Factsheet

Developer:
Stray Fawn Studio
Based in Zurich, Switzerland

Release date:
21 September, 2017

Platforms:
Steam (PC / Mac / Linux)

Website:
niche-game.com

Regular Price:

USD$17.99

Description

Niche - a genetics survival game is a turn-based strategy game combined with simulation and roguelike elements. Shape your own species of animals based on real genetics. Keep your species alive against all odds, such as predators, climate change and spreading sickness.

History

It all started five years ago, when our game designer Philomena couldn't decide whether she wanted to study biology or game design. Game design won, but it was a close call! Even though she had a lot of fun with the systems that game mechanics have to offer, it was impossible to let go of the wonders of biology, especially evolution and zoology. As a result, Philomena decided to create a game about population genetics as her final thesis. The first prototype of Niche was born. Niche - a genetic survival game is now published and developed by Stray Fawn Studio, founded in 2016 by Philomena Schwab and Micha Stettler.

Features

  • Real genetics for breeding system
  • Over 100 genes to shape your species
  • Procedurally generated worlds and animals
  • 4 biomes featuring different predators, prey and flora to explore
  • Game mechanics inspired on population genetics

Videos

Niche Teaser YouTube

Niche Intro YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner Pro Helvetia Call for Projects 2015."
  • "Winner (Silver) Best of Quo Vadis."
  • "Nominee BIG Festival,Best Educational or Learning Game Award."
  • "Offical Selection A MAZE. Johannesburg."

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About Stray Fawn Studio

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Stray Fawn Studio is an independent game studio from Zurich, Switzerland founded by Micha Stettler and Philomena Schwab. Our focus is the development of our two PC games Niche – a genetics survival game and Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor. Both projects focus on procedural world generation and creative freedom of the player in the form of creating their own animals species (Niche) and designing their own drones (Nimbatus).

More information
More information on Stray Fawn Studio, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Niche - a genetics survival game Credits

Philomena Schwab
Game Design, Marketing Lead

Micha Stettler
Programming Lead

Severin Schwab
Lead Artist

Laura Reber
Sound Lead, Artist

Max Striebel
Programming

Roger Winzeler
Artist


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