Fallout Shelter is one of the best phone games i've ever played. It's a fun post apocalypse vault dweller simulator reminiscent of SimCity, SimTower, Progress Quest and a bit of FTL. Noclip just released a Fallout Shelter documentary as part of their recent Bethesda series that takes a look at the making of Fallout Shelter from it's early days as a Fallout 3 trailer to the E3 2015 launch. They also mention that Bethesda built an entirely new mobile team after the incredible success of Fallout Shelter (120 million players) and that team is carrying over to their upcoming phone game Elder Scrolls Blades. The video even hints a bit at Elder Scrolls blades at the end and apparently Noclip's final Bethesda documentary will all about Blades.

If Fallout Shelter is an indication, Bethesda will have a long and amazing history of incredible mobile games and being that they are all free to play without a huge requirement to buy in, I can't argue with the results.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 10/14/2018 at 06:13am

Thanks for sharing this! I think I have to agree with you that this is one of the best phone games I've ever played, but I haven't played many of them. Fallout Shelter is interesting because I was able to play it on my phone, on Steam, and via the Bethesda launcher on my PC. I played a bit of it and put it down, but found a friend playing it and picked it back up. I grew and did better and liked the game much more after that.

I like how Todd mentioned Little Computer People. I remember having that game on the Commodore 128D we had.

I haven't played Blades, I'm not even sure if my phone can.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/14/2018 at 06:45pm

Blades isn’t quite out yet and it seems to be a pretty spec intensive game. That said they might cast a wide net and make it work on older phones. Since it will be free to play I imagine they will want to get as many people playing as possible.

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