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Behold! The miracle of life packed into cubes. CHKN is an open world sandbox game where life itself is your strongest tool. Bring creatures to life by assembling them from body parts, each packed with its own special sauce. Cook up whatever creatures you want and don’t be surprised if your creation has a mind of its own. With Creative, Adventure, and Multiplayer modes, there is an abomination for everyone.


KEY FEATURES

  • Unique AI (aka the Special Sauce): You have the power to bring creatures to life by slapping blocks together, in whatever shape, size, or combination you want. These blocks of intelligent life give your creature unique personalities based on the combinations you make. No two creatures are alike...unless you make them alike. In which case, an egg will pop out of one of them. Even if it’s a cat. Because SCIENCE.
  • Creature Interaction: Creatures have all the feels and they’re not afraid to express them. Sad eyebrows? Your creature might be lonely. Happy smiles and farts? Your creature loves you for feeding them hamburgers. If a creature is snarling and running at you, then it’s probably too late - you’re dead.
  • Survival Tactics: You and your creature are starving to death. Do you feed your creature the last of your apples? Or do you cook your creature into a burger to feed yourself!?? Too much? OK. Creatures will work better than tools at collecting resources and protecting your homestead. They’re better at fighting and cutting down trees than you are, so you’ll definitely want them on your side.
  • BUILD ALL THE THINGS! Build a house! Build a farm! Build a three-headed, five-footed, llama-rantula-pus! With your creatures’ help, break apart your surroundings to craft tools and structures. Craft beds made of chicken parts and farm the land in order to survive and thrive.
  • Adventure, Creative and Multiplayer Modes: Modes on modes on modes.
  • Burps and farts. Need we say more?

DISCLAIMER

This is an Early Access game, which means it’s a little chick growing with every build. Remember raising them in school? Well, we’re that little chick under the heat lamps, confused about why we’re standing in sawdust with kids staring down at us.

But seriously. We’re just beginning with CHKN and we want you along for the ride. It’s going to be crazy and weird, but we’re going to involve you in any way possible, whether it’s asking for advice, testing out new features, or just showing us your ridiculous creations! We love hearing from you guys. Team CHKN is just a tweet, email, comment, or a very loud scream away.

FUTURE ROAD MAP:

  • Additional creatures; dragon, goat, sheep, llama and many more.
  • Added abilities; flying, poison, fire breathing.
  • Improved AI; dogs can guard houses, ants can follow scents, etc.
  • Improved Multiplayer Mode.
  • Cactus-Man.
  • Much larger world, with additional biomes and points of interest.
  • See our full Road Map here.

PRESS INQUIRIES


For press inquiries please contact hey@katapultstudio.com.




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Since April 1st we have been working hard to bring you guys the first, substantial update since launch. After blood, sweat, tears, too much caffeine and not enough sleep, we are happy to announce that the May Update is now live!

First of all, we want to thank the community for their patience and understanding when we made some adjustments to this release. We would much rather take our time and make a great multiplayer experience for everyone, then deliver a rushed, buggy one.

That being said, here is what’s new in this update!

  • 7 new creatures! (goat, llama, sheep, pig, elephant, venus fly trap, and the long awaited, fire breathing dragon!
  • Conflict: there is a chance that creatures will attack your homestead at night. There are also more events happening throughout the map.
  • New point of interest: find the cave and discover what waits inside!
  • Creature stats: you are now able to see how hungry, happy and tame your creatures are!
  • New items: craft exploding fruit and transmute cacti and trees into living, breathing creatures!

We hope you have a blast playing this new update! As always, let us know if you have any problems or bugs, questions or suggestions. Start a discussion in the forum, go through our trouble shooting guide, and feel free to email us at helpchkn@katapultstudio.com.

Have fun making abominations!

- Team CHKN.

CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST TRAILER!



NEW CREATURE SHOWCASE!


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Discover what awaits you in the cave!


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Watch out as night approaches! Evil things may creep up on you.


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Transmute at the chemistry table using unicorn horns and cacti/tree trunks.


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ADVENTURE AWAITS!


CHKN Dev Log: What new post-launch?

CHKN Dev Log: What new post-launch?

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We released on April 1st (see, it wasn't a joke) and we have been working our chicken butts off since. Read on to see what we have been up to!

CHKN is now available on Steam!

CHKN is now available on Steam!

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Exactly a year ago John and Roman had this crazy idea to make a game about building creatures that have intelligence. One year later, our game (and our...

CHKN Tutorial: Bonding (plus how to use the whistle!)

CHKN Tutorial: Bonding (plus how to use the whistle!)

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Bonding with your creature is a crucial part of CHKN! It's what separates the wild animals from your trusted companion.

CHKN Tutorial: Creating Life!

CHKN Tutorial: Creating Life!

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"Sandbox Game" has become a genre in itself over the last decade, and it's been growing ever since. With CHKN, you don't just change your environment...

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