Regular Ion BlasterNeutron GunLaser CannonVulcan ChaingunLightning FryerPlasma RifleUtensil PokerBoron RailgunPhoton SwarmPositron StreamHypergunRiddlerCorn ShotgunMoron Railgun
Satellites MicrogunBarbequerBird-Flu GunICBM
Superweapons MissilesMinesDamage AmplifierDimensional Phase-outShockwave Capacitor
Astronomical objects StarsPlanetsBlack Hole
Regional Stores Space BurgerFortune TellerHerowareAftermarketHeroes AcademyGus's Gas
Regular Chicken Invasion (Waves) • Boss RushDroid Raid (Waves) • Squawk BlockDarknessComet ChaseSupernovaRetro
Special Daily ChallengeWeekly Challenge
Reactors Mr. Fusion Plutonium ReactorUranium Fission ReactorProton-Proton Chain Reactor
Heat Sinks Copper Heat SinkAluminium Nitride Heat SinkPyrolytic Graphite Heat SinkBeryllium Oxide Heat SinkCubic Boron Arsenide Heat Sink
Engines Electrostatic Ion ThrusterPulsed-Inductive ThrusterMagnetospheric Plasma ThrusterHall-Effect Thruster
Always On EM ShieldHeat ShieldGravity NullifierEvent Horizon StabilizerExtra SlotWarp BoostWarp DriveWarp, InterruptedOrbit Droid
Hardpoints Strobe Lights IStrobe Lights IIStrobe Lights III
Skills TouristRookieSeasonedVeteranVirtuosoSuperstar Hero
Spacecraft H&C 101 HatchlingH&C 201 PulletH&C 301 CockerelMüller M400 CatererMüller M404-PI DelivererMüller M408 Cuisinier
Licenses Off-Road LicenseSquadron License
Insights Score InsightKeys InsightPrice Insight
Fuel Small Fuel PackMedium Fuel PackLarge Fuel Pack
Mountable Progress MeterDamage IndicatorPoints IndicatorDestruction MeterExtra LifeCoolant CanisterPoultry Payback
Perishables Thrust Vector ControlBullet Spray ExpanderBullet Spray CondenserEggular RepulsorMass CondenserInvulnerability Extension
Background CI1 BackgroundCI2 BackgroundCI3 BackgroundCI4 BackgroundCI5 Background
Music CI3 music 1CI3 music 2CI3 music 3CI4 music 1CI4 music 2CI4 music 3CI5 music 1CI5 music 2CI5 music 3
Enemies & Bosses
Enemies Ordinary ChickenMine ChickenPilot ChickenMetal-suit ChickenUFO ChickenChickUFO ChickAlienAlien ContainerEggBlack HoleInterdimensional PortalFeatherBombBubbleFootballBarrier
Minibosses Armored ChickenChickenautChick Gatling Gun
Bosses U.C.O. AU.C.O. BU.C.O. CU.C.O. DShow 'em who's boss!Mysterious ShipIt Gets Cold in SpaceMother-Hen Ship (CI3)The Yolk-Star™Super-ChickGiant Robotic Space Crab AMother-Hen Ship (CI4)Infini-ChickGiant Robotic Space Crab BPlanetary Egg CityGiant Robotic Space Crab CApple CoreIron ChefChicken MultiplicityThe Egg CannonSpecial ForcesSpecial NeedsHenperor's ApprenticeBrothers ReunitedGiant Robotic Space Crab v2.0Henterprise
Powerups Ion Blaster Gift • Neutron Gun Gift • Laser Cannon Gift • Vulcan Chaingun Gift • Lightning Fryer Gift • Plasma Rifle Gift • Utensil Poker Gift • Boron Railgun Gift • Photon Swarm Gift • Positron Stream Gift • Hypergun Gift • Riddler Gift • Corn Shotgun Gift • Atomic Powerup
Food Drumstick • Twin Legs • Roast • Single Burger • Double Burger • Triple Burger • Quad Burger • Popcorn
Other CoinKey
Game Mechanics BonusesSkillMultipliersAwardsOverheatWeapon GroupsFuelSpacecraftSlotsMissionsLivesStatsRarity
Technical BetaUltra VGA Engine

Chicken Invaders Universe is a spin-off in the Chicken Invaders franchise, released on December 15th, 2018 in an Early Access stage. It's an MMO, where you'll join the ranks of the United Hero Force as a recruit fresh out of the Heroes Academy to fight against the evil Henpire.


  • Two kinds of accounts:
    • Guest account (free-to-play, save data stored on local device, available from early access)
    • Member account (costs $5, can link installations together (e.g. end playing on PC and continue on Mobile), available after full release)
  • Beta just like Cluck of the Dark Side's Christmas Edition, Early Access, planned to start around December, Windows-only, with release on all platforms coming in 2019
    • Progress may be reset several times as it goes on, may not carry to the final release
      • In case it doesn't, early access players will be rewarded with extra Keys
  • Mobile versions may also include ads for guest accounts
  • Steam won't include Guest accounts
  • Won't be distributed on third-party sites like Big Fish Games, unlike earlier episodes
  • Play alone, or engage in multiplayer activities:
    • Form squadrons and explore together (available soon)
    • Daily and Weekly Challenges
    • Competing with friends (available soon)
  • Explore a persistent galaxy and its diverse environments. Visitable areas include:
    • Astronomical objects:
      • >100 constellations
      • >2000 star systems
      • >10000 planets
        • Certain planets also have natural satellites
        • Planets are 3D models instead of static images
        • Planets and their satellites show traces of their orbit
    • Landmarks:
  • Galaxy exploration will use a different interface from the regular missions, first showing constellations, then star systems, then planets, and then their satellites
    • Movement across different star systems requires fuel
  • Lots of different items will be included, which may be installed on the spaceship or applied to missions. They can be bought on Galactic Store.
  • Missions in star systems to clear them from the invading Chicken forces, ranging in length between 10 and 40 waves
    • Missions will be procedurally generated and will have several different types (chicken invasion, supernova, boss rush, food collection, key collection, etc.)
    • Missions also have a tier requirement
    • You may stitch together your favorite missions to form challenges for others to play
  • At the start of each mission, you will be able to choose the spaceship's loadout, including number & type of Superweapons, weapons, number of lives, starting weapon type, and special power-ups
    • Multiple superweapons may be applied, and they will be seen individually in an upcoming queue
    • Weapon selection in missions will be much more limited, with weapon licenses
      • Weapons without a license may still spawn, but they are much more rare
  • New, starting weapon - Moron Railgun, a weaker version of the Boron Railgun. It cannot be obtained again if you got another weapon gift
  • Weapons will be upgradeable for 8 levels
  • New weapons may not necessarily have exactly 12 power levels
  • Vulcan Chaingun will be buffed in a future update
  • More kinds of Superweapons, aside from the Missile and Mine, including:
    • Dimensional Phase-out - saves you from death, and makes you lose not as much firepower.
    • Shockwave Capacitor - creates shockwaves that destroy projectiles and damage enemies
    • Damage Amplifier - amplifies damage for a short while
  • Satellites will be obtained by mounting them on your ship (provided it can do that)
    • Satellites will also have ammo packs which will regularly drop (not present in early access?)
    • Alien Containers may still appear
  • Three new Difficulty levels - Tourist, Seasoned and Virtuoso.
  • Every boss from the past episodes returns, and new ones will appear
  • Playing missions together (like earlier episodes, splitscreen style) won't be possible in the initial release, but it might be allowed later on
  • Procedurally generated waves
  • Spaceship customization involves directly changing the design of the spaceship. It also includes custom paintjobs
    • Known things you can change are: placement of the engine, engine type, weapon pods, tail wing model, paintjob, hardpoints, heat sink and reactor
      • Reactors, heat sinks and hardpoints will be upgradeable for 3 levels
    • Spaceships also have a set number of Satellite Docks, Hardpoints and Slots
  • The controlled spaceship can also be changed. Available ones include:
    • The Müller M40X Series: M400 Caterer, M404-PI Deliverer and M408 Cuisinier
    • The H&C X01 Series: 101 Hatchling, 201 Pullet and 301 Cockerel
  • Spaceships in the same family (for example H&C 101 and H&C 201) will only differ in their stats
  • Different ways of obtaining Keys:
    • Collecting those that fall out of enemies (like earlier episodes)
    • Buying them for an unknown price (available after full release)
    • Key-collecting missions (available after full release)
    • Increasing rate of appearance through installing specific items (available after full release)
    • Selling artifacts or other resources discovered (available after full release)
  • Music from previous episodes available
  • Multiple breeds of Chickens - Cluck of the Dark Side Chickens, Ultimate Omelette Chickens and Metal-suit Chickens
  • Updates after release including new customizations (starfields, paintjobs), spaceship models, new Weapons, new Powerups, new enemies, new missions, new unlockables and new music
  • Internet connection always required, with updates gradually decreasing the usage
  • No Editions, could still have holiday themed items
  • No Cheats at all
  • Mobile versions will keep the Multipliers but they won't have simplified attack patterns for them (unlike the episodes with the U.C.O.)
  • Early Access will use lots of Cluck of the Dark Side assets, eventually phasing them out

Current development stage

Early access just started. Most of Cluck of the Dark Side and Ultimate Omelette stuff is present, with some new additions in case it's necessary to check mechanics. Later on, remaining Ultimate Omelette, Revenge of the Yolk and The Next Wave stuff is planned to be readded. The full, official release will happen when everything needed from those games gets added. After that, iA will get to add ideas people present on the official forums.

The remaining Editions for the latest Chicken Invaders episode (Easter and Thanksgiving) will not arrive until after this game gets released, if at all.


You can visit the Chicken Invaders Universe forum to share your suggestions or report stuff. Plan updates are also regularly shared, giving info regarding how the developement is doing.

In case your idea does make it into the game (or something inspired by it), you will get certain rewards in-game, including a contributor reward, your name in the credits, and lots of Keys.


It can be downloaded here.



  • At one point of its developement, it was planned to be Episode 6, but then it was radically reworked so much that it became a spin-off. This however doesn't prohibit the main series from coming back later on.
  • This game will be the first one to break the usual edition release schedule, with Cluck of the Dark Side's Easter and Thanksgiving editions likely coming after Universe's release, if at all.