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This is the sixth day in a row you've done nothing but sit at home and watch TV.  There really isn't much else to do. You resolve to go to the store tomorrow just to shake things up a bit.

As you start building a mental grocery list, an emergency alert from the National Weather Service interrupts the show you're watching.

Something is coming, and it seems that even the NWS is not sure of what it is, or how severe it's going to be. Your county, along with several of the others surrounding it, are placed directly in its path.

You begin to feel worried about the possibility of facing a natural disaster that you're not prepared to face. You wonder what the others in your small town are planning to do - are they prepared? Are they going to evacuate as advised?

You decide to step outside for a while and consult with your neighbors before you pack your bags. After all, you don't even have a car right now. Maybe someone will give you a ride.

Dread Sky is a first person horror/survival game, developed in Unreal Engine over roughly 20 days in January of 2021.

In Dread Sky, you are tasked with surviving and escaping a small town after a natural disaster of inexplicable origin hits.

Something isn't right, though. The weather changed some things outside, as well as inside. Something's wrong with the neighbors. Something's wrong with their pets. Something's wrong with the trees. Are you still normal?


WASD - Movement

Shift - Sprint

E, F, or Left Mouse Button - Interact

This game has roughly an hour of gameplay and two endings!

WARNING: Game contains strong language and depictions of gore.

Caution is also advised for players with photosensitive epilepsy - though efforts were taken to minimize the severity of flashing lights, some areas may still be hazardous.

Players sensitive to infrasound or other low frequencies should take note, as anomalous space tends to exhibit these sounds. We are still working to research this phenomenon.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(15 total ratings)
TagsAtmospheric, Horror, Survival Horror


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DreadSky1_5.zip 623 MB

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I love it!! Really good game!!! 

I love this game! So unnerving and creepy and such an underrated gem! 


I'm a little late to the party here but I just wanted to say this was a really really good game! It took me awhile to finish it (lol) but I thought it was very fun yet very terrifying. Thank you for the great experience!

Thanks for playing! And sorry about Pigmeat. She's just hungry :)


Great work. Very moody. I like how each character is an actual character and reacts differently to the events taking place.

I did get a bug which I think is caused by me playing it in a 16:10 resolution rather than the standard 16:9: That being that the text was off center so the last word of the longer sentences would be cut off.


Thanks for the feedback! Gonna look into how I had UI scaling set up for this project and see, but I have a feeling I forgot other aspect ratios exist and might have even bungled auto wrap or font scaling too. Glad you enjoyed this game.

It's actually a really common thing in indie games. I think I see more indies, especially horror ones, with 4:3 options, than with 16:10 options despite it being the second most common modern aspect ratio =P


I'm... incredibly late to the party, but figured I'd drop in and leave my compliments anyway! It was an excellent little game.


Very interesting story, really enjoyed it.


Gave it a Let's Play


Thanks for checking it out!