Previously available on Nintendo Switch and Steam, picking up multiple awards in the process, the delightful Niche – a genetics survival game has rocked up onto Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. If you’re serious about your turn-based strategy, love a bit of roguelike and have always wanted to create your own species of animal, you should not look any further.
Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, Niche – a genetics survival game has been created by the Stray Fawn Studios team, allowing players the chance to utilise the power of real-world genetics in order to shape their very own species. The task at hand is to keep your species alive… at all costs.
Going up against numerous predators, the threat of climate change and the spreading of disease and sickness, in Niche – a genetics survival game you’ll take on the god role, overseeing the futures of numerous animals – cat/fox/bear/dog-like guys. From there it’s a case of reacting to the living world that is going on around you, working with more than 100 genes to ensure your species thrives.
A procedural world is at the heart of the action, and this rolls out across no less than five different biomes, all of which have their own predators, prey and flora to enjoy. But it’s the real-world dynamics that possibly ensure Niche – a genetics survival game is able to stand out from the crowd, with game mechanics and a breeding system all based on real genetics. It’s been inspired by Don’t Starve too – and that pretty much puts it in must-buy territory.
Those key features in summary include:
- – 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
- – Game mechanics inspired on population genetics
- – 5 biomes featuring different predators, prey and flora to explore
Should you wish to spend a bit of time with Niche and this genetics survival game, you should find yourself heading to the Xbox Store immediately. The game is playable on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, with just an asking price of £16.74 allowing access. You’ll also find the game on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch, and over at Steam – it’s well worth heading over there actually, if only so you can take in the Very Positive review scores that Niche – a genetics survival game has gathered up since launch in September 2016.
We’ll look to follow this piece with a full review of Niche – a genetics survival game on Xbox in the days ahead.
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.