Niche - a genetics survival game - Sheevee
Hey pack :)
The new update featuring wings and the whale island is now live.
A huge thanks to everyone who helped with the bug testing <3



Community Voting
[The voting to decide what will be added in the next update, starts NOW!
Suggest things and vote for your favorite ideas until July 9th!
Head over here to participate:
https://strayfawnstudio.com/community/index.php?/forum/15-feature-requests/

Patch notes, version 1.1.4
New Features
  • New paw gene (Wings) to jump over obstacles, swoop and sit on trees
  • New island (Whale Island)
  • Blue Birds can now be attacked if your animal can fly
  • New horn gene (Antenna) for weather prediction
  • New head gene (Purring Head) to heal surrounding pack mates
  • New head gene (Beak) which gives digging and collecting ability
  • New tail gene (Scorpion Tail) which makes animals venomous
  • New tail gene (Fin Tail) which gives high swimming ability
  • New tail gene (Peacock Tail) only works for males and attracts wild females
  • Lots of new trees! (Palms, Acacia, Mangrove, Asp)
  • Call when sitting on high places to attract wild Nichelings
  • Day Counter
Improvements
  • Spiky body babies can't be picked up by blue birds anymore
  • Leeches die when they attach themselves to toxic body creatures
  • Armored body is impervious to leeches
  • Damage from cacti and thorns depends on defense (3+ defense = no damage)
  • Added different assets for travel ports (which show difficulty of new island)
  • Digging paws now give digging +2
  • Oak Nuts can now be smelled
  • Lowered default animal texture resolution for players with less than 4GB RAM
Bugfixes
  • Arctic Ram Foxes now die of old age
  • Camouflage should now work with more fur color and grass combinations
  • Fixed several bugs when loading a savefile
  • The Animation when moving an animal should not loop anymore
  • Normal Blood Clotting can now be mutated
  • Identical Twins achievement should be awarded correctly
  • Globetrotter / Homecoming should not be awarded too early anymore
  • Clams / leeches no longer spawn on land
  • When restarting with the same bloodline, animals no longer can be blind
  • When restarting with the same bloodline, animals no longer can have the same immunity genes
  • Filtering for tail genes with spiky body now shows results
  • There should not be multiple digging buttons on an underwater field
  • Skeletons should now also appear on tree stumps
  • Visual fixes for poison fangs
  • Fixed Berry bush savannah double attack icon
  • Family tree can now be opened during the tutorial correctly
  • Survive in cold climate requirement now only requires temperature -1 instead of -2.
  • Toggling the UI on and off should not disable all notifications anymore
  • Typing 1,2 or 3 as the animal name should not toggle the senses anymore

We hope you enjoy all the new stuff!
If you have any trouble please reach out to us.
The best way to reach us is in our forums, which we check daily.
https://strayfawnstudio.com/community/
Or via email support@strayfawnstudio.com

Cheers & Thanks a lot,
Your Stray Fawn Team
Niche - a genetics survival game - Sheevee
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
Niche - a genetics survival game - Sheevee
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
Niche - a genetics survival game - Sheevee
Hi pack

We just pushed a new build with some fixes and improvements to the main branch. Most of these things were already in place on the preview branch (version 1.0.6). A big thanks to everyone who helped with the testing <3

Improvements
- Improved tutorial, now fully localised
- Added new UI tooltips
- Updated credits
- Attacking rogue males prevents them from mating for a short time
- Option to change animal texture resolution
(Set to low to increase performance)
- Added support for 64bit Windows and Linux
-> Because of this you will now see a pop-up when playing with older versions on other branches. If you do, please choose the second option :)


Fixes
- Disabled UI key U, when renaming animals
- Leeches can no longer move on land
- Fixed problems with camouflage


Cheers and Thanks,
Stray Fawn Studio
Niche - a genetics survival game - Sheevee
Hi pack
Here are the results of the first community voting :)

The three most rated suggestions are:
- Call to attract wild Nichelings, as real animals call to attract mates.
- A set of new tail genes: Peacock, scorpion and fin.
- Gene changes: The armored body is impervious to leeches, the toxic body kills leeches, spiky body babies can't be picked up by blue birds
(we will also add prevention from cactus damage if you have armored body)

These 3 suggestions + a day counter will be added to the game, hopefully in the March/April update when we add wings and the whale island ^_^



Cheers,
Stray Fawn Studio
Niche - a genetics survival game - Sheevee
Dear pack

We just opened the first round of the community voting for new Niche features/improvements :)

A huge thanks for all your awesome suggestions!

Go cast your vote(s) for your favorite ideas now <3
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nA4KxKfpSD1c5yDlpWYQFY8Oub18rwguWzhCXM0lyaQ

Cheers,
Stray Fawn Studio
Niche - a genetics survival game - Sheevee
Hi pack

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

Improvements
- Improved tutorial
- Added new UI tooltips
- Updated credits

Fixes
- Disabled UI key U, when renaming animals
- Leeches can no longer move on land


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
Niche - a genetics survival game - Sheevee
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
Niche - a genetics survival game - Sheevee
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
Niche - a genetics survival game - Sheevee
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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Cheers and Thank you very much for your support,
Stray Fawn Studio
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