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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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Hey, CHKNeers! This week’s update makes fighting creatures in the Arena more fun, with camera and AI/combat improvements as well as new pre-built creatures to test out. We want your feedback on creature battling in the Arena! Tell us what you think of the update and share your creature combatants with us on the Discord.

This update also includes:

  • New homestead art
  • Better creature riding
  • Fixes to loading and performance

Arena Update

Creature AI improvements for better combat, plus cameras have been updated so you can see the action (and faces!) more clearly.

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This Snicken is quite shocked at how much health it doesn’t have. Better luck next time, Snicken.

  • Cameras:
    • Knockdown camera greatly improved (better transitions, closer focus on face to show creature’s reaction)
    • Camera bugs in Team Elimination mode have been fixed
    • Fixed awkward camera transitions in Exhibition mode.
  • Combat AI improvements: Creatures no longer end up in staring contests; they’re much more aggressive in combat
  • New Arena creatures: Added new prebuilt creatures to try out in battle
  • Fixed Arena attack attempt & hits tracking

Check out some of our favorite community creature creations in this collection and try them out in the Arena. Then share your best Arena creature creations on the Discord. We’ll be adding them to our next Arena collection!

More Features & Fixes

Improvements to loading, creatures, homesteads, and environments, plus some bug fixes.

  • Optimization & Loading:
    • Reduced initial load time and optimized initial load memory usage. Loading should take significantly less time on lower end machines.
    • Improved auto-quality detection to choose performance settings more appropriate for your hardware
    • Added shadow distance setting to Options
    • The memory footprint of the game has been majorly decreased
    • World hitches (periodic framerate drops) that were caused by the game reading from the hard drive are now gone
  • Creature movement: Speeds re-tuned so creatures are much more agile across the board (makes for better combat and riding)
  • Riding: Added an easy-to-craft riding item for early game to make riding more accessible, and improved targeting when riding a creature

  • Environment:
    • Melon & Squash art are higher fidelity and Raspberry & Blueberry items increased in poly count. Basically, these all now look more delicious
    • Bush textures got a visual tweak to bring them in line with other environment art
  • Homesteads: All new art for wood and stone structure items!

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  • Creatures & Life Blocks:
    • A new set of creatures now have a chance of spawning in the world
    • Unicorn and Dinosaur Spike Life Blocks got a spiffy revamp
    • Added new Antler Life Block

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  • FX: Impact effects are larger in scale so they’re easier to see
  • Item destruction: Disabled destruction of ability scrolls and item recipe tomes, and Electric Shock ability no longer destroys nearby items
  • Multiplayer Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where creatures were missing for clients
    • Fixed creature riding for clients
    • Fixed a bug where party members in a multiplayer game would take damage from friends
    • Fixed a bug where bush impact sounds were not playing for clients in multiplayer games
  • General Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a race condition with creature spawning that was causing multiple issues (abilities not appearing, duplicate creature records, and missing creature party avatars in the HUD)
    • Fixed a bug where players would teleport underground and bonded creatures would be lost forever if the player died while riding a creature
    • Fixed a bug where creature stamina while riding a creature would not deplete during sprinting
    • Fixed Creature AI triggering scared or angry routines at the wrong times
    • Fixed a bug where resolution settings were randomly changed/reset

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Make sure to join the CHKN Discord to give us your feedback! It’s also a good place to find multiplayer friends, share your creations, vote in our polls, and just hang out.

- 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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