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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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Thank you to everyone who's been reporting multiplayer and game data issues! We've got fixes in progress and a workaround for you to use in the meantime. We could also use your help testing our fixes on Pre-Release. More info below.

Game Data Issues:

While playing multiplayer, or sometimes when returning to single player, many users are reporting missing data in their game. Most often this takes the form of missing inventory in chests and/or disappearing creatures. We’ve narrowed the cause down to some parts of the multiplayer framework, but in order to fully fix it we needed to bring in a new framework that we have better control over. That has been our main focus, and you can see the progress on our Pre-Release branch. Please help us test. More info below.

Here’s What You Can Do To Recover Lost Data

While we’re working on the fix, it is possible in many cases to recover the lost data. CHKN by default saves periodically while you’re playing as well as every time you return to the main menu. As soon as you notice that you have missing data you can load any of these past saves to recover. This will cause you to lose some progress, but this is often preferable to starting over. Here are the steps to take to recover your game:

  1. Save and return to the main menu to ensure you have a copy of your current save.
  2. Continue your adventure game.
  3. In the escape menu select the Load Save option.
  4. In this menu you will see a list of all the saves of your current adventure game, along with a timestamp of when it was saved. The bottom of the list is the most recent, so start there and work your way up to find a save that has the recovered data.

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The Load Save screen. Choose an older save from the list to load it and check if your lost data is there.

If you have questions or need more help, hop over to the bug-reports channel on our CHKN Discord and let us know.

Pre-Release Update & Testing

Our in-progress fixes have been pushed to Pre-Release (CHKN v0.7.7).

  • Updated to latest version of Unity Engine
  • Replaced networking framework with new solution to fix bugs and improve performance

It's a short list but they're big changes. We're still evaluating the Unity update and the networking framework needs more testing so we could use your help! We need folks to play multiplayer on Pre-Release and report anything out of the ordinary.

Tell Us...

  • Any oddness you experience in multiplayer
  • Saved game issues
  • Crashes and performance issues
  • Any other bugs you run across!

You can report your findings on our Pre-Release Forum or the CHKN Discord. And don't forget to also submit a bug using the in-game reporting feature so we have your game data for reference! Thanks for your help!

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Hit ESC in game and choose Send Feedback/Report Bug to view this form. If we need to contact you about your report, you'll see our replies here as well.

Community Spotlight

As always, there have been some amazing community creatures and video creations from the community recently, so it's time to spotlight some of our favorites!

Player Workshop Creatures

You can subscribe to any of these player-created creatures in the Workshop to bring them into your own games! If you'd like to see your own creations in a future spotlight, be sure to share them over on Discord in the creatures channel.

ねこバイク("Cat Bike") by goat

It's a motorcycle! Out of creature parts! An amazing amount of work went into this cat bike so that we can have motorcycle races with our friends in CHKN. Thank you, goat.

catbike by goat

Shin Tsozilla by Rathymos

According to Rathymos, this fearsome beast wreaks havoc on new CHKNeers and destroys all their freshly built structures. We believe it. Beware the Shin Tsozilla!

shintsozilla by rathymos

Dragon Knight by Drake the Demon

Who says dragons and knights can't get along? Maybe some of them work together to rain fiery destruction down on their enemies!

dragonknight by drakethedemon

Living Hamburger by wat94115

With no mouth, it will surely starve to death, which is pretty ironic actually. But we love this tasty burger anyway.

livinghamburger by wat95115

Let's Plays

Japanese streamer Jun (Unko-chan) started his CHKN life with a (mostly) chicken friend called FENIX… then gets the TELEPORTING VANISH ability and a basilisk so things get epic. Check out the whole stream for some fun adventures!

CHKNeer friend Jacemachine pits his famous Diogenes creature against one of his viewers' in a head-to-head arena battle. WHO WILL WIN?!

To share your videos or streams with us, make sure they're tagged as CHKN and post them on our Discord in videos so we can get the word out!

Thanks again for sharing all your beautiful creations with us, and for testing our fixes in progress. It helps a ton. We'll keep you updated on the progress.

- Team CHKN

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it super nice I like it

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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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