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 (75 reviews) - 85% of the 75 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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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
( 3.8 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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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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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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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
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 1 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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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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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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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
176 of 180 people (98%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Rating 7.5/10
Overview: Adventure

+ The gameplay has you controlling a mother badger with her 5 babies following. You have to find/hunt for food to feed your babies as well as traverse the dangerous environments as you avoid harm.

+ Really loved the art style, it has a minimalistic quality to it yet feels very unique it its own way

+ The game takes place over a series of different environments each area getting progressively more dangerous and more unique. It is always an interesting experience when you reach a new area.

+Losing a baby feels sad and yet you have no choice to move along reminding you the harsh realities of nature. Very few games invoke that sense of feeling yet this game does it in such an easy way.

+ Good sense of pacing,

+No HUD, allowing for a more immersive experience

+ Free DLC to extend the games very short length


The Bad

-game doesn't do the best of jobs explaining certain gameplay elements often leaving you confused in certain areas.

-The game is very short. It will take roughly 1 hour to beat, there is however a dlc that changes up the gameplay a bit to keep you interested in a few more hours if you like.


Conclusion

This game is a perfect example of an indie game done right. You don't need super realistic graphics to make the game standout. The developers combined an interesting concept with a unique art style and made a game that I was engaged with throughout the end. Losing a baby is sad because you legitimately feel like you failed as your duty as a parent. This game pleasantly surprised me.
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