Sandbox RPG ‘Kenshi’ Releases on PC After 12 Years of Development

Lo-Fi Games announced that their sandbox RPG Kenshi is available now on PC-via Steam.

After beginning it’s development 12 years ago and with a developer blog that began in 2008, Kenshi has finally released version 1.0 of the game for players to experience. The game has been regularly updated since it entered its early access beta with bug fixes and refinements.

So what is Kenshi? Well, it’s an open world sandbox RPG where players can build and control squads as they construct cities and invade others. Players able to freely roam around the game’s huge map, 870 square kilometers, and do whatever they want. However, there is a bit of survival about it because the world isn’t kind here and it’s quite possible to die at the hands of a starving bandit.

“We’ve had our struggles with delays, budget, engine upgrades, and of course mountains of bugs to squash”, says Lo-Fi Games’ CEO and head developer Chris Hunt. “But it’s exciting to reach the finishing line and to see so much enthusiasm amongst the community that supported us for so many years.”

The game boasts no level-scaling when it comes to enemies, the ability to build your own house, diplomatic systems to create partnerships with others, and mod support.

You can watch the launch trailer below:

Author’s take: This is definitely a game that can be played for hours upon end. I really hope that it finds an audience and the last 12 years pay off. It definitely looks interesting, but I really suck at these sandbox survival games.

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