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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shelter is an exciting new zombie card game for Windows Phone
7.1 and above.
Playing like a hybrid of a collectible card game and the castle
defence genre, Shelter will provide you with hours of challenging
Defend yourself from the zombie onslaught as you fight to be
reunited with the woman you love. You define your strategy, but be
...You’ll need to adapt to survive.
- Deep but accessible gameplay. Easy to learn. Hard to
- More than 100 game cards.
- Integrated deck builder for deeply customisable play.
- Graphic novel & comic inspired hand drawn artwork.
- Compelling story and characters.
- 5 Campaign levels including a free roaming level.
The inspiration for Shelter comes from the desire to combine the
complex, rich gaming mechanics of collectible card duelling games
with the simple accessible gameplay of the castle defence
Shelter is an asymmetric single-player card game where you build
a deck of duelling cards and take them into battle against a zombie
deck that “plays itself”. The zombie deck is not
controlled by a hideously complex AI, but plays based on a simple
set of rules with dice rolls to add the element of chance. You must
fight off the waves of zombies before they smash your
shelter’s barricades and start munching on your brains.
You choose your survival strategy when you build your deck. Do
you pack as many guns into your deck as you can? Do you use traps
and reinforce your defences? Do you stun stronger zombies and pick
off the weak ones? You have the freedom to play as you want.
As you win duels, you will be rewarded with new cards to work
into your deck and streamline your play style. You will also meet
allies throughout the campaign who you take into battle with you.
Each ally brings 5 themed cards to the table that allow you to
experience different styles of play.
Survivalist Games is a 1-man indie games developer based in
Founded in 2012 by games industry veteran Chris Roberts, the
Survivalist Games mission is to create games with the depth and
quality not normally associated with individual devs.
Chris worked for more than 4 years as an artist and environment
lead on core games titles, and is also a skilled programmer and
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