Welcome to the The Kindred - a creative sandbox game set in a vibrant voxel world. Build, craft and farm your way towards civilization as you help the Kin to survive and thrive.
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Positive (28 reviews) - 85% of the 28 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 24, 2016

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“With years of work having already gone into The Kindred, and with the core gameplay in place, we are ready to develop and implement more complex features - with your help!

We want to know how players envision the future of The Kindred. We want to make The Kindred the best game it can be. As such, keeping players informed is our main priority, as we add new features, mechanics, and items to the game.

Alpha access includes the full and final release of The Kindred - and all future content updates and patches.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We aim to be feature complete within the next 12 months.

NOTE: Additional features requested by the community that make it to implementation may change this timeline.

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of the game includes the following mechanics:
* Building
* Wind power
* Farming
* Crafting machinery
* Starvation

The full version of the game will include more building materials, several options for power generation, more farming options (crops and livestock), unique biomes, predators, Kin families, health, medicine and much, much more.

We will release monthly updates with new features, in addition to smaller content updates throughout the month.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core features of the game are implemented. Building and farming are fully-formed systems. Electricity and mining are also implemented.

Over the course of development, we will continue to refine existing features based on player feedback.

This is an early access game. While we have done our best to remove game-breaking bugs, there may be occasional crashes and bugs as we continue development.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will cost slightly more after Early Access when we are content complete and are happy with the features we have planned for the game.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We plan on incorporating feedback from players to tweak and refine gameplay.

We will carefully monitor forum posts and comments to gauge interest in content, features and to resolve existing issues via feedback, polls and user reviews. While we can’t incorporate every suggestion we receive, we will consider all suggestions - and implement them if we feel they can be executed to the highest standards within a reasonable time frame.

We also frequently update our blog and post updates through Twitter and Facebook. We very much look forward to working with the community.

We’re hoping to make a game that's not just fun to play for us, but also for our community.”
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May 8

Patch Notes v0.8.0

Hi Everyone,

The Steam stable branch has now been updated to Alpha 8!

This update will break your save games, but you can roll back to a previous version of the game if you would like to continue with your old game. You can opt into this in the same way you opt into the unstable build of the game - instructions on how to do so here http://steamcommunity.com/app/373410/discussions/1/412448792354540743/

This update includes the addition of the snow biome and includes polar bears (predator), caribou (livestock), penguins (not biome specific) and the snowy owl.


v0.8.0 (2017.05.09.1257)
  FEATURES
    * Added Snow Biome
    * Added Polar Bears
    * Added Snowy Pine Trees
    * Added Caribou
    * Added Snowy Owl
    * Added Snowing weather
    * Added Penguin
  FIXES
    * Fixed a bug with Foxes not leaving the area

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April 10

Alpha 7.3 is now Live! Predators and New Fences

Hi Everyone,

The Steam stable branch has now been updated to Alpha 7.3!

This update includes the addition of our first predator - the fox.

There are also now three types of fences to protect your farms from the fox - the basic white wooden fence, a metal fence and a powered electric fence.

We’ve made lots of performance improvements and added a new option that gives you the option to reduce the object fade distance to improve performance - the less displayed in the distance the better the game will run.

The F key also now cycles through an isometric camera view as well as the existing first camera mode. We’re trialing the isometric camera for better game performance and ease of use. Feedback is always appreciated.

RELEASE NOTES

  FEATURES
    * Added Fox Predators - Protect your animals!
    * Added Metal and Electric Fences
    * Added Metal and Electric Gates
    * Added new Object Fade slider - Reduce to improve performance
    * Added Isometric Camera view (Experimental) toggle with F key
  IMPROVEMENTS
    * Various performance improvements
    * Improved Drag-Select when selecting multiple things
  FIXES
    * Fixed Gate closing direction
    * Fixed bug with Weatherboard Grey not showing in Crafting Bench
    * Research Items now appear in order they will be unlocked
    * Fixed bug causing duplicate fences
    * Fixed bug causing ladders to overlap themselves
  CHANGES
    * Trees no longer stay hovering in mid air if block below is mined
    * Apiary’s now transfer bees from beehives, the beehive is then destroyed
    * Night is now not so dark
    * Firepit now gives off more light

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About This Game

Welcome to the The Kindred - a creative sandbox game set in a vibrant voxel world.

Start with the bare essentials and lead the Kin’s upstart civilization to peace and prosperity. Explore new lands, discover resources, grow plants and raise animals to grow your village. Survive through the harsh winters, devastating diseases, sweltering heat, and myriad other challenges posed by an unforgiving procedural world.

Build, craft and farm your way towards civilization as you help the Kin to survive and thrive.

Current Features

  • The Industrial Evolution: Power your village with wind turbines and design an efficient electrical network.
  • Hunter Gatherer: Hunt and herd animals into paddocks to supply your people with meat, eggs and milk.
  • Breed & Feed: Manage farms with crops, breed and care for your animals and balance production to keep your Kin fed.

Development Roadmap

  • The Circle of Life: Create the ideal environment for families to form and flourish - a complete lifecycle.
  • The Modern Trade: Modern tool upgrades for experienced craftsmen, including chainsaws, jackhammers, and nail guns.
  • Climate & Seasons: Construct heaters and air conditioning units to combat the effects of hypothermia and heat exhaustion.
  • Unique Biomes: An ever-expanding world, with woodlands, desert, alpine and more to come.
  • Energy: Power your cities with solar panels, coal power plants and other ways both green and dangerous.
  • Health and diseases: Craft medicines to heal sickness like influenza or food poisoning.
  • Hydration and Water: One of the most basic needs of life.
  • Predator and Prey: Protect your livestock from foxes, and encounter dangerous beasts.

The Kindred is available on Windows, Mac and Linux.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 64Bit
    • Processor: Intel or AMD CPU, 2.0GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb Vram with a gpu passmark score of 2000 - Minimum Resolution 1280x720
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On Board
    • Additional Notes: Larger world sizes will require more ram and faster CPU
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 64Bit
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.5GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1Gb Vram with a gpu passmark score of 2500 - Resolution 1920x1080
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On Board
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb Vram with a gpu passmark score of 2000 - Minimum Resolution 1280x720
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On Board
    • Additional Notes: Graphics card must support at least shader model 3, CPU must have SSE2 extentions
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.5GHz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb Vram with a gpu passmark score of 2500 - Resolution 1920x1080
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On Board
    • Additional Notes: Graphics card must support at least shader model 3, CPU must have SSE2 extentions
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04LTS
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb Vram with a gpu passmark score of 2000 - Minimum Resolution 1280x720
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On Board
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04LTS
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.5GHz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb Vram with a gpu passmark score of 2500 - Resolution 1920x1080
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On Board
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