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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xemnas164
xemnas164 Aug 11 2012, 5:40am says:

coming aug 21? where is the mod?

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myosh7773
myosh7773 Aug 1 2012, 9:37pm says:

29 More days!!! :o

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RaloufDeTrogna
RaloufDeTrogna May 1 2012, 2:03am says:

keep it comin i want i want i want

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♣♣Ace-A-Spades♣♣
♣♣Ace-A-Spades♣♣ Apr 25 2012, 3:29pm says:

THIS is why I love this community. The creative thinking and use of the source engine is uncanny.

I love it.

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Domo_Skully_
Domo_Skully_ Mar 31 2012, 6:18pm says:

Looks awesome!

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Mauler86
Mauler86 Mar 28 2012, 10:45pm says:

That trailer was amazing! I has got me totally excited for this mod. You bet I'm tracking this! It reminds me of a great book I read called "The Compound" Where a family tries to survive nuclear war, and madness, while living inside their bunker together. I just can't wait for a demo of this! :)

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AlanCraft
AlanCraft Apr 1 2012, 7:32pm replied:

I read that book. Strange twist.

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beckett007
beckett007 Mar 28 2012, 10:25am says:

Thanks so much for all of the kind remarks and tracking! I'll try to keep updating when I can but as the mod is super short.... i cant show too much or I'll give evrything away. More soonish.

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley Mar 28 2012, 6:19pm replied:

We don't care how long it takes, as long as we get to see it in all it's glory.

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mcnindoo
mcnindoo Mar 28 2012, 1:48am says:

To me this has the potential to be a very creepy mod. I am tracking.

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