Popular Zombie Windows Phone card game, Shelter to be made free on July 29

Shelter is a popular zombie card game for Windows Phone, dragging players into the depths of immersion and enjoyment. We're able to relay some good news today, particularly if you do not currently own this beautiful title. The developer has got in touch to reveal that the game will be available for free (usual price is $1.99) tomorrow in collaboration with MyAppFree.

Be sure to mark July 29th in the calendars to ensure you're ready to hit the Windows Phone Store and download your copy at no extra cost. So what exactly is Shelter all about? It's a hybrid game, sporting elements from both collectible card and castle defence games. There are hours of gameplay to enjoy while on the move. And who doesn't like a zombie game?

Shelter App

The game description itself draws you in. "Defend yourself from the zombie onslaught as you fight to be reunited with the woman you love. You define your strategy, but be warned... no single strategy will win." There are a number of features packed into Shelter that makes it worth covering here and we're going to strongly recommend you all check out the trial before tomorrow if you're that eager to get your paws on some zombie action.

Here are some highlights:

  • Deep but accessible game-play. Easy to learn. Hard to master.
  • 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.

It's certainly worth checking out if you're into card games, enjoy battling zombies or get enjoyment in defending towers. You can download Shelter from the Windows Phone Store for $1.99 - if you can wait another 24 hours, you'll be able to pick up the game for free. Available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x.

QR: Shelter

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

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