Niche - a genetics survival game

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Play around with the genetics of animals in Niche, a genetics survival turn-based strategy game that blends together simulation and roguelike elements to give you a unique spin on the genre where you get to breed your own species! The game was developed and published by Stray Fawn Studio on September 15th, 2016.

Simulation, turn-based strategy, roguelike elements, and the genetic code of animals. These are the things that you can expect from this game, and it delivers. Even though the title is based on real genetics, it has all been simplified so that the player understands what he's doing. Now, the objective is to make your own animal species survive all the terrors that await, like cunning predators, devastating climate change, and sickness that can spread quickly. Tinker with the genetic code and play God as you create your own version of cat, bear, dog, and fox-like creatures and make sure that they end up seeing the light of the next day.

Constantly evolve as time goes by, adapt to any dangers that your environment throws at you, and keep your pack alive. If, by some chance, your species encounters a lethal threat that makes the species go extinct, you lose and evolution needs to start from the beginning once again. Niche is a game to be enjoyed while also learning about the scientific mechanics of genetics. You will experiment with the five pillars of population genetics: mutation, natural selection, genetic flow, genetic drift, and sexual selection as your species continues to survive and strive.

Buy the game today and witness how real genetics affect the breeding system, utilize over 100 genes as you evolve your species, experience charming procedurally generated worlds and animals with 4 biomes full of prey, predators, and fauna, and prove that your species can tackle any challenges that Niche throws their way!

Dear pack Our studio has just released its second game on Steam :D It’s called Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor Here is a gameplay overview video we put together: Nimbatus is a game about building your own drones and sending them out on missions. While the setting (space) is quite different from Niche, they share quite a few gameplay aspects and genres. If you own Ni...

2020-05-14

Pack your bags, reader, we’re sending you to live a simpler life in one the many farm games Humble are offering in their new Sweet Farm bundle. Okay, so not all of the games involved in the bundle strictly revolve around farms, but the best one does and it completely works with that “simpler life” thing because that’s exactly what the game is about. That’s right, it’s Stardew Valley! As well as six other vaguely farm/garden/animal-related games that you can ...

2020-01-16

Dear pack, We just uploaded a hotfix to fix the steam achievements. It seems like the last update broke the achievements. They should now work again. Unfortunately you have to redo the required actions for some achievements to trigger. Thanks for reporting these issues! The Stray Fawn team

2019-10-15

Dear pack Niche just turned 3 years old! And we have some special news to share with you today. We're currently porting Niche to Nintendo Switch. AND! we're working on a brand-new Niche mobile game! Both are planned to be released in 2020 :D Want to chat about the these awesome news with us and other players? Come visit us in our forums. To celebrate the birthday, Niche is now 30% off! Also, in case you missed it, Niche is now available for schools for free! Thanks for your support, The Stray Fa...

2019-09-20

Dear pack Niche is now available for schools and teachers for free! When the game was released, we started receiving requests from teachers about buying educational licences. After considering all the options we decided to give them the game for free instead. This is our way of saying thank you for all the support we received along the way. Niche wouldn't exist without its Kic...

2019-08-11

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

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

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

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

LINUX SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

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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