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.
In CHKN, life itself is your strongest tool. From tiny pets to enormous abominations, Life Blocks allow you to bring to life nearly anything you can imagine. Explore a vast, mysterious island and solve the mystery of the Poacher invasion with your newly-created companions by your side. Test out your creature combinations in battle in the Arena. Invite your friends to join you in any mode with online multiplayer and see what you can do together—start a zoo, hunt dragons, or collaborate on epic creatures.
With all these features, CHKN hatches unlimited ways to play!
CHKN fills what we felt was a gap in the sandbox genre. Sandbox games revolve around building worlds, structures, vehicles and robots. With CHKN, we wanted to add life itself into the mix. We started with building blocks—a familiar mechanic—that resulted in creatures exhibiting unique behaviors and personalities, depending on which blocks were used. We wanted players to be able to create a living, breathing sentient being that has emotions, reactions and feelings.
Early in development, we knew we wanted to encourage creativity and experimentation. Life Blocks allow for endless combinations and emergent behavior. Creations behave in unexpected and surprising ways. Just like they would in real life.
This meant no pre-canned animations, so we engineered our own procedural animation system. Each Life Blocks is unique and recognizable as its own animal, while still allowing players to assemble a variety of those animal blocks into one creature with a distinct look and personality.
Our players love to show us their creations, as well as give us feedback and suggestions. Over 15,000 creatures made by players have been uploaded to the Steam Workshop.