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Video Game / Sheltered

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Family Comes First.
The world has been destroyed by a nuclear war. Scorched wasteland as far as the eye can see. How will you survive? What will you eat? Where will you stay to shelter yourself from the elements?

Fortunately, a family of four (five if they have a pet) finds a fallout shelter, which will now be their new home. How long will they last?

That's entirely up to you.

Sheltered is a Management Game by Unicube that sees you helping said family survive for as long as they can in a post-apocalyptic Earth. You gotta help them maintain the shelter's systems and keep them stocked with food, medicine, and various other supplies.

The game was funded on Kickstarter, and released on March 15th, 2016.

Sheltered contains examples of:

  • After the End: The world was destroyed by a nuclear war.
  • Apocalyptic Log: There's a journal next to the radio which has a new page for every day, talking about said day's events. It updates automatically until the last family member dies.
  • Bag of Holding: The Rucksack has eight slots for holding items. The Super Rucksack increases the number of slots by twelve.
  • Bag of Sharing: If you sent two people on an expedition, they share the same inventory.
  • Beneath the Earth: The fallout shelter the family's in is located just beneath the surface.
  • Character Customization: You can change the appearance, names, and even personality traits of your chosen family.
  • Disaster Scavengers: You have to send family members out into the world to look for food, medicine, and various other things they need to survive.
  • Dowsing Device: While not magical, equipping your expedition party with the lock pick set and the metal detectors will help you find more and rarer items like guns, ammo, medicine, and even blueprints for crafting special items.
  • Encounter Bait: Taking the tracker with you on an expedition makes it more common to encounter other survivors.
  • Encounter Repellant: The purpose of the camouflage is to avoid encountering other survivors.
  • Equipment Upgrade: All systems are able to be upgraded once you have the materials necessary.
  • Everything's Worse with Bears: One of the enemies you face in the game is a bear.
  • False Friend: Be careful of who you allow to join you in your shelter. They just might turn on you.
  • Hazmat Suit: It's best recommended you have family members put these on when you have them go outside the shelter.
  • Human Resources: If anyone dies in your shelter, you have the option to harvest their meat as long as you have a freezer.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: You're bound to run into a cannibal while out in the wasteland. Similarly, you can harvest the meat from anyone who happens to die or get killed while in the shelter.
  • Item Crafting: You can use your workbench to craft new items, such as toilets and beds. The more you upgrade your workbench, more items become available for crafting and the quality improves.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up / Not Allowed to Grow Old: No matter how long you play, none of the characters age up.
  • Nuclear Family: No pun intended. You got a mom, a dad, and two kids. Maybe a pet as well.
  • Post-Apocalyptic Dog: One of the pets you can decide to give the family.
  • Post-Apocalyptic Gas Mask: One of the ways your family can protect themselves from the nuclear radiation outside.
  • Resources Management Gameplay: To keep your family alive, you have to collect any items you can find in the wastelands, and hope that it rains often.
  • Robbing the Dead: If you kill someone while on an expedition, you can loot the body for anything they were carrying.
  • Turn-Based Combat: The battles play out like this.
  • Scavenger World: Scavenging is essential for survival in the game.
  • Urban Ruins: The cities are shown to have fallen into disrepair.