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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 Apr 16th, 2015

This week, Oli has been designing a black frontier prison based on the citadel outpost from our last post…

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Programming-wise, Maykol is still at work on integrating the re-designed GUI; hopefully it will be ready for the last final touches next week. Chris and Sam have now both finished slavery mechanics and the DirectX11 upgrade. They’re now back on fixing up the path-finding system and other general bugs which have emerged after adding the new content. We’ve also finally added the very first torch lights into the game!…

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Otto’s been working on a range of odd jobs, including models for lights, the latest new race (sorry, no screens just yet), our re-designed logo & avatar, and some WIP sketches for new creature concepts:

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Let us know what you think!

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Kenshi 0.67.2

Kenshi 0.67.2

Apr 18, 2014 Full Version 10 comments

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.

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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maxcodes
maxcodes Apr 8 2015, 2:25pm says:

Ummm my antivirus detects this game as a trojan... anyone else having this problem?

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Prince_Dragoon
Prince_Dragoon Feb 19 2015, 9:53am says:

I hope we can tame and raise animals (I have eggs and I don't wanna sell em) .

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KPL
KPL Jan 29 2015, 7:21am says:

Hi,
Your game looks great! What about Mac/Linux support?

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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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Koomatzu Creator
Koomatzu Jan 28 2015, 8:59am replied:

What version are you trying to play?

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Marceline_Beast
Marceline_Beast Jan 28 2015, 3:16pm replied:

latest experimental.

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Koomatzu Creator
Koomatzu Jan 28 2015, 3:46pm replied:

Are you using a 32 bit or 64 bit system?

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Marceline_Beast
Marceline_Beast Jan 28 2015, 3:53pm replied:

32

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Koomatzu Creator
Koomatzu Jan 28 2015, 5:16pm replied:

That version is only 64-bit at the moment. Sorry, you'll have to opt out of experimental for now - hopefully won't be too long until 32-bit is supported as well :)

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Lo-Fi Games Ltd
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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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Apr 15 2015, 8:53am

First lights finally in game T.co

Apr 14 2015, 8:43am

Finally found out what coachella is. T.co

Apr 13 2015, 11:56am

"pre-purchase now for some game-ruining cheats to be forcefully installed!"

Apr 12 2015, 4:48am

I still don't know what a coachella is. I think it's probably a brand of chocolate spread. No, I won't Google it!

Apr 12 2015, 4:20am

Much to do to get it ready for the next update. T.co

Apr 10 2015, 8:45am

Ah, a vase of unbranded chocolate cereal. The ultimate man-living-alone breakfast.

Apr 5 2015, 5:03am

The sea actually has tiling artifacts in real life. Really annoys me.

Apr 4 2015, 7:44am

Ah the joy of having a big ugly spot on your face that is totally hidden in beard.

Apr 2 2015, 11:40am

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