Survive via Natural Selection and Superior Genes in Turn-Based Survival Sim Niche

Niche is a turn-based survival simulator that seeks to recreate the wonder of natural selection found in nature.

Featured above, you can view the latest trailer for the game, which goes over the team’s vision, as well as the game’s core mechanics. Player will take control of a tribe of animals that spans multiple generations, helping them find both nourishment, shelter from predators, as well as finding potential mates.

When two of the animals copulate, their offspring will inherit traits from both parents. This all happens within the span of a few turns in the game’s grid-like levels. As you (hopefully) survive and prosper, you’ll be able to allocate points towards strengthening whichever genes you want.

You can download a free demo for the game over on its official websiteNiche has passed its funding goal on Kickstarter, and it has already been greenlit on Steam. Whenever it’s released, Niche will be available for PC, Mac, and Linux.

Brandon Orselli


Big Papa Overlord at Niche Gamer, Nicchiban, and Pretentious Media. Italian. Dad. Outlaw fighting for a better game industry. I also write about music, food, & beer.