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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Mostly Positive (96 reviews) - 72% of the 96 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Mar 15, 2016

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January 9

Sheltered - Update 4: Public Beta!

Hey Survivors,

You’ve been enduring the apocalyptic wasteland for quite some time now. Some of you have flourished and created a future for your family. Many however, have perished and been claimed by the apocalypse.

Now, the next stage of Sheltered is nearly upon you! Whether you’re a diehard player looking for even greater challenges or someone who wants a less harsh experience this update is for you!

Now ask yourselves this...dare you take on the new Hardcore mode?

Due to the size and scope of this update we’ll be launching it as a BETA today to ensure everything added runs smoothly. We plan to run this BETA for 10 days, starting today. This is subject to change.

The Beta is open to everyone who owns Sheltered and you can access it by following these instructions:

  • Right click on Sheltered in Steam > Properties.
  • Head to Betas > input password “BetaForUpdate4” > select check code.
  • Select the “beta” branch from the drop-down box in the Betas tab.
  • Allow the title to update. You may need to verify the game cache by heading to Properties > Local Files > Verify integrity of game cache…
  • Launch the game!

Your feedback will be critical for letting us know of any bugs that slipped through the net so if you encounter any please let us know HERE. (You’ll need to sign up for a free Mantis account to do this.)

If you don’t want to start fresh and want to bring your existing Shelter/Family into the BETA you can do it by following the instructions below. Please note if you carry over your save settings you will be locked into Normal difficulty and won’t be able to change it.

Right click on Sheltered in Steam > Properties.
  • Head to Local Files > Browse Local Files.
  • Copy contents of folder “saves” to a secure location.
  • Once you’ve finished playing the beta, you can replace the newer “saves” folder with the older one.

Now let’s take a look at what you’ll be getting stuck into!
  • 3 brand new difficulty settings: Easy, Hard and Hardcore.

    The difficulty settings allow users to change the frequency of rain, resources, breaches, factions. It also defines how aggressive or docile expedition encounters are, the size of the map and whether fog of war is enabled or not. Players also have the option to create their own custom difficulty settings.

    This brings the total amount of difficulty settings to four, two of which have their own leaderboards. (Easy & Custom does not have leaderboards)

  • Updated the menu system to incorporate difficulty settings.
  • Fixed bug where the dog (and party) may not return from expeditions (this may not fix pre-existing issues in old saves)
  • Fixed bed covers layering issue
  • Fixed an issue where objects could be crafted on top of one another, or in places they should not be allowed (by the front doors)
  • Stopped paint eroding on walls
  • Removed some rogue pixels from a shelter door sprite
  • Updated breach tutorial popup text
  • Fixed bookshelf bug where it wouldn’t decrease the amount of books when deconstructed
  • Updated Horse Stable sprite
  • Stopped the family stating “the pet is hungry” hints when they are away from the shelter (Dog/Horse)
  • Stopped automated characters from repeatedly trying to use a bed which is at 0% integrity
    Stopped pets getting stuck in partially constructed rooms
  • Fixed a bug where two deconstruction panels opening at the same time would cause the game to pause until ESC/B is pressed
  • Fixed bug where breachers would not enter if there was a dead body blocking the door
  • Updated encounter summary “victory” panel artwork
  • Unity updated to fix input issues

Once the BETA comes to a close we’ll be rolling it out ASAP, pending any required bug fixes.

We’re excited to hear what you think of this update so head over to the official discussion thread here and share your thoughts, experiences and custom difficulty schemes.

As always, thank you for your support, you rock!

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October 12, 2016

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!

Love Dean, Sonny and Team17

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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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