The Kindred

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The Kindred
The Kindred cover
Developers
Persistent Studios
Publishers
Nkidu Games
Engines
Unity
Release dates
Windows Early access
macOS (OS X) Early access
Linux Early access

Key points

Cross-platform multiplayer

General information

Official homepage
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

This game is no longer listed on Steam.
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/373410/pfx/[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Persistent Studios\The Kindred\Saves
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Persistent Studios/The Kindred/Saves
Linux ~/unity3d/Persistent Studios/The Kindred/Saves
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/373410/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

External graphics settings.
External graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game display settings.
In-game display settings.

Input settings[edit]

External input settings.
External input settings.
Miscellaneous settings.
Miscellaneous settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Dialogue is text-only.
Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, sound effects, user interface
Surround sound
Subtitles
Cannot be turned off.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
16 Co-op

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 25565
UDP 25565
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
Shader Model support 3, 5
64-bit executable

Issues unresolved[edit]

Issues with destroying/removing blocks and objects[edit]

Sometimes a destroyed/removed block or object will visually remain on-screen, or new blocks or objects cannot be placed where the destroyed/removed block or object was.
Save and re-load the current game[1]

Kin walk into water[edit]

Order Kin back to dry land[2]
  1. Left-click on an affected Kin.
  2. Right-click on a piece of dry land.

"Quit to Menu" button doesn't work[edit]

Use the Quit to Desktop button[3]

Startup or performance issues[edit]

May be caused by a compatibility issue.[4]
Run game in its compatibility mode[4]
  1. Right-click the game in your Steam Library.
  2. From the drop-down menu which appears, select Play (compatibility mode).

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Quad-Core 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) PassMark score of 2000
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
PassMark score of 2500
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) Onboard
Other Monitor supporting 1280x720 resolution Monitor supporting 1920x1080 resolution
A 64-bit OS is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.8
Processor (CPU) Dual-Core 2.0 GHz with SSE2 support Dual-Core 2.5 GHz with SSE2 support
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) PassMark score of 2000
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3 support
PassMark score of 2500
Sound (audio device) Onboard
Other Monitor supporting 1280x720 resolution Monitor supporting 1920x1080 resolution
A 64-bit OS is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) Dual-Core 2.0 GHz Dual-Core 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) PassMark score of 2000
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3 support
PassMark score of 2500
Sound (audio device) Onboard
Other Monitor supporting 1280x720 resolution Monitor supporting 1920x1080 resolution
A 64-bit OS is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/373410/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (373410) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Steam Community Discussion - Early Access Release - What to Expect and Known Issues - last accessed on 2016-06-09
    "DESTROYING BLOCKS/OBJECTS
    Sometimes when destroying (removing) a block or object the item will visually remain on the screen or you won't be able to place something new back in that spot. We are working to replace the building system in the coming weeks which will rectify this issue.
    WORKAROUND: Sometimes saving and re-loading the game will solve this problem
    "
  2. Steam Community Discussion - Early Access Release - What to Expect and Known Issues - last accessed on 2016-06-09
    "WALKING IN WATER
    Kin now wander into the water on occasion. We haven’t rectified this yet as it provides a way for you to get the Kin out of the water.
    WORKAROUND: Simply left click them and order them back on to dry land.
    "
  3. Steam Community Discussion - Early Access Release - What to Expect and Known Issues - last accessed on 2016-06-09
    "UI
    [...]Some people have reported a bug with the 'Quit to Menu' button, 'Quit to Desktop' should still work in this case.
    "
  4. 4.0 4.1 Steam Community Discussion - Early Access Release - What to Expect and Known Issues - last accessed on 2016-06-09
    "CRASHING ON START UP OR PERFORMANCE ISSUES (FOR WINDOWS ONLY)
    If you're experiencing trouble with the game crashing on start up or performance issues while the game is running it might be a compatibility issue.

    Right click the game name The Kindred in your Steam Library
    Select Play (compatibility mode)
    "