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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Very Positive (78 reviews) - 85% of the 78 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,009 reviews) - 86% of the 2,009 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Very Positive (78 reviews)
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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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sebalechef
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It must suck to be a parent ;(
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theleafcat
( 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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Tori °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧
( 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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Nyled
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I don't even think I even own this game but I personally think the Shelter series is fun.
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MikoAkuma
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I could never be a mum, the stress i went through, and that only lasted 2 hours! wtf i actually found myself caring for these baby badgers, feeding, nurturing... mourning :'( extremly good game, highly recomend. The art style alone is why i tried it out, bloody gorgeous
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Blobulord
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Found this game visually appealing, and with a very good story behind it. Easy to get an emotional attachment to your babies, and then hate yourself if one dies. But You get to headbutt trees and kill foxes as well as other badger things.
Definitely do wait to get this game in a steam sale though since I don't feel it has much replay value to it but, then again opinions differ.

Overall: A great game that you should play at least once.
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Hecate
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
First off, the art style of this game is breathtakingly beautiful. The soundtrack fits the scenary/scenario and can be very relaxing. The cubs are so cute and I really became attached to these kids. However, there is little to no instructions; this makes the death of one your cubs (0r all) 100% guaranteed. It can be frustrating because there are certain areas, such as rocks or unleveled ground, that is "closed off" to the player. I mean, seriously? A badger can't climb over a rock? Also, the gameplay is about an hour long and the last level is just...no. It was too confusing and the ending left you thinking, "Wait, did it even end? Is that it?' For $1.49 (I bought it on sale), I recommend this game if you want to kill some time. I would NOT recommend this for it's full price though.
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Al the Drunk
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Finished the game.
Went outside to hug a badger,
got eaten by an eagle.
10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
44 of 50 people (88%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
played game
got real into it
hit tree, get fruit
hell yeah
rip carrots out of the ground
hell yeah
hunt down a frog
hell yeah
dodge an eagle
hell yeah
one of my pups drowns in a river
i cry for an hour
10/10 would play again
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Its a short game that you play as an animal, you have a family , you need to take care of your babies, its cute and kinda sad and makes you cry at the end ;-;
I played it with a friend, we named the kids as Bobby, Richard, Johny, Spacey and Ellie...My babies <3


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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Thank you, for showing me that i am a terrible mother.
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13 of 15 people (87%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Neat little game. VERY short. Less than an hour of gameplay. Buy it when it's on sale. Not worth $10 for 50 mins of gameplay.
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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 1 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
1 person 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
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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