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Niche Spotlight – Pine

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Today’s Spotlight is Pine, an open-world adventure game by Twirlbound and Kongregate that is set in a mystical world where humans are still at the bottom of the food chain.

You play as Hue, a young human tasked with finding a safe new location for his tribe to settle down. Explore Albamare and trade with, befriend, or fight the various species that live throughout the world. The different races in the game are fully simulated, and through your actions, you can force tribes to expand their territory or relocate to new areas. You can check out the launch trailer above.

Pine is available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam and GOG for $24.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:


An open-world action adventure game set in a simulated world in which humans never reached the top of the food chain.

A Story of Humans
Pine is an open world action adventure simulation game. Set in the beautiful world of Albamare, you take on the role of Hue, a smart young adult who will have to explore, trade, and fight his way through a vibrant world filled with creatures much smarter than humans.

Their Story Becomes Yours
As you’re looking for a new home for your tribe to settle in, you’ll have to engage with the large-scale ecology of Albamare. Prepare by exploring, bartering, talking, crafting and fighting in six different biomes, with and against a diverse cast of species that will not simply help you.

A Struggle for Survival
In Pine, things will happen across the open game world even without your involvement. All organisms are alive and will try what they can to survive. You can choose to befriend a species, fight alongside them, or you may also to attack them, steal their food or force them to abandon their current habitat. All of this will make the species move across the ecological spectrum.


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Frank Streva

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