• Register

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.
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media

ENVIRONMENT

Last week we were unable to take many screenshots due to a problem with the lighting – Sam’s spent the week balancing this and it’s mostly running nicely now, although water reflection still needs some fixing. Oli’s mostly been making minor adjustments to the road terrain, Artery biome foliage and adjustments to the collision on the storm buildings. Other than smaller tweaks and fixes we’ve finished adding and texturing roof cover awnings…

Town

Plus we now have Hive villages in-game, with their own building types:

hive interior

hive village

At this point we’ve finalized most of Kenshi’s creatures in game now, this week we finished animating and adding in the Gorrillo:

gorillo

Next up we’ll be working on another new ‘scary’ biome and the new GUI player map (the rectangular area shows the first section to be released in the next update):

GUI_Map

INDUSTRY

Programming-wise, we’ve mostly been fixing bugs and balancing, however this week Maykol’s almost finished with the crafting bench update. The changes for the latest include saving partial used items for crafting, improving the layout so the item names appear properly, adding an image of the item and changing the item’s crafting requirement to the specific item.

As a new enemy for farmers, we’ve also added pest AI for Swamp Raptors to destroy and eat crops – these walking trash cans will eat just about anything, from rotting corpses to cotton plants!

Swamp raptor

… Better keep on your toes and protect your crops from here on out ;)

Dev Log: Map UI

Dev Log: Map UI

News 8 comments

What have we been working on over the last week? Check it out...

The Beta is coming

The Beta is coming

News 8 comments

You may have noticed we have been very quiet over the last few months without releasing any updates. The reason is we are on our final run to the beta...

Dev Log: New Map (Part 1)

Dev Log: New Map (Part 1)

News 7 comments

Introducing the landscape and lore of the Holy Nation! We'll be releasing our new world map in sections, starting with the first area in our next upcoming...

Update 0.76.0 Out Now!

Update 0.76.0 Out Now!

News 2 comments

Apologies for the delay with this update, we are currently working a lot on content for the new world map and hoping to release the first part of it in...

Post download RSS feed Related Downloads
AUOGSOV.2

AUOGSOV.2

Army Under Oath GSO Full Version 0 comments

in this version you will only have 6 other people like yourself to set off in the harsh wasteland enjoy not as over powered as the first one less people...

AUOGSOV.1

AUOGSOV.1

Army Under Oath GSO Full Version 1 comment

Includes install info also the op start with 30 units in your command Fed up with stifled city life and taxes, you gather a band to head out and found...

Kenshi 0.67.2

Kenshi 0.67.2

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

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

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

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...

Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 1,451)
Volumed
Volumed

Indie of the Year 2016. ;-)

- Hehe

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Dsx111
Dsx111

Phoenix LXII should be adorned in jewels and topped with a crown with the finest gold around. I understand the shot is taken within the current assets however this is just a suggestion for the future - after the landscaping of the world is finished of course :). Any ETA on more lore? I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
magicrat_larry
magicrat_larry

I purchased this game a long time ago on Steam. I have not played it in a while, but man since I looked at this project page I want to get back in there. You seem to have made the world a lot more enticing.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
WulfeeGrey
WulfeeGrey

I don't mean any offense, but the character face models look really, REALLY, ugly. Will there be any touch ups for that or anything? Almost all of the face models look as though they are 40+. Cant have a bad *** team of mid 20 dudes. Hopefully there will be a facelift, or at least a face lift mod.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
maxcodes
maxcodes

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Prince_Dragoon
Prince_Dragoon

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
KPL
KPL

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Volumed
Volumed

Indie of the Year 2015. ;-)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
Cheddar_Bob
Cheddar_Bob

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. :)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+5 votes
Post a comment

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community. Or sign in with your social account:

Icon
Kenshi
Platforms
Windows
Developer & Publisher
Lo-Fi Games Ltd
Engine
Ogre Engine
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Lofigames.com
Release date
Game watch
Start tracking
Share
Community Rating

Average

9.4

882 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Highest Rated (83 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 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 by darklord0211

Style
Genre
Role Playing
Theme
Sci-Fi
Players
Single Player
Project
Indie
Boxart
Boxart
Twitter

Latest tweets from @lofigames

Jan 31 2016

If you ever found Kenshi addictive or stayed up all night playing, the new release might just kill you.

Jan 30 2016

@RelativeEase about 2 weeks I hope

Jan 25 2016

RT @Koomatzu: Latest Kenshi #devblog is up! T.co #indiedev

Jan 24 2016

@Re3st1mat3d so far I've only found that, Blood Dragon and Turbo Kid, but the law is holding up.

Jan 24 2016

Any movie or game which features both tape cassette players and robotic limbs is guaranteed to be amazing. I call this "Chris's 1st Law".

Jan 14 2016

Kenshi beta release with the new map is coming in a few weeks... T.co

Dec 24 2015

It is a great game T.co

Dec 17 2015

RT @Koomatzu: After 2 years in the works, the first part of Kenshi's new map is finally on it's way T.co @lofigames #gam

Dec 3 2015

RT @tiffaynay: What a fucking narcissist T.co

Nov 7 2015

@grabcanovic1 go into your nvidia control panel and force it to use your geforce card there

Embed Buttons
Link to Kenshi by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Kenshi
Statistics
Last Update
Watchers
4,333 members
Mods
3
Addons
1
Downloads
18
Articles
91
Reviews
216