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.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (22) - 68% of the 22 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (2,865) - 79% of the 2,865 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 15, 2016

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March 6

Sheltered Update v1.7 – New Game Mode: Surrounded

Hey Survivors,

We have a new update for you. Here is the change list.

Gameplay Changes for Sheltered v1.7
  • Fixed a black screen issue when switching between fullscreen and windowed mode on OSX.
  • Fixed an issue when sending characters with food poisoning on expeditions.
  • Fixed an issue where players could no longer see a white outline around characters head when wearing a gas mask.
  • Added job description text for harvesting snare traps.
  • Dogs can no longer be used in Shelter combat when they are away on an expedition.
  • Added additional controller support for Surrounded.
  • Fixed the Sentry gun where it wouldn’t fire when armed and ready.

If you have any issues or feedback please head here Report A Problem so we can assist you.
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January 31

Sheltered Update v1.7 – New Game Mode: Surrounded

Surrounded – New Mode!
A new scenario has arrived as a free update for all Sheltered players!

You’re Surrounded…

A family of three, desperately low on supplies, makes the tough decision to split-up. The father heads out into the wilderness to look for the vital supplies that will keep his family alive, telling them he’ll be back in 50 days with the resources to save them from starvation.
The remaining family members, a mother and son, barricade themselves into their shelter, desperate to keep the horrors of the apocalypse at bay...but it’s not just the mutated and starving beasts they should fear.

Seeing the family temporarily separated and weakened, gangs of bandits and marauders put their plans into action to try and evict the family from their shelter, by any means necessary. The family have faced bandits in the past, but something is different this time. These groups have found themselves bosses, powerful individuals that won’t go down easily…

50 Days

Limited supplies

No way to replenish your water

You are alone

You are surrounded...

Gameplay Changes for Surrounded – From Beta to Release

We just want to say a huge thank you to all the players who took the time to play and share their feedback during the beta for Surrounded. Your feedback has helped us craft the new Surrounded game mode into what it is today.
  • Toybox and bookshelf are now deconstructable from the start for the scenario.
  • Bosses now breach the shelter alone.
  • Bosses do significantly more damage to the shelter doors.
  • Bosses now take significantly less damage in combat - Each boss has separate resistance during combat.
  • Bosses will no longer fire a full clip during combat.
  • Animals will only spawn every 3 days.
  • Secret locations will no longer disappear when the player reloads the game.
  • Food and petrol now award 10 score for every unit the player has remaining at the end of the game.
  • Added controller support.
  • It no longer rains in the game. The player must make do with their starting amount of water for the duration of the game.
Bug Fixes for Surrounded – From Beta to Release
  • Fixing upgraded doors will no longer revert back to previous tier sprites.
  • Fixed ladder layering issue - characters should no longer appear in front of the dirt overlay sprite.
  • Fixed issue where players could queue incinerating job on a corpse twice.
Gameplay Changes for Survival Mode (main game)
  • Door alarm only sounds when the doors are broken.
  • Breachers will now trigger combat on ladders if they are colliding with the player.
  • Can no longer equip ammunition without first equipping a firearm.
  • Various object collider changes - some objects had much larger colliders than their sprites. Allows more efficient use of space when arranging the shelter.
  • Punch bag XP gained from using the punching back has been reduced by 50.

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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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