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Niche - a genetics survival game

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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

Software description provided by the publisher.

Product information

Supported play modes

TV

Tabletop

Handheld

Release date

September 3, 2020

No. of players

Publisher

ESRB rating

Supported play modes

TV mode, Tabletop mode, Handheld mode

Game file size

1.6 GB

Supported languages

English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

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This game supports:Save Data Cloud

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