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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!


For press inquiries please contact heychkn@katapultstudio.com.

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Outta the way! Chest-hauling snakephant coming through!

Our lovely CHKNeers have been asking for creatures to carry chests and it’s a great idea we couldn’t refuse. Now you’re no longer restricted by your own inventory slots… as long as you have creatures with ample storage tagging along, that is.

This update also has new wild creature nests to find while exploring, main menu and UI improvements, and more. Check out the notes below, play the new updates, and let us know what you’d like to see next by posting over in our Discord.

And join us on Monday @ 3:30 PM EST for our next dev stream! More details below.

Creatures can now carry chests!

  • Lighten your load, collect more resources while exploring, or carry enough food for all your friends.
    • First, craft a chest mount and add it to your creature.
    • Then place a chest in the mount or tell your creature to pick up a chest using the chest UI or commanding with a whistle.
  • Multiple chests can be mounted on a single creature but be warned! The creature’s leg strength determines how quickly it moves under the added weight.

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Wild Creature Egg Nests

  • Eggs you encounter in the wild will now be found sitting in nests, making them easier to spot while exploring.
  • Nests have a chance to spawn multiple eggs, meaning more chances to find the Life Blocks you’re hunting for.
  • The number of nests that spawn throughout the world has also been increased.

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Just remember: where there are nests, there are probably very protective parents.

Main Menu/UI Improvements

  • Added “Create a Creature” to the main menu for quicker access when you’re feeling inspired
  • Added announcements so the latest news is available in-game

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  • Polished and streamlined profile creation so it’s easier to manage your profiles
  • Removed stress bars from the UI
  • Streamlined in-game Party screen for easier creature management
    • You can now have 6 creatures in your party (up from 4)
    • Creature level is now revealed in the UI
    • Added the ability to SHIFT-CLICK on the revive screen to spend an entire item stack

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See important creature info easily at a glance or use the menu to do more.

Gameplay Balancing

  • Disabled time-based creature spawning near player built structures.
  • Changed starvation to no longer cause death. Instead will bring health down to 1 hp.
  • Tamed amount no longer decays over time.
  • Adjusted Glass Pane, Alchemy Table, and Vial crafting recipes.
  • Taming a creature now resets its level to 1.
  • Added ability to increase creature level by sacrificing Life Blocks.

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Select “Level Up” from the menu and click the Life Blocks you want to sacrifice to level up your creature.


  • Polished block-by-block assembly animation when spawning a creature.
  • Editing creature modes now default with creature interaction items equipped.
  • Changed save updater to only run before a save is loaded (this prevents long loading times if you have a lot of saved games)
  • Save updater no longer blocks UI from refreshing.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed egg hatching spawn time that was preventing eggs from spawning in some situations. Eggs should spawn faster now.
  • Fixed infinite loading when continuing from a save.
  • Fixed a bug causing discovered creatures to be rediscovered.
  • Will no longer grant taming achievement for untamed creatures.
  • Fixed save backups from not being created.
  • Creature collection now displays the correct amount of cards based off of screen aspect ratio.
  • Fixed certain textures not using texture steaming.
  • Corrected missing normal and metallic textures on treadmills and workstations.
  • Fixed a bug with saddles and undo/redo that could break gamestate.
  • Fixed stuck status effects (stuck electricity)
  • Creature Animation/Builder fixes
    • Dynamic bone safety added
    • Cursor releases to edit orb when new window opened
    • Fix to end link ordering
    • Set end link priority when it has the same control block to block facing forward
    • Fixed siding issues with blocks with offsets (crab legs was most obvious)
    • Added code to override leg children attachment setting
    • Fixed siding on cursors

Dev Stream Monday @ 3:30 PM EST

Join Greg and John on their adventures for our next developer livestream. They’ll be showing off new updates and probably dying miserably while trying to take down a boss or two. It happens. Bring your CHKN questions for the guys or just come hang out!

Watch on: ❤️ YouTube | 💜 Twitch | 💙 Steam

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See you there!

- Team CHKN

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Ok, I'm not sure what this is, but I take it, it's some kind of wilderness survival game?

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NEW updates!!!!!

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New Worlds and Creature Changes Come to CHKN in the Adventure Update


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