Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. Developed by Cardboard Computer (Jake Elliott and Tamas Kemenczy), the game features an original score by Ben Babbitt, along with a suite of old hymns and bluegrass standards recorded by...
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Data di rilascio: 22 feb 2013

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"A powerfully evocative and beautiful subversion of point-and-click rote, but occasionally opaque and disorienting."
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"Smart, thoughtful, sweet and incredibly well crafted – it’s the perfect game to play in the small hours of a lonely night. Be warned though; it’ll leave you hungry for unknown roads and longing for an invitation to the blues."
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Evokes the feeling of old ghost stories told around a campfire. There's the familiarity of friends and family around a warm, man-made fire, but with it comes the unnerving tale of the strange and unusual. Kentucky Route Zero is beautifully bizarre and perfectly poignant, and most of all, deserves your attention."

9.5 - Destructoid

"However you respond to its ethereal imagery, this is a game which makes a rare suggestion: who a player is may be more important than what they do."

84/100 - PC Gamer

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Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it.

Developed by Cardboard Computer (Jake Elliott and Tamas Kemenczy), the game features an original score by Ben Babbitt, along with a suite of old hymns and bluegrass standards recorded by The Bedquilt Ramblers.

The game is split into five acts. Acts I, II and III are available now. The remaining two acts will be released as they're completed. Taken as a whole, Kentucky Route Zero is roughly the length of a summer night.

Key Features

  • A focus on characterization, atmosphere and storytelling rather than clever puzzles or challenges of skill.
  • A unique art treatment inspired by theatrical set design.
  • A haunting score accompanies the ambient sounds of the bluegrass state.
  • Wander the highways of Kentucky.
  • Make some friends before morning.

Requisiti di sistema

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Directx 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound:Sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Directx 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound:Sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.5 Leopard
    • Processor:1 GHz CPU
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 3.0+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound:Sound card
    Minimum:
    • Processor:1 GHz CPU
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 3.0+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound:Sound card
Recensioni utili dai clienti
2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.6 ore in totale
I don't play many point and click games, but I really have to say that this is probably the best I've ever played. While technically barely a "game," its ability to draw emotion and bewilderment in equal amounts consistantly make it a memorable experiance-at least the first three acts have been. The soundtrack is also a must have.
Pubblicata: 11 ottobre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.1 ore in totale
Truly incredible. Scary, smart, different. Amazing narrative. Act III was particularly remarkable. Can't wait for more.
Pubblicata: 17 ottobre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 persone su 4 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.8 ore in totale
Whatever became of the moment when one first knew about death? There must have been one. A moment. In childhood. When it first occured to you that you don't go on forever. Must have been shattering. Stamped into one's memory. And yet, I can't remember it. It never occured to me at all. We must be born with an intuition of mortality. Before we know the word for it. Before we know that there are words. Out we come, bloodied and squawling, with the knowledge that for all the points of the compass, theres only one direction. And time is its only measure.
Pubblicata: 17 ottobre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 persone su 4 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.6 ore in totale
Great atmosphere. Interesting and silent quest.
Pubblicata: 5 ottobre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 6 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.2 ore in totale
Beautiful looking game, some interesting moments....... but ultimately pretty dull. I really enjoy adventure games, but this seems to be a case of style over substance.
Pubblicata: 2 ottobre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.4 ore in totale
This game is a piece of art. It makes you feel sad in a beautiful way as it wraps you up in a magical realist tale in the heart of the Bluegrass State.
Pubblicata: 13 ottobre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.4 ore in totale
Kentucky Route Zero takes you on a surreal journey like none that I've experienced in a long time. I especially like how the games shifts which character you control without telling you, but it always makes situational sense. This is truly an interactive story - beautifully woven narrative and some subtle and not-so-subtle imagery sprinkled throughout that makes you wonder what this story is really about. Do yourself a favor and go play it now.

Side Note: Playing this game makes me wish I had better reading comprehension skills. It's something I've struggled with my whole life, but this game in particular makes me wish I could process prose more completely. I'm absolutely certain that there are subtleties in the writing that I'm missing, but that doesn't make the game any less enjoyable.
Pubblicata: 1 ottobre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.0 ore in totale
Maybe it's too early to write a review after playing Act 1 of 3, and more so when I'm not really sure what it was that I just played. I could compare it too Monkey Island or some other classic point and click adventure, but that wouldn't be really fair, as Kentucky Route Zero, isn't as much adventure as it seems to be a story... a story that you as the player control by making dialogue choices.
It could be the two glasses of wine, but the first act left me with a feeling of having started a game, equally fascinating and weird. Unless I make some kind of edit to this review, consider this my stamp of approval.
Pubblicata: 27 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 persone su 5 (60%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.1 ore in totale
Sehr lange Pausen zwischen der Veröffentlichung der verschiedenen Teile. Rel. langatmig aber schönes Leveldesign.
Pubblicata: 27 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 persone su 5 (60%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.1 ore in totale
Planescape: Torment meets Euro Truck Simulator.
Pubblicata: 23 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
2 persone su 4 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.8 ore in totale
Buyer beware.

No matter how good reviews are for a "point & click adventure game", if that is NOT your thing...

Then you will not enjoy this game.

I really tried to like it, but you have to be in a very specific mood to be able to watch blocks move across your screen at the speed of snail. Sure, the designs are fantastic, but the dialogue is silly, and the characters are not very engaging, imo.
Pubblicata: 9 ottobre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 2 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.3 ore in totale
Great game ...a work of art. Trying to find other games like this one.
Pubblicata: 30 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 2 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.1 ore in totale
Captivating, mysterious, and eerie. Wasn't really sure what to expect going into this game, but was really surprised with how intrigued it left me. Would definitely recommend.
Pubblicata: 26 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 2 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.2 ore in totale
This game is terrific. Reminds me a lot of ways of "Out of This World". I grew up near and went to church in this area so the map-driving system and places seem very real to me. At points, I felt like I knew exactly what store the character was walking into and had seen that cooler the game referenced. It just really invoked memories and impressions that I had when I was very young such that I was just immersed in the game.
Pubblicata: 24 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 2 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.6 ore in totale
Beautiful, haunting, a digital dream whose emotions will linger as the details fade away.
Pubblicata: 24 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 2 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.9 ore in totale
It's hard to call this a game, really - it's more of an interactive film. But what a film! The surreal and ever-mutable "script" reminds one of Charlie Kaufman and Neil Gaiman works without being an obvious ripoff. And the vector animation is brilliant, hearkening back to the old sega genesis classic Flashback, but far beyond it in execution. The scenes show unprecedented depth and the ambient soundtrack and fx are outstanding. It's the little things, like watching an office floor full of bears head-track your every movement, the fluid shifting of perspectives from character to character, or the subtle shimmer of every appearance of the word Zero on the screen that make this title just so damn interesting.

If you're looking for straightforward action/strategy/puzzles/etc, this title is probably not for you. On the surface, it's perhaps easy to overlook the the unspoken details of this experience - it's very light on exposition. But if you enjoy reading, indie films, and video games as I do, there's a really rewarding experience waiting for you. Let your brain be engaged in the story, and trust me, you'll love it.
Pubblicata: 26 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
6 persone su 12 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.0 ore in totale
Really?
What an utter pile of nonsense like people gathering round a monkey painting in the tate modern and expression how spiritual this and that is and use of colour etc.
Before anyone tewlls me i shouldnt have bought this game because clearly im not clever enough or deep enough to understand it ,your right but im sure popping some LSD would help ./rant
Pubblicata: 26 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 persone su 7 (43%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.2 ore in totale
I got through 50 mins of the "game" and decided I wasn't interested, wasn't entertained and not curious enough to keep going. You can guess within about 2 mins of playing that you're either dead and in some kinda limbo or something but the game goes on as if it thinks the gamer is still trying to figure out what's going on. Just seemed boring to me. I'm so sick of finding these low budget atrocities being sold for real money and being the sucker that pays for them. If a game is made in some guys basement on his weekends, why does it have a price tag to match games with multi million dollar budgets.... sob's got me again.
Pubblicata: 23 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
2 persone su 5 (40%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.5 ore in totale
If you like overpriced, unfinished games that get overrated by fanboys. Clicking similators that have little to no gameplay what so ever. Has an insanely pretenious 2deep10me story that doesn't make any sense and is needlessly vauge. And you also wear a fedora. Then this game is without a doubht for you.
Pubblicata: 3 ottobre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
0 persone su 1 (0%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.6 ore in totale
This is an amazing atmospheric exploration game with an intriguing story and a cliched, one-sentence review.
Pubblicata: 23 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No