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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Greetings, friends! We’re drinking a lot of caffeine and working hard on the next release. (Who needs sleep, right?!) Here’s another batch of sneak peeks for you, as well as an update on the release schedule since the build isn’t quite ready yet. More info on that down below!
Adventure Mode now starts you off inside some mysterious ruins, where you’ll learn the ropes and find an equally mysterious glowy egg.
Creatures can now power structures! Here’s a cat-thing running on a treadmill to power a saw mill. (And then John hops on for a nice workout.)
The new creature command system and radial menu are in, and the options change depending on what actions are available. It makes commanding creatures much easier and more precise.
Avatar armor! If you’re tired of your fancy red cloak, you can craft yourself some new duds. You’ll have to find the resources first, of course… (or just load Creative Mode!)
New animation system + new legs + new movement code = better pathfinding! Creatures avoid obstacles and do a better job of not getting stuck or lost when you call them. (It also makes for some nice chicken daredevil jumps.)
New Release Date
We wanted to get the next release out to everyone for Thanksgiving, but there are still some bugs to squash and things that need polishing. We’re going to take one more development sprint to work on these. That means our new target for release is around December 6th. If you were waiting for the release, we’re sorry about the delay! We just want to make sure it’s stable and ready for you before we publish it.
Pre-Release Test Build
In the meantime, we’ve already put the latest test build up on pre-release! We’ll keep updating it as we make more progress. You can opt-in to give the pre-release a try and let us know what bugs you find on the forums. It really helps. Thank you!
Have a great weekend. We’ll talk to you again soon.
- Team CHKN
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