After 12 long years of development
After 12 years of development, 4 of which were in Early Access, Kenshi, the single player RPG set in a vast and atmospheric “Sword-Punk” style open world, will launch on PC on the 6th of December, 2018. Through the expansive mix of RPG elements, squad based controls and city-building features earning Kenshi thousands of recommended Steam reviews and Very Positive overall and in recent scores. Kenshi’s gameplay is completely free-roaming and open: enjoy the freedom and potential to do whatever you want.
Set in an unrelenting world of bloodthirsty cannibals, starving bandits, brutal slavers and wild beasts, survival alone is a gruelling struggle. You are not the chosen one. You’re not great and powerful. You don’t have more “hit points” than everyone else. You are not the centre of the universe, and you are not special unless you work for it. Chris Hunt, CEO and head developer over at Lo-Fi Games, recently has this to say about how what the games that inspired him were disappointments.
“All the games that really inspired me were the disappointments. You know when you see an announcement for a game, and it seems like your dream game! You can’t wait for it, you imagine all the things you’re gonna do, how you’re going to play it – then it comes out, and you play it, and it’s the most disappointing piece of dumbed-down mindless trash ever. Or maybe just not what you expected. Every time that has happened to me, I became a better game developer, and gained more inspiration to work harder”.
If you are interested in checking out the game, be sure to head over to the Kenshi Steam page when it launches on December 6th for $29.99 / £22.99 / €26.99.
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