The Kentucky Route Zero wiki last edited by Lone_f on 06/28/14 04:52PM View full history

Overview

Developed by indie developer duo Cardboard Computer, Kentucky Route Zero is a five-part episodic adventure game set along an underground highway in the caves of Kentucky. It promises classic adventure gameplay with a heavy focus on story and atmosphere. The soundtrack features traditional bluegrass music.

The game was successfully funded via a Kickstarter campaign launched January 7th 2011 exceeding its goal of $6,500 by raising $8,583 by February 6th of that year. This puts the successful funding date of Kentucky Route Zero a full year prior to the now famous launch of the Double Fine Adventure campaign, widely thought of as a progenitor to Kickstarter being a viable funding platform for game development.

Acts

Act I was released on January 7th, 2013, in a DRM-free version for PC, Mac, and Linux platforms. 5 Acts are currently planned to be released throughout 2013. Acts can be purchased individually or as a bundle containing all 5 acts. As of February 18th, 2013, the option for purchasing Act I and any future acts individually has been discontinued.

Act II was released on May 31, 2013.

Act III was released on May 6, 2014.

Music

Kentucky Route Zero features an ambient electronic soundtrack by Ben Babbitt "along with a suite of old hymns & bluegrass standards" recorded by The Bedquilt Ramblers. The soundtrack for Act I can be purchased individually or comes free as a bonus to anyone who purchases the 5 act bundle.

System Requirements

PC System Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:Windows 7
  • Processor:1 GHz
  • Memory:512 MB RAM
  • Graphics:Directx 9.0c compatible video card
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space

Recommended:

  • OS:Windows 7
  • Processor:1 GHz
  • Memory:1 GB RAM
  • Graphics:Directx 9.0c compatible video card
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space

Mac Minimum System Requirements

  • OS:OSX 10.5 Leopard
  • Processor:1 GHz CPU
  • Memory:512 MB RAM
  • Graphics:OpenGL 3.0+ compatible video card
  • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space

Linux Minimum System Requirements

  • Processor:1 GHz CPU
  • Memory:512 MB RAM
  • Graphics:OpenGL 3.0+ compatible video card
  • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space

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