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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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.
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November 27

Update 0.95.5 (experimental branch)

Here are the patch notes for the latest experimental build:

0.95.3
  • Added a block for "thrust" direction, so you can now block unarmed and animal attacks
  • Tweaked the formula for character muscle visibility. Its no longer affected by strength (which now only affects bulk) or toughness. The idea is to make characters end up looking a bit different to each other based on their skills (as opposed to everyone just ending up big and muscular)
  • --the new formula is: max(dexterity, martialArts) * 3.f + (athletics + swimming) - (cooking + science);
    FIXES
  • Fixed a bug that was messing up the combat movement and making everybody bunch up too close
  • Fixed block animations not playing. How did nobody notice that?
  • Fixed some flickery animations and some animation bugs
0.95.4
  • Added dodging to the combat system. You dodge when unarmed, and it can also be used to break out of stun-lock states
  • Characters now have rear-direction block animations
  • Tweaked the camera limit so you can look upwards a little more
  • A messagebox now tells you what item caused you to get arrested for smuggling
  • Made block animation blending look a little nicer
  • Added sound effect for barefoot characters
  • Added the plastic surgeon to empire towns
  • Added a few more combat stance animations for different weapons
    FIXES
  • Fixed bounties getting deducted instead of awarded
  • Fixed a bug with populating towns (mongrel was a victim)
  • Fixed AI cores not getting spawned (needs import)
  • Fixed NPCs coming into your base to work at your farms
  • Fix for charater direction jittering when moving very slowly
  • Fixed some visual bugs in the wetness system
  • Fixed crash upgrading turrets in while use
  • More tweaks for crowded combat movement
  • Fixed the bar squads duplicating when loading a game or returning to an area
0.95.5
  • Added some feedback arrows to stealth mode
  • Added options setting for displaying the floating damage numbers
  • Increased amount of food sold in bars
    FIXES
  • Fixed a particular AI hauling bug

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November 15

Update 0.95.1 Out Now (Experimental)

0.95.0 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”. 0.93.28 is the current stable version.

0.95.0
  • Unlocked more of the map with a new major faction.
FIXES
  • Characters don't randomly get wet when created
  • Small fixes for stuff like light emissive materials, a road-following bug, weird grass shinyness during rain

0.95.1
  • Fixed the fog islands zone
  • Fixed some problems with importing
  • Fixed random black inventory icons
  • Fixed characters in character editor showing on top of each other at start.
  • Fixed a few crashes
     

Please report any bugs or problems to the Steam forum or official 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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