Star shelter is one of the first survival games made for VR. As you're stranded in space, you must climb around in Zero-G, explore, scavenge, craft, hack and fight to survive. You have to arm and upgrade your spaceship in order to escape this cosmic graveyard.
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Release Date:
Oct 12, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to make a survival game that evolves based on player feedback.
We feel that the genre of game we are trying to make thrives the most in early access.
As we are only two people. We don't want to waste time expanding/polishing features no one cares about.
We would rather focus our energy on the features that really matter to players.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately a year, until the third quarter of 2018.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Star Shelter is a "rogue-lite" survival game so the most important "feature" is variation.

We have a goal of adding more spaceships/locations and variations of them.
There are plenty of different room types we plan to add, like: engineer halls, engine rooms, different cockpits and so on.

We plan on adding a larger variation in enemy types.

We plan on adding polish to existing assets. We also expect gameplay balance to change drastically.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We have all the core features/mecanics in place.
The current state of the game is:

  • Procedural world.
  • Survival mechanics of base and self.
  • Scavenging.
  • Crafting/Building.
  • Upgrades.
  • Combat.
  • Zero gravity climbing and thrusters to move around.
  • 2 different enemies.
  • randomly generated spaceships and space stations, with 10 different room types.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to increase the price only once the game is fully released.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We're going to use the Steam community forums, Reddit forums and also direct contact through mail.

We plan to update at least once a month and we're going to have an in game countdown for every update.”
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Recent updates View all (18)

January 18

Build: # 1.0.16 - Sounds and fixes

Build: # 1.0.16 c
  • Fixed som shadow issues
  • Fixed some spawning issues in bookshelves.
  • Airlock levers could get stuck.
  • Fixed an issue with turrets freezing
  • Fixed an roundup issue with the power indication.
  • Fixed an issue where missiles would not damage the titan.
  • Fixed an issue where PIE could say multiple sentences at once.
  • Fixed a bug where the tutorials wouldn't show
  • Fixed an issue where the airlock could open by touching it with the head.
  • Fixed a issue where the ship would not charge your suit.
  • Fixed an issue where you could be slow in space.

  • Added a new SPACESHIP.
  • Changed some visual shading on the space mask.
  • Added a more handle and some visual improvements to the mask.
  • Added Audio when opening / closing the mask.
  • Added info on keys and locker codes and beacon.
  • Added a PIE voice when ship energy is low.
  • Added filling audio and attach audio when using canisters.
  • Added grip sounds when climbing.
  • Added audio when canisters break.
  • Added a line to comets shown on map.
  • Added a visual crack indication on damage shields. (the ones placed outside)
  • Added a repair button to the shields (uses power).
  • Added a PIE warning before using the beacon.
  • Added a impact effect for turrets and drone shots.
  • Added a new effect for repairing.
  • Added a target indication on the titan.
  • Added death hints from PIE to help you survive.
  • Added a sound when using research points.
  • Added more impact audio on objects.
  • Added Audio when opening chest
  • Added Audio when opening Inventory.
  • Added an audio when opening crates.
  • Added audio when opening inventory.
  • Added audio for hand held shields.

  • The inventory bubble will now show on the hand that pressed the button.
  • Decreased the missile damage to the ship
  • Decreased the starting size of the inventory.
  • Decreased the size increase of the inventory upgrade.
  • Increased the spawn rate of food in the beginning.
  • Made crafted objects salvageable.
  • Made fruits and plants salvageable.

[Edit] - Hotfixes
Build: # 1.0.16 f
  • Fixed some saving issues.
  • Fixed broken canister sound playing when open inventory.
  • Fixed, environment blocking a Code lock in a spaceship.
  • Fixed a climbing issue with in the new spaceship.
  • Fixed a bug where the door sound in the new spaceship would not play.
  • Fixed an issue with the playtime numbers.

We're posting a hotfix tomorrow with an inventory bug fix, and some minor tweaks.

But we rather get this patch out today so we can fix anything coming up as soon as possible.



We're getting started on the modular base building, so this is probably gonna take a bit longer than the other updates, so you can probably expect this to take at least a month.

Join discord or write in the steam forum post about things you'd like to see with the modular base bulding. STEAM FORUM HERE


Thank you for playing!
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January 9

Build # 1.0.15c - Less Crashes and some fixes

  • Hand watch now showing zeros
  • Fixed some issues with Salvaging
  • Fixed some Glitching issues
  • Game should be more stable from Crashes (Let us know if this still happens)
  • Fixed a bug where the missiles would target your own turrets.
  • Fixed a bug where the missile would not target the titan
  • Fixed Double shield in inventory bug, also causes low FPS.

  • Added a gradual rotation option (in hand menu settings)
  • Added a autosave feature to prevent loss of saves in case of crashes etc.
  • Changed render pipeline light should work better contrast but at cost of shadow quality.

  • Added “climbing” on locker doors.
  • Made some tweaks to turret shoot effect.
  • Made some tweaks to gun shoot effect.
  • Made the levers in ship more easy to grab. (could grab the wall behind)


    We're soon gonna get started on the Modular base building but we'd also like to hear your ideas for different room types etc.

    Write your ideas in this steam forum

    To have some kind of "framework" in mind, we're gonna do something along the lines as Subnautica.


    Since the modular base building is gonna take a bit longer than the other updates

    we're going to post another patch jan - 18th with fixes, tweaks and some new stuff before the modular base building. So please report any issue you find and describe them as much as you can so we can get to fixing those before that date.

    after that, we're going all in on the base building.WOOP WOOP!

    Thank you all for playing,

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“One of the most immersive VR experiences we have ever tried”
Spearhead Nordic

“An interesting take on the survival genre.”

About This Game

star Shelter

Star shelter is one of the first VR games with classic survival mechanics. You're stranded in a mysterious graveyard of abandoned ships, the only way out is to repair a broken spaceship.
You have to scavenge for materials and plants to repair and arm your spaceship.

Keep your oxygen, power, and hunger in the green. Grow plants, build solar panels and other objects to generate what you need.
Climb around the zero gravity but don't rely on your thrusters to much, they are fueled by the same oxygen you breathe.

Scavenge the wreckages of spaceships and be wary of hazards.

current Features:

  • Randomly generated environments and spaceships.

  • Use the crafting to arm and improve your spaceship.

  • Grow plants in your spaceship to generate oxygen and fruit.

  • Voiced AI to guide you and keep you aware of hazards.

  • Destructible/Repairable base, maintaining your spaceship is as important as eating.

  • Innovative UI, interactive holograms to navigate menus/hack, "AR" labels on objects.

  • Shoot down drones and turrets that stand in your way.

  • Classic survival mechanics - Hunger, oxygen, power, sleep.


There's a lot of things still to be added so please let us know what you want us to add or improve upon.

Check out the FORUM and report any bugs or issues you encounter but also any ideas or suggestions you have.
We will evaluate every idea or suggestion that is posted.

This is a mindmap of future updates and additions, note that this is incomplete and will be added upon based on user feedback and development progress.

Available for Arcades on SpringboardVR

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ RX 480 equivalent or better, Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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