What happens when two Metal-heads find themselves in the middle of a zombie apocalypse? Walk Thru Walls Studios have answered that question with a game drenched in blood and zombie guts; Metal Dead. A game like Metal Dead would never have seen a paid release ten years ago. Games such as this, made by a small team and using a proprietary game engine, would have remained the reserve of freeware. Digital distribution has meant that independent developers can release their games to the masses, but still bring back a little income, by selling the title at an affordable price.
In the first of a planned series of Heavy Metal-influenced comedy adventure games, set in a post-apocalyptic world, Australian indie developers Walk Thru Walls have crafted a cartoon-affair where the comedy comes thick and fast; and black. Death is, of course, an over-riding theme, as with all zombies games and films, but the game truly revels in the over-the-top violence and gore that is caused by the spread of the zombie menace.
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