Post-apocalyptic survival game Sheltered announced for PS4

Keep your family alive in Unicube Studios’ unique console debut

I’m Sonny Meek, co-founder, designer and artist of Unicube Studios. Unicube is a small two-man studio comprising of myself and my co-founder Dean. Dean and I are avid gamers, just like you, and I’m here today to tell you all about our debut game Sheltered!


Before working on Sheltered, myself and Dean had done some stints at university and within retail jobs but now we’re actually making our game development dream come true. Since January 2015, we’ve been working out of Team17‘s offices and they’ve been helping support us make Sheltered be the best possible game we could imagine.

So what is Sheltered? Well, at its core it’s a post-apocalyptic survival game with some pretty complicated mechanics that we believe bring it snugly into the roguelike arena. In Sheltered, you’ll find some familiar mechanics – scavenging for supplies, crafting, building and maintaining your shelter, but that’s where familiarity ends. Sheltered doesn’t focus on soul survivors, but an average family. Your family.

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You start the game with two adults, two children and a trusty pet. How you customise your family is entirely in your hands – choose their appearance, sex, traits and name them. It’s this that we believe makes Sheltered stand out so prominently. The game has its hardships, and facing them as a family unit brings real emotional bonds and attachment, making every-day decisions carry weight and difficulty!

How will you cope when a child needs food, but doesn’t have any? Your dog, a loyal and trusty addition to the family is hungry – does he go without for the sake of the rest of the family? Does he… become the main food source himself?

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Everyday survival is the main goal in Sheltered, but venturing out is just as important as battening down the hatches. In the wasteland you can find like-minded survivors, or people who are just thirsty for havoc. People can break in to your shelter, and you’ll really have to bring out your strategic A-Game, setting traps and creating panic rooms for your family members. At every corner in Sheltered there’s an opportunity to improve your situation, or bring it crashing down like a house of cards!

Sheltered doesn’t pull any punches. If one of your family members dies then that’s it and you’ll have to find ways for the remaining members to cope. It’s game over when all family members die. How long will you be able to survive?

Thanks for reading! We’re so looking forward to bringing Sheltered to PS4 and we cannot wait to see your own survival plans in action and hear how many days you’re able to survive for when the game launches in the coming months.


3 Author replies

Looking forward to this! I’m a Kickstarter backer and have played the PC version, but I think it would be well suited to consoles, which is where I do most of my gaming.

Any estimates on a release date?


Thanks for backing us, G-man! If it weren’t for your help we wouldn’t have made it this far.

In regards to release date, we don’t have a solid one yet. It’s very near though!

alcibiades4291 10 February, 2016 @ 15:15

Very interesting! Looking forward to this!!

Where is the Vita version? c’mon!!


Great news! Any chance of a PS Vita version?


Hey, HomessaHomem,

Though we don’t have any plans as yet for Vita, there’s always the possibility in the future!

I’d much rather play this on Vita/PSTV.

Looking forward to it, but Remote Play isn’t an excuse.

At first I thought mary had the head of a giant cockatiel. Then I realized she was just looking to the side. Anyway… The game sounds very cool!

Ramases_Niblick 10 February, 2016 @ 15:59

This is getting added to my ever growing wishlist. Looking forward to it :-)

I fourth the Vita version :-)

Game over when your family dies, interesting but grim.


Indeed, it’s a dark concept. Just like real life! You have to take extra care of your family members, because once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.


Wow that’s deep yet dark at the same time

I need this!


furzees-grade1 11 February, 2016 @ 02:00

Intresting concept guys

Bad-MuthaAdebisi 11 February, 2016 @ 09:01

Wow, yes. I need this.

Hy there! I would totally buy that game to vita! I not saying this because yet i dont have a ps4, but because i think this game is more suitable for our favourite handheld. Even if would have a ps4, i would buy the vita version. Please make one! Great concept guys!

Classic_Shooter 11 February, 2016 @ 18:15

Played the trail version of this on my Xbox one, GAME PREVIEWS Sony, look it up at get with it…
anyway the long dark is better. But in away minecraft is not the only survival game on ps4 now.

day one buy 4me

PS4 haamti

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