Niche - a genetics survival game is a turn-based strategy game combined with simulation and roguelike elements. Shape your own species of animals based on real genetics. Keep your species alive against all odds, such as predators, climate change and spreading sickness.
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Sep 15, 2016
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December 15

Patchnotes version 1.0.5

Hi pack

We just pushed a new build with some fixes and improvements to the preview branch :)

Improved...
- Added key to disable UI for screenshots (U)
- Reworked tutorial

Fixed...
- Baby is stuck on nest when a wild female gives birth
- Fade in game music after intro sceen
- Ice block message on second visit on island "Long Winter"
- Added “only in story mode” to Round Ear tooltip
- Not saving when closing the game with X
- "Eating Nemo" achievement

We would greatly appreciate feedback for the reworked tutorial here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/440650/discussions/1/2549465882920508124/
Please note that the new tutorial has not been localized yet.

How to switch to the preview branch:
– Open your Steam library
– Right click on Niche
– Click on properties
– Select the Beta tab
– Select the release_preview branch from the drop down
– Let the game update
– Open Niche and play


Cheers and Thanks,
Stray Fawn Studio
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November 24

Patchnotes version 1.0.4

Hi pack


We just pushed a new build with some fixes to the main branch :)


Fixed...
- crashes in burning savanna (finally :D!)
- home island immunity not passing on if restarting with same bloodline
- rogue males mixing in their genetics if restarting with same bloodline
- hungry predators prefer to attack spiky animals
- rogue males mating with your females even after growling at them


While we are fixing bugs, don't forget to participate in the first community voting for new features and improvements. Suggestions close next week on November 30th. All infos: http://steamcommunity.com/gid/103582791454677244/announcements/detail/1459590872946724812


Cheers and Thanks,
Stray Fawn Studio
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About This Game



Niche - a genetics survival game is a fresh blend of turn-based strategy and simulation combined with roguelike elements.
Shape your own species of cat/fox/bear/dog-like animals based on real genetics. Keep your animals alive against all odds, such as hungry predators, climate change and spreading sickness.
If your species goes extinct the game is lost and your evolution needs to start anew.

Key Features:

  • Real genetics for breeding system
  • Over 100 genes to shape your species
  • Procedurally generated worlds and animals
  • 4 biomes featuring different predators, prey and flora to explore
  • Game mechanics inspired on population genetics

Games that inspired us:

  • Spore
  • Don’t Starve
  • The Creatures Series
  • Warrior Cats

Educational aspects:

While playing Niche, the player is introduced to the scientific mechanics of genetics (featuring dominant-recessive, co-dominant inheritance, etc). The game also features the five pillars of population genetics (genetic drift, genetic flow, mutation, natural selection, sexual selection). All knowledge is interwoven with the game-mechanics. This creates the effect of learning by playing.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia® 8800 GT / AMD® 4670 or faster
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Macintosh® OSX 10.8+
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia® 8800 GT / AMD® 4670 or faster
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia® 8800 GT / AMD® 4670 or faster
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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