Excitement at the announcement of Shelter in April turned into delight when I started watching the first gameplay trailer this morning, then into horror when it showed the uncaring and terrifying nature of nature. Pid developer Might and Delight's story of a mother badger protecting her kits is looking pretty lovely all right, and bound to break my heart.
Shelter will have leading your kits to a new home, foraging for food so they can grow and trying to keep them out of danger. Away from foxes, for examples. And oh gosh, no, look out for that eagle, run for the tall grass, run! And goodness no, not a forest fire! Stop watching the trailer at around 45 seconds if you're sensitive about the well-being of virtual badgers.
Shelter is slated for release on PC and Mac later this year.