Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer game where you build the level as you play, placing traps and hazards to screw your friends over, but trying not to screw yourself.
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Very Positive (231 reviews) - 93% of the 231 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (744 reviews) - 89% of the 744 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 4, 2016

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June 24

Online Update, A New Block, & Official Soundtrack Release!

It's the Steam Summer Sale!!!

With it, Ultimate Chicken Horse has gotten some major online updates: there's no more "Beta branch" for online play, we've improved connectivity, added clearer messaging, and generally improved the whole online experience to make it much more playable. We are still keeping the online mode labeled as "Beta" because we will be constantly updating it, improving it and fixing the remaining bugs. You can check the full Update Log for a full list of improvements.

In this update, we're also including a bit of a preview for new content to come! We've added a new block, the horizontal moving block, which should open up a whole new world of possibilities of movement, placement and screwing with your friends:



We're planning on rolling out more content once the online Beta is out of Beta, but we wanted to give you a quick tease.

Last but certainly not least, we're announcing the official UCH soundtrack with a great new bundle!



The soundtrack was made by the amazingly talented Vibe Avenue, contains 12 tracks and over 40 minutes of sweet tunes. It also features live instruments: trumpets, saxophones, flutes, whistles, banjos, guitars, harmonica and more!



Enjoy, and you can expect some more big updates coming soon!

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April 4

Online Beta Update - Easier To Connect With Friends!

Hello everyone!

It's been a while since our last announcement, where we mentioned that the online beta would be coming soon. Well, we've got good news for you! It's actually been out for a little while, but previously people had been having issues connecting and had been experiencing game-breaking bugs. This announcement brings some important changes :)



Online Improvements
  • No more need for port forwarding
  • Scoring system works properly and games end at the right time
  • For a full list of fixes, check out the Steam discussion here

There are definitely still bugs though, which is why it's still in Beta. If you're experiencing bugs that aren't on the known list, please submit them here.

Known Issues
  • No sudden death when there's a tie game
  • Two coins can't be picked up at the same time online
  • For the full list of known issues, check out the Steam discussion here.

Next Steps?

We're working on making sure that the online play is seamless and there are no game-breaking bugs, so that's the highest priority. We've also started looking into setting up server lists so that you can join a game online without needing to have friends! I mean... without needing to invite friends to play online. This will act as a sort of "matchmaking", and we may look into doing real matchmaking at some point, but that will come later.

For now, enjoy the game, and if you want updates, be sure to follow us on Twitter. Thank you!

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Reviews

“PAX Game of Show: Ultimate Chicken Horse”
Alexa Ray Corriea - GameSpot

“An early front-runner for game of 2016”
Jeffrey Matulef - EuroGamer

“[One] of the most promising local multiplayer games I've tried since the likes of Towerfall”
Tom Marks - PC Gamer

About This Game

***ONLINE IS STILL IN BETA!!!*** Expect some bugs in the online mode! We've made major progress with our newest update and it's getting close to where it needs to be, but if you think you'll be frustrated by some connection bugs, feel free to wait a bit while we fix it and perfect it. Thanks for your interest and support.***

Ever wish you were a wall-jumping, arrow-dodging, trap-setting horse, besting your animal pals in a race through a peril-laden obstacle course that you all built together?

Wish Granted!

Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer where you and your friends build the level as you play, placing deadly traps before trying to reach the end of the level. If you can make it but your friends can't, you get a point! Play online or locally with your animal buddies and experiment with a wide variety of platforms in all sorts of strange locations to find new ways to mess with your friends.

Key Features

  • Online and local play (Online is currently in Beta, expect some bugs)
  • Unique game flow, from strategic block placement to twitch control platforming
  • 9 levels with different features (for now)
  • Huge library of blocks to create an infinite variety of levels
  • Play as a chicken, horse, sheep, and other wonderful animals
  • Fun, cartoony art style
  • Sweet funky soundtrack

Please note: there is no "single-player" version of this game. There is online multiplayer, where you can join random lobbies with friends or strangers, so you can still enjoy the game alone!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or better
    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS or comparable
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Mr.Doritos
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
- Buy it
- Think will regret buying it
- Download it
- Play it
- Got bored
- Suddenly power cuts off
- Look at the clock
- 31-12-9999
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Flawless
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
why only a xbox controller...
i have a play 4 controller and it does not work!!
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Chemicality
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This game is outright funny, and Replayable! Anytime I have nothing to do, and Im bored, If I play this game it easily makes me a lot happier!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Buns™
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Pros:
- I get to kill my friends over and over.
- My friends help me kill my friends over and over.

Cons:
- My friends kill me over and over.
- ♥♥♥♥in' furries.
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Alexander
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
每次都塊快笑到虛脫
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LucidlyDreaming
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Fun game to ♥♥♥♥ your friends over in..... if you have friends.
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Gem
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Superior Chicken

8/2
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idranoid
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This game is a simple but fun platforming game featuring animals, your goal? Build (or destroy) structures to screw over your opponents and reach the goal

The gameplay is rather simple yet fun, I found myself immediately being able to sit down and play without any real use of a tutorial, not only that but every single structure has a single effect, seeing it happen once will be plenty to know what happens, so experimentation is key here, let's not forget the relatively simple controls that you yourself can customize and you have very good gameplay.

The music I haven't payed too much attention to but is quite nice on the ears, it fits the scenario but I can't help feeling like there's only a single track in the game due to how similar they sound... That is if there's more then 2-3 tracks in the game.

Graphics are simple but work better in my personal opinion, often times game with realism are tougher on the system and this game's simple graphics gives off a nice sense of cartoonish fun, despite the... relatively harsh deaths that can be accomplished, never the less each animals are distinct from one another and it's pretty clear which one's which, add in accesories that you can unlock and extra maps (which I have to say, the backgrounds are great and do their jobs perfectly) and you've got everything very solid.

Positives
+Simple controls
+Easy learning curve
+Replayability
+Simple Graphics
+Smooth Gameplay
+Up to 4 players
+Hilarious Gameplay


Negatives
-Boxes appear randomly and give random rewards
-Online mode causes slowdowns, especially in bigger maps (or with lots of stuff)
-No single player

Is this a game worth buying? Sure, but I recomend keeping it as local as possible with friends and family as the online isn't too stable yet (but it works), however it's still in beta so who knows, maybe it'll fix itself slowly and over time.
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DeliveryNinja
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Fantastic game, at first I wasn't sure it was going to be worth £10 but as you can see I've already put in 10 hours solo playing the online beta even though there are a few bugs. The gameplay can be difficult and very funny and is probably similar to super meatboy but with a mario maker level building element.

The downside is that there is no single player game. I think all the elements are there in the multiplayer that would allow you to make side scrolling levels and collect coins just using existing pieces and give the game a mario style single player.
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Miffy
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I laughed out loud when I saw other three jumped to the air and died before me.
Then I run+shift+space, successfully landed on the wall and made to the end.

Then got hit by a bunch of pillows.

11/10 Best friendship ruining game I've ever played.
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game is almost unplayable.

Because you will be laughing far too hard to do anything.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I've never been so compelled to review a game so soon after purchase. I've only played about an hour or so with my friends, but it has been the most rib-crackingly hilarious time I've spent on a game. Trying to screw over your friends without making the level too hard for yourself is nearly impossible and is made all the more funny when you are thwarted by your own trap. Brilliant game, brilliant concept and brilliant miltiplayer.
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Amazing game! Best part no Bears!

Nothing more fun than seeing your friends die!
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This is a fun game for the entire family. My kids are always asking if we can play.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
I laughed out loud when I saw other three jumped to the air and died before me.
Then I run+shift+space, successfully landed on the wall and made to the end.

Then got hit by a bunch of pillows.

11/10 Best friendship ruining game I've ever played.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
"If you think party mode is cool, you just haven't played long enough." ;-)

Hands down, this is the funniest jump-and-run-party game I have played in the last 25 years!

Grab a few friends, sit down on the couch, get a blender, fill it with Super Mario, Tetris, The Incredible Machine and add a buggy pinch of Networking Code, press "Play" and prepare for a night of non-stop fun and laughter, while you watch others die and well, yourself too. Because that trap you set for the other, did work out so well for you too ;-)

Yes, to be honest there are (to date) some issues with networked play, but hey. I really hope they do well, fix these and especially increase user base and continue to add more traps!

12/10 would trap again!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
So far the only thing that I feel could make this better would be a more straightforward way of unlocking maps and the ability to play with more than 4 players at a time.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Straight up, this game is adorable. I love all the characters and wish I could get a plushie. But still, the real fun is in the level design, and thats what this game does flawlessy perfect. I recommend it to anyone looking for a light-hearted, fun and friendly game to play, whether it be with your friends or family.

The developers are also so active and really put all of their passion into the game, and that's something wounderful.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Commiting suicide made easy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Fun only with friends
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