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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All Five Episodes of Ketucky Route Zero will be automatically available upon their release

 

Recensioni

"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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Informazioni sul gioco

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + 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
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Red Roberto
( 0.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 2 maggio
Still not finished huh? BOOOOO!!!

I bought this game 3 years ago, thought it looked cool, played it for a few minutes, enjoyed the gameplay, but decided I'd rather wait for the full 5 episodes to release before playing it all the way thru, because I'd rather play the full game than 1 episode at a time.

Apparently I gave the devs too much benefit of the doubt that they would ever finish it in a timely manner.

3 years later, only 1 more episode has been completed, for a total of 3 out of 5. Am I unreasonable to expect a finished indie game within 3 years time? I don't think so.

So yeah, BOOOOO!!!

Buyers beware, this may never be finished.

Unless you're satisfied with a half finished game, in which case, enjoy!

If all 5 episodes are ever released, then maybe this will be worth your money. Until then, I feel ripped off.
Zaalbar - 愛の戦士
( 6.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 2 maggio
Surreal magical-realist adventure with fantastic atmosphere and writing. Note that it is currently missing two chapters and they are rather slow in coming out, but still worth experiencing. One of my favorite indie games.
Yohei
( 5.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 1 maggio
This is one of the few games that I have played that has stuck with me in my idle thoughts over the years. If you can endure the wait for the finished game, or pick it up when it is completely out, well worth it.
lesarch
( 5.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 30 aprile
Mysterious. Like where's-act-4? mysterious
Bonzilla
( 1.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 20 aprile
It's taking forever for episode 4 and 5, but I still haven't even played 2 yet because of how badly I never want this series to end. I think that about sums it up. Truly phenominal and haunting.
Basiden
( 0.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 19 aprile
We will likely colonize Mars before this game gets close to complete. It's been 5 months since the developers said Act 4 was "almost done" and almost two years since the last act was released. I get that they're a tiny studio, but this game is dead in the water, and I really regret spending money on it.
_E.J.ED_
( 3.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 18 aprile
REALLY GOOOD/ 10
.Adriansun - Iris wanted
( 8.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 16 aprile
The graphics. The art. The special effects. The sound. The soundtrack. The story.

Wow.
jointhesaga
( 27.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 15 aprile
Quite enjoyed this artful narrative experience, but eager to see the next installment!
STuNNin
( 14.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 13 aprile
I have to agree with some prior reviews, playing this game is like dreaming, it's interesting making so much sense and no sense, so as-a-matter-of-factly that you can't help but continue the story. You craft it and it happpens in the past, present, and future simultaneously. Brilliantly done. I put this down and picked it up to play it WHEN THE TIME SUITED. There is no need to rush through this game at all, in fact it's deliberately fast and slow when it needs to be, but to truely enjoy this game, play it when you feel between things or overwhlemed. It's a calming, intriguing experience. Yeah it has only 3 of the 5 Acts supposedly out, but to be honest, with a game like this, I kind of don't need closure because the experience is in the journey and the state thats achieved with the first 3 Acts. Dreams don't have definitive beginnings or ends, there's really just what you get out of what you did know you experienced, right?

Can...wait for the next Acts.
real human pleb
( 4.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 10 aprile
dream is a destiny

so is krz.
louis_mallow
( 5.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 7 aprile
It's a pity the last two chapters are extremely unlikely to appear now. I paid full price and only feel slightly put out, and that only because the first three chapter are so very good. Buy it regardless, dim the lights and play it with headphones on.

This game has given me some of the best moments in my gaming. It actually manages to capture that dream state where the world is magical and urgent and panicky, and you run in circles after an errand that keeps getting in its own way, and the world sort of makes sense if you don't examine it closely, but isn't your daily world at all. That's the best I can describe the feeling - this game makes you experience it.

Every so often some little set piece just takes your breath away, then you look around and realise you were really *gone*: zoned out. It's beautiful.
Sonja
( 6.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 4 aprile
Hi there! I absolutely adore KR0, and I want to lend any of you that are on the fence some clarity on things people are saying, some advice, and lastly, my thoughts.

1. Acts Taking A Long Time To Put Out - Yes, this is a thing that's happening, and we all really hate waiting. However, KR0 is detailed, complex, and very thorough, so I'd imagine it would take a very long time to produce something of its caliber. As well, Cardboard Computer supplies fans with material proving they're working hard on their Twitter, so follow them if you want to stay hyped.

2. Pacing Within Episodes - I'm a really impatient person. That's just who I am. So, when I first played through, there were days when KR0 got on my nerves for being so wordy. What did I do? I closed the game, played something else, and then when I felt more patient and peaceful, I opened it back up and really enjoyed a complete, immersive experience.

3. Things I Like - The music is pretty darn great. Three thumbs up out of two. Writing, of course, is poetic and enchanting. Atmosphere blends emotional response with underlying calmness. Characters are lovable as all heck. (Extra: Their names are all quite memorable, which makes things really nice and easy.) Art direction and emotion-based scenery choices are all really tasteful for the kind of story the game is telling.

4. Things I Dislike - I have a natural distaste for point-and-click games. My index finger gets tired, the sound of the clicking gets on my nerves, and it just results in me not being able to play. However, the controller integration is complete, purposeful, and well done, which made *all* the difference.

All in all, if you need an atmosphere to hang out in, or if you need escape, enchantment, enlightening, Equus Oils, or giant eagles, then I'd suggest giving this game a look. Get ready to be swept away.
xmas.snoopy
( 19.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 28 marzo
Way too long between episodes. Don't bother buying until they finish it. Episode III was released in 2014, and it's now several months into 2016 and episode IV is not yet out, despite being "almost complete" since the last developer update in November.
Gunzberg
( 4.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 28 marzo
One of the most boring, pretentious and pointless "games" I have played in over 20 years of gaming. Extremely slow, dull, plodding with no valid content or point. Drags forever, has nothing to say and is a typical highly overrated arty-farty turd.

It has some nice songs, which you can listen to on Youtube but for the love of life, save your money, time and sanity and stay away from this pile of hipster dung.
homeros
( 3.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 24 marzo
I've finished all the episodes that were released but at this point I can't remember when I purchased or played them (feels like it's 1 or 2 years). I can't even remember the story (vaguely recall the main character) and won't bother playing if remaining episodes come out (which probably won't).
G.Wellian
( 35.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 23 marzo
Tried playing this game twice through. Both times hit a game breaking glitch where the storyline would not progress in Act 3. Once at the start of Act 3, and once in Act 3, Scene XII.

Besides the above, the story is free flow marginally directed story. But the story is SO convoluted that you're just spending your mental capacity trying to connect the dots. Which are so scantly connecting that it makes it almost not worth playing.

It has unique down-home comfy acoustics and visual presentation, which gave me a novel enjoyment, and why I even attempted a second playthrough... But the negatives, sadly, do not outweight the positives.

P.S.- Note this game is not even complete as released. They are still developing the farther acts that will complete the convoluted story.
benthedean
( 6.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 21 marzo
This is such a strange game. The pixel art style is beautiful and the whole game has an atmosphere that you can almost taste (it tastes like bourbon and sadness). The ending (at least the one I got, I don't know if there are multiple endings) had be thinking, "WHAT?! THAT'S IT?" I might have to play the game again later and see if I can get a different outcome.

I recommend this game for anyone that likes a good story and a meandering adventure game. Oh also the music is fantastic.

EDIT: The reaction to the "ending" was after completing Act 3 out of 5 (all that was available at this point in time). I'm sure there will be more of a conclusion with ... the conclusion :)
TristanMike
( 2.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 20 marzo
I'm going to have to side with the "Don't buy until finished" camp. Over 3 years and still incomplete on a 5 Episode game with only 3 of the 5 released at the time of this writing. I'm not sure any game can possibly deliver a satisfying experience when leaving customers waiting so long. I must say I am very disappointed in Cardboard Computer not being much more upfront about their incredibly, insanely long development cycle. Had I known, I would have held off until the complete experience was ready. I mean, we're not talking a few months between content, we're talking almost 2 years waiting for a single episode.

Though I don't feel that Cardboard Computer are scamming people, I do feel they are slightly 'shady' and I think they should be a little more upfront with the community and provide a little more contact. I'll happily update my 'review' in 3 years when the game is finished.
Feanor
( 3.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 marzo
You've got to walk
That lonesome valley
You've got to walk it by yourself
There's no one here
That can go there with you
You've got to walk it by yourself...

Let me get it out of the way that this is a very straightforward adventure game, to the point that I would call it an interactive story, rather than an adventure game. It is still phenomenal and should not be missed.

The Great Recession, from which Boomers and Millenials still bear scars, sets the stage for Kentucky Route Zero. Conway is a lone truck driver with nothing to his name but his aging dog, working one last delivery for an antique shop. The delivery goes to an address he cannot find, which requires finding the enigmatic highway, Kentucky Route Zero, which is the only highway that goes *under* the state. On the way he meets Shannon, a woman whose family has been ruined by the local coal mine closing down. Together they find the highway. And well, things get strange.

Basic polygonal artwork is used to an incredible effect, combining fog, lighting and basic visual effects to create a dark, gloomy depiction of the deep south. Music is miniumal and atmospheric, until bluegrass singers add to the mood at perfect moments. There are no voices other than the singing, and dialog is entirely text based, telling a story combining fantastical Americana with crushing tales of the American Nightmare historical and modern. A majority of the adult characters are crushed by debt and financial troubles, a recurring theme.

The story is five chapters, only three are available and the fourth is now being teased. The team is only an indie studio of two, and this deserves support. It is not long, and each chapter will leave you wanting more. Buy this, turn the lights low, enjoy the journey and think about your life while you do it.
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0.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 aprile
We will likely colonize Mars before this game gets close to complete. It's been 5 months since the developers said Act 4 was "almost done" and almost two years since the last act was released. I get that they're a tiny studio, but this game is dead in the water, and I really regret spending money on it.
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Still not finished huh? BOOOOO!!!

I bought this game 3 years ago, thought it looked cool, played it for a few minutes, enjoyed the gameplay, but decided I'd rather wait for the full 5 episodes to release before playing it all the way thru, because I'd rather play the full game than 1 episode at a time.

Apparently I gave the devs too much benefit of the doubt that they would ever finish it in a timely manner.

3 years later, only 1 more episode has been completed, for a total of 3 out of 5. Am I unreasonable to expect a finished indie game within 3 years time? I don't think so.

So yeah, BOOOOO!!!

Buyers beware, this may never be finished.

Unless you're satisfied with a half finished game, in which case, enjoy!

If all 5 episodes are ever released, then maybe this will be worth your money. Until then, I feel ripped off.
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27.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 aprile
Quite enjoyed this artful narrative experience, but eager to see the next installment!
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5.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 1 maggio
This is one of the few games that I have played that has stuck with me in my idle thoughts over the years. If you can endure the wait for the finished game, or pick it up when it is completely out, well worth it.
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Pubblicata: 2 maggio
Surreal magical-realist adventure with fantastic atmosphere and writing. Note that it is currently missing two chapters and they are rather slow in coming out, but still worth experiencing. One of my favorite indie games.
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23 persone su 31 (74%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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2.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 20 marzo
I'm going to have to side with the "Don't buy until finished" camp. Over 3 years and still incomplete on a 5 Episode game with only 3 of the 5 released at the time of this writing. I'm not sure any game can possibly deliver a satisfying experience when leaving customers waiting so long. I must say I am very disappointed in Cardboard Computer not being much more upfront about their incredibly, insanely long development cycle. Had I known, I would have held off until the complete experience was ready. I mean, we're not talking a few months between content, we're talking almost 2 years waiting for a single episode.

Though I don't feel that Cardboard Computer are scamming people, I do feel they are slightly 'shady' and I think they should be a little more upfront with the community and provide a little more contact. I'll happily update my 'review' in 3 years when the game is finished.
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3.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 febbraio
I absolutely loved this game, but this is clearly abandonware and is not worth buying a season pass at full price. Avoid it if you can.
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19.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 28 marzo
Way too long between episodes. Don't bother buying until they finish it. Episode III was released in 2014, and it's now several months into 2016 and episode IV is not yet out, despite being "almost complete" since the last developer update in November.
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35.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 marzo
Tried playing this game twice through. Both times hit a game breaking glitch where the storyline would not progress in Act 3. Once at the start of Act 3, and once in Act 3, Scene XII.

Besides the above, the story is free flow marginally directed story. But the story is SO convoluted that you're just spending your mental capacity trying to connect the dots. Which are so scantly connecting that it makes it almost not worth playing.

It has unique down-home comfy acoustics and visual presentation, which gave me a novel enjoyment, and why I even attempted a second playthrough... But the negatives, sadly, do not outweight the positives.

P.S.- Note this game is not even complete as released. They are still developing the farther acts that will complete the convoluted story.
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6 persone su 9 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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3.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 marzo
I've finished all the episodes that were released but at this point I can't remember when I purchased or played them (feels like it's 1 or 2 years). I can't even remember the story (vaguely recall the main character) and won't bother playing if remaining episodes come out (which probably won't).
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5 persone su 8 (63%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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5.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 febbraio
Tried to phone the company to get a refund but my antique phone only dials one number
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74 persone su 92 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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4.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 dicembre 2015
If Franz Kafka watched too much Twin Peaks and had a drunken dream about it, this would be it.

My suggestion is to get the game on sale and enjoy the first 3 chapters. They are incredibly well done, a rare bit of gaming art. If the other two chapters ever come out, consider it a bonus.
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51 persone su 69 (74%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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4.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 novembre 2015
Beautiful. Surreal. Mysterious. This is one of the kinds of games you can play after a long day of work to chill and ponder the meaning of life.
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22 persone su 30 (73%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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10.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 gennaio
I am utterly in love with this game. Sure the episodes are short, and sure the wait between them is long, but playing this is like dreaming, and I just don't want to wake up.
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6.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 dicembre 2015
There's a running argument about whether games can be art.

KR0 suggests a new argument: whether games can be literature.

There's a depth to the writing in KR0 that outshines what you usually see in games by a tremendous margin. Part of that depth is the stubborn refusal to outright explain any of its themes, a decision in stark contrast to how most games choose to make absolutely sure that the player does not miss the Important Message, no matter how little they are actually paying attention.

Almost nothing in KR0 is without purpose or meaning. Do not take anything at face value. KR0 has a very high level of difficulty, but of a kind that's not usually found in games.
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32 persone su 59 (54%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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6.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 novembre 2015
If you haven't bought it; don't buy it. As it is unlikely to ever be completed.

The price point of an Early Access game should also reflect the risk that the game will not be completed; as you have effectively waived basic consumer protection laws despite Steam's updated emphasis that Early Access is not intended for crowdfunding prototypes. The developers have most likely found their indie game to be unprofitable and have discontinued development.

In any case, there are games that better reflect the strengths instead of the weaknesses of the Early Access model. If you haven't been entirely put off the model like I have thanks to games like Kentucky Route Zero.
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6 persone su 9 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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6.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 gennaio
So creepy. So stylish. So intriguing. SO WEIRD. So worth checking out.
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3.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 31 dicembre 2015
Now, at the time I'm writing this review, the game is rather far away from completion, with a release rate of barely 1 per year, which has rightly earned them some criticism, because there is most definitely cause and reason to asking for the product you paid for. The format in which I am going to review this product will be with the individual episode, and then, when the final episode is released, a sum-up/TL;DR will be at the bottom.

Episode 1
The first episode sets an incredible standard for the rest of the series to follow, as it sets the stage of an incredibly visceral and surreal saga with awe-inspiring beauty, in even the most subtle of ways. It introduces the player to set characters, as well as the main system of the game, basically being able to write your own character's story and character development, leading to a huge amount of dialogue. Out of the three currently released, this one is most likely my favourite, as it's when the game is still slightly odd (Constantly burning trees, ghosts, .etc) without stepping into the territory of batshit insane.

Episode 2
The second episode allows for the backstory of the already presented characters to come to light, as well as what exactly The Zero is, its relevance to the surrounding characters, and its use. One of the greatest experiences in a game I've ever had the immense pleasure of enjoying was exploring the Zero, all of its nooks, crannies and locations.

Episode 3
The third episode introduces colourful and enjoyable characters into the game, as well as some of the most atmospheric computer segments in a game ever. This was most likely my least favourite of the episodes so far, but I still enjoyed it far more than other adventure games that came out this year (Life is Strange).
(TL;DR before Episode 4: Would I reccommend this game in it's current state? Only if it was to somebody that greatly enjoyed a story intense and immersion based experience.)

But in order to enjoy this game it's true atmospheric glory, I would suggest playing the game with someone in the room, in order to converse the significance of events in the game and characters. After grabbing that person, turn your lights off, close your blinds and explore The Zero.
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5 persone su 8 (63%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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5.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 8 gennaio
Maybe after a while we get used to the dark.

10/10 would do more thinking than playing again.
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21.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 gennaio
Wait until all five acts are finished before you purchase this. The wait between acts has been unacceptably long.
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