Niche Spotlight – Equilinox: Low-Poly Ecology

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Today’s Spotlight is Equilinox, a relaxing sandbox nature game by ThinMatrix.

Equilinox gives you the freedom to create your own living ecosystem in a vibrant low-poly world. You can check out a trailer above.

Shape the terrain, grow plants, and place animals to build a self-sufficient and balanced ecosystem where all the flora and fauna have the space and resources they need to thrive. Gain points that can be used to genetically engineer your wildlife to unlock more exotic species to experiment with.

Equilinox is available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam for $9.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

Equilinox is a relaxing nature simulation game in which you can create and nurture your own ecosystems. Shape the world to your liking, cultivate and raise hundreds of different species, and evolve your wildlife to unlock more exotic plants and animals.

Key Features:

  • Create – You create ecosystems by placing plants and animals into your world. Different plants will make the terrain more fertile allowing wildlife to flourish, while animals will begin to earn you points which can be used to purchase various in-game resources.
  • Nurture – Every plant and animal has its own life-cycle, behaviors and requirements, so you need to ensure that each species is satisfied with its environment, has enough resources, and that the ecosystems are balanced. Healthy, happy animals will live longer, breed more, and earn you more points.
  • Evolve – The points you earn can also be used to genetically modify your species, allowing you to manipulate the traits and behaviors of your species for various benefits. You can also evolve your current wildlife to unlock more exotic plants, trees and creatures.
  • Progress – There are multiple in-game tasks that can be completed to gain rewards such as extra diversity points or new content. Some tasks can be repeated, making it possible to farm certain plants and animals to receive a regular income of diversity points.

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.