Kim is a boisterous urchin from 1880s Lahore, his wanderlust will take him all over India. Branching conversations, survival, stealth and combat let you play Kim's coming of age however you choose. The enormous open world of Kipling's India awaits you!
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Mostly Positive (17 reviews) - 76% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2016

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July 3

v1.3: Uncharted Territory

Intrepid explorers! Our 3rd post-launch update has a new feature, which has been designed with you in mind, uncharted territory! From now on, Kim's map will begin covered and you will reveal it as you travel. As with the photo album, your progress in this area is not reset at the start of a new playthrough; this helps you plan where to go to meet new characters and discover new quests. If you have a save game, places you’ve visited in that run will already be revealed so you can continue from where you left off.

After our last update, one of our players, Jambu Kolla, suggested we include excerpts from the books, which Kim can find. We loved the idea and have picked out choice passages, which are now displayed as Kim reads the book so you will get a taste of some other great Victorian authors. If you want to see which books you haven’t found yet, there is a well-stocked bookshop in Lucknow.

We’ve also updated the travel line on the map to follow Kim’s route more closely and added a number of fixes and little bits of polish to make your Indian adventures more rewarding. We hope you enjoy this update, let us know what you think in the forums or on social media:

v1.2.2 -> v1.3

New Stuff
- The map of India begins as uncharted territory and you discover it as you travel; revealed areas remain revealed in future playthroughs
- When Kim reads one of the nine books, which you can find around India, the animation will show excerpts from this book
- The travel line has been updated so it doesn’t need to be redrawn when you first open the map after loading a save game and, when you take the train, it appear closer to the railways shown on the map

- Buying or finding the Map of the NW Frontier will reveal Afghanistan and nearby levels instead of only Afghanistan
- It is much rarer for a policeman to not be carrying some kind of weapon
- The end game replay will play out at a faster speed if it is going to take a long time to display
- Scrolling backwards and forwards through past scores now works more intuitively
- Some tent assets used in campsites and serais have been polished
- The end game sequence when you finish a permadeath playthrough has been updated to be smoother and more similar to when Kim turns 18
- Trees’ view cone colliders have been updated to better match pathfinding colliders

Bug Fixes
- The travel line will always update correctly when changing aspect ratio
- Scores that exceed the highest value in their results screen chart now display correctly
- The dots on the travel line now display correctly during the end game replay
- Fixed occasional crash when game was quitting
- The music track will no longer occasionally stop abruptly
- Achievements will always unlock at the correct time
- Conversations will be hidden before the end game sequence begins
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March 9

v1.2: End Game Replay

Welcome to Kim's second post-launch update! We've made lots of small improvements and optimisations and fixed some minor bugs. The centrepiece is the new end game replay, which let's you relive your epic journey around India and perhaps start to plan a better route for your next run! We wanted to make the end of a game feel climactic and do a better job of summarising your playthrough. When Kim turns 18, the screen fades, a choice quotation is read, which transitions into 'The End' and a replay of Kim's travels around the map of India by train, horse and foot.

We've also made some balance changes. You will now encounter more characters, who will offer opportunities to improve Kim's skills or set him objectives, which grant a variety of rewards. This provides more choices about how to spend your time while travelling and helps you discover all the different quests more easily. It should make it slightly easier to get a high score as well!

We hope you enjoy this new and improved version of Kim. We've got lots more updates planned for the rest of the year so please do let us know how you find this one and want you'd like to see in the future in the forums or on social media:

v1.1 -> v1.2

New Stuff
- New sequence at the end of each playthrough, which includes a replay of Kim’s route around India on the game map
- Improved detection of when an NPC or animal is stuck somewhere to prevent them wiggling on the spot
- Numerous code optimisations, which will improve performance on all platforms

- Increased likelihood of random events triggering
- Fatigue no longer affects Kim’s strength, dexterity, stealth, speed and intelligence (although it does still affect his health, which in turn affects these)
- Policeman will almost always be carrying a weapon
- The map info panel appears over the map not before it
- Minor polish to some UI elements

Bug Fixes
- Combat encounters will always trigger speech bubbles to allow you to interact with the NPCs
- Speech bubbles never appear but then don't lead to a conversation
- Slight lag when panels open now fixed
- Character portraits will always appear at the correct resolution
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“The cities are bright, beautiful, and new to a native of Lahore—and this vivid, childlike world is the great joy that Kipling and, in their turn, The Secret Games Company are trying to show you”
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“Shockingly enjoyable”
Rob Zacny (Rock Paper Shotgun, Idle Weekend)

“A very deep and rewarding experience. The soundtrack is subtle and atmospheric, the map-heavy visuals give you the impression of leafing through dusty tomes or playing a long-forgotten boardgame. You are left with a sense of a whole menagerie of well-rounded intricate characters”
9/10 – Glitch Free Gaming

About This Game

Kim is an open world RPG set in colonial India. Play as Rudyard Kipling's ragamuffin hero, Kim, and roam hand-painted towns and procedurally generated countryside. Learn to survive by fair means or foul, meet characters from history and literature, travel to exotic lands and discover their secrets. Your aim is to live Kim's youth as best you can, it will not last forever but if at first you don't succeed, you may retell this classic adventure as often as you wish.


  • History: 1880s India brought to life in an ever-changing open world
  • Literature: Rudyard Kipling’s dialogue in ‘choose your own adventure’ conversations
  • Survival: Manage Kim's health and happiness by collecting food and items
  • Action: Simple but satisfying stealth and combat in pause-able real time
  • Music: Original soundtrack from acclaimed composer Murugan Thiruchelvam

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600/Radeon HD 3670/Intel HD 3000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.10+
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600/Radeon HD 3670/Intel HD 3000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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