blindly attacking you on sight. The improved AI should make the world a whole lot more reactive and consequential in the future.

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This is both the full version and demo all in one, depending on whether you have a product key

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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

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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.

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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...

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This is the long awaited walls update. Full game and demo.

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

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statistx
statistx Apr 24 2012, 6:49pm says:

Tried the demo, but right now i don't really feel that i could enjoy it...IN IT'S CURRENT STATE.
It looks like an absolutely awesome concept and i hope it will get a long way from here

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Skylar15
Skylar15 Apr 22 2012, 9:38pm says:

Looks fun, when will there be more graphics options because I cannot play with lag.

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captain_deathbeard
captain_deathbeard Apr 23 2012, 11:56am replied:

whats your system specs? reducing view distance in settings.cfg will have a big effect.

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Skylar15
Skylar15 Apr 22 2012, 9:38pm says:

Looks fun, when will there be more graphics options because I cannot play with lag.

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MasterWaldo
MasterWaldo Apr 20 2012, 10:31pm says:

Got the demo, loving it. Obviously a long way to go, but still a lot of fun. Definitely going to buy

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Nightcaper
Nightcaper Apr 20 2012, 5:40pm says:

Athletics doesn't seem to increase by running. Is there a different way to increase it, or does it take a long time? I've got the Alpha, not the demo, so it isn't any cap that's stopping me... it just doesn't seem to increase at all.

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alicecarlyj
alicecarlyj Apr 23 2012, 9:57pm replied:

I have the same thing and I dont know how to increase it so I just presume the feature isnt added yet... It is early alpha and lots too do for them.

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joeadamhill
joeadamhill Apr 20 2012, 4:47am says:

I got the CD key for kenshi with the Gamers Gate bundle NR1..do you know if I can apply it to Desura or get a key for Desura? I tried but doesnt work.

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captain_deathbeard
captain_deathbeard Apr 20 2012, 6:00am replied:

it works if you download it as a demo

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joeadamhill
joeadamhill Apr 20 2012, 6:06am replied:

Thanks capt!

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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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