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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 Jan 15th, 2015

FEATURES

  • Squad management! Multiple squads, character dismissal. Character cap increased to 50 and can be modded even higher.
  • Made a SmellManager. Bleeding and corpses now stink up the place and attract dangerous animals. Wolves hunt by smell.

BUGFIXES

  • Finally fixed the Havok loading area crash(?)
  • Fixed speech boxes cutting off text at low resolutions
  • Stealth state is now saved, and the checkbox is fixed
  • Fixed NPCs not being visible when moving the camera around paused
  • Fixed newgame window going off screen at low resolutions
  • Fixed a crash related to building material storages
  • Fixed the framerate drop when building certain walls
  • Fixed a few more little crashes
  • Fixed problem with correct floor visibility when building furniture
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Kenshi 0.67.2

Kenshi 0.67.2

Apr 18, 2014 Full Version 8 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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Volumed
Volumed Jan 2 2015, 11:24am says:

Indie of the Year 2015. ;-)

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Cheddar_Bob
Cheddar_Bob Dec 18 2014, 9:57pm says:

Hey, I am not trying to demand anything from you guys but plllllease do not give into any masses demanding a "finished" product affect how long you spend developing the game. This has the possibility of becoming a masterpiece and let it be so. :)

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Marceline_Beast
Marceline_Beast Dec 18 2014, 2:56pm says:

Game failing to launch. No any error message. (sorry for my bad engl)

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Prince_Dragoon
Prince_Dragoon Nov 26 2014, 11:28am says:

I put done one for my dying guys to heal him and he teleported to place I could not reach him and slowly died can you fix this?

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Koomatzu Creator
Koomatzu Dec 2 2014, 5:55am replied:

Hopefully this will be fixed soon. In the meantime you can try importing into a new game and resetting squad positions.

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captain_deathbeard Creator
captain_deathbeard Dec 3 2014, 10:22am replied:

It's fixed in the next update

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ManOManOMan
ManOManOMan Nov 25 2014, 12:04am says:

Keep up the good work.

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Riminate
Riminate Nov 20 2014, 5:56pm says:

I think it would be really cool to add in guns or bows for your character to use. The games is going really good so far, keep up the good work!

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Guest
Guest Dec 11 2014, 1:28pm replied:

He's actually planning to add crossbows if I remember correctly

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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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