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 (77 reviews) - 84% of the 77 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,033 reviews) - 86% of the 2,033 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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Enshammon
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Personal Rating: 5 STARS

I cannot guarantee my rating is generalizable to any other person because, like real art, this is entirely subjective.

Shelter accomplishes great things with very little. For those with enough tenderness and imagination, this game will be unforgettable. This may be the most heart-touching game I have ever played.

Recommended for those who:
Have a warm heart
Are looking for a novel gaming experience
Appreciate brief but memorable games

Not recommended for those who:
Have a heart of stone
Just want to finish levels and beat games
Prefer realism over artistry in games

Here are my suggestions for playing Shelter:
Start with the minimum information (you are a mother badger)
Play when you are free of distractions, particularly best in the evening
Watch the credits
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Bacon Incarnate
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Not a survival game. This a walking simulator with some light survival elements that has no penalty for losing. The game is very short (~2 hours if you try to not lose your cubs) but it feels repetitive somehow. I haven't played Shelter 2 yet, but it looks like it will be better.
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Darth Poppa
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Feed your babies simulator.
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Trabic
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Came home drunk one night, bought this and played it for 12 minutes.

10/10 would get drunk again
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Ensyis
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Beautiful heartwarming game.
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Richeys
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Really nice game, I recommend this for you
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BillyTheOrphan
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Fun game, but ffs played almost 3 hours of it and only got one out of the 3 card drops it offers :(
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Manders
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Great way of understanding how terrible a parent you'd make.
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stormpilot
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A fun and emotional game, but only really worth one or two playthroughs. I'd say only get it if it's on sale.
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teentitansgeek
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I thought this game looked cute, so I got it and Shelter 2 during the Steam Summer Sale.

I've played for a total of 60 minutes.

During that time, 2 babies got taken by a hawk, one got killed in the dark by an unknown predator, and the fourth gave up the will to live. I went to get him food, but he got killed by the same unknown predator as his sister.

I have one baby left.

I recommend this game if you haven't taken the feels train in a while.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 19 people (84%) 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
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Great way of understanding how terrible a parent you'd make.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Feed your babies simulator.
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
A fun and emotional game, but only really worth one or two playthroughs. I'd say only get it if it's on sale.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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2 of 4 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
It's MGS3, except you play as The Boss
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