This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

Genre: Strategy
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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We're still here, just incredibly busy!
Very busy, but also very excited!
Release date: Mid 2015
Shelter is a survival strategy game where you're set the task of keeping your family alive in the cut-throat, desolate expanse that is the post-apocalyptic era.

A father, a mother, a daughter and a son. Given a head-start over the billions lost in the nuclear holocaust, you start in an almost impenetrable underground fortress designed to keep a family alive and well. But in this dark and unforgiving world there are innumerable dangers that threaten the life of your family.

  • Irradiated beasts of the nuclear wasteland.
  • High radiation levels outside of the shelter.
  • Finite food, water and oxygen.
  • Claustrophobia.
  • Necessary systems breaking down.

But the highest dangers of all are the dregs of the nuclear war. The rest of the human race that wander the wilderness, alone, cold, malnourished, and wanting nothing more than to share your well-prepared comforts.

The game contains a highly complex system that keeps track of the family water and food rations, their mental well being, their general fatigue and sickness levels. The player will have to send out members of their family (or possible survivors they have recruited into their shelter) to scavenge for supplies in the wasteland.

There's a very fun combat system implemented that requires a lot of strategic thinking. A man, woman and two children are fairly easy game for the raiders that roam the wasteland. Each family member will have their own stats that will effect the combat resolve.

To make a game of this calibre takes a lot of time. A LOT of time. We're two guys with a plethora of other commitments in our lives, but our top priority is making this game. With your help and backing we can focus our time and attention almost exclusively on making the game the very best it can be. With the money we're going to set aside a large chunk to make the rewards as satisfying as they possibly can be, and we're going to use it wisely to make the distribution as smooth as possible.

Dean Foster: Lead programmer/game design.

Sonny Meek: Artist/programmer/game design.

Ben Ridge: Audio/composer.

The game will be available for Windows (XP, 7, 8), Linux (Ubuntu based distrubutions) and Mac OS.
Popular Discussions View All (22)
Dec 20 @ 7:18pm
Dev inactivity
Nerf whatever just killed me
Nov 8 @ 6:44pm
What kinda game is it?
Nov 24 @ 8:36am
Ideas for the "Before Holocaust" stage of the game
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The Devs appear to hate steam, but just for everyone who only get their info here: There was a huge update on the kickstarter page, the link of which can be found below the author (and above it for that matter) Have fun y'all.
Space Hobo Dec 21 @ 7:45pm 
This looks amazing it looks like Fallout with Pixel art.
Nerf whatever just killed me Dec 20 @ 12:24pm 
@ Sasington
Yeah, it'll be on Mac and Linux as well as Windows
Nerf whatever just killed me Dec 20 @ 12:23pm 
I hate the Devs but love them at the same time. Curses!
Bwooper Dec 18 @ 8:34pm 
They haven't been extremely active on the Kickstarter page, either. They were updating fairly frequently here: , but they haven't been as of late. Apparently there's some "big announcement" they're waiting to announce or something....
Dildo Swaggins Dec 17 @ 8:06pm 
Please fund us so we can "make this game" and then not post anything foralmost 3 months. 11/10
Sasington ✰ Dec 17 @ 8:25am 
Will it come out on mac?
thelegendaryck #FreeHoxton Dec 14 @ 5:45pm 
NagUrSol Dec 11 @ 10:24am 
I dream of this game at night...cant wait!!
Th3_Jman Dec 11 @ 6:27am 
sooooo excited for this, imma defin gonna buy it the moment it comes out.