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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?
Release Date: Aug 28, 2013
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Shelter Soundtrack

February 27th, 2014

Hello everyone!

We have now made the soundtrack available for your listening enjoyment! You can find it over at iTunes.

We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we do!
Stay safe and keep track of your cubs!

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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

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About the 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/

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz single core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatibility
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

Mac System Requirements

    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 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 40 people (98%) found this review helpful
1,181 products in account
33 reviews
13.7 hrs on record
What started as something I thought of as a relaxing, light-hearted adventure ended up becoming a very emotionally engaging assault on the senses. Every new level/setting I entered I would think to myself, "there's no way they can top this", but lo and behold, I was even more impressed with each new area I entered. The music is incredibly well done and obviously hand crafted personally with much thought put into it, as every piece fits it's respective area very, very well.

As fine as I think the game is in it's current state, I don't think anyone would deny that more areas would be a very welcome addition. The game is quite short but doesn't overstay it's welcome, in my opinion it's just right for the concept and the message it's trying to convey.
This is a game you'll want to show your friends and family.
Posted: May 14th, 2014
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
362 products in account
5 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
I named my badgers. Some of them died. Then the game ended. Then I cried.

10/10 will cry again
Posted: April 28th, 2014
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
828 products in account
17 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
Although short, it is worth it. You play as a mother badger protecting her young from the dangers of the world and feeding them. That's all there is to it really. Its about nature and how cruel she can really be.

The unique art style and music really contribute and make the game something special. There is some replayability here, get to the end with all your babies alive and feel like a champ doing so!

It will take about two hours of your time to do so, you will not be shooting at people or aliens or bananas and you will not be driving super fast cars. Its simple and unique, short and sweet.
Posted: June 14th, 2014
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
207 products in account
17 reviews
1.2 hrs on record
If you want to be a badger but you can't afford the surgery, Shelter is a decent substitute.
Posted: May 4th, 2014
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38 of 56 people (68%) found this review helpful
45 products in account
5 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
WORST ENDING EVER!!! 8/10. Fun game for an hour or so though, very short.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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276 of 310 people (89%) found this review helpful
441 products in account
91 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
Shelter is a lovely survival game which has you playing as an intrepid babdgermum or badgerdad whose job it is to save your kit.

The game plays very well and looks fantastic. The soundtrack is joyous to listen to and the threats ingame tangible. Over a very short time you feel a real connection with your baby badgers and will do anything to save them.

Sadly, the game falls down on it's length, which is my only criticism. A lovely little game, but little it is, with around 1 hour for a full playthrough.

Still a fun experience!

Nilesy
Posted: October 12th, 2013
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