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  1. Hey folks As it often is the case when I have a longer vacation, I started prototyping a small Niche-related game ^^ So far, all you can do selecting your little 'Nichelings' and tell them were to go. If you place them next to bushes, they automatically start collecting and continue to do when you leave them there (automating tasks is one the points I want to try out with this prototype). You can also approach an animal of the opposite sex and mate with it. And after setting the pregnant female in the nest and waiting for a but, a baby is born. No genetics yet 😮 I'll be tinkering some more with this and let you know
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  2. Hi folks! I just set live our coming soon page on Kickstarter If you are planning to get an Adam plushie (it will cost between $35 - $45), please click the "Notify me on launch" button here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strayfawnstudio/adam-plushies Also, 3 more sticker sheets are in the works ❤️ Very excited for the campaign to start soon!
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  3. Hey folks As you might know, we will soon run a Kickstarter for Adam plushies And we will also have some other goodies in there, one of them being sticker sheets, made by different artists! The first sheet is now finished and I'd love to hear which variation you like best! 1 -> green, stickers have green outline 2 -> green, stickers have white outline 3 -> rose, stickers have rose outline 4 -> rose, stickers have white outline
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  4. Hey folks We're currently working on a script for a potential Niche comic The star of the show is Noki, a young Nicheling with a deformed paw. It's important to us that the story is not disrespecting in any way. So now we're looking for people with disabilities who would be willing to read through our script (only 2.5 pages long) and let me know what they think about it. Know anybody that could help? Reply here or send me a DM!
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  5. A bit of progress today: - Baby animals now inherit their parents' fur color - Baby animals now grow into children, then adults - Added a "stockpile" for food. Nichelings can gather food and place it there.
    16 points
  6. Bit of progress from yesterday's night promgramming session - Adam and Eve are back! - Worked some more on the breeding system - Added age levels (no more breeding with the babies, yay) - Added some more UI info Also they had SO MANY DAUGHTERS! I already thought it was a bug, until the little prince was born ❤️
    16 points
  7. Hey guys! I'm going to Florida tomorrow on vacation! I don't plan on being on the forums as often, as I want to spend some time with my family. Today, however, I will be on. I'll be popping in every once-in a while so I don't miss everything, but other than that I'll be gone. Do not expect me to respond to things quickly! See ya later, guys!
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  8. The final design for the plushie has arrived Coming soon to Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strayfawnstudio/adam-plushies
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  9. A week later that it was originally supposed to be...the art! Above each art piece, the person whom it is a gift to is listed. You may guess your Secret Santa here, but do not confirm or deny guesses yet. In a few days (once at least most people have guessed and I say you can) the Secret Santas can confirm and deny guesses. If you do not have a guess, please say so. For the person who has art by an Emergency Santa, their ES did someone else's art (their regular SS art) too. Their regular SS art isn't finished and will come later. @TundraKitsune @Flower @Spottedfire @Pancrack (Emergency Santa!) @Green the Freaking Out Fox @FawnCat @modiano @Applesauce @Impy10 @Polly @Chicken-duck-woman-thing @c0ffeebeans @SilverHowl @CanDLinkZz @A Nicheling @PincerClaw420 @UWOaether
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  10. I'll just be posting my fanart of The wandering village here. I tried to draw an Onbu type. I'll try to improve on this with time.😁
    15 points
  11. They are going to be cute We have to order at least 500 to get them made, so this definetly needs a Kickstarter. We are currently at the 6th iteration (right plushie) and the left one was the 5th iteration. There might be a 7th one with the mouth slightly lower, but not sure yet. The whole process took about a year, crazy. Prototype -> feedback -> prototype ....
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  12. Dear pack members We finally have a date for the Niche Switch launch: September 3rd! You can now preorder the game at 10% off https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/niche-a-genetics-survival-game-switch/ It would be really great if you could help us to spread the word by... Liking and/or sharing this post on Facebook Retweeting this post on Twitter Telling your friends ^^ Thank you all very much for your patience, we're so happy that this is finally happening
    15 points
  13. ew old art ooh new art
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  15. i got bored and decided to try out a cartoony style with some of my nicheling ocs. i might draw a few of your ocs if you post them in the thread, but i cant do everyone LOL. if you want me to explain who they are, just lemme know
    14 points
  16. Hello! Made some art of my boy Skull so here ya go :]
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  17. I drew @Philo's Niche Education Mascot, Cala ; ) I hope you like her Philo ❤️
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  18. We wish you all happy holidays
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  19. Hey folks I asked a friend of mine (who wrote multiple books and published two of them) to write some sample pages for a potential Niche story Totally not sure if it will ever actually be a thing, but here are is a little test chapter she wrote. What do you think about it? Link to Better formated version Niche Story Draft Nara jumped up on the large log which protected the nest from the wind. It was only the beginning of autumn, but the air was already cold. Too cold. The branches of the trees above her were moving in the breeze. Red leaves fell around her like rain. She took a look at the group of Nichelings below. They were pawing at the pile of purple berries between them. One of the older tribe members pushed some towards a cub. “Where is Adam?” Nara asked. “He left when the sun was high,” one of the elders replied, who was called Tayla. “Do you know where he went?” “No. He didn’t say.” Nara growled. She loved her brother dearly, but sometimes he got on her nerves. They were not supposed to go out on their own. Sure, they weren’t cubs anymore, but it was still dangerous. “We don’t have enough food for tomorrow,” Nara said. “I will look for some up on the cliffs.” She didn’t like to go out on her own either, but the elders needed to stay to protect the young. Tayla bared her fangs as she licked the purple berry juice from her fur. It was a warm brown, covered in stripes, which made it easy to hide in the grass. All of them shared this colour, some lighter, some darker. “Be careful, Nara,” one of the cubs said. “Always,” she replied with a toothy smile. It took her an hour to reach the cliffs behind the forest. She knew from experience that small animals lived out here, just under the ground. They were called stagmoles and were just what they needed. Nara wasn’t the best in sniffing them out, and in fact none of her tribe had a very good nose… but she could hear them scurry around underground. With her large ears close to the ground, she advanced carefully. Even if she was alone, Nara was always careful to be silent. She set her cushioned paw on a stone without a sound. With so many dry leaves and sticks, it wasn’t easy to be quiet, but Nara was very good at sneaking. There it was! She could hear them… and just behind a small patch of grass she saw the horns of a stagmole poke out, facing away from her. Her mouth watered. She hadn’t had any food all day. Nara readied herself. In one long jump she pounced on the unaware creature, catching it neatly before it retreated into its burrow. One stagmole wasn’t much, but it was something. She sat down to catch her breath and looked up at the setting sun. It would be dark soon and she needed to be home in time. But before that… She lowered her head to bite into it. It smelled great… “Hey there!” Nara jumped in shock, her fur standing up. She looked around to see… “Adam!” she shouted in frustration. “Don’t creep up on me like that!” He’d snuck up on her, disguised and silent, as was his specialty. Adam jumped over the hole and poked at the stagmole with his paw. “What?” he said, bratty as always. “Are you mad I caught you sneaking a quick snack?” “I wasn’t sneaking a snack. I was hunting,” she said and looked down at the small animal under her paws. “Wanted to bring some of them back. There isn’t enough food.” Adam hummed and it sounded like a purr. He looked up to the sky, which was turning orange in the sunset. Nara looked up too. “So that’s why you came all the way out here,” he said. Nara nodded and growled. She’d chosen the cliffs because it was too far away for the old and very young to go to. In the forest and grasslands around the nest they had collected all available berries already. There wasn’t much left since they grew so slowly. Stagmoles were so much harder to catch than berries… Maybe they would have to move the nest again soon. “Why are you here?” she asked. “The same reason,” Adam answered. “I’ve already hunted some of them. The stash is hidden under a rock near the cliff edge. We can carry it back together.” “Tayla says it’s going to be cold tonight. The wind is already freezing. We need to bring back more. Maybe we can’t go out tomorrow if it snows.” “Then we have to look for more.” “I’ll do it,” Nara offered. “We shouldn’t be going out alone…” Nara laughed. “And what did you do today? Go ahead, carry yours back. I’ll be right behind. Bringing more than you ever could.” “You don’t have to see everything as a challenge, sister,” Adam replied. “Fine,” Nara relented. She brushed her head past Adam’s. “I love you, you idiot.” “Love you too,” he replied with a grin that showed off his sharp fangs. She watched him bound away. He ran along the cliffs to a stack of rocks just at the edge in the distance. Ah, he had hidden the food in their old spot. The one their parents had shown them so many moons ago. As he jumped up on the stones, Adam’s fur shone in a bright orange in the sunset. Nara huffed. Showoff. She lowered her head to eat the stagmole after all. She would need her strength to carry everything back later. Adam and her weren’t youngsters anymore, but not quite adults yet. The two gems on her chest sparkled in a vibrant green in the sunlight. Then the colours were suddenly swallowed by darkness as a shadow passed over her. Nara almost choked on the meat she was chewing. She spat out the rest and cleared her throat. “Adam!” she howled. “The sky!” He didn’t hear her. He was already too far away. She could see his body on the rocks in the distance, running away alone. Nara watched the sky in horror. The sunlight was briefly blocked out by a pair of gigantic wings. For a moment it was as if night had already fallen. “Adam!” she shouted again. “Hide! Adam!” Nara observed him bounce ahead of the shadow. She gnashed her teeth. She had to help him! She wouldn’t lose her brother! Not like this. Not to a bird of prey! Her powerful legs pushed her forward. She was a good runner. Claws dug into the ground to give her more speed. It was foolish. She would make herself a target too. The bird of prey didn’t seem to have seen her yet. But if she kept running like this… Adam disappeared behind some bushes. The bird circled around again, its large eyes searching for food. Then, with a screech it opened its talons and dove down, towards the ground. Nara’s heart almost stopped. She ran as fast as she could, but she was too late. “Adam!” she screamed. The bird of prey took off again, right in front of her eyes, Adam clutched in its talons, shouting in fear. For a moment she could see it clearly. Two wings, dark blue against the sky. A pair of claws almost as large as Adam’s body. A curved beak screeching in victory. A yellow eye glinting in the light. Then it was gone, rising into the sky, turning away with powerful flaps of its gigantic wings. With it, Adam was gone. “No…” Nara cried. “No!” She ran after the shadow, along the cliff. Her eyes were clouded with tears. She ran and ran… until there was no more ground to follow it. She stopped at the very edge of the cliff, high up over the ocean that surrounded their island. In the distance the wings of the bird grew smaller. She tried to see if Adam was still in its claws, but it was already too far away. The large birds hadn’t come to their island for so long. They had thought they were safe. So stupid. You were never safe. Not alone. Nara stared after the dot in the sky until it disappeared in the clouds. She remained motionless for a long while, tears running through her fur as night fell.
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  20. FInished the basic Bearyena behaviour, did some improvement to the controls and... added canibalism 😮 This feature has been requested many times now and I always thought it was too creepy to add, but it also happens in nature so I thought I'd give it a try. Nichelings now spawn "Nicheling meat" when they die. I'm thinking about adding a mechanic that the meat does not spawn, or maybe just less meat spawns, when the creature was very young, very old or died of hunger. Normal Nichelings can not pick up Nicheling meat. But I added a new head gene the that gives you +1 canibalism and gives you the ability to collect it. Spooky. Now I'm wondering what this head gene should be called/look like? I read about canibalistic animals a bit. Seems like rabbits, hamsters, polar bears, some apes, many insects and fish are canibals.
    13 points
  21. have the stray fawn logo in my style, your welcome. : >
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  22. Some more progress! - Speed and sight radius are now gene-based - Some bug fixing - Added a predator that just stands around and blocks the way - You can fight the predator - When dying Nichelings spawn bones, predators spawn flesh that can be collected
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  23. Funfact: I've wanted to make a game with plant creatures for a while now And this really reminds me of that! It would be a survival/simulation game (because what else??) where you have to manage a colony of plant creatures that live both in the ground and on the surface. You'd have to dig tunnels, breed, gather resources from the surface etc. And your babies would be seeds that need to grow with sunlight, so you need to protect them.
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  24. All infos can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LqGK9s3IjWWzavCe8dPeb6eBL2eZV3WMgz_9agk_R58
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  25. i was fooling around in sandbox mode with melon and sagittarius, and came across this funky guy. idk why the random generator chose oo as his name but that’s his name
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  26. Hello, I am new here and would like to introduce myself. Looking to play some video games and make some friends. Adios Amigos!
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  27. the same oc as last post my beloved. i love him. she is so great
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  28. I introduce my carrot niche: (The line-art is terrible but oh well)
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  29. So after a little talking around, I figured we should do something to prevent more misunderstandings to happen again. we can use tone indicators! It’s something the MCYT fandom uses a lot and it might help us a little. tone indicators are like /j /lh that you see at the end of posts. here’s a little key to help you understand them better /j - joke, put it at the end of a joke. /hj- half joke, put it at the end of a joke but half of its not really a joke? Kinda like sarcasm but not. It’s really a feeling on this one /lh - light hearted, when you say something that is meant to be taken not seriously. Like “We’re all idiots here. /lh” means that they’re cannot actually calling us idiots but using it as a more endearing term. /srs - Serious, when someone is asking a serious question or making a serious statement about something about something. there are more but those are the ones that are most commonly used. If you have any questions about them, I’ll try to answer ASAP. also you don’t have to use them on everything, only on stuff where the tone might not be very clear.
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  30. I know this year wasn’t the best, and some things were admittedly bad, but tomorrow will be better, once things get to rock bottom, the only way to go is up, so if you’ve had trouble this year remember, things will get better, But my point is, the next year doesn’t have to be good for you to make the most of it, and years are just groups of days and the start of a new one doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put the last year behind you, it just means you get a new start, to enjoy life, to have fun, to make new memories, so whatever you do next year, make the most of it, have fun, And have a Happy next 365 sunrises -Pancake
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  31. After a month I'm finally finished! (Please click on it and zoom in if you can, I worked really hard on this)
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  32. Dear pack Today is the day, Niche has just been released on Nintendo Switch! Adam and I are very excited about it 🤩 https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/niche-a-genetics-survival-game-switch/ It would be amazing if you could help us spread the word about the launch. And as a little thanks all of these options also include a Switch key raffle! Retweet the announcement tweet Share the Facebook announcement Comment & like our announcement on Instagram Join our Discord and leave a comment in the #giveaway channel Many thanks for all your support here in the forums, we greatly appreciate it ❤️
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  33. Hey everyone We are currently trying to see if we can write a Niche book, together with an author! The story is about Nara, Adam's sister, who is left behind on Home Islands after Adam is kidnapped by a blue birds. Would really love to hear your opinion about these first few pages. Chapter 1Nara jumped up on the large log which protected the nest from the wind. It was only the beginning of autumn, yet the air was already cold. Too cold. The branches of the trees above her were moving in the breeze. Red leaves fell around her like rain. She took a look at the group of Nichelings below. They were pawing at the pile of purple berries between them. One of the older tribe members pushed some towards a cub.“Where is Adam?” Nara asked.“He left when the sun was high,” the oldest of the tribe replied, who was called Tala.“Do you know where he went?”“No. He didn’t say.”Nara growled. She loved her brother dearly, but sometimes he really got on her nerves. They were not supposed to go out on their own. Sure, they were older than most of the other cubs, but it was still dangerous. Cubs didn’t go out on their own.“We don’t have enough food for tomorrow,” Nara said. “I will look for some up on the cliffs.”She wasn’t supposed to go out on her own either, but sometimes it was necessary. Especially now, when there was so little food. Tala bared her fangs as she licked the purple berry juice from her fur. It was a warm brown, covered in stripes, which made it easy to hide in the grass. All of them shared this colour, some lighter, some darker.“Be careful, Nara.”“Always,” she replied with a toothy smile.“I wouldn’t advise on leaving the cover of the trees,” Tala remarked. “It’s too dangerous alone.”Nara nodded as she went. It took her about an hour to reach the cliffs behind the forest. She knew from experience that small animals lived out here, just under the ground. They were called stagmoles and were just what they needed. Nara wasn’t the best in sniffing them out, and in fact none of her tribe had a very good nose… but she could hear them scurry around underground. With her large ears close to the ground, she advanced carefully.Even when she was alone, Nara was always careful to be silent. She set her cushioned paw on a stone without a sound. With so many dry leaves and sticks, it wasn’t easy to be quiet, but Nara was very good at sneaking.There it was! She could hear them… and just behind a small patch of grass she saw the horns of a stagmole poke out, facing away from her. Her mouth watered. She hadn’t had any food all day. Nara readied herself. In one long jump she pounced on the unaware creature, catching it neatly before it retreated into its burrow. One stagmole wasn’t much, but it was something. She sat down to catch her breath and looked up at the setting sun. It would be dark soon and she needed to be home in time. But before that… She lowered her head to bite into it. It smelled great… “Hey there!”Nara jumped in shock, her fur standing up. She looked around to see…“Adam!” she shouted in frustration. “Don’t creep up on me like that!”He’d snuck up on her, as was his specialty. Adam jumped over and poked at the stagmole with his paw.“What?” he said, bratty as always. “Are you mad I caught you sneaking a quick snack?”“I wasn’t sneaking a snack. I was hunting,” she said and looked down at the small animal under her paws. “Wanted to bring some of them back. There isn’t enough food.”Adam hummed and it sounded like a purr. He looked up to the sky, which was turning orange in the sunset. “So that’s why you came all the way out here,” he said.Nara nodded and growled. She’d chosen the cliffs because it was too far away for the old and very young to go to. In the forest and grasslands around the nest they had collected all ripe berries already. There wasn’t much left since they grew so slowly. Stagmoles were much harder to catch than berries… Maybe they would have to move the nest again soon.“Why are you here?” she asked.“The same reason,” Adam answered. “I’ve already hunted some of them. The stash is hidden under a rock near the cliff edge. We can carry it back together.”“Tala says it’s going to be cold tonight. The wind is already freezing. We need to bring back a lot more than a few. Maybe we can’t go out tomorrow if it is too cold.”“Then we have to look for more.”“I’ll do it,” Nara offered.“We shouldn’t be going out alone…”Nara laughed. “And what did you do today? Go ahead, carry yours back. I’ll be right behind. Bringing more than you ever could.”“You don’t have to see everything as a challenge, sister,” Adam replied.“Fine,” Nara relented. She brushed her head past Adam’s. “I love you, you idiot.”“Love you too,” he replied with a grin that showed off his sharp fangs.She watched him bound away. He ran along the cliffs to a stack of rocks just at the edge in the distance. Ah, he had hidden the food in their old spot. The one their parents had shown them so many moons ago. As he jumped up on the stones, Adam’s fur shone in a bright orange in the sunset.Nara huffed. Showoff. She lowered her head to eat the stagmole after all. Her gaze fell on the single gem on her chest, which sparkled in a vibrant green in the setting sun. Suddenly the colours were swallowed by darkness as a shadow passed over her. Nara almost choked on the meat she was chewing. She spat out the rest and cleared her throat.“Adam!” she howled. “Above you!”He didn’t hear her—he was already too far away. She could see him on the rocks in the distance, running away alone. Nara watched the sky in horror. The sunlight was briefly blocked out by a pair of gigantic wings. For a moment it was as if night had already fallen.“Adam!” she shouted again. “Hide! Adam!”Nara observed him bounce ahead of the shadow and gnashed her teeth. She had to help him! Her powerful legs pushed her forward. She was a good runner, almost as fast as Adam. Claws dug into the ground to give her more speed. It was foolish. She would make herself a target too, in the open like this. The bird of prey didn’t seem to have seen her yet, but if she kept running like this… Adam disappeared behind some bushes. The bird circled around again, its large eyes clearly searching for food. Then, with a screech it opened its talons and dove down towards the ground. Nara’s heart almost stopped. She ran as fast as she could, but she was too late.“Adam!” she screamed.The bird of prey took off again, right in front of her eyes, Adam clutched in its talons, shouting in fear. For a moment she could see it clearly. Two wings, dark blue against the sky. A pair of claws almost as large as Adam’s body. A curved beak screeching in victory. A yellow eye glinting in the light. Then it was gone, rising into the sky, turning away with powerful flaps of its gigantic wings. With it, Adam was gone.“No…” Nara cried. “No!”She ran after the shadow, along the cliff. Her eyes were clouded with tears. She ran and ran… until there was no more ground to follow it. She stopped at the very edge of the cliff, high up over the ocean which surrounded their island.In the distance the wings of the bird grew smaller. She tried to see if Adam was still in its claws, but it was already too far away. The large birds hadn’t come to their island for so long. They had thought they were safe. Stupid. You were never safe. Not when you were alone.Nara stared after the dot in the sky until it disappeared in the clouds. She remained motionless for a long while, tears running through her fur as night fell.
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  34. HEY BESTIES ❤️ BACK FOR MY MONTHLY POST ON HERE THE SCHEDULE NEVER FAILS ME. HERES SOME CAT OCS AND TRADITIONAL ART OF TANJIRO FROM DEMON SLAYER
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  35. I made this nicheling and thought she looked like a snake so I named her cottonmouth and made art of her
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  36. Hi pack! I'm posting this here, so everyone can see this, not just the @NicheMobileTester folks ^^ We're getting closer and closer to the release of Niche - Breed and Evolve, so what's missing now is to translate the game into different languages so we can reach more people! We're still looking for translators for these languages: Russian Portuguese Brazilian Portuguese Simplified Chinese Korean Japanese Thanks a lot at Pina and A Nicheling for already volunteering to translate to French and Spanish! So, if you think you could translate any of these languages, please reach out ❤️ Also, here's a sneak peek at our newest key visual
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  37. Finally finished reworking the AI 😂 Now we can spawn wild Nichelings to invite into the tribe. Wild Nichelings, Bearyenas and Rabbils now have a basic artifical intelligence. Also came accross this funny bug:
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  38. FInally got to keep programming a bit ^^ - Rabbils now roam around, search for food and eat grass (and run away from predators of course) - Baby/Child Nichelings now follow their moms around - There is now a multiselect function - And all the bugs have been fixed (with Micha's help) Please excuse the bad frame rate, my laptop isch an ancient potato. Feb-17-2021 00-14-15.mp4 Feb-17-2021 00-08-44.mp4
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  39. I tried to be more realistic. did it work? idk it’s hard to be realistic when your entire style leans towards more cartoony also she has ear tufts now
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  40. We will soon run another Kickstarter for the Adam plushies (Hopefully 2-3 months from now) Maybe we could go ahead and add the the Niche art book as a reward there.
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  41. @slug. @Sky @TundraKitsune @Magicmoonss @Flower @A Nicheling
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  42. Not a lot of visible progress tonight, but the first genetic-based mating took place 😮 Also, the pond is no longer in need of help.
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  43. MERRY CRISIS MY DUDES, HAVE A COOT DEER
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  44. When your least useful nicheling dies
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