omigosh... I think I updated, and forgot to save. :s
Thank you for pointing this out. :D
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There is NO MAXIMUM! Whaaaa? Ultimate cash sink! Thank you so much, we have it out now on Steam also with achievements and such and hey, why not check out our discord if you feel so inclined. :D
Hi! We really underestimated how much people would want to play the game in a sitting (we have so many people asking just this!), and have some cool ideas on how to fix this. Right now the only way is to go in and manually make back ups of your save files. It always saves to the same place, so just reinstalling the game wont fix it.
We have cool ideas on how to add new game+ or the ability to make new farms/profiles but it would be for at least another update, NEXT UP RACES! If you want to keep super up to date why not jump in our discord? Were super friendly/active and love feedback!
Oh ho ho! You are going to be so excited when you go check out our dev logs or jump in our discord.
Chook Races, coming really soon! Along with 3 more Legendary Chooks with more on the way!
Thanks a tonne for the feedback! We've had a lot of people say the same thing, and we've been smashing out some updates for the game to solve those issues. Whats fun is that we are making exactly what you are asking for here... :P We have some stuff coming up that we hope will flesh out the game a whole lot. We have added more interactions on the farm, you will now get attacked by pests/predators at night, as well as new buildings and chook types that will mix things up a bit. We are going to have a spooky event any day now that will start to introduce all this stuff... as well as the first Legendary Chooks.
THEN we have Chook Races coming. You will be able to train a chook (and eventually a team of chooks) to compete in races. :D
Ofc the races will have a bunch of cool rewards and progression and all that cool stuff too. And even more Legendary Chooks!
Hey there! Thank you SO much. Its so cool seeing content like this pop up, peeps like you are the best. :D We have lots in store, so chook a look back soon.. in fact any day now, things gonna get spooky up in here...
Hey! Thanks a lot for the feedback, its stupid late here but I will watch that vid first thing. :)
We agree with the points you make here, ultimately we only had about 10 weeks to get it done (it was in partnership with RSPCA who are using it in a educational campaign).
HOWEVER after we got so much love, we decided we needed to smash out some content and smooth out those rough edges. We are adding minigames, more direct interactions with the chooks, as well as unique one of a kind Chooks. So hopefully we keep you chookin until we can get that out... we HOPE end of this week, alongside an iOS version and Steam release.
Do you mean that when you loaded you only have 9 left, or did they all leave after you loaded?
We're looking into it, but this is the first we've seen of this bug. They cant leave unless you are active on your farm, the only thing we can currently think has happened is some sort of corruption or editing of the main save file.
Again, massive apologies you've had this experience, and Im happy to sort you out with a boosted save if you contact me directly via contact@trilumstudios or join our disc and hit us up there.
Ahhh yeah that will do it unfortunately...
You can also remove chickens from your farm if you run into something like that again.
If you go to the chook menu, click an individual chook, you can use the garbage can icon to remove said chook from your farm.
Be careful with those gold chooks though!
Oh no! Sorry about the late reply its the weekend here. Golden Chooks are a lot more upkeep than the other chooks, at least -5 per chook. If you hatched a lot and then got unlucky with a rainy day, or low food this can really affect your happiness level.
The more Chooks you have, the more unhappiness you create due to crowding. If they get too unhappy Chooks will decide to leave until you bring the happiness back up.
Or was there some kind of bug do you think that stopped you/made too much unhappiness?
Either way, it sucks you have to start over, if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or join our discord I may be able to help boost you back up!
Wow thanks a tonne for the feedback! The tutorial is something we really want to go over in our next update, mainly by splitting it up and clearing up little bugbears like the ones you've mentioned.
There is even some stuff that could be a lot clearer or are simply not covered, such as moving buildings after you've bought them with the spanner tool/customise button.
Our disc is the best place to get us but I will check back here regularly, as a small team feedback like this is super useful. :D
Just to clarify, by mousepad do you mean your laptops trackpad? If so then yes, you should be able to use a pinch inward or outward, or use two fingers at once and swipe up or down, or whatever you usually use to scroll using your trackpad. Let me know if this helps. :)
We will be posting some updates that hopefully move it further away from being an idle game(which it kind of began out as). So if you liked the general chookin, be sure to keep an eye out. :)
We got so much more love than we anticipated.. waking to people playing your game on youtube and all the feedback kinda took us by surprise, so were definitely going to take all of this on board and smash out some updates. Which you best believe will drop on itch first.
While we want to tweak the progression, and definitely polish the tutorial, we want to make a real push to add more interactions and events with the chickens.. I think its gonna be pretty rad.
Also.. just respect most high for this incredible community. Itch rocks.
They have to be literal about the think different thing huh?
BUT ALSO! We haven't forgotten don't worry. Still hoping to launch it to iOS alongside the Steam release, with a bunch of cool additions and quality of life upgrades. :D
Woop! So this got lost in some follows so sorry for the late reply.
We can forgive the odd bit of fraud.. ;) Thanks for the feedback, the bug in the picture is something we are tracking down, but also maybe they are just hanging out? No its a bug.
Most of the stuff people have said we couldn't agree more with, and it was literally a matter of not enough time. Over the next week or two we will be pushing a bunch of smaller fixes, and a major content patch that will hopefully smooth out that progression and just make the game overall a lot more interactive.
If we somehow get really lucky/create a temporal loop, we might even try and get something extra spooky out for the end of the month.
We are! This was a super early release but we will have some cool updates, and be coming to Steam as well as just iOS devices. So fingers crossed and with the grace of the Games Gods we will have it on Macs and Apple phones in the next week or two.
I can totally take a look at it for you, but from what we can deduce it is probably gone.
Still, email it through to email@example.com
In the very worst case scenario I could sort you out with a save that would get you back to where you were.
Oh hot dogs.. you may have gotten really unlucky there if it was saving at the same time!
The game saves to this folder:
C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\LocalLow\Trilum Studios\Cheeky Chooks
You can check there and see, but if on the main menu its showing up 'New Game' instead of 'Continue' it's because it cant find a save file. Check in that folder and see if its there, also that you are logged in as the same user.
When we launch on Steam we hope to get cloud saves working to solve this issue. I'm really sorry if you lost your progress, let me know how you go either way. I may be able to give you some kind of boost if you have lost stuff.
We are totally going to jump on that. I couldn't agree more, my plan is to split them up, and make some of them purely contextual, so little pop ups that only appear when you click a thing.
It also misses some finer points like you keep generating eggs offline, the spanner tool enables moving stuff after purchase/selling stuff, the chicken UI... we just got swamped, but are going to try and get all of that and some new events and minigames out over the next week or so leading up to launching on Steam and iOS.
Thanks again for the feedback, its really appreciated. :D
Hey CoalFire! Firstly just want to thank you a whole tonne, for a first time developer waking up to someone reviewing your game like this is amazing. Not to mention, being so small we have had really limited budget/playtesting. Basically just me, playing this game hundreds of times albeit it with some exploits.
There is some stuff that we kind of missed, the biggest being clarifying that you make money whilst offline. Each coop can store a certain amount, which increases as you upgrade it. As you upgrade your farm, it also increases the time you can be away. The idea being that you log in once or twice a day to check on your chooks. That said! There are events and interactions that we want to add, like general farm upkeep but more importantly more direct interactions with the chickens.
You can move items that you've already bought by clicking the spanner button, which is on the bottom left bar third from the right next to the settings cog and the camera button. You can also sell items by using the delete button when in this mode.
This kind of feedback is super super useful, and once again thanks so much for your time, effort and feedback. We will be releasing to Steam and iOS within the next fortnight, and hope to have a nicer clearer tutorial in place by then, and some of the gameplay issues ironed out. Less pumpkins I promise.
...but also, whilst your 'get lots of chooks' strat is good... maybe you should look at what the feeders give you at max level... quality over quantity is kinda the whole point. ;)
Ready to get Chookin?
Do you have what it takes to be an ultimate Chook rancher? Gonna be straight with ya kid, it can be tough work. These are some CHEEKY CHOOKS, and you’re gonna realise quickly if you dont keep your chooks happy, you’ll go bankrupt, financially AND morally! Hah!
So many Chooks!
Theres so many different chooks! Probably millions… okay not millions, but a lot! If you want to hatch them all, you’re going to need to grow from a small podunk dusthole into a gigantic chicken utopia MEGA RANCH!
We are a super new and small team, but we have a few surprises we want to add to Cheeky post release. Mainly stuff like little events, and maybe some more chookens. Developed in just 10 weeks, Cheeky Chooks was a collaboration between Trilum Studios and RSPCA Australia.