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Leaden Sky work in progress video containing gameplay footage.

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Hello, this is Helghast_95 - creator of Leaden Sky.
I am very happy to present video containing gameplay footage of the newest Leaden Sky update, the update is work in progress so expect many improvements before release.

As you are about to see, now I focus primarily on atmosphere, horror, proper level design and story that will be revealed once the update is released.

I had very good reasons for all the changes I did and I don't care how much some of the kids here love to "torture muh bindits!" or want more "GOOOOREEE", my target is to create a great game, not a sandbox for psychopaths.

It's the time for me to stick to my vision of the game that you are about to see.
You can love it, you can hate it, I'll continue making MY GAME how I want.

Enjoy the video and remember, it's meant for mature audiences, not for kids.

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fallendrag1486477003
fallendrag1486477003

That definetley have some "Stalker" with gorish bits vibe. Really nice. Waiting for full release

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Helghast_95 Author
Helghast_95

Thanks, full release will take a bit (about a year) but new demo is coming soon

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Phanjam
Phanjam

This is great work Helghast! Cant wait to try it <3

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Helghast_95 Author
Helghast_95

Thanks a lot!

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Guest
Guest

Yeah, what a good job you did, I hope it comes out ... keep it up :)

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Helghast_95 Author
Helghast_95

Thanks dude

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Guest
Guest

If I'm being honest your game is probably going to die if you don't focus as much on the gore. The simple truth is most people came here for the gore since it's unique unlike mostly everything else in the game. Sounds harsh but it's the truth. Sure you can make your game how you want or you could use common sense and embrace what brought people to the game in the first place.

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Helghast_95 Author
Helghast_95

I disagree with you, gore isn't unique to any game, new stuff I have here - absolutely is. There is a lot of interest in this demo, just look at the comments under my little video, people absolutely love it.
There is also a lot of interest from outside here, all heard is that the "game looks amazing" and people keep asking me where to download it.
I'm not going to dedicate my time to please anyone, especially people who are very disrespectful towards me.
I hope you can understand this and respect my decisions.

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maplejohn
maplejohn

I like your game dude but you have to rework the aim feature since you can look far ahead of you without giving anything away to the enemy. Just my thought.

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Helghast_95 Author
Helghast_95

Thanks, as for the aiming, enemy AI has the exact same field of view as player, you can't shoot them where they can't shoot you. They just simply don't have superhuman reflexes and take 1-0.5 second before they start shooting to make the game fair, you can see that in 4:08 as the enemy behind box already saw you and can shoot from as far as player can.
The game would become unfair if they started reacting with superhuman reflexes and shooting instantly after getting in field of view.
Trust me, it works well, couple of people were testing this build already.

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maplejohn
maplejohn

Thank You for responding, I had another question about the cover mechanics in the game. As seen in the video, the player can use boxes or other grounded objects as cover. I was wondering if there would variety to the cover mechanic such as walls or pillars. Would that be possible?

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Helghast_95 Author
Helghast_95

No problem, as for other cover elements I was doing some experiments with it, however it turned out too be confusing and could damage balance.
Complex cover mechanics work much better in 3D games but here it doesn't work well, there are so many elements in background that it will be hard to tell where you can hide, additionally it could create confictls with activation.
Generally I want to focus mainly on combat against various monsters which don't require cover, but I'll still do my best to make combat against humans fun with what I have currently, big part of that are some of the current and planned alt fire modes.

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AntureGames
AntureGames

Dang, intense gameplay!

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Helghast_95

Thanks!

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Ada.Maskil
Ada.Maskil

I really like the color tone, kinda reminds me of the dark/beautiful art style of This War of Mine, but then with a more action intense gameplay focus. Really cool! I can imagine with the whole game finished there would be some crazy difficult parts to fight through. Also, the crouch is a great addition for being able to hide!👌🏻

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Helghast_95 Author
Helghast_95

Thanks a lot, I'm aiming for even darker and grittier parts in later levels, including rain, fog and storm

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Ada.Maskil
Ada.Maskil

Nice! That sounds really cool, can't wait to see more!

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Guest
Guest

i honestly like the kind of art style with this version hope this is the one you stick with since it looks quite good and it seems like the weapons have impact

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Helghast_95 Author
Helghast_95

Thanks, this is the final artstyle

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Guest
Guest

thanks for replying also the guns kinda reming me of killzone 1 and 2 a little bit also im glad you have stuck with an artsyle take your time

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Guest
Guest

i like it,ill be on standby for the update,i check every now and then :)

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The_real_flame_dude
The_real_flame_dude

just saw this now game looks great keep it up and never stop no matter what thats what got me through making a game of my own well an alpha build but dont give up this looks great i will 100 percent buy this when it comes out

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Helghast_95 Author
Helghast_95

Thanks a lot, nice to hear that!

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Guest
Guest

please help I have installed the latest version but it does not work

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Helghast_95 Author
Helghast_95

use the comment section of version you have problem with, I'll help you there

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Guest
Guest

In general, I like the gameplay and the new functions, the work with the atmosphere is just excellent for a 2d game, keep it up, but as for me, they removed animations and dubbing of deaths in vain, it seems to me that all this can be combined and it will turn out perfectly, but it's not for me to judge.

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Helghast_95 Author
Helghast_95

Thanks, the disabled state was removed due to clunkiness and some immersion breaking bugs it created.

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Guest
Guest

when update 6 gonna come out?

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Helghast_95

Probably near the end of December, I had a lot of stuff to do this month.

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bogdan13221323
bogdan13221323

When will U6 be available for download?

this is a great game, don't listen to the haters, you have a great project.

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bogdan13221323
bogdan13221323

I love the game, if you need testers, I will be glad, my name is in the discord.

SPACE#4259

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Guest
Guest

Hi! And where to download leaden sky 2021?

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Helghast_95 Author
Helghast_95

Hello, the demo was released today, check out the download section

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