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ABOUT THIS GAME


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.

Create life, block by block…

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?

Give your creatures unique traits and abilities…

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?

Work with your creatures to scavenge, craft, and build…

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.

Fight for survival as you explore a mysterious island…

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.

Get creative…

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.)

Bring your friends…

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!

Help us make CHKN great…

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:

  • All new, larger island: 5 different biomes, new places to explore, and 2 additional creature types
  • Survival progression: get stronger and build more powerful creatures as you explore more of the island and accomplish various tasks
  • Creature-powered structures: 3 new buildings that put your creatures to work turning raw materials into better resources
  • Mysteries to unlock: what are those mysterious beams of light shooting into the sky? Find them and unlock their secret!
  • Improved multiplayer: find friends and connect more easily with Steam Matchmaking
  • Additional content: new flying ability, tiered crafting recipes, high energy foods
  • And more, of course!


PRESS INQUIRIES


For press inquiries please contact heychkn@katapultstudio.com.




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Adventure Update v0.2.0!

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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!

What’s New

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.

All New Map

Remember to bring a creature or two with you while exploring. You never know who you might run into.

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Creature-Powered Structures

Put those creatures to work for you powering your homestead’s treadmills. (You only have to pay them in food.)

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Survival Progression in Adventure Mode

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.

Here we see the rare three-headed dragon dance-fighting technique.


Creature Stat System

See your creature’s strengths and weaknesses as you build it! Experiment with different lifeblock combos to see what stats you get.

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New Contextual Interactions and Prompts

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.


New Adventure Mode Starting Area

Make your way through the temple ruins to learn the ropes and build your first creature!

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First-Person Hands, Items, and Animations

Even the chickens are jumping for joy.


New Creature AI

Completely rewritten for more intelligent and emotionally responsive creatures... including scaredy cats.

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New Whistle Command Radial Menu

Point and click, then select from a set of contextual actions. Your creature will take care of the rest.


New Creature Animation System

Better movement and improved performance! Everything an angry creature chasing you over uneven terrain could wish for.


Avatar Armor

Protect yourself and look snazzy at the same time. Your creatures are sure to be impressed by your fashion sense.

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New Weather System

Poor soggy chicken. Maybe we should have made him his own house?


A Whole New UI

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?!”


There’s a lot more! For a full list of updates, you can check out the...

Patch Notes

  • NEW FEATURES:
    • Brand new environment: 5 unique biomes (tropical beach, forest, desert, swamp, volcanic) and points of interest to explore
    • New wild creature combos, with unique “mini-bosses” to challenge
    • New Adventure Mode intro experience (tutorial)
    • 4 mysterious temples added across the map (look for the beams of light to investigate!)
    • Magic eggs and lifeshaper relics added: unlock the ability to build more powerful creatures by finding the lifeshaper relics in Adventure Mode
    • New creature stat system: Important stats are displayed on screen while you build a creature
    • Creature-powered structures: craft building blocks and higher tiered items by putting your creatures to work
    • New whistle command radial system with contextual commands
    • First person hands, items, and animations for better immersion when using the first-person camera
    • New contextual interactivity system: available actions change depending on what you’re pointing at with the crosshair
    • Brand new UI/HUD throughout the game
    • Environmental effects for each biome added
    • Weather: relax on a raining evening or find your way through the rolling fog
    • New, completely rewritten creature animation system for improved performance and visuals
    • AI completely rewritten for improved performance and more intelligent creatures
    • New pathfinding implementation: allows creature to accurately transverse structures and uneven ground
    • New tools added: like the club and hammer
    • Player armor added: craft new armor to protect yourself in the wild
    • All new food items added: like meatloaf, donuts, sushi and, of course, PIE
    • Procedurally generated trees: different types of trees found in different biomes for environmental variety; also provide new types of tree blocks when chopped down
    • New plants/foliage found around the island in different biomes
    • Game difficulty setting added: Explore in peace or challenge yourself by giving your enemies the advantage. Choose from “easy”, “normal”, or “hard”. Creative Mode defaults to “peaceful”.
  • IMPROVEMENTS / CHANGES:
    • Creatures now respect diet type: herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore; they will get sick if feed the wrong food type
    • Creatures that have been commanded to attack another creature will no longer eat the lifeblocks of their vanquished foe
    • Creatures will now automatically help break things: start chopping down a tree, for example, and your creature will come assist
    • Creatures can now pick items up in their mouths: they’re helping!
    • While building a creature, removed blocks no longer fall to the floor and need to be picked up; instead, blocks are magnetized to the player and picked up automatically
    • Cooking now requires a fuel source (like some wood) and time for the item to cook
    • Camp fire is now a low-level tool: can only cook low quality foods (get a furnace for higher quality cooking!)
    • Creature lifeblocks and tree blocks drop rate has been reduced in Adventure Mode for survival progression balance
    • Tamed creatures burn energy when using abilities
    • Breakable objects now regenerate “health” if left alone for a period of time: for example, your walls will “heal” up soon after you stop a raid on your homestead
    • Breakable objects now have a minimal attack value required to break them, and any damage that’s too weak will bounce off: for example, your fist doesn’t do enough damage to break an iron deposit; you’ll need to use a strong creature or craft a stronger tool
    • Drag/drop added to inventory
    • Improved flying speed
    • Off-hand slot improvements: now easier to use items in your left hand
    • World interactions reworked: now based on where the crosshair was placed when you first interacted to help prevent misclicks
    • Explicit “Rotate Block” key added when building/place (R)
    • Can't hurt tamed creatures while riding or if multiple valid hits
    • Tooltip descriptions added to all items
    • Partial controller support added and inputs cleaned up (NOTE: Only tested on Windows 10 with Xbox 360 controller so far. Please let us know if you test this out and have any feedback!)
    • Lifeblock values adjusted for progression
    • Structure block values adjusted for progression
    • Item values adjusted for progression
    • All new creature leg animations
    • Smoother chunk loading
    • Object pooling expanded to all objects in game to help improve chunk loads
  • BUG FIXES:
    • Sound fall-off values tweaked
    • Tooltip now stays on screen near edges
    • Floating structure blocks fixed
    • Optimizations to many core systems

Known Issues

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!

View the known issues list here.

Here are a few of the important ones we want to make sure you’re aware of:

  • For anyone on a computer with 4GB of RAM or less, there will be some memory issues: lengthy black screen and slow loading at startup, and a lower framerate while playing. We recommend exiting any other big apps while you have CHKN running to help alleviate this. We’re looking into it!
  • Creature collision detection is still in progress, meaning that sometimes creatures collide with objects in the world (walk through a huge boulder, for example).
  • If you’re on a 32-bit OS, you may have noticed we increased the minimum requirements to 64-bit. This is temporary! We added a lot to this build and went over the limit, so we’re researching the best way to bring 32-bit back.
  • You may notice a change to the multiplayer menus. We’re in the process of adding Steam peer-to-peer networking with lobby support for the next update, but it’s unfinished at the moment. We recommend avoiding multiplayer for now!

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Tell Us What You Think

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.

  • Bug Reports: Submit bugs to this forum and we’ll take a look.
  • Feedback: Let us know what you think about CHKN, or post your ideas and suggestions.
  • Share: Tweet us @chkngame or upload your screenshots to Steam. We’d love to see what you create!

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“Sup?”


More to Come

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.

Thanks, everyone!

- 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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