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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November 3

First community voting & Nimbatus Kickstarter

Hey pack

As promised we are now opening the first round of community suggestions :D

How long will this run?

Suggestions will be open from November 3rd - 30th.

How will this work?

Phase 1)
Everybody can make suggestions on how to improve and further develop Niche.

Phase 2)
Our team will go through the suggestions and make a selection.

Phase 3)
Our team posts a voting poll with the selected suggestions and everybody can vote for their favourites. The features with the most votes will be added to the game.

Ok what do I do now?

Please head over to our forums
(We decided this is the best place, since we now also have quite a few players playing on GOG)
There, you can read all suggestions. If you want to make suggestions, please register, read the pinned rules and start posting :D

We can't wait to hear what you come up with!

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On other news, our studio has just launched a
Kickstarter campaign for our game Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor
Spreading the word is greatly appreciated <3

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Cheers and Thank you very much for your support,
Stray Fawn Studio
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September 21

Update 1.0 - Leaving Early Access!

Dear pack

The day has come. After one year of Early Access, lots of new features, content and countless bugs xD

A HUGE THANKS to every single person who helped with Niche's testing and improved the game with their feedback and suggestions.

Niche has shaped up to be a game we are really proud of. But, we think there is a more potential that we haven't touched yet. We want to keep expanding Niche with your ideas. In order to do so, Niche has to finance its further development. Please help us to reach as many people as possible so we can keep expanding Niche! We put together a list of helpful things <3

http://niche-game.com/supportniche/

Again, thank you all so much for being with us all this time, you are the best pack we could have ever wished for!

Cheers,
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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