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.
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Mostly Positive (1,198 reviews) - 76% of the 1,198 user reviews for this game are positive.
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 This 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.6
    • Processor:2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    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
89 of 94 people (95%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
Kairo is a first-person puzzle game set in a minimalistic universe.
The player journeys through the ruins of a civilization long departed, discovering artifacts and clues about the disappearance of its inhabitants along the way.

The puzzles in the game are not groundbreaking, but they are still enjoyable and somewhat challenging.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=557747505

The 3D world of Kairo is made up of very basic geometrical shapes, usually being combined to almost give the appearance of a more complex structure.
The grittiness, sparseness and colors pervading each room is part of what I think, creates the game's strongest characteristic: its ambiance.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=557717729

The soundtrack can be eerie, futuristic, ethereal and unnerving and serves to both enhance the impact of the visuals as well as shape the emotional experience of the player.

I found myself enjoying the atmosphere more and caring less about the former inhabitants of the world and the overall message the game conveys.
In overall, for a small, adventurous indie title like this, Kairo is still an experience worth having for fans of this sort of game.

7/10
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Very creepy, despite there being no NPCs or other beings in the game world. Or maybe because of it?
Regardless, its very atmospheric and immersive. I had goosebumps all the time while playing :)
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Warning: Can cause motion sickness. Can not even imagine playing this with Oculus Rift, considering how motion sick I got playing on a console in ten to fifteen minutes segments.

Interesting concept. Abandoned? quantum distorted world of unknown purpose and design. As the player traverses through this alien world? they complete tasks to restart machinations in three locations: the "lighthouse/power" room, the "engine" room, and the "control" room. Why? and for what purpose? is left for the player to decide but the end shows the revilitalization of the planet Earth. Many questions are left open, most starting with W, as is What happened? Why? When? Where is kairo? What is kairo? But the most intriguing question I find is Who is the player really? An unknown entity? A survivor? An explorer? A tasked performer of intergalaxic goodwill?

Gameplay: Walking simulator with point and click elements, no inventory, just "touch" to perform certain tasks. A puzzle game that focuses on solving how to restart the massive machinations of world building proportions.

There are extra "finds" to be looked for in each area: 6 runes and 1 "vision" puzzle to find and solve. Once all of these are found in every location a "secret" ending is revealed.

A very unique game with a very unique perspective, and more questions then answers.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
A fantasy puzzle game host to galactic and post-apocalyptic themes with some interesting twists. Fairly simple game play, pleasing music, inspired by cubism. The game can be beaten with all achievements in a few hours.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
-Great atmosphere some of the best I've seen
-Interesting puzzles
-Good Time

7.8/10
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