A free-roaming squad based RPG. Focusing on open-ended sandbox gameplay features rather than a linear story. Be a trader, a thief, a rebel, a warlord, an adventurer, a farmer, a slave, or just food for the cannibals. Research new equipment and craft new gear.
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Very Positive (47 reviews) - 85% of the 47 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,723 reviews) - 85% of the 2,723 user reviews for this game are positive.

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Kenshi is currently in alpha state. The game is still in development and is missing many features. There are currently unfinished gameplay features, and the stability will fluctuate as new features are added. Expect crashes and bugs at this stage.
But remember the game receives regular ongoing updates and improvements, by purchasing at this early stage you get the game for a reduced price and can watch it gradually grow and improve, provide your feedback to the developer, and above all you are helping to fund the development for a small independent developer. Remember: the price will gradually increase over time as development progresses, so the sooner you purchase, the lower the price.”
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March 17

0.95.22 Out Now (Experimental)

0.95.22 is out now! This is on experimental only, to opt-in you have to right-click on Kenshi in your Steam games list -> properties -> betas tab -> then choose “experimental”. 0.93.18 is the current stable version, recommended for less bug-prone gaming.

0.95.22

FEATURES
  • Farms now divided up into different sizes, so there is now more need to re-invest your crops to upgrade farm sizes before you can reap full outputs, starting a farm is harder
  • Small tweaks to farming balance, Greenfruit now more productive, hydroponic farms balanced
  • Added a downgrade button to buildings, so now you can bail-out if you change your mind because you don't have enough materials
  • Added smooth filtering to the RTW shadows
FIXES
  • Characters don't eat your greenfruit unless they are starving (<60)
  • Fixed a few subtle import related bugs, including unrecognised research benches
  • Fixed rare case of characters sometimes getting frozen and unresponsive in a combat pose
  • Tweak for animal portraits
  • Character editor opens when buying animals (to change names)
  • Fixed crash dismantling buildings indoors
  • Fixed indoors state flag on items dropped by dismantling stuff

Note: Please report any bugs or problems, or upload crash dumps to the Steam forum or official Lo-Fi Games forum so that we can fix as soon as we can. Thank you :)

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March 8

0.95.21 Out Now (Experimental Branch)

0.95.21 is out now! This is on experimental only, to opt-in you have to right-click on Kenshi in your Steam games list -> properties -> betas tab -> then choose “experimental”. 0.93.18 is the current stable version, recommended for less bug-prone gaming.

0.95.21
  • Added a limit to certain attack types hitting multiple targets.  Spiders and raptors can now only hit a single target at a time. Dogs and goats can hit 1 or 2 depending on the attack.  This is moddable for everything.
  • Increased light level for calculating stat penalty when working in darkness
  • Farming research costs changed (2 crops & 2 books)
  • Characters now share backpack food even when at their home base
  • Farm plant condition no longer degenerates after the farm has fully grown
  • Fixed some little problems with movement orders on walls and gates
0.95.20
  • Fixed a rare bug where player furniture could vanish from a savegame.  If this happened to you, press Ctrl+shift+F11 and you should get them back.
  • Fixed a door/gate opening AI bug introduced in the last update
  • Fixed crash when deleting/upgrading buildings
  • Fixed inability to interact with ore resources
  • Some small fixes for mouse selection of objects
  • Fixed sleeping NPCs shouting "stop theif" but staying in bed and going back to sleep

0.95.19
  • Building exteriors are now hidden individually, instead of per zone
  • Corpse flies added
  • Optimisation for the foliage system
  • Skeletons no longer get a healing bonus from being in a bed
FIXES
  • Fixed a bug causing the healing rate to be crazy high when in bed
  • You can no longer steal from allied factions
  • A few long-range pathfinding fixes
  • Fixed a few exploits for thievery and stealth XP
  • Added PC-camera maximum distance for selection box
  • Fixed exploit dismantling un-built buildings giving free materials
  • Fixed trading inventory closing when changing character
  • Added acid burn particle effect, fixed bodyDecayTimer
  • Repeat crafting option saved
  • Character movement speed option saved
  • Improved rain particle delay when camera is moved
  • Stopped turret and light nodes being deleted when buying a building
  • Fixed flickering bug when eating corpses


Note: Please report any bugs or problems, or upload crash dumps to the Steam forum or official Lo-Fi Games forum so that we can fix as soon as we can. Thank you :)

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About This Game

A free-roaming squad based RPG. Focusing on open-ended sandbox gameplay features rather than a linear story. Be a trader, a thief, a rebel, a warlord, an adventurer, a farmer, a slave, or just food for the cannibals. Research new equipment and craft new gear. Purchase and upgrade your own buildings to use as safe fortified havens when things go bad, or use them to start up a business. Aid or oppose the various factions in the world while striving for the strength and wealth necessary to simply survive in the harsh desert. Train your men up from puny victims to master warriors. Carry your wounded squad mates to safety and get them all home alive.

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:64-bit Windows
    • Processor:Dual-core 64-bit
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Pixel shader 3.0 capable card
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:14GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor:Quad-core 64-bit
    • Memory:8 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:14GB HD space
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