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Enter the lost world of Kairo. Explore vast abandoned monuments. Bring strange and ancient machinery back to life. Slowly uncover the true purpose of Kairo and fulfil a great destiny. Kairo is an atmospheric 3D exploration and puzzle solving game.
Release Date: Apr 24, 2013
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Kairo is mysterious and elegant and powerfully distinct. Like Fez and Minecraft, it will work its way into your dreams if you're not careful.
8/10 – Eurogamer

It's such a beautiful world to explore, such captivating, simple mechanics, and such a lasting impression.
8/10 – GamesTM

The world of Kairo is like a playable, explorable tone poem.
4.5/5 – Touch Arcade

About the Game

Enter the lost world of Kairo. Explore vast abandoned monuments. Bring strange and ancient machinery back to life. Slowly uncover the true purpose of Kairo and fulfil a great destiny.


Kairo is an atmospheric 3D exploration and puzzle solving game. Developed by Richard Perrin the creator of the white chamber with music by Wounds (Bartosz Szturgiewicz).

Key Features


  • Exploration - Travel through a strange world full of abstract architecture. Each room is unique so there's always something new to find.
  • Puzzle Solving - Repair ancient forgotten machinery to slowly bring the world back to life.
  • Enviromental Storytelling - Exposition without the traditional dialogue or text. The story of Kairo is told through the world itself. The things you find will slowly help you unravel the true purpose of this mysterious land.
  • Atmospheric Soundtrack - The music helps shape the land and will fill you with an equal measure of wonder and dread.
  • Oculus Rift Support - Fully immerse yourself within the world of Kairo using the Oculus Rift VR headset. (PC & Mac only)

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.6
    • Processor:2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 10.10
    • Processor:2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
55 products in account
1 review
6.9 hrs on record
I wouldn't call it exactly a game. Yet it's not just a 3d-puzzle. It's more like a piece of meditative experience offered to a player. Strongly reminds me of some other studios' works which seem to be half-games and half-art objects: Tale of Tales and their Fatale, Ice-Pick Lodge and their Tension, and so on.
Some could find Kairo's atmosphere uncomfortable or even creepy, but for me it worked quite alright. The sound suits really well to grim and lonely landscapes. The puzzles aren't too... puzzling, but are sometimes really fun to solve.
Secret rooms and hidden bonuses included.
Posted: April 21st, 2014
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
208 products in account
9 reviews
8.9 hrs on record
What is Kairo? A mystery? A haven? A weapon? Drawn to a truly awing series of subdimensional rooms set throughout different sacred ruined structures and glimpsing dozens of different ages and stages of Earthen architecture, you must discover the truth that lies within. Only by reactivating each mechanism and bringing life back to these ruins will you find the answers you seek. What is Kairo? Is it a beginning? Is it an end? Each room is its own purpose, its own meaning, its own separate, desperate secret. The shattered memories of a whole culture, a vast race locked with each carved rock and echoed through each signal that reaches up from the deepest void. Kairo has a calling, Kairo has a need. Bring Kairo back to the light, clear the dust off this great ancient machine, and resuscitate this sleeping monolith. What is Kairo? The past? The present? The future? Kairo is life. Kairo is death. Kairo is rebirth. Yet, most of all, Kairo...is waiting.
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
288 products in account
14 reviews
4.3 hrs on record
This is one of those puzzle games that is very difficult. It's llike taking a pretzel, placing it in a room with two torches and asking someone to figure out the puzzle. The puzzles in this game tend to range from "Oh wow, the answer is simple" to "how does this even result in THAT kind of answer?!"

The graphics remind me a lot of older Playstation games which is alright in this case. This isn't meant to be a masterpiece, it's more of an art style game, it takes a good eye to enjoy this and the puzzles that lie inside. As for those little out of spot marks you see here and there in each part of the game, let's just say it results in getting the best ending ever (coffee is great indeed).

The sounds are something else and just sound so lively in a place that is almost entirely desolate. Find a certain thing or two in the game can be equally heartbreaking and allows you to come to your own conclusion on what you think led to the events in this game.

9.5/10 Would recommend to friends. The achievments are a bit difficult but fun to get. :)
Posted: July 7th, 2014
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
1,315 products in account
15 reviews
4.1 hrs on record
First off: huge problem with Kairo is that all the architecture is basically straight lines, sharp corners, everything looked the same, really boring for a game that kinda relies on its aesthetics.

I got this in a bundle, and that's how much I think it's really worth. It's a pretty game, but not pretty enough for a game whose merit at first glance is just that - being pretty. Numerous graphical glitches, the far-from-smooth movement and controls made for a miserable experience for me. It is very atmospheric I'll give it that, but apart from that the clunky movement, okay-ish design and graphics, and inconsistent puzzles really killed this game for me.

Added: Followed a guide to get the final achievements, now I realize why I found it not pretty at all for this kind of slow paced atmospheric game! The architecture is all really blocky, sharp edges throughout the whole game. Realized after completing the game why I got tired of it so fast.
Posted: March 11th, 2014
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
360 products in account
114 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
Atmospheric game with psychedelic setting. It's just interesting.
Posted: May 17th, 2014
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