Shelter to Nurture

I replayed the final area of Shelter and was able to save one baby, so yay for that. I will replay again at another time and do better, I promise.After the end, I switched to playing Nurture mode.


According to Christoffer Hedborg’s Nurture tumblr page, “When the story begins you’ll have to leave the sett in search of food to bring back. Once you’ve collected all the food that is to be found or finished feeding your children you are welcome to enjoy nature. Once you’re finished you can leave the game. But don’t leave it for too long because if you do you’re children will starve….

As the cubs grow they’ll eventually start venturing out into the wild with you. The larger they grow the further you’ll be able to explore from the sett. To begin with you’ll only find apples, turnips and the like but when you get further you’ll begin to find animals to hunt.”

Right now my cubs are chilling in their sett. Hopefully, I will do better on Nurture mode or at least not cry so much 😀


Shelter is a game where you play as a mother badger trying to keep her five babies alive. It’s really beautiful, but mostly REALLY FUCKING SAD.

Your babies can get killed in the saddest ways possible and it will leave you feeling incredibly guilty and in tears if they die. I had to hug all of my pets after playing the game. Also, I was a terrible mother during my playthrough. I will try again, but I will probably need to watch 20 comedies and hug everything a lot after to balance the INCREDIBLE SADNESS.

Gonna go cry now.