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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Mostly Positive (217) - 74% of the 217 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,004) - 91% of the 1,004 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 15, 2016
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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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September 13

Update 0.9 - Hybrids and Patterns

Hey pack!

We are just one more week away from Niche's full launch on September 21st.

After the launch, we want to keep expanding Niche with your ideas and feedback. 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 Niche alive! Here is what you can do to help: http://niche-game.com/supportniche/

Thanks to all your support with testing, we are happy to now push the build with all the new features (such as a story mode, a tutorial, a new pattern system, hybrids, many new islands and much more) to the main branch for all players to enjoy. A huge THANK YOU to all testers!
Another huge THANK YOU goes to our translators who took the time and translated Niche to 8 languages!



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We hope you enjoy the new build!

In case you keep playing with a now outdated save game, please remember you can always switch back to older branches:
http://niche-game.com/updates/

If you encounter problems with the new update, please let us know here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/440650/discussions/1/1473096694456263024/


Thank you all very much for your time and support :)

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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