Sheltered

A survival strategy game set in a post-apocalyptic reality. The game was created as a result of cooperation between the independent studio, Unicube, and Team 17, the company famous for the Worms series. The player becomes a leader of a group of survivors hiding in a gloomy underground shelter after a nuclear catastrophe. The game begins when the first bombs are about to fall. We have a limited amount of time to gather supplies for the first weeks of living underground. Later in the game, the player is forced to leave the shelter looking for food, water, medicines, and other supplies. The player often has to fight hungry mutants and other survivors, as well as face other problems, for example those related to the maintenance of the shelter. The player also has to deal with various diseases and the mental condition of the survivors. The game features retro pixel-art graphics, accompanied by a soundtrack that resembles B-Class movie stylistics.

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PC / Windows
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Sheltered

Sheltered | PC

Sheltered release date for PC:

game language:
English

15 March 2016 | Worldwide

15 March 2016 | Europe

15 March 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 7.2 / 10 calculated out of 24 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
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Sheltered

Sheltered | iOS

Strategy, Post Apocalypse, 2D, survival, Kickstarter, indie games

Companies responsible for Sheltered

Unicube | game developer

Team 17 | publisher   Official website

Sheltered release date for iOS:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 6 players' votes.  

Android OS
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Sheltered

Sheltered | Android

Strategy, Post Apocalypse, 2D, survival, Kickstarter, indie games

Companies responsible for Sheltered

Unicube | game developer

Team 17 | publisher   Official website

Sheltered release date for Android:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 11 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Sheltered

Sheltered | XBOX ONE

Sheltered release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

15 March 2016 | Worldwide

15 March 2016 | Europe PAL

15 March 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Sheltered

Sheltered | PS4

Sheltered release date for PS4:

game language:
English

15 March 2016 | Worldwide

15 March 2016 | Europe PAL

15 March 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Sheltered for Xbox One is a survival-strategy game set in a gloomy, post-apocalyptic world. The player's task is to protect a family hiding in an underground fallout shelter. This is the debut of a small Unicube team consisting of three members. The project was finished with the support of a crowdfunding campaign carried out on Kickstarter. The game was published by Team 17 (Worms series), as part of their program to promote independent game makers.

Story

The story in Sheltered for Xbox One depicts a gloomy vision of the world after a nuclear catastrophe. Survivors hiding in underground shelters suffer from shortage of supplies. It is extremely risky to leave the shelter in search for anything, because hungry mutants can quickly put an end to one's life. Other human survivors will not hesitate to obtain supplies the hard way, for survival has become the last thing to fight for. Additionally, being isolated for too long will result in the deterioration of mental health - anxiety, suspicion and other unusual feelings occur. The main character has to take care of a family of four, trying to ensure their safety and obtaining supplies for the most basic needs in these harsh circumstances.

Gameplay

The action begins just before the first bombs bringing a catastrophe to mankind are dropped. Within a couple of minutes, we have to gather supplies in a supermarket, in order to sustain underground existence during the initial weeks. Later on, we have to monitor certain important data about health of the characters or the amount of supplies we have left in the shelter. We also have to maintain the shelter itself - it needs repairs and maintenance in general. A failure of any of the basic systems can result in terrible consequences for the family. Food, water and a variety of useful items can be found outside of the safe zone that the shelter is. The player does that alone at the beginning, but later on, more survivors join our efforts. On the surface, the player often has to face different enemies. The combat system is interesting, for it requires the player to approach the fight in a tactical way. But the combat capabilities are defendant on the individual features of the particular family member.

The storyline in Sheltered for Xbox One is entirely non-linear and player-dependent. Thus if the player does not make any serious mistakes, the gameplay will last as long as the family is safe and sound. To increase the realism, the developers have put a significant emphasis on the psychological aspect by simulating mental conditions of the characters. More than once, the player will be obliged to make a morally difficult choice. Before the player trusts a survivor, they have to consider if it is worth to risk the lives of the family. Survivors the player can encounter fall into two categories: those who can become our valuable allies, and those who are capable of doing the worst things in order to obtain shelter and supplies.

Technology

The post-apocalyptic stylistics of Sheltered for Xbox One perfectly match the old-school graphics - this brings memories of classic and equally original games from the early 90s. The pixel art graphics are combined with an atmospheric soundtrack that bears a resemblance to B-Class cinema stylistic.

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PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.Game contains depictions of violence.
Sheltered Early Access trailer

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