Niche - a genetics survival game

Niche - a genetics survival game

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Sheevee  [developer] Sep 27, 2016 @ 2:44pm
Planned features and current focus
Hey pack

Check this thread to see the current version of the game, what the next update will feature und when it will be released.

Current version on the main branch: 0.2.1
Relevant side branches: Nest building Test, version 0.2.2

Features planned for the next update, February 2017
- Adding the jungle biome
- Adding smelling and hearing ability alongside camouflage, stealth and scent disguise
- Gameplay experiments

Things that are confirmed to be added in later updates:
- Lots of new genes!
- Hybrids

- Prehistoric genes
- Twin Birth
- Wings to glide
- New Predators
- Snow Biome


We can't wait to work on all of these \ ^_^ /




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PewPewPew Sep 27, 2016 @ 6:15pm 
Can't wait for the October update! *u*
Sheevee  [developer] Sep 28, 2016 @ 12:20pm 
Oh man, our programmer Micha and me had a great time implementing horny males today xD
You will see what that means in the October update :D
Sounds great! Can't wait to play around with it!
Hakuzu Sep 28, 2016 @ 2:03pm 
So excited about the new content! It sounds really cool, I'm really looking forward to seeing all the new features and what our creatures will look like now *O*
The firefoxlady Sep 29, 2016 @ 7:12am 
Ahh water biomes and genes are awesome! That's what I thought as well while playing the game. Wouldn't it be cool if creaters who haven't developped their water genes can only like "walk" in the water, while creaters who do have the water genes can go into deep water (they can swim), and you can catch fish? :D

Also, do you get different types of tailes which also matters, for example a sort of tail which adds strength to your creature, and are the eye-colors going to matter later on in the game?
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kazekage2713 Sep 29, 2016 @ 3:58pm 
Originally posted by Sheevee:
Oh man, our programmer Micha and me had a great time implementing horny males today xD
You will see what that means in the October update :D
Hehehe horny males and here i thought they all were already ;) joking aside I can't wait to see what you really mean
V1taminC Oct 1, 2016 @ 9:41am 
waiting with much exitement
Lozkinu Oct 2, 2016 @ 12:58am 
I'm curious if the game will at any point have some form of goals.
populating islands is all well and good but if there was more to it, or if that goal was reached by some kind of accomplishments it would be more intersting.

Though I guess that if one wanted some kind of boss monster the islands would be better of designed rather than randomly generated. (are they by the way?)

hm, I guess one could have the aim of breeding something suitable for the next island as a goal somehow....

Either way, I'm loking forward to seeing how this turns out.
aresnergal Oct 2, 2016 @ 5:22am 
Idk, personally i dont mind setting my own goals and having fun with my little critters ? Accomplishments could be good though, maybe if it doesn't end the colony and then you could just focus on a different one ?

Anyway i really love this game and i'm excited for new genes and stuff -and effects on some of those that are already there ! =)
Lozkinu Oct 2, 2016 @ 6:00am 
I like sandbox like games as well, but I prefer it if there was a campain mode as well as a sandbox to play with.
My thoughts with this was mainly that there doesn't seem to be a whole lot to it yet, and so once you've managed to complete everything you set out to do on your own to do list, it risks getting boring and... hm. I guess that's alright in a way. games doesn't have to last forever.
well. what if you could mod it?
modding and ... nah I don't know. I guess I should actually try the game before coming with suggestions. Though Knowing I'd have to pay more to play in early access makes me want to wait, purely out of a monetary situation.
I'm looking forward to it either way.
I is space Raptor Oct 2, 2016 @ 10:32am 
I have a question, will there be deadly illneses that effect only one kind of animal depending on it's genes and genetic code (or it's age) and when is the october update comeing out?????
Sievert Oct 3, 2016 @ 2:05pm 
Originally posted by aresnergal:
Idk, personally i dont mind setting my own goals and having fun with my little critters ?)

Yes, I think this too, set your own goals, decide when you are winning :)
leydaa Oct 4, 2016 @ 2:58am 
Just want to say, I'm going to be very disappointed if this update is not called the "WATER these new genes??" update lol
Originally posted by leydaa:
Just want to say, I'm going to be very disappointed if this update is not called the "WATER these new genes??" update lol
LOL!!! that is a funny title for the new update!!!!!! maby they will be called that!!! who knows
Sheevee  [developer] Oct 4, 2016 @ 3:41pm 
@gamerfoo987
Sicknesses are planned to become a bigger topic in the swamp biome update :)
There will be different kinds with different effects and infection rates, infecting your whole tribe if unlucky. Sexually transmitted diseases would also be a great fit, but I'm not sure about that yet.
There might be sicknesses that only effect animals with certain immunity genes, but also is only still an idea. Age or sex related sicknesses sounds interesting too, need to think about that :)
SO MANY IDEAS >_<

Also: Most likely on the day of October maybe a little bit earlier.
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