Factsheet

Developer:
Katapult.
Based in New York City, USA

Release date:
April 1st, 2016

Platforms:
Steam Early Access (PC/Mac/Linux)

Website:
chkngame.com

Regular Price:

USD$14.99

Description

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. CHKN is currently available in Early Access on Steam.

History

- Demo released in October 2015

- Greenlit by the Community on Steam on October 30th, 2015 (in the Top 5 of that round!)

- Opened Adventure Mode to Beta Testers on January 13th, 2016

- Officially launched on Steam Early Access on April 1st, 2016 (not an April Fool's joke!)

- *Currently in development*: new creatures, features, and content updated regularly as we continue on our way to v1.0

Features

  • CREATE LIFE, BLOCK BY BLOCK: Bring living, breathing creatures to life in any size, shape, or combination you can imagine, with genuine personalities and feelings that respond to your actions and the world around them.
  • GIVE YOUR CREATURES UNIQUE TRAITS AND ABILITIES: Life blocks 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.
  • 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. The better resources you find, the better the things you can craft!
  • FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL AS YOU EXPLORE A MYSTERIOUS ISLAND: Work together with your creature companions to survive the many dangers of CHKN, avoid starvation, and defend your thriving homestead.
  • GET CREATIVE: If the risk and survival of Adventure Mode aren't your thing, you can spend your time in Creative Mode with an unlimited supply of every life block and resource at your fingertips. Create whatever you like with no restrictions.

Videos

First Look at the New CHKN YouTube

Trailer YouTube

Content Creator Mix YouTube

Find more videos on our YouTube channel.


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (112MB)
chicken_toolstation.jpg
highres_banner_logo.png
arenasetup.gif
winggust.jpg
itsbehindmeisntit.png
chkn_pig.jpg
A Range of Emotions.jpg
chkn_crab.jpg
chickenbuilder.jpg
daaawwwww.jpg
crabbyface.gif
spookytemple.png
lightcatchase.png
uhhhhh_hi.png
epic_arena_battle.jpg
suspicious_hat_cat.jpg
homesteadfarming.png
spoopychicken.jpg
pineapplefeeding.png
pigattack.png
highres_banner.png
ridingscenery.png
chkn_cyborg_dodo.jpg
lifeshaperget.png
flyingcat.png
11x17_CHKN_Poster.jpg
chickenavatarrun.gif
dangerpigs.png
mechspider_friend_2.jpg
achickenandarake.jpg
hydraencounter.png

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Voted top 100 for Indie Game of the Year 2015" IndieDB
  • "Developer story winner for 'The Art of CHKN'" Made with Unity
  • "Voted top 100 for Indie Game of the Year 2016" IndieDB
  • "2017 Gamer's Voice Awards Nominee" SXSW
  • "IndieCade Showcase @ E3 Selection, 2017" IndieCade
  • "IndieCade Showcase @ E3 Selection, 2018" IndieCade

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Monetization Permission

Katapult. allows for the contents of CHKN to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from CHKN is legally & explicitly allowed by Katapult.. This permission can be found in writing at http://www.chkngame.com/press/sheet.php?p=chkn.


About Katapult.

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More information
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CHKN Team

John Manna
Developer/Producer for CHKN

Greg Wagner
Developer

Kevin Chen
3D Artist

Jason Harlow
Art Director

Kyra Reppen
CEO


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