Fallout Shelter is a free mobile simulation (where players have to build, manage and expand projects with finite resources) video game. It is developed by Bethesda Game Studios, assisted by Behaviour Interactive and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game series was first released on June 14, 2015, for iOS devices and then on August 13, 2015, for Android devices worldwide. Upon its release, it mostly gathered positive reviews. It became the 3rd highest grosser in the iOS App Store on the day of its release. After the first two weeks of its release, the game grossed $5.1 million in the microtransaction sales.
Let us talk about the features and the gameplay of Fallout Shelter. The main focus of the game is to build, explore and manage a vault. The players have to be the leader, supervisor and coordinator of the vault. They have to direct and guide the people of the vault and take care of them by meeting their needs like food, water and power. They also have to rescue the residents from the barren lands or wastelands and recruit them to the various resource-producing building in their vault. They can do this with the help of SPECIAL statistics system (representing seven attributes to define the Fallout characters: “Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility and Luck”). A player can develop these characters’ statistics by training them in the devoted rooms. Over the time, the dwellers can be raised to the higher levels and can be given weapons and items to succeed in different tasks. A player can also increase the number of dwellers by waiting for the new ones to arrive from the wasteland or by making a male and a female dweller live together in the living quarters so that they can have babies.
The most important part of the game is to balance resources such as power, food and water. The iOS gamers can also receive five free lunchboxes with prizes, new weapons and armour for their dweller etc. in them. They will also have a new “Legendary” Dweller: Piper.
The latest update provides us with a new Survival Mode for the players who want some extra challenge. Apart from this, the new update has also added a Statistic Page to the Dweller’s Survival Guide, letting the players maintain a track of their Dweller stats, their total playing time, resource production rates etc. Moreover, the player can make extra weapons by defeating other raiders during invasions and also earn extra currency i.e. Caps as they raid Mysterious Stranger.