A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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At twilight in Kentucky, as bird songs give way to the choir of frogs and insects, familiar roads become strange, and it's easy to get lost. Those who are already lost may find their way to a secret highway winding through underground caves. The people who live and work along this highway are themselves a little strange at first, but soon seem familiar: the aging driver making the last delivery for a doomed antique shop; the young woman who fixes obsolete TVs surrounded by ghosts; the child and his giant eagle companion; the robot musicians; the invisible power company lurking everywhere, and the threadbare communities who struggle against its grip.

KENTUCKY ROUTE ZERO is a magical realist adventure game in five acts, featuring a haunting electronic score, and a suite of hymns and bluegrass standards recorded by The Bedquilt Ramblers. Rendered in a striking visual style that draws as much from theater, film, and experimental electronic art as it does from the history of videogames, this is a story of unpayable debts, abandoned futures, and the human drive to find community.

See also:

Limits & Demonstrations

The Entertainment

Here And There Along The Echo

Un Pueblo De Nada

Visit us at: kentuckyroutezero.com or cardboardcomputer.com


Buy Now$25.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $25 USD. You will get access to the following files:

kentucky-route-zero-wallpapers.zip 32 MB
Version 1
KRZ_Soundtracks_Acts_I-II-III-IV-V.zip 316 MB
KentuckyRouteZero_Linux.zip 1 GB
KentuckyRouteZero_Mac.zip 1 GB
KentuckyRouteZero_Win.zip 1 GB

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