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.
— MightAndDelight (@MightAndDelight) 14 July 2016
“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.
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?