Shelter devs Might and Delight take us out of the woods with Meadow | PCGamesN

Shelter devs Might and Delight take us out of the woods with Meadow


Tiny Stockholm studio Might and Delight have carved out a niche for themselves as the Watership Down of Games - casting us as cutesy woodland animals and forcing us to witness the brutality of nature in uncomfortable close-up. So far we’ve been the panicked parents of badgers and lynxes in Shelter and its sequel, and a lost Lynx cub in spin-off Paws.

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Now they’re teasing something called Meadow. Whatever it is, it shares a lovely patchwork art style with Shelter and is probably absolutely devastating.


“Coming together nicely” might not just be development commentary. What we’re looking at here is all of Shelter’s central animals in a single shot.

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This mystery Meadow, then, builds on the games that have come before - and presumably on their prevailing themes of loss, family and friendship too.

Previous Shelter side projects have included Nurture, a free tamagotchi-like game mode that takes you back to the forest every day, and a children’s book called The Circle. So what'll this be? Shelter Smash Bros., anyone?

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1 Year ago

I never could handle the 'devastating' parts of the Shelter games. The second especially since the animal behaviours were incredibly unrealistic. You may be surprised that nature isn't quite that cut-throat. Animals tend to have feelings too. I remember even from teh start of the game, a pack of wolves chasing after me... Which would never happen since a small body wouldn't provide them with enough sustenance to actually do the kind of sustained travelling they'd need. They'd need to bring down a large prey animal for that. Wolves tend to not hunt very often, which means when they do they have to do it right. Some packs can go up to miles and weeks without food.

And the wolves were far from the only casualty, really. I just know my stuff when it comes to a number of animals and it completely borke my immersion. I guess it was one of those 'the more ignorant you are, the more you'll enjoy it' things. Like glass cockpits in spaceships ( )!

Maybe Meadow will be better than that. Perhaps a completely different gameplay experience? One could hope. Looks a bit Animals of Farthing Wood, which would be a much better proposition than Shelter 2.