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
Jun 4, 2014 @ 2:14pm
May 21 @ 7:46am
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The Evolution of Sheltered.
We're still here, just incredibly busy!
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 (26)
May 21 @ 8:05am
Survivors - Join us in the Sheltered Forums
May 6 @ 4:39pm
Nov 8, 2014 @ 6:44pm
What kinda game is it?
el Leonidez
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countryfolk4 May 23 @ 3:56pm 
ignore their complaints take your time
countryfolk4 May 23 @ 3:56pm 
Mike_Team17 May 21 @ 7:56am 
Hey everyone, Mike here from Team17. The greenlight page is no longer active - please do come and join us over at the Sheltered forums for regular updates and discussions:

You can also follow the new Sheltered twitter account here:
Darkstrong May 18 @ 2:25am 
You're right about twitter, which is semi-alive, and has a few updates (thank god. I really hope this game pulls through), but the forum is dead for months now, with only a few users and not developers posting.
incognito_guy May 17 @ 4:13pm 
This isn't dead, they just don't post updates here. They post updates on twitter @unicube or on their forums at
☭SillySausage☭ May 16 @ 10:43am 
It didn't die. I just spotted an update on the ModDb page which sets the release date for the 24 of May. GET HYPED
sharp/A/ *ViewSonic May 13 @ 6:00pm 
Sadly think this game died :( was really excited for it but whatever
Doug Rattmann May 12 @ 6:25pm 
Yeah, this game has gotten cold, blow a update on it to get it warm again!
Prickcess May 10 @ 4:38pm 
is it so hard to post just one update report detailing achievments since the last update?
Donkan May 6 @ 2:10pm 
What happened with "take a more active stance in the community"? Last update was 3 months ago, at least show us you guys are still alive