A genetics survival game.
Niche is an simulation strategy game developed and published by Team Niche. While playing Niche, the player is introduced to the scientific mechanics of genetics (featuring dominant-recessive, co-dominant inheritance, etc). Shape your own animal tribe and find an ecological niche for it to live in. The game also features the five pillars of population genetics (genetic drift, genetic flow, mutation, natural selection, sexual selection). Niche is a fresh blend of turn-based strategy and simulation combined with roguelike elements.All knowledge is interwoven with the game-mechanics. This creates the effect of learning by playing. The game is lost, when a player’s tribe goes extinct. In the next game a new world is generated, but the previously unlocked genes remain.
Release Date: 15 September, 2016
Developer: Team Niche
Publisher: Team Niche
Genre: Indie, Simulation
OS: Win XP
OS: Win 10 64
- Challenges come in form of animals dying and dwindling resources.
- Niche is played from a top-down perspective, giving the player a god-like view over the board.
- Animals have a limited lifespan, which makes procreation indispensable. An animal’s characteristics are defined by its genes, which are being passed on to the next generation.
- Rounds are represented by a day cycle, in which the player controls animals to move and perform actions (collecting food, scouting a new field, mating, attacking a predator, etc).
Niche, a survival, management, strategy game with relaxing gameplay. Guide your pack of endearing animals through an unexplored world, search for food, and defend yourself against predators. You breed them for certain traits that help them survive, and you progress. There are many different strategies to reach your goal, which is to explore and survive. Turn based like heroes, survival-based like ark, all the good parts of spore and on top of all that, put your fingers into their genetic codes.