Sheltered is a deep and emotional survival management game. You take on the role of protecting four family members who, after a global apocalypse, have found their way to a deserted shelter.
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Release Date: Mar 15, 2016

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October 12

Sheltered Update V1.4


Time for another update!

Today’s update adds new content, whilst addressing issues that have affected some of the community’s experience. We’ve got a bunch of new quests for you to sink your teeth into when foods running low. Here’s all the details:

New Content:

• New quest “The Scavenger”.
• New quest “The Missing Child”.
• New quest “The Briefcase”.
• New quest “Traders Turf”.
• New quest “The Hinges”.

Bugfixes, balancing tweaks and changes:

• Shelters should no longer be attacked by invisible breachers.
• Fixed various grammatical errors in English.
• Empty planters should now display the correct status text in German.
• Job queue icons now display correctly for coffee drinking and coffee brewing.
• Sleep icon now correctly displays on activity task list if character is told to sleep after performing another task.
• Lockpick set's description is now localised into non-English supported languages.

Our journey through the wasteland continues and we’re still hard at work on the next update, so stay tuned for more news!

If you liked today’s update please give the announcement a thumbs up!

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“Mmmm, dad casserole.”
5/5 – Digital Spy

“Complex and deep.”
7/10 – IGN Spain

“Sheltered is definitely an interactive, interesting and exciting survival-management game.”
4.5/5 – Gaming Cypher

About This Game

Panting, scared, the shelter airlock smashes down behind you. You wish you did not have to go outside, but you do. It would be easier to give up. But you don’t. The hardship, the hunger, the thirst. The fear. You keep reminding yourself why you stay alive. Why you do this. Then you hear it. “Daddy you’re back.” You wife’s face lights up and you open a bag full of medical supplies. You need not tell her how you got them. You simply enjoy your small victory in this, the harshest of times. In the post-apocalyptic world, you must keep your family alive in your underground bunker in this deep strategy game from Unicube...

Sheltered is a post-apocalyptic disaster management game that gives a whole new meaning to the term “nuclear family”. Given a head-start over the billions lost in a nuclear holocaust, you must gather as many supplies as possible en route to the concrete underground shelter that will soon become your family home for the foreseeable dreary future.

With all hope lost, how will you cope in this bleak new world? How you handle the many moral choices you'll encounter on a daily basis could be the difference between your family surviving or dying. Combat claustrophobia, radiation and mental exhaustion as you cling desperately to life in the cramp, cold and scary underground shelter. You’ll have to leave the scant protection the shelter offers behind as you’re forced to venture outside into the dangerous desolate wasteland to scavenge for vital supplies which could ensure your families survival for just one more day.

Feature List

  • Family comes first: Keep your family alive and protect them from the ravages of the harsh post-apocalyptic world.
  • Make the shelter a home: Maintain your shelter - keep it secure, habitable and make sure that the family have enough resources to survive. Protect your shelter from hazards and infiltration!
  • Customisation: Your family is unique to you; you decide their gender, names and their appearance.
  • RPG mechanics: As your family develop, their stats will adapt with an evolving experience and trauma system. Attributes, strengths and weaknesses will dynamically change based on your choices.
  • Crafting system: Create comforts for your family’s shelter and weapons for combat.
  • Exploration: Send out your family to explore and gather resources for everyday living and crafting.
  • Recruitment system: Recruit outsiders with different personalities, integrate them into your shelter life and earn their loyalty.
  • Dynamic encounter system: Your family will encounter various threats including roaming factions and feral beasts.
  • Turn-based combat: For those that cannot be reasoned with, violence can be used as a last resort. Your family may depend on it.
  • Pets: Your pet is family too. Choose between the dog, cat, fish, snake or horse.
  • Vehicles: Make exploration quicker and safer.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7800, AMD HD 4600, Intel HD Graphics 3000 or above
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: Note: In some instances, systems may require model specific drivers. If your system manufacturers no longer support hardware under this category, it may not be possible to run this title. Should this be the case, we are unable to assist you and recommend that you pursue support from your respective system manufacturer.
    • OS: 10.8.5
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 330M, AMD Radeon HD 5750M, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or above
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit / Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit or later
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7800, AMD HD 4600, Intel HD Graphics 3000 or above
    • Storage: 650 MB available space
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36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
60.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I was prett disappointed with this. Such great reviews, but there's honestly not much substance. The UI is pretty clunky, there's absolutely nothing to combat, and most importantly: there's zero character investment. I never have any sense of my characters going through a journey, even after someone dies or turns murderous. They're just flat. The dialogue is basically nil, with only a couple of scripted responses (most of which you don't have a choice in), and there's no clear explanation of why things happen the way they do.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
As others have mentioned there appears to be a game ending bug in this game where invaders are invisible and they keep cloning themselves until you lose. I played until about day 160, then three invaders attacked. After killing around 20 invisible invaders my small family of characters finally died and I lost everything. It's not worth the time investment when a bug like this can just end your game at any moment. It's a shame because I was really enjoying the game up until that point. But I'm not about to invest another 6-8 hours building up my shelter again just to have that happen again. After this happens it wipes your save so there is no getting anything back.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Do you like Fallout Shelter ? Do you want a deeper version of that game (without stupid micro-transactions) ?
You'll probably like Sheltered.

  • Nice graphic style
  • Addictive gameplay
  • Great crafting system, perfectly balanced between deep and messy

  • There are a few bugs, but nothing was gamebreaking for me
  • Hard early-game, too easy late game (due to some unbalanced mechanics)
  • Poor late-game
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
I fell in love with the concept of this game, but the actual product I purchased needs a little more work. Survival is solely based on luck with finding materials outside your shelter; luck that I never saw anybody have. There is always one thing that you just cannot find before your gas masks run out and you're on your own. The controls are a little clunky and it got boring after a few hours of watching my families die over and over again to starvation. I hope that this game develops a little more into something that I could play again, but until then, good luck.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
I can't push myself to play anymore. I enjoy the theme and the indie-style visuals but the UI is... horrible. Only bested by the tutorial (My god... to even call it one). The keys and commands are sticky and feels clunky. You spend more time trying to get things to work than actually working on the game

- The visuals are unique, very indie
- Cool concept, I bought it because I enjoy Fallout shelter.
- Decent gameplay, it might keep you occupied for a while

- Clunky and Sticky game mechanics.
- You are stuck with a character at all times, no way to exit out of it. Thus leaving you with no space to back up and look around your shelter.
- Very unrefined key set up. Very confusing at first, and doesnt get better

6/10 Its alright. I guess. Not worth 15 dollars.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
i enjoyed this game! i got it off the humble bundle and put in a few hours, it is a good game if you enjoy managing a surval bunker but the game is in my opinion 90% done, i would still recommend it especially for a cheap price however
no offense this game seems a bit unfinished, for the following reasons

1- the longer you survive and manage to have a bigger base with differen't functions you will run into a few bugs like (invisible attackers) that do get killed by your survivors,
2- survivors dying of hunger/thirst even though you have plenty of food and water even while automated.
3- inventory shenanigans, the system is a bit unpolished and sloppy some items have a max of 5 others 25 they don't let you know but this is a little lazy

the automate function in which survivors take care of themselves is only a little helpful, once you get going and have a larger number of survivors it's hard to keep track of your people especially when they go to bed which leads them to die from radiation bleeding or whatever, also some survivors get stressed and leave. The automate function does not help with these more (advanced) things it doesn't automate stress relief nor medication, nor cleaning, nor repairs, even the planters have to be kept a close eye

eventually the game begins to get a little repetetive.

i do enjoy it however and these issues are all easy fixes for the developers so looking forward to some good updates here!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
This is the only game i played where my wife kept coming down to see what was happening with our family. I basicly had to lie and restart the game 4 times rather then tell her i killed her and my son so my dog could eat.

Every choice can lead you down dark paths, this game is great even thow it does not look the best.

Would bury strangers again any day, long live the dog.

7/10 becuase this war of mine is better, and graphics could be better.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
64.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Like playing one of those ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ sad, "Family survives bombs in shelter" Fallout stories, from when Fallout could tug your heart strings with that. This story could either end with your family painting the walls of your shelter, bodies cumpled over your simple beds and stores. Or you could hollow out a building sized hole in the ground, and build the most advanced buildings in the wasteland. Try your luck but be prepared to eat some nuclear waste every so often.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
I had fun with the game. The graphics arent great. Crafting is ok, combat is ok, being raided is limited and like others said no real comsequences. Like 40 days in I could make the highest teir stuff and mess sh*t up but it didnt really cause the other factions to hate me more. Would be mint for a mobile game, but as a desktop id say 7/10.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
59.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
i like this game it put you into full focus at certain times from raids to fighting wild animals and other survivors but you can't just jump right into the game expecting a good playthrough, it'll take a while to get the good at it and also when playing this game for the first time use the tutorial to get familiar with this game because "sheltered" will get harder as you get better at it. I put this game to a score of 9/10.
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10.1 hrs
Posted: October 23
The struggles of keeping at least one of your family members alive while catering to everyone else makes it a whole lot more fun.
Basic story: A family of 4 have entered a under ground bunker to escape the wasteland above. There are traits and skills that you can choose for your family only, some may help you scavenge for more food or make them a small eater. You must gather food and water from the wasteland however you will need gas masks, if you go out without one you have the high chance of getting radiated, which can be cured. You MUST also keep a generator up so you can breath. May not sound fun to some of you but it is a fallout shelter based game but I think this one is better. I would recommened getting it while it is on sale, the price seems a little too high for this sort of game.
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35.7 hrs
Posted: October 22
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25.6 hrs
Posted: October 22
I give Sheltered a 4/5. The only problem is that there's no creative mode. (I like to screw around in survival games.)
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Uncle Bourbon
9.8 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 22
Oh i forgot i bought this game at release
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 21
makes no sense and its ita waste of time and money
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Weeb Lad (づ◔ᗜ◔)づ
29.1 hrs
Posted: October 18
Day 1: We must avoid conflict & work together to rebuild society *donate resources to a random group in the wasteland*
Day 100: I bet I can kill them all in one turn *pulls out hatchet*

8/10 Best human nature simulator
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Spicy Doggo
6.5 hrs
Posted: October 18
8/10 should have community addons
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TPI | Ketobbey
43.4 hrs
Posted: October 18
The game is a good thinking game. The choices you make to F'you up or they can make for a good win. So many of the items you need will have you out looking for thme for a long time while the others that are left behind run around taking care of the bunker.
Take care to manage your resources.
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30.4 hrs
Posted: October 17
amazing i give this to my cat and it cure him of autism and since eating this product with 3x meals day no more house ghost
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