Sheltered Receives Combat and Quests update
Company: Team17
Wakefield, UK - 24th September 2015 - Games industry veteran and games label Team17 together with independent developer Unicube is excited to announce the arrival of the Combat and Quests update for their co-developed post-apocalyptic disaster management game Sheltered.

The update is introduced via the first episode of their new behind the scenes developer diary videos, "Beneath the Surface".

Sheltered is a post-apocalyptic disaster management game that gives a whole new meaning to the term “nuclear family”.

With all hope lost, how will you cope in this bleak new world? How you handle the many moral choices you'll encounter on a daily basis could be the difference between your family surviving or dying. Combat claustrophobia, radiation and mental exhaustion as you cling desperately to life in the cramp, cold and scary underground shelter. You’ll have to leave the scant protection the shelter offers behind as you’re forced to venture outside into the dangerous desolate wasteland to scavenge for vital supplies which could ensure your families survival for just one more day.

Full details of the updates are:


New Quest Feature - 6 Quests have been added to the game
New Scenario Feature - 3 Scenarios have been added to the game
Quest tab added to Journal. Player can use this to track active quests
First Aid Kits can now be crafted
New look for the in-game UI
Bandages added to the game. Bandages are used to remove the ‘Bleeding’ status effect
Menus can now be scrolled through using a mouse wheel (Steam only)
Able to automate characters by using the H key as well as the HOME key
Junk items have been added to the game
Improvements made to encounter user interface to bring it in line with new combat UI
UI style and colouring has been changed. Menus are now brown with white text
Flashbangs can now be crafted at the workbench
Pipe Bombs can now be crafted at the workbench


New Combat UI
Ability to disarm enemies in combat
Ability to steal from enemies in combat
Ability to use items in combat to damage enemies and heal your characters
Ability to defend in combat to reduce incoming damage
Bleeding is now a status effect in combat causing those inflicted with it to lose 5 health at the beginning of their turn
New status icons in combat (dazed and bleeding)
Able to loot enemy’s weapon if they were killed or subdued in combat


New encounters UI
Grenades can now be found at locations
Snares and Rat Traps can now be harvested multiple times per use
New background image for Airport location
New background image for Barracks location
Fog of War has been removed from the map. Locations now appear as question marks and change icons when they have been discovered
New information overlay for solar panels
New image for Luxury Toilet
Changes to upgrade cost of Level 3 and 4 Work Bench
Changes to crafting cost of various tiers of Water Butt
Changes to crafting cost of various tiers of Pantry
Changes to crafting cost of various tiers of Storage Crate
Reduced crafting cost of leather


Able to turn 2 person expeditions back into one person expedition without having to leave the expedition setup menu (Steam only)
Recycling plant now correctly stops functioning at 0% integrity
Recycling plant cannot be put into a continuous loop by recycling nothing
Pantry descriptions have been updated
Spelling correct for the Auto Pantry
Fixed graphical error with women cargo pants in combat
Combat will now end immediately if an NPC is killed by a counter attack
Reduced the rate of encounters in wasteland
Trauma is now correctly applied to character after killing enemy in combat
Combat resolved UI has been changed
Luxury beds description has been updated to include the fact it removes the food poisoning status when used
Grammar changed in the description of the painting item
Spelling correction in the description of homemade medicines
Snare traps will no longer collide with objects when being moved
Avatar image for girl no longer shows 2 heads when a certain head was selected
Arrows in the expedition setup menu have been changed to green

The following objects now use the correct icons in the workbench menu:

Arrows in the expedition setup menu have been changed to green
Small Water Butt
Medium water Butt
Medium crate
Bunk Bed
Efficient Shower
Efficient Toilet

Sheltered is currently available to download for PC/Mac/Linux via Steam Early Access and for Xbox One via the Xbox Game Preview Programme.

About Sheltered
Sheltered. Co-Developed by Unicube and Team17. © 2015. Published by Team17. Team17 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Team17 Digital Limited. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.

About Team17 Digital Ltd
Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading independent developer and digital publisher headquartered in West Yorkshire (UK). Team17 publishes games for PC, console, mobile and handheld devices and other digital platforms. Visit for more info.

About Unicube
Founded in 2014 Unicube is an independent developer based in Shrewsbury, UK. Visit for more info.