A Video Game About Being A Mother

Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding, terrifying, motivating things you can do as a human. There aren’t too many video games that attempt to replicate that experience, but that’s precisely what Shelter 2 is trying to do.

In Shelter 2 you play a pregnant Lynx on the verge of giving birth. Shortly afterwards you give birth to a pack of cubs and it’s your duty to support and raise those cubs in the wilderness. It’s about survival. It’s about protecting others. It’s about providing for your cubs. Shelter 2 sounds engaging and — possibly — heartbreaking. As a relatively new father I don’t know if my heart can take this video game. I cry at commercials now.

Shelter 2 has a unique art style that just adds to all those feelings you’re no doubt going to have. It’s minimalistic, but impactful. It comes out in March. I’ll be playing.

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