• 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.
Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Swampy zone Savannah Zone Canyon zone
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Update 0.70.4 Experimental Version

2 comments by Koomatzu on Dec 16th, 2014

For those of you that have been brave/patient enough to play the Experimental Steam version of Kenshi lately, here are the latest bug fixes so far - we'll keep updating the list so be sure to check back often.

And thank you for your help so far for helping report all of the bugs (you can read up here on where to submit a bug report)...

0.70.4

  • Fixed another bug when recruiting new characters
  • Fixed the problems with characters being unselectable
  • Improved follow behaviour and made pack gars catch up after a fight
  • Fixed a bug when dismantling
  • Made a theoretical fix for the 10,000 storage items bug
  • Performance improvment when lots of ragdolls are around
  • Fixed furniture placement going through walls
  • Fixed nests spawning extra squads on load
  • Fixed some rare invisible building occurence
  • Few little minor fixes with collision and an animal glitch

0.70.3

  • Another possible stability improvement for the random crash, lets find out if it helps or not...
  • Also fixed a few regular crashes
  • Fixed armour quality resetting on load
  • Shopkeeper "welcome" can now be interrupted
  • Fixed nest items spawning too much when re-loading
  • Fixed flophouse beds even more
  • Fixed KO NPCs spotting sneaking characters
  • Fixed too many NPCs having negative medic skill
  • Fixed no-dialogue police chief
  • Slavers wont try to capture animals now
  • Fixed hair vanishing after wearing a helmet
  • Fixed holes in character mesh when removing armour
  • Stopped shopkeepers dropping items when restocking inventory
  • Fixed crash when upgrading certain buildings
  • Fixed the extra characters problem when importing a game with research
  • Fixed the invisible cannibal cages bug

0.70.2

  • Fixed the worst moving-around-the-map random crash.
  • Fixed some minor dialogue glitches
  • Fixed cannibal cooking crash
  • Fixed the flophouse beds not working
  • Fixed the characters being ragdoll in cages
  • Fixed crash when harpooning animals
  • Fixed a few more smaller random crashes

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Downloads RSS Feed Latest Downloads
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.

Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 1,440)
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. :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
Marceline_Beast
Marceline_Beast Dec 18 2014, 2:56pm says:

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

+1 vote     reply to comment
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?

+1 vote     reply to comment
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.

+1 vote   reply to comment
captain_deathbeard Creator
captain_deathbeard Dec 3 2014, 10:22am replied:

It's fixed in the next update

+2 votes   reply to comment
ManOManOMan
ManOManOMan Nov 25 2014, 12:04am says:

Keep up the good work.

+2 votes     reply to comment
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!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Dec 11 2014, 1:28pm replied:

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

+2 votes     reply to comment
Janissaire
Janissaire Sep 23 2014, 4:02pm says:

つ ◕_◕ ༽つ GIFF MONSTER

-2 votes     reply to comment
RequiemLux
RequiemLux Sep 21 2014, 3:01pm says:

this is wonderful, has a great potential

+3 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
Kenshi
Platform
Windows
Developer & Publisher
Lo-Fi Games Ltd
Engine
Ogre Engine
Contact
Send Message
Official Page
Lofigames.com
Release Date
Released Oct 28, 2011
Game Watch
Track this game
Share
Community Rating

Average

9.4

875 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

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

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

Latest tweets from @lofigames

@MartinVoth that's normal, toughness determines whether you get up again

Dec 19 2014, 2:11pm

RT @Paul_PC_Gamer: Went 1 on 1 with the Mamma of Creatures the Leviatian in the PC game Kenshi and i died whoop creators @lofigames http:/…

Dec 19 2014, 6:49am

RT @Halfdeafclatch: 4766 SIGNATURES - IT'S WORKING! WE NEED MORE! PLS RT! T.co @GOettingerEU @Ansip_EU @hmtreas

Dec 16 2014, 7:34pm

RT @RyhnoKing: A petition on this whole #vatmess problem. #Sign #Share #RT T.co via @UKChange

Dec 16 2014, 7:33pm

RT @Shibusuke: Well worth following EU VAT reform, especially if you're a game developer: T.co #indiedev

Dec 16 2014, 7:32pm

RT @lucyamorris: Hey, #gamedev peeps - if you're an indie that sells games to EU countries or from the EU, this concerns you. A lot. http:/…

Dec 16 2014, 8:29am

Lol, just saw a mobile game called "Indiana Tomb" and the MC looks like Lara Croft in minecraft style. It has 30 5-star reviews, all fakes.

Dec 16 2014, 5:08am

Update 0.70.3 is out now, fixes much, but never enough.

Dec 15 2014, 2:34pm

Update 0.70.2 is out, I think it fixes the random crashes.

Dec 13 2014, 9:04am

RT @Koomatzu: Pretty new biome for Kenshi! @lofigames #indiedev #screenshotsaturday T.co

Dec 13 2014, 7:45am

Embed Buttons

Promote Kenshi on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

Kenshi Kenshi
Kenshi
Statistics
Rank
31 of 22,231
Last Update
4 days ago
Watchers
4,228 members
Mods
2
Addons
1
Files
12
News
66
Features
4
Reviews
210