Based in New York City, USA

Release date:
April 1st, 2016

Steam Early Access (PC/Mac/Linux)


Regular Price:



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.


- 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


  • 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.


Trailer YouTube

Adventure Update Gameplay YouTube

Content Creator Mix YouTube

Find more videos on our YouTube channel.


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (124MB)
Palmsheep Petting.gif
Poacher on a Pig - Horizontal.png
Time to Go.jpg
Chicken in the Rain.gif
Poacher Attack.jpg
A Range of Emotions.jpg
Scaredy Cat.jpg
Miniboss Encounter.jpg
Giraftopus Revelry.jpg
Venus Fly Trap.png
Chicken Feed.gif
Poacher Battle - Logo.png
Poacher on a Pig - Vertical.png
Chasing Chickens - Logo.png
Navigating Terrain.gif
Building a Friend.png
Hardworking Bi-Pedal Cow.jpg
Chasing Chickens.png
Not a Fan of Fences.jpg
Jumping for Pie.gif
Poacher Battle.png
Four Heads Are Better Than One.jpg


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

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John Manna
Developer/Producer for CHKN

Roman Revzin
Developer/Creative Director for CHKN

Greg Wagner

Kevin Chen
3D Artist

Ashley Farlow
3D Artist, Animator

Kyra Reppen

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