Experience the wild as a mother badger sheltering her cubs from harm. On their journey they get stalked by a bird of prey, encounter perils of the night, river rapids crossings, big forest fires and the looming threat of death by starvation. Food is to be found, but is there enough for everyone?
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Release Date: Aug 28, 2013

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March 25

Paws launch promotion

To support the launch of Paws, which is part of the Shelter universe, we have a massive sale on the entire franchise. Take a chance on love and a little heartbreak. Adopt a nadger or lynx today.

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January 20

Paws - New project from Might and Delight

We are happy to announce our latest project, Paws!
This is a standalone spinoff from Shelter 2, where you play as a lynx cub.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/434000

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Reviews

“Rarely has a game articulated loss in such clear and urgent terms”
8/10 – Eurogamer

“...Shelter reminds us just how precious life is, and how apathetic the laws of nature are to our pleas for mercy”
7/10 – Gamespot

“Damn it feels good to be a badger.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game

Experience the wild as a mother badger sheltering her cubs from harm. On their journey they get stalked by a bird of prey, encounter perils of the night, river rapids crossings, big forest fires and the looming threat of death by starvation.

Food is to be found, but is there enough for everyone? You will learn that the cubs need food not just to survive, but to enable them overcome the varying challenges they will face as they make their way through the world.

Are you ready for a truly different adventure, something that might evoke feelings you've never felt in a game before? In the wild, all living creatures are put to the test. The question in the end is who will survive to live another day?

Retro Family have once again composed a beautiful soundtrack to an original and graphically innovative setting in a world of nature where shelter is your only hope and survival your only goal.

Check out Shelter 2 at:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/275100/

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz single core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 400 series, ATI Radeon HD 2xxx
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series, Radeon HD 5xxx
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz single core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 1 GB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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eben 2.0
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game is great. I got it on sale and highly recommend it. It has great visuals and music, and it really draws you in. I found myself devastated each time I lost a baby badger and got really invested in the game. It isn't very long (took me about 75 minutes to beat) but it's defintiely worth the it. There's also an extra game type called nurture that is also fun to play.
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shapes345
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Did I beat the game, or did the game beat me? had to google the ending to see if i actually did it right, because I thought I lost
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Stuttered
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Loosing babies is soul crushing and I find myself crying and even yelling at the screen everytime I play... But, this is a good thing because I also find myself thinking about this game often and how much I really do appreciate it. It's super solid and the visuals are great. The ending was also something I wouldnt have expected, but it was a wonderful way to wrap things up. Fantastic and highly reccommended!
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idaelf
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
The wolves came in the night
the hawk flew and it was might
my children followed me there and back
and I gave them all I had
some made it some are gone
but go now, my children
I was proud to be your mom.

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TheSilence78
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I would recommend this game to just about anyone. The graphics/art style is very beautiful and unique, the gameplay is fairly interesting (At least I think so; some would disagree), and the game runs smoothly for the most part. But, I think that more could be added to the game to make it more fun/more interesting. Lets say there was an 'Explore' mode or something where you and your babies could explore the map and do different things as a little badger family. Or perhaps there could be some type of add-on like the mountain pack that you can buy with Shelter 2.

But overall, I had minimal problems with the game. The only things I would really change include having more instruction, and having a 'save game' feature as there is none.
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Parusoid
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
The last few sentences of this review containts SPOILERS.

I think this game needs some reworking.

-At first you are not told what to do and why you cant leave the start point. You either need to have some clearvoiant ability or use google for solution.
-There is far to less graphic settings. You cannot adjust nothin. Gamma is WAY to high for this game, i ended up using my LCD monitor settings to reduces the unpleasent look. Ican get use to washed out colors, but I dont want to be annoyed the moment i start to play the game.
-Grahipcs style in general is quite uniqe but the textures could be less annoying if they were less dapled and patchy.
-Lack of save game feature
- You cant sprint during night wchich is very weird since badgers are nocturnal animals
-Why it rains blood in level 3?
-Little badgers that were my companions at the beginning just started to disapear i dont know why. In level 4 i had no companion at all. I dont know why it happened and where did they go
-I dont know what is the purpose of this game. You just run through 5 or 6 six levels for less than an hour just to be eaten by a bird and then... credits. I mean, what?!

I had high hopes for this game but im disapointed. I cannot recomend.
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SofyMeow
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This very good. art/10
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Tofu
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
Play
meet your child
take food
feed them
see eagle
run
one of them taken by eagle
SHOCK and feel guilty
play the same sceen wish better future for my children :D

Nice game for begining, awesome graphic style but is too flat for the long sceen and i fell bored.
i hope more but nothing more... i can't recommend
6/10
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vertigo
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I cried a couple of times. I want to be a badger, now.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Expect overwhelming cuteness (づ◔ω◔)づ
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
A short (~1 hour) game showing the cycle of life and possibly what a bad ♥♥♥♥ing mother you can be.

It's sweet and it makes me wanna kill myself. Totally recommend it.

It also has a really calm/sad soundtrack so I urge you to buy it as well.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
This is the first time I am left genuinely not liking a developer, the feels I am left with are uncalled for. This gets my recommendation for mama badger and the badger cubs only.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
AMAZING Game. 100/10. Made me cry. Would bye again. If you are looking at this game you must bye it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
It must suck to be a parent ;(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Even though the forest was on fire, I just had to grab a snack (≧ڡ≦*)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
The last few sentences of this review containts SPOILERS.

I think this game needs some reworking.

-At first you are not told what to do and why you cant leave the start point. You either need to have some clearvoiant ability or use google for solution.
-There is far to less graphic settings. You cannot adjust nothin. Gamma is WAY to high for this game, i ended up using my LCD monitor settings to reduces the unpleasent look. Ican get use to washed out colors, but I dont want to be annoyed the moment i start to play the game.
-Grahipcs style in general is quite uniqe but the textures could be less annoying if they were less dapled and patchy.
-Lack of save game feature
- You cant sprint during night wchich is very weird since badgers are nocturnal animals
-Why it rains blood in level 3?
-Little badgers that were my companions at the beginning just started to disapear i dont know why. In level 4 i had no companion at all. I dont know why it happened and where did they go
-I dont know what is the purpose of this game. You just run through 5 or 6 six levels for less than an hour just to be eaten by a bird and then... credits. I mean, what?!

I had high hopes for this game but im disapointed. I cannot recomend.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Shelter is a game where you are a momma badger in an adventure with your five lil badgers through the seasons of the year in the woods. You'll probably end up with just one surviving them all, though.
Even though the aesthetic is beautiful, the gameplay itself is pretty tame. I missed some kind of inventory or maybe a health bar for the little badgers. Also, the camera was a bit messy sometimes.

If I were a badger, I'd rather have no children.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
I like the graphics of the game, especially the sky is marvelous at times. However, I didn't find the gameplay too interesting. For me it was too grindy, I felt like all I was doing was running around collecting food. There was no progression other than the environment I was collecting the food in. I played the game for about one hour before I couldn't be bothered anymore, I realize that's not long enough to give it a solid review, but I felt like I'd experienced just as much of the game after my first 20 minutes as I had after a short hour.

If you are the kind of player that can really immerse yourself in the game and feel a strong connection to your cubs, and like to grind, this might be a game for you. However, this wasn't my cup of tea and from my experience of it I can't recommend it with a clear conscience.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
If playing sometimes with 3-9 fps doesn't bother you, this game is insanely beautiful.

Not much action, except some mean birds that'll eat your babies .. sad story.

Graphics tho are really the strong point here, everything's stunning :)
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