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?
User reviews: Very Positive (1,093 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 28, 2013

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"There's a whole new breed of games about parenting - such as Nintendo's Pikmin - and Shelter's one of the very best."
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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 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

PC
Mac
    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
    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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
you guys should play this game after playing octodad! it will make you relax after the stress of the last level ;) and its just really beautiful,relaxing sountrack and something something just play it and you will know it! its just short ): but im still happy :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
10/10! Shelter is a truly wonderful game! It's a pretty easy-going, yet heart-warming tale of a mother badger and her cubs. The game reflects both the cruel and beautiful aspects of nature. I assure you, this game is totally worth it!!! I seriously cannot wait for the sequel!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
I named one of my baby badgers simba. Eventually he was the only one left. I lifted him to crown him king of the land for all the other animals to see. Then he was taken away by a bird. Mufasa shall remain king after all.

9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
If this game is what motherhood is like then count me out!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Shelter is a genuinely touching game with an origianl concept and great execution overall.

It's one of those artsy-fartsy games and is quite short, so look elsewhere if this isn't your cuppa.

Anticipating Shelter 2.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
be a mamma badger and protect ur lil babiez that make the cutest squeeking sounds <3
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I don't think I can play this again.
:(
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Badger. You like badger you get good badger yes yes yes zigzgizgizgizigzigizigzigizgiigzgi
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
kill yourself....
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0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
It's not a horror game, but this game scared me more than any horror game or movie every has or will. I experienced a moment that made me quit after staring at the screen for 10 minutes and I've never had the courage to boot it up again, despite leaving it installed on my computer for nearly a year.
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1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Never have I been so emotionally attached to a badger.
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5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
The game ends rather abruptly.
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Very fun game, although it only has a few hours of gameplay, it was very intense and action packed. Feeding and keeping your badger cubs safe is hard work, but it was worth it. The end of the game was very surprising, but I'll let you find out what happens yourself.
I recommend this game to anyone, adults and kids a like.
10/10
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
awesome game! Great to play and would recommend
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1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
SAAAAAD ENDING :'(
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1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Nice relaxing game, very calm and unique. Not recommended for full price imho, I completed it in 1 hour. Great game if you want to clear your ''to play'' list.
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1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Short and sweet. It was moving trying so hard to save my babies and my girlfriend cried. The game has solid technical design and did a great job at keeping me in the experience. The visual design was striking as well
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52 of 58 people (90%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
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.
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48 of 63 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
If you want to be a badger but you can't afford the surgery, Shelter is a decent substitute.
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
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.
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