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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Very Positive (54) - 88% of the 54 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,465) - 89% of the 1,465 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 15, 2016
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May 4

Patchnotes version 1.1.1

Hi pack

Thanks for all the bug reports! We fixed a lot of stuff.
Here are the patch notes for version 1.1.1:
https://strayfawnstudio.com/community/index.php?/topic/861-patch-notes-111/

Version 1.1.1 is currently on the release_preview branch. We'd recommend only playing this version if you want to help with bug testing. If you want to enjoy the finished, bug free update, please wait for it to come live on the main branch. If you want to jump right, please switch to the preview branch on Steam.

Switching 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
– Restart Steam if the game does not update
– Let the game update
– Open Niche and play

Please report bugs here
and read the instructions on how to report bugs, before posting! Thanks :)

Come join our forums and let us know what you think about the new update.

Cheers and Thanks,
Stray Fawn Studio
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April 30

New update on preview branch!

Hi pack!
We are super happy to announce that the new update is now live on the preview branch :)
Patch notes

Please remember that this is an UPDATE PREVIEW. This means that there will be LOTS of bugs!
If you just want to play and enjoy, it might be best to wait a few weeks, so that everything will be running without problems ^^

If you want to jump right in and help with bugtesting, please switch to the preview branch on Steam.
Here is how:
– Open your Steam library
– Right click on Niche
– Click on properties
– Select the Beta tab
– Select the release_preview branch from the drop down
– Restart Steam if the game does not update
– Let the game update
– Open Niche and play

Please report bugs here
Please do a quick check if the bug has already been reported. If it has, leave a comment on the existing thread instead of opening a new one. That helps to keep things organized. Thanks!

Hope you enjoy the new update!
Please come join our forums and let us know what you think :)

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/books 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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