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.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (11) - 90% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (1,497) - 80% of the 1,497 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 1, 2016
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to get Life Blocks into people’s hands sooner rather than later. By releasing in Early Access, we have more than just our small team contributing to and testing the game; we have a whole community. With everyone playing and sharing their thoughts, and being able to watch how people play, we can understand what players want from CHKN and make a better game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We want to make sure we incorporate player feedback as much as possible and leave Early Access only when the game is ready. Development is on hold due to performance and optimization issues preventing release of CHKN 1.0. For more information, please see our latest news update on where we currently stand.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Since we first released in Early Access, the world has gotten larger and more vibrant and varied, the creatures more intelligent and more useful with additional abilities, the survival gameplay deeper and more rewarding, the content and items more numerous, the UI cleaner and easier to use, and many other updates. Our original plan was to also add new features and gameplay as well, like modding and scripting, additional creative tools, advanced creature training, alchemy, friendly NPCs, boss battles, sharing creatures with the community, and tons more. Plus all the great ideas, suggestions, and feedback we have been getting from the community. However, we're currently on hold with future development. For more information, please see our latest news update on where we currently stand.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We consider the current Early Access version of CHKN to be in an early beta state. The game currently includes the core versions of Creative, Adventure, and Arena modes for playing and testing, so you can build creatures using 150+ Life Blocks and dozens of different abilities; give them basic commands; explore the tropical island biome; gather resources and craft them into basic items, tools, and structures; and pit creatures against each other in battle. Our empathic intelligence AI is far enough along that creatures can actually learn, obey commands, express emotion, and develop relationships with the player, fellow creatures, and objects in the world.

While there are many features playable in the game's current state, there are some major performance and optimization issues that make it unstable.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Early Access pricing was discounted from the intended 1.0 launch pricing for those interested in joining us during development and to thank them for being with us from the beginning. Since future development is currently on hold, we've now set the game to Free so that more people can enjoy what we've been able to accomplish together.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We think of the community as our co-designers. We’re making CHKN together and love to hear from players about any aspect of the game.

Though development is currently on hold, our Discord is still open for chatting with your fellow CHKN players, like finding multiplayer partners, sharing ideas and creatures, helping each other out, or just sharing memes.”
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Reviews

“The game was fun already, just making weird creatures, but now I can go around collecting resources and make my own creatures. [...] This game is awesome now. I can't wait to play more of it.”
jacksepticeye

“CHKN's focus on giving value and life to your creations outside of the simple joy of building may be the first big step in the genre since Minecraft.”
Curse Gamepedia

“I actually really like the idea. [...] A world populated by tame-able creatures.”
Kotaku

About This Game

CHKN IS INCOMPLETE AND NO LONGER IN ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT.

The game is playable in its current state on a good computer but with some bugs and technical issues that prevented us from continuing development. We've made the game free and hope people will still enjoy what we were able to build together. Thank you so much for all your support. 🧡

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CHKN is an open-world sandbox game where life itself is your strongest tool! 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.

Features:


  • Create life: Build block by block to bring living, breathing creatures to life
  • Adventure: Work with your creatures to survive on a mysterious island
  • Creative: Build anything you can imagine
  • Arena: Battle your creature's new abilities against other Players' combinations
  • Multiplayer: Invite your friends to join you
  • Plus more new features and content

* CHKN is created with the help of our amazing players! We'd love to hear your feedback on our Discord.

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS *: Windows 7+, 64-bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz+ Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.1 Compatible GPU
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit
    • Processor: i5 Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 900 series
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD storage
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+, 64-bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz Equivalent CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+, 64-bit
    • Processor: i5 Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 900 series
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD storage
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, 64-bit; SteamOS+
    • Processor: 2 GHz Equivalent CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, 64-bit; SteamOS+
    • Processor: i5 Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 900 series
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD storage

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