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 (3,234) - 78% of the 3,234 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 15, 2016

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October 9, 2018

Sheltered - Hotfix Changelist

Hey survivors,

We hope you're all enjoying Sheltered's newest scenario, Stasis!

Following the release of the Stasis update, the team have been working on some bug and quality of life fixes for the game.

We're pleased to say that the following changes are now in effect:
  • Surrounded - The boss avatars sprites have been corrected in Surrounded.
  • Surrounded - Fixed a crash that could happen at the end of combat when finishing a fight with a full inventory.
  • Fixed an issue regarding hazmat suits not being removed correctly.
  • Avatar sprites now updates correctly when you change your appearance with the wardrobe whilst wearing a hazmat suit.
  • Items within the item bin will no longer duplicate.
  • Stasis - The suits within the hazmat suit bay will now correctly save and load its stats.
  • The item grid present within item transfer menus will now refresh correctly when altered.

Thank you to everyone who has been playing, giving us their feedback and joining the discussion over on the Steam forums - it's great hearing about your experiences with Sheltered as we continue to develop it.

Also a HUGE hello to our new Sheltered players who have joined us through the sale. If you have any questions as you attempt to survive the apocalypse, don't be afraid to ask!

Good luck out there.
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October 1, 2018

Sheltered Update v1.8 - New Game Mode: Stasis

New Game Mode – Stasis


Earth is dying. There will be no recovering from the apocalypse that man has unleashed onto the world.

The land is swarming with mutated people and animals, the weather conditions become more extreme week by week and resources have become all but non-existent.

Earth is no longer a home, you must reach out to the stars and find a new one…

Sheltered: Stasis - Objectives

In Stasis, our second scenario for Sheltered, you’ll be tasked with building and launching a rocket to leave Earth.

The game will be complete if you successfully find all the rocket parts and launch the rocket, or, if your family dies/become unconscious. There are eight different endings for Stasis, depending on the success, or failure, of your mission.

You’ll have 75 days to complete your mission before your shelter can no longer protect your family.

New Features

This allows the player to change the outfits/colours of their characters during the game. It must first be crafted by the player using the crafting bench.

New planter functionality (With new fertilizer item)
  • The planter now has a new added state - ‘Wilting’, before it dies.
  • The planter can now use fertiliser to increase the yield of harvest.
  • The planter can now be harvested at any time (so long as there is something to harvest)
New UI label is displayed on the map for visited locations showing what items the location can contain (survival mode only).
  • This also tells the player which equipment they’ll need to unlock a hidden item (Stasis AND Survival).
Changing a party members loadout (weapon, equipped items and load carrying items) is now possible during an expedition (Using view map).

Clipboard now shows more information.
  • There is a second tab on the clipboard panel. It shows the family stats and needs.
Unlockable, hidden items at locations (Require lockpick set, prospectors kit etc)
    Locations with hidden items now show a question mark icon, which tells the player what they need to do to unlock the hidden items. The player can come back with appropriate equipment to unlock it.
Radio auto resolves now give the player more information (If someone was lost in the wasteland etc)

Characters lost in the wasteland now spawn a quest in which you can release them from a prison. The character will then return to the shelter.

Characters can now eat meat from animal traps without having to first create a freezer.
  • Other items harvested (leather) at that time will go into storage like normal
New Icon & text for damage taken from bleeding, suffocation and radiation will display when a character is in the shelter.
  • -1 health will appear above their head as floating text
Players can now reload their gun during combat (wasteland only). Ammunition is now present on the UI during combat, as is equipped armour.
  • We display ammo in the clip and ammo in party storage
Item Bin
  • The item bin is a new addition to the main survival mode. It is a solution to a problem we’ve had with player’s having to lose items when they return, and their storage is full. Now, any excess items not added to the main storage are added to the item bin on the surface. When it contains items, the lid appears off. When it’s empty the lid is on. Items contained are essentially an extended storage for the player, but items are regularly taken by passing people on the surface. The more items in the bin, when the bin men arrive, the more items they take.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix for missing child quest locking the game up when finding the child.
  • Fix for gas masks not showing up on character sprites during encounters (if equipped).
  • Fix for items going missing when an expedition returns if their inventory was full and they equipped a gas mask.
  • Fix for crash sites re-spawning at the same location when completed.
  • Characters permanently becoming sideways when deconstructing a bed that is being slept in.
  • Glitch where a single frame of the climbing out of the hatch animation would disappear.
  • Fix for weapons going missing when equipping them mid-expedition (using the map screen) if the player has full inventory and already has a weapon equipped.
  • Fix for NPC's weapons not appearing at the feet of the character who dropped them when disarmed in combat.
  • Hidden items should now work as expected when using a controller.
  • Journal/ Family status panel full controller support added.
  • Updated the planter’s hover-over text to have “plant condition” & “soil condition”
  • Fixed an issue with the planter where un-fertilised seeds would give less food/seeds/plants on stage 3 than stage 2
  • Fixed a bug where you wouldn’t be able to search a location which only had hidden items in it
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements

One Last Thing…

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our players who took part in the Stasis beta and shared their feedback with us. You rock!

To those survivors looking to escape Earth for the first time… Good luck, the wasteland just got a lot more dangerous.
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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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