Kentucky Route Zero

Kentucky Route Zero

released on Jan 07, 2013

Kentucky Route Zero

released on Jan 07, 2013

Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. Gameplay is inspired by point-and-click adventure games (like the classic Monkey Island or King's Quest series, or more recently Telltale's Walking Dead series), but focused on characterization, atmosphere and storytelling rather than clever puzzles or challenges of skill. The game is developed by Cardboard Computer (Jake Elliott and Tamas Kemenczy). The game's soundtrack features an original electronic score by Ben Babbitt along with a suite of old hymns & bluegrass standards recorded by The Bedquilt Ramblers.


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Took me a while to get oriented with the game, but it all paid off in the end. The last act was beautiful.

Ghosts in the static. Capitalism's reign. The illusion of choice in the system: a liminal space through one's debts, and one's past.

Where in the Zero is hope? Where in the Zero is renewal?

A man is doomed to his fate, however there's a chance his companions can change their own.

One of the greatest, most emotionally affecting experiences I've had playing a game. Meditative, spiritual, melancholy, yet
enlightening, an incredible journey.

before yall had your harry dubois memes we had 7 years of painful waiting for scraps of this game. and we liked it

kentucky fried chicken i liked more

i finally gave up on playing Kentucky Route Zero... after so many years of starting it and dropping it over and over again

everyone says that if you like Disco Elysium this one is for you, but I didn't get that! sure the world is interesting and has a biiiit of the Disco hopelessness, but other than that i don't really see it.

this was my "before-sleep-game" for a lot of months and it really chilled me out before bed, but i guess it chilled me out too much ? i really wish i could get more into it, but it was a bit too passive for me (and i am not one to usually say that!). still, i give it a "Reccomended" because it has a distinct vibe and i'm happy i tried it.