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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Mixed (37) - 67% of the 37 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (2,487) - 79% of the 2,487 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 15, 2016

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May 30

Sheltered Update V1.6 - New Instances, Items and Bug Fixes

Hey Survivors,

The team have been hard at work bringing you the next update to Sheltered.

Now the time has come for you to take on the fruits of their labour.

This patch brings with it changes to Shelter Breach combat, new instances that your family may experience during expeditions and the addition of new items to aid you in the apocalypse.

We also squished some more pesky bugs to make the whole Sheltered experience smoother.

Gameplay Updates & Changes

  • Added the ability to equip family members when they enter Shelter Breach combat
  • An equip menu will be shown when a character collides with an attacker
Convoy & Helicopter Crash Sites
  • Added randomly occurring crash sites where special items can be found (Advanced Gas Mask & Military Rucksack)
  • They are randomly spawned in mountains
Game Speed
  • Added the ability to slow time
  • Keyboard Shortcut = Caps Lock
  • Gamepad = D-Pad Right
Camper Van
  • Increased inventory from 52 to 72
  • Reduced the burn time for all burnable objects by 50%
  • Increased the time it takes to extinguish a fire (by hand)
  • Increased water cost for extinguishing a fire (by hand)
New Items
  • Adrenalin: Gives the user a Strength and Dexterity boost in combat
  • Advanced Gas Mask: Unlimited use gas mask
  • Military Rucksack: Has 24 inventory slots
  • Animal Repellent: If equipped to a party, it will reduce the chance of animal encounters by 90%. Note: Can only be crafted from the laboratory.
  • Soap: Adds the “shower with soap” function to showers. If you shower with soap it takes half the time! Note: Can be crafted at the laboratory or found at locations.
  • Animal Fat: Can be harvested from snared animals or found on bears and wolves after combat. Note: Used to create soap and animal repellent.
Saving Family Customisation
  • Added the ability to save a family customisation: This pre-set can then be reloaded on the next playthrough. Note: Only one pre-set can be saved.
Misc changes
  • Perception experience can now be gained when reading books
  • Added random character conversations whilst idling
  • Gas masks now appear on characters who wear them on expeditions
  • Soap can be discovered at Houses (Sml, Med & Lrg) and randomly at other locations across the map
  • Adrenalin can be discovered at Barracks, Pharmacies (Sml & Lrg) and Hospitals
  • Updated the controls screens to show the Slow Time button
  • Added 8 soap to starting inventory of new saves
  • Updated the deconstruct chances
    - Base chance now 60% from 66%
    - Resourceful chance now 90% from 99%
    - Wasteful chance now 30% from 33%
  • Updated the controls screen to include the slow time button

Quality of Life & Bug Squishing

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where some action sounds were drowned out in the audio mixer
  • Fixed audio issues with new recruits
  • Fixed audio bug during shelter combat
  • Fixed a bug where a rabbit can become a deer when snared in a trap
  • Stopped psychopaths from leaving the shelter whilst wearing a hazmat suit: They will now return the hazmat before leaving.
  • Fixed a bug where the generator would continue to burn fuel whilst broken (integrity at 0%)
  • Fixed a bug where the pet’s corpse would disappear on death
  • Fixed a bug where the CCTV object would continue to play the alarm sound

Good luck Survivors, we hope these latest changes aid you in your family's quest for survival in the wasteland.

We look forward to reading your feedback on the forums!

UPDATE: 02/06/17

We've provided a quick fix patch for a few more bugs that have cropped up, which you can find below.

  • Advanced gas mask is now functioning correctly – fixed bug where player would get radiation poisoning through it still
  • Fixed bug where character heads would change upon removing gas masks after an expedition
  • Fixed bug where if a user saves and exits the game whilst upgrading an object, they can no longer upgrade the object. It's important to note that this is not a retrospective fix, if you are already experiencing upgrade problems then the patch won't change anything, only prevent it from happening in the future. We hope to provide a retrospective fix for this in the next update.

Good luck survivors!
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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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