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!

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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:

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Mr.Walrus Mar 27 2012, 2:03pm says:

This sound really interesting, the idea of an audio-driven mod like this is very unique. Tracking!

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Dune_Jumper Mar 27 2012, 1:26am says:

The trailer made it seem like a really unique mod! tracking.

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Mrksmt9 Mar 26 2012, 4:33pm says:

people don't just build shelters in the neighbourhood ???

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Travazoid Mar 26 2012, 6:46pm replied:

Please read before commenting.

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jedrek Mar 26 2012, 8:34am says:

nice mod!

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DragonNOR Mar 26 2012, 6:49am says:

This looks VERY interesting! Going to be tracking this one : D

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cp0020 Mar 26 2012, 12:25am says:

looks neat. tracking!:)

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