Inspired by other mods such as Dear Esther, The Shelter is a short interactive fiction experience in which the story is conveyed almost entirely through original cinematic audio design and music. This is a one man project featuring professional voice acting (one of the actors has been heard in countless film trailers and commercials), and cinematic music composed by Rich Douglas and performed by the English Session Orchestra. A "planet killer" asteroid known as Eden 426 is headed your way and you're the only one in the neighborhood with a survivalist mentality who was smart enough to build a shelter in your basement to protect yourself in case of catastrophic events such as this. At least... thats how you remember it. The only information you have in the confined shelter comes in the form of a lone radio DJ commenting on what he sees and furious neighbors who will stop at nothing to gain access to your securely sealed shelter. The world ends in 15 minutes... what would you do?

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4 comments by beckett007 on Jun 16th, 2013

So sorry for the lack of updates, things have been extremely busy and I have tons of exciting announcements in regards to what I have been working on (more news on that below).  Regretfully, I no longer have the time to keep working on The Shelter as a mod... HOWEVER, it turns out it makes a really creepy and entertaining 15 minute short film (machinima).  So here it is, the final playthrough of The Shelter in it's entirety so you can all check out my vision from beginning to end.  Enjoy!

External Direct Link via youtube:  Youtu.be

Some of the recent projects I have been involved with which have detained me from The Shelter include Takedown, headed to the Xbox and PC, Lifeless Planet, a PC Adventure Title, and the official Shadowgate remake coming to iOS and PC / Mac later this year.  Shadowgate is being developed by Zojoi (the game's original creators) and I had the rights to utilize / reorchestrate the original chiptunes in my score.  Very exciting stuff.

My 70 minute soundtrack can be found via bandcamp: Richdouglasmusic.bandcamp.com


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Nyabi
Nyabi Jun 16 2013, 9:54pm says:

Shame you can't finish it, I was really looking forward to playing this! Thanks for at least releasing a video of it so we can see what it was all about!

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Dido_o
Dido_o May 21 2013, 4:51pm says:

update ? :(

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iffy12
iffy12 Jan 27 2013, 10:43pm says:

Please don't give up on this mod. I really wanna give this one a go.

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GordonE
GordonE Dec 21 2012, 9:08am says:

I actuary seen papers with sections marked out in RL before like the photo above

I uset to work for a government company that removes any personnel information before the documentation went online

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Levinx
Levinx Jan 30 2013, 10:17am replied:

Yeah, you must've really worked for the a governemnt 'company'. Well, used to because you can't spell the word 'used'.

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Nyabi
Nyabi Dec 1 2012, 1:48pm says:

Seems to be completely dead. A shame, I was looking forward to this.

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mrlenny94
mrlenny94 Nov 13 2012, 7:33am says:

Y U NO LET US DOWNLOAD MOD?

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n8in8r
n8in8r Sep 19 2012, 7:14pm says:

download plz

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General_Cornwaffle
General_Cornwaffle Aug 30 2012, 7:13pm says:

It's the 30th.
Will the mod be released later tonight?
Or be delayed?

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