Guide a powerful Lynx through vast open landscapes. Give birth to your cubs, raise and strengthen them by mastering your skills for hunting prey. Explore the wild beauty of nature and do everything possible to prepare your family for the vicious entities dwelling on the cold tundra.
User reviews: Very Positive (949 reviews) - 87% of the 949 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 9, 2015

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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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November 24, 2015

Patch 2015-11-24

We have received requests to make it possible to not load the Mountains DLC, for a number of reasons.

Regardless if you want a calmer experience, if it's too difficult, or if you just want a temporary break from the new threats - we want Shelter 2 to be for everybody.

The patch includes:

  • Option to enable/disable the Mountains DLC threats (available in the gameplay options menu)

Happy hunting!

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About This Game

The beauty of nature goes hand in hand with its unforgiving rawness. That is central in Shelter 2, and one of the reasons we chose to make a game about a Lynx. They are in middle of the food chain, and there are far more vicious things out on the cold tundra.

The game follows the life of a mother lynx, starting as a pregnant animal, giving birth and continuing in to a journey of parenthood where nurturing her cubs is paramount for survival. Shelter 2 includes more elaborate gameplay features than its predecessor, such as stamina, different types of movements, jumps and a variety of prey to kill. Besides hunting there are several maternal and hunting features, such as calling the cubs closer, smell for prey, making sure they drink water from rivers and lifting and carrying your cubs from harm’s way.

A vast wilderness awaits

Environments in Shelter 2 are much bigger than its predecessor and allow a lot more freedom than ever before, allowing players to find favorite spots to return to. This time weather and seasons change, harsh winters and bloomy summers awaits you!
The music is once again presented by Retro Family, awarded for their work on the Pid Soundtrack, and the visuals have been reinvented by adding dense atmosphere and lighting to the patterned graphical art style.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 240 GT or Radeon HD 6570 – 1024 MB (1 gig)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Lion 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz single core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 1 GB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 240 GT or Radeon HD 6570 – 1024 MB (1 gig)
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
549 of 593 people (93%) found this review helpful
380 people found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
> Be mama lynx
> Give birth to adorable baby lynxes
> Hunt rodents to feed my babies
> See random hawk circling me and my babies
> Nowhere to run
> Watch in terror as hawk swoops down and grabs one of my babies
> Pounce on hawk just as it tries to fly away
> Save baby
> Feed the corpse of my enemy to my babies

10/10 would be best mama lynx again
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93 of 100 people (93%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2015
you know you are far too obsessed with this game when you grow emotionally attached to your cubs and die inside when they either die or leave.
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94 of 111 people (85%) found this review helpful
217 people found this review funny
101.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2015
This game is simply beautiful <3
I think I accidentally ate one of my cubs.
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49 of 53 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2015
Spoilers below.

Its an absoluetly breathtaking and heartfelt game, it gives you real sympathy towards your cubs and you try very hard to keep them alive as if they were real. As you watch them grow older and begin to be able to hunt things themselves you are filled with a sense of pride. Then suddenly they stop walking and when you call to them they don't respond, suddenly they begin to run off into the distance and you try to run after them, but you cant. You go back to your den alone and felt with sadness, until you are awaken in the night by the whispers of the stars again. You follow the path of light they lay until you reach a hill filled with flowers and firelies in the sky. Suddenly another lynx appears in a red glow and you two both look at each other and walk off into the night. Fin.

The game has a few glitches, but nothing game braking. The other lynx at the end I assume was the male lynx that wasn't in the game until, since presumably he died. All my cubs survived, but in the family tree it only showed 3/4 of my cubs and one's line wasn't connected to the rest oddly as if there is a space of where my missing cub should be. Overall great game, very interesting concept, and I look foward to continuing my family tree and getting the expansion pack of the game. I am also glad this game is available for Linux.

10/10
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2015
one of my kids has the same color as the bushes. Almost had a heart attack when I couldn't find her/him. mfw I don't even know my kid's gender.
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