Posts Tagged ‘lo-fi games’

Hands On – Kenshi: The Fabulous Bakery Boys

By Tim Stone on May 30th, 2013.

“The Fabulous Bakery Boys look up to their diminutive leader in more ways than one. Not only is Chaplin fierce, cunning, and scrupulously fair, since 14.30 this afternoon he’s been suspended in mid-air 100ft above his base. Read the rest of this entry »

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Visit Not-Japan Today: Kenshi

By Adam Smith on October 31st, 2011.

Vague Ico box-art flashback. Pleasing.

Kenshi’s alpha version launches today, which is excellent news because when I first wrote about it I’m sure lots of people thought, “This open-world, unscripted RPG sounds brilliant but I’d wager it’ll never exist in any playable form, so thanks for getting my hopes up, you swine.” Turns out I’m not a swine. The alpha is far from complete, as explained with detailed honesty here, but payment of $10 will give you immediate access to this and every future version of the game. If you are leery about paying without trying, fear not, there is a free trial from which the paid version unlocks. It’ll be at the main website and on Desura. Trailer buried in the sands below.

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Seven (Hundred) Samurai: Kenshi

By Adam Smith on September 8th, 2011.

Every building is filled to bursting with samurai
It’s becoming increasingly common for ambitious indie projects to invite people into their unfinished worlds, for a price, so that developers can gather feedback and funding. The latest title I’ve spotted that’s hoping to take this approach is Kenshi, a single player “free-roaming squad based RPG” that plonks the player into the sandals of an everyman samurai. It’s at a very early stage but Lo-Fi Games are hoping to release a playable version next month so that people can have immediate access while helping with development. Reading the planned feature list was actually more enjoyable than playing some games and I’d strongly recommend taking a peek at the trailer below. It’s probably not the most cinematic video you’ll see today but it makes its point well.

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