Behold, the miracle of life… packed into cubes! Create fantastic creatures in an open-world sandbox game like no other. Explore, craft, and survive — all with the help of your very own creations.
Bring living, breathing creatures to life in any size, shape, or combination you can imagine. Whether you build tiny pets or enormous abominations, they’ll all have genuine personalities and feelings that respond to your actions and the world around them. One may be smiling at you, eager to be your new best friend, while another may snarling at you and giving you stink-eye. The latter has most likely decided that you look delicious, so maybe you should run?
Lifeblocks have different stats and abilities built into them. Some are strong, some are fast, some shoot blinding ink, some poison enemies…they can all be used to your advantage to make creatures more effective. A creature with a strong beak can chop down trees more quickly than you can. And you’ll definitely want a creature with a water-blast ability with you while you explore that dragon’s cave… unless you like being on fire?
Your creatures will help you gather resources in order to craft a wide array of tools, items, and structures. Collect unique lifeblocks to upgrade your creatures with new abilities. Build a homestead to protect them from thieving poachers. Start a farm to grow crops so you don’t go hungry. The better resources you have, the better the things you can craft, so you’ll need to scavenge if you like that whole “staying alive” thing.
The world around you is teeming with life, some friendly and some… not-so-friendly. You’ll need to work together with your creature companions to survive the many dangers of CHKN, avoid starvation, and defend your thriving homestead. There are three-headed dragons to fight and poachers to defeat. There are secret caves to explore, beaches to roam, and lush valleys to scavenge. There are also other, more mysterious things to discover but, you know, SPOILERS.
If the risk and survival of Adventure Mode aren’t your thing, you can spend your time in Creative Mode. Here you’ll have an unlimited supply of every lifeblock and resource at your fingertips, so you can experiment and create whatever you like from the beginning with no restrictions. You won’t have to kill four dragons to see what it’s like to have a creature with 12 fire-breathing heads. (Hint: It’s pretty great.)
If you want to survive island life as a group, or collaborate on a giant creature with a few of your buddies, you can open your game up for multiplayer. Invite your friends to join you in any mode, and see what you can accomplish together. Or maybe you prefer to set up different homesteads and compete for resources to see who comes out on top? It’s up to you.
Multiplayer Disclaimer: The current version is an early alpha so it may not work for some of you and there will be bugs. If you want to give it a go to help us test and share your feedback, you can try it out using these instructions. Thanks!
We’re just beginning with CHKN and we’d like to involve you in this journey as much as possible! Our development is completely open, so you can see what we’re working on, comment and vote on what you’d like to see added, and share your ideas with us in the discussion forums. Here are just a few of the things coming soon to CHKN:
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It’s here! The Adventure Update (v0.2.0) is now released, just in time for the holidays. There’s still some work to do but we really want to get the update out to everyone and start getting your feedback on the new features.
You’ll find some build highlights and the full patch notes below. We’ve also added a link to our bug/known issues list for your reference. Onward!
There are a LOT of improvements, updates, and brand new features in this build, with a big focus on Adventure Mode and creature interactions. Here are just a few of the highlights.
Remember to bring a creature or two with you while exploring. You never know who you might run into.
Put those creatures to work for you powering your homestead’s treadmills. (You only have to pay them in food.)
Get stronger and build larger, more powerful creatures to take on more difficult challenges as you explore the island.
Here we see the rare three-headed dragon dance-fighting technique.
See your creature’s strengths and weaknesses as you build it! Experiment with different lifeblock combos to see what stats you get.
Interact with your creatures and the world in different ways depending on what you’re holding. You’ll have your creatures eating out of the palm of your hand.
Make your way through the temple ruins to learn the ropes and build your first creature!
Even the chickens are jumping for joy.
Completely rewritten for more intelligent and emotionally responsive creatures... including scaredy cats.
Point and click, then select from a set of contextual actions. Your creature will take care of the rest.
Better movement and improved performance! Everything an angry creature chasing you over uneven terrain could wish for.
Protect yourself and look snazzy at the same time. Your creatures are sure to be impressed by your fashion sense.
Poor soggy chicken. Maybe we should have made him his own house?
Menus, inventory, health and hunger meters -- everything’s been upgraded! See how your creatures are doing at a glance.
“Hey guys, I heard there were donuts over here?!”
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We’ve got a list of known bugs and issues over on our Trello board, and we’ve made it public so you can see them, too. If you encounter anything on the list, you’ll know that we’re working on it. If it’s not on the list, please let us know so we can investigate!
Here are a few of the important ones we want to make sure you’re aware of:
We need your help to make CHKN better here in Early Access so please don’t hesitate to send your feedback along to us. We’re very happy to hear from you guys, whether you have comments to give, bugs to report, or just want to show off the stuff you’ve made.
We’re excited to share this update with you and we hope you like what we’ve added so far. We’re still hard at work on the known issues, as well as some other things we want to get into this update before we move on to the next one, so look out for another build in a few weeks.
- Team CHKN
P.S. A special note to our pre-release testers: Thanks for all your feedback and bug reports! We really appreciate all your help.
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