Stray Fawn Studio
Based in Zurich, Switzerland
PC / Mac / Linux: 21 September 2017, Switch: 3 September 2020, Xbox: 18 June 2021
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.
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.
- Living, dynamic world to test your survival skills
- Breeding system based on real genetics
- Over 100 genes to shape your species
- Procedurally generated worlds and animals
- Five biomes featuring different predators, prey and flora to explore
- Game mechanics inspired on population genetics
Niche Teaser YouTube
Niche Intro YouTube
Logo & Icon
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."
About Stray Fawn Studio
Stray Fawn Studio is a ten person indie game studio based in Zurich, Switzerland. The company focuses on developing their own projects which are often situated in the simulation game genre. Procedural content generation and the simulation of living worlds form the core of the studio’s creations. Stray Fawn was founded by Micha Stettler, a space enthusiastic software engineer and Philomena Schwab, a biology loving game designer.
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Niche - a genetics survival game Credits
Game Design, Marketing Lead
Sound Lead, Artist