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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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4 comments by Koomatzu on Nov 24th, 2014

From today, we're starting a weekly developer log for all of the Lo-Fi Games team members. First off, introducing our 3D designer Otto...

Hey everybody, I’m Otto, 3D artist working on Kenshi. I’ve been told to show some of the stuff I’ve been working on this last week, so here goes:

My task was to improve the current male and female character models. These will of course be customizable by the player, and fit with all the hair and beard styles. The female model is what I'm going to work on next.

I've also done some work on different props, furniture and such, to make the interiors more interesting;

Before that I’ve spent a lot of time on animations for the creatures, but its hard to show here, so I let you see it in the next update instead!

Hope you enjoyed this!

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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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ManOManOMan Nov 25 2014, 12:04am says:

Keep up the good work.

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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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Janissaire Sep 23 2014, 4:02pm says:


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RequiemLux Sep 21 2014, 3:01pm says:

this is wonderful, has a great potential

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Guest Sep 4 2014, 4:16pm says:

Is Linux supported? It isn't mentioned at Platform.

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playretodder Jul 9 2014, 12:20am says:

everytime the website goes down i get super excited thinking there is going to be a update

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MeestorJeebz Jun 26 2014, 6:34pm says:

woot woot good game son!

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Gerblemcriberle0 May 30 2014, 2:08pm says:

Will buy once blood and dismemberment are added, especially since it's gonna have monster hunting (I hope we can harvest their skins for special armors, like in some games Ive played)

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nubia May 21 2014, 2:01am says:

I really appreciate where your are going with this. Have not seen something quite like this before.

The amount of detail you are putting in to it is just great. Some major publisher could really learn something in game development from you passionate guys. Seems all new flashy games are just betas for like $50-$90.

I hope you reach your goal with this one.

I have been playing the demo for some days now, but i seems that it is crashing on increasing occasions, at the moment I cannot even sell stuff from the backpack in 2min without having a crash. (v0.67.2)
I am still at the police base from start as wanderer.

Thought that info might help for solving bugs at this early stage.

Keep up the good work


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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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@Thalyd there will be alternative recruitment methods

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Mike is currently working on a squad management window for the game. Gonna un-cap the 20 character limit finally.

Nov 24 2014, 1:00pm

Who was the idiot designer that first decided it was a good idea to make hard difficulty unlockable by completing the game first?

Nov 23 2014, 9:44am

RT @bonzrat: My close friend who doesn't look a thing like me has been successful in buying & unlocking Dragon Age in the UK via VPN. Ta fo…

Nov 18 2014, 1:58pm

RT @Koomatzu: Got bored and started making Kenshi avatars for the @lofigames team page... Heheh, hideous or genius? #gamedev T.co

Nov 18 2014, 9:19am

@kyle_l_ramirez could you get someone to send you a dvd of the update once it's out?

Nov 17 2014, 2:29pm

@Kenshi_Fan_Paul @PaulSkullz of course, go ahead!

Nov 17 2014, 6:27am

RT @adrianchm: Ubisoft is basically selling weak cheats for insane prices. 3 minute health boost for 1 Euro. Please don't buy it? T.

Nov 17 2014, 5:37am

RT @PaulSkullz: @lofigames Been with Kenshi from the Beginning On Steam and voted in green-light and its the best GAME EVER!!!! T.co

Nov 10 2014, 12:01pm

@Mag0ca That's just laziness. RE: spam is saying you were dumb enough to email them first about their scam product.

Nov 7 2014, 6:27am

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