Might & Delight, the Swedish developer behind PID, have announced their next game, which casts players of the mother of a mother badger who has to protect her cubs from the cruelty of nature.
Shelter is the name of the game... in any sense of the phrase.
“It´s our ambition to create an experience of immersion by making you feel exposed and vulnerable in the sometimes unforgiving hands of the wild," quoth lead level designer Andreas Wangler.
As the mother of a litter of cubs, you are forced out from familiar and safe surroundings to find new shelter in a beautiful, but dangerous world. The harsh reality of nature plays a pivotal role in the game whilst at the same time Shelter aims to pay a homage to the great outdoors and all its imposing beauty. By the looks of the trailer, it favours a stylised retro aesthetic, ahead of a "summer 2013" launch on PC and Mac.
“We are not saying nature is cruel, however what the mother and her cubs will experience is simply a fact of life” Andreas continued. “There are no boss fights in this game. No good or evil elements. It´s simply about survival and protecting your offspring."
Might & Delight are seeking to push Shelter through Steam Greenlight.