Niche - a genetics survival game

Details

  • Demo Available: EU & JP eShop only
  • Released:
    • NA/EU: September 3, 2020
    • JP: September 17, 2020
  • Genre: Simulation, Strategy, Education, Board Game
  • Number of players:
    • Offline: 1
  • Developer: Stray Fawn Studio
  • Publisher: Stray Fawn
  • Download size: 1.553 GB
  • Metacritic: tbd tbd
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone
  • Play modes: TV, Tabletop, Handheld
  • Languages: Japanese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

Current prices

Digital
$19.99
Available on other platforms

Price history

All time low
$7.99 (-60%)

Niche - a genetics survival game is a fresh blend of turn-based strategy and simulation combined with rogue-like 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.

Key Features:
- Living, dynamic world to test your survival skills
- Breeding system based on real genetics
- Over 100 genes to shape your species
- Procedural worlds and animals
- 5 biomes featuring different predators, prey and flora to explore
- Game mechanics inspired on population genetics

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.

Games/books that inspired us:
- Spore
- Don’t Starve
- The Creatures Series
- Warrior Cats



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