Niche - a genetics survival game

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Evolve your own animal species based on real genetics, survive and explore a variety of biomes!

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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Release date:
September 03, 2020
1 player
Education, Simulation, Board Game, Strategy
Stray Fawn
Stray Fawn Studio
Game file size:
1.2 GB
Supported Languages:
Japanese, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, English
Supported Play Modes:
TV mode

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Handheld mode

ESRB Rating:

Play online, access classic Super NES™ games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

This game supports: