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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Дата на излизане: 22 февруари 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.

Системни изисквания

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    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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5 от 5 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
4.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 17 октомври
Truly incredible. Scary, smart, different. Amazing narrative. Act III was particularly remarkable. Can't wait for more.
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3 от 3 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
5.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 1 октомври
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.
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3 от 3 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 11 октомври
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.
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4 от 5 човека (80%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 5 октомври
Great atmosphere. Interesting and silent quest.
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6 от 9 човека (67%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
6.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 2 октомври
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.
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
5.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 13 октомври
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.
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 24 октомври
This is exactly how game could be if produced by someone like David Lynch :).

Strange, twisted, mystery and catching story with very nice atmosphere and art, both visual and sound/music.

Kind of materpiece adventure game for me.
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3 от 6 човека (50%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 17 октомври
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.
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4 от 9 човека (44%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 9 октомври
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.
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1 от 4 човека (25%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 29 октомври
This probably is my biggest mistake ever in term of game purchases. I have no idea how something like this has such a high "pro critic" score. Or maybe I do.

Do yourself a favor and watch 30 minutes of gameplay of this on youtube before buying it.
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1 от 7 човека (14%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
6.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 15 октомври
NOT RECOMMENDED.
Despite it has very original graphics and approach, this is more a text adventure game than anything else.
Slow and peaceful playing. Absence of ambiental music and sounds and, when music sounds is just horrible.
Story line is somewhat discontinous and disconnected, paradoxical and absurd.
Every little conversation has several options for answer. Maybe it changes which Act follows but, I don't feel in the willing of repeat the game more than once to 'enjoy' the several branches of the story.
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2 от 12 човека (17%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
4.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 3 октомври
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.
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0 от 10 човека (0%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
5.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 8 октомври
This is not even a game, this is an interactive movie.
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4.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 20 октомври
Eerie and ethereal, Kentucky Route Zero is a reconstruction of nostalgia, kitsch, bluegrass, static noise and obligations. It is about being lost in a familiar place.

The game puts its players in a clear, lucid place. It accelerates with breathtaking charm and a healthy fear of irony, renewing the very idea of what games can do.
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5.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 6 октомври
Haunting.
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5.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 12 октомври
At first i thought this was a point and click adventure game like the old quest games, collecting things and solving puzzles, its not, however, I was completely captivated by the storyline and love the game engines graphics. I feel one has to play this game a few times over to really understand a lot of things, but it might be because Im a little dumb. Worth mentioning, theres a part later on in the game where theres a band performing, ive never experienced the feeling i had watching it as with any other game. Theres quite a few surprises in the game. The best I can describe this game is like playing a novel, and you can slightly alter certain aspects to the game. Loved it
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3.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 2 октомври
NOTES: The game is still in development. 3/5 acts are complete. Game is short. Price point is high, but the game is good.

Kentucky Route Zero is an interesting game that has done something new in the realm of story telling in video games. While Kentucky Route Zero is technically a game, I would consider it more of a personal interactive novel. Remember in highschool when everyone had to read the same book, only to find that everyone interpreted the same literature in there own unique way? Kentucky Route Zero takes this wonderful attribute of ones personal experience and turns it into a game that is written about their own story. With an interesting art direction, music and the vast amount of dialogue, everyone will ultimately see the game differently. While the "game" is linear in the story, the journey itself can be very complex.


Suggestion on how to play the game: While im not a big advocate on instructing people on how to play any game, I feel this game does need some guidance on how to approach it.

-Dont be afraid to explore
While there is a story line to follow, exploring will ultimately add more to your experience.

-This is a journey
While this feels like an interactive novel, it isnt. From my observation, many people play the game and try to find hidden messages and themes that the developers could have added. Unlike an author that delivers a theme to there novel, based upon the story they provided, Kentucky Route Zero is a story wrritten by you. Your themes that you postulate are created by you.

-Your first play through will be your best
While many fans talk about playing through multiple times to find other hidden clues to the entire story, I feel that it is pointless. As stated before, Kentucky Route Zero is a story wrritten by you. Old people tell the greatest stories of there experiences every time the same way. This is because they exhausted every other way to say it when they were younger and found that the best way was the original.


Hopefully this gives people insight into what they're spending there money on.
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4.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 9 октомври
Kentucky Route Zero may not be for everyone, afterall some people are robots, or weird glowing skeleton people...

What i'm saying is: This is a story, an experience. Absolutely worth each and every cent.

So much so that I ahve bought this for someone I know simply because i want to share the amazing joy i feel for having gone through 3/5 of this story.
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5.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 1 октомври
This game possess an ethereal, dreamlike quality which I can't entirely explain but absolutely love. It single handedly wins the "games as art" arguement for me. I have no qualms about referring to this game as beautiful.
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2.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 3 октомври
Worth every penny... Can't wait to see where this goes and what the developer does once this project is complete.
Astounding storytelling, awesome art and realistically delivered dialogue make for one hell of an experience.
This has been on my wish list for a long time... I'm glad I finally took the time to take a good look at it.
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