Fascinated by the concept of natural selection in the animal kingdom? Now you can experience the struggle or adapting and surviving yourself, with this upcoming title heading to Nintendo Switch!
The Switch eShop has updated with a listing for Niche – a genetics survival game, which launches on 3 September 2020 for $19.99 USD (those pre-purchasing the game get it at a discounted price of $17.99 USD). The turn-based strategy game sees players shaping their own species for ultimate survival – be it against predators, disasters, and countless other threats.
Check out an earlier trailer below, along with more details:
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.
- 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
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.