Better Living, Underground!

After spending a year with Fallout Shelter, I look back at the first time I started playing and how much it has improved since launch.

Fallout Shelter is a free to play mobile game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, available on iOS and Android devices, and now also on PC. It was also my first introduction to the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout as a game franchise, with its current flagship entry in the series being Fallout 4.

Fallout Shelter was released for iOS back in June 2015, and I remember there being a lot of buzz about it in my Twitter timeline. It looked fun to play, was available for download for free from the Apple App Store and came at a time when people were hotly anticipating the release of Fallout 4 in November 2015 and needed something to whet their appetites while they waited.

I had no experience with Fallout games back then, but Fallout Shelter captured my interest. Unfortunately, my old iPhone 4 was too underpowered to handle it. Tauntingly, it was able to download and install, but ran at painfully low FPS before stalling and crashing. Continue reading “Better Living, Underground!”