Niche

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:

  • Living, dynamic world to test your survival skills
  • Breeding system based on real genetics
  • Over 100 genes to shape your species
  • Procedurally generated worlds and animals
  • Five 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.
Minimum Requirements
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 Requirements
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 Requirements
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
Niche
$17.99 $7.65
Title: Niche
Genre: Indie, Simulation, Strategy
Released: 15 September 2016
Developer: Stray Fawn Studio
Publisher: Stray Fawn Studio
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
UI Audio Subs
Spanish - Spain
Polish
English
Simplified Chinese
Japanese
Russian
French
German
Portuguese - Brazil
Traditional Chinese
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