Leaden Sky is a ridiculously brutal run n’ gun side-scrolling shooter where you use an arsenal of OTT weapony to blast your enemies to pieces.
Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer a year ago, Leaden Sky is a gore-filled side-scrolling shooter where you blow your way through buildings and literally rip your enemies to shreds. The last build we covered was a was a rough, but fun tech demo that was easy to complete just by running and shooting in one direction, but the new build adds a lot more challenge and tactical nuance to your blood-letting rampage.
The latest build of Leaden Sky features one large three stage level and a “Gore Testing Level” where you can test out your weapons on dummy enemies. You play alongside an AI controlled character who helpfully takes potshots at nearby enemies, and you must shoot your way through three stages filled with enemy soldiers and (later on) grotesque monsters. You can enter buildings (which is useful for picking up ammo and health), slow down time, turn into a demon, blast your way through buildings and generally maim, kill and dismember any enemies that stand in your way.
Due to the visual style it does look a little like a glorified flash game at times, but there’s no denying how fun it is to run n’ gun your way through the streets and buildings of Leaden Sky. It’s still not exactly Metal Gear Solid, but there is a bit more depth to the gameplay now and it’s still as gory as ever. Buckets of fun (and blood).
Download The Leaden Sky Alpha Demo Here (Windows)