Psychological Thriller ‘Martha is Dead’ Gets a Release Window and Teaser Trailer

Publisher Wired Productions and indie Italian studio LKA have announced a new global publishing partnership for Martha is Dead, a dark psychological thriller expected to release in 2020.

Following LKA’s debut, 2016 title, The Town of Light, Martha is Dead will continue the developer’s love of deep narratives with a nice mix of real and fictional elements to create a unique psychological horror experience.  Set in Tuscany, 1944, south of the Gothic line, Martha is Dead will have players experience an intense conflict between German and Allied forces after a desecrated body of a woman is found drowned (I’m assuming this is Martha). Players will take on the role of the woman’s twin sister, the young daughter of a German soldier, who must deal with the trauma of loss and uncover the truth behind the brutal murder.

The premise itself is already giving us goosebumps, but what will also catch our attention is just how stunning the game is going to be. With photo-realism at its core, advanced texturing techniques, full support for real-time ray tracing, and being built in Unreal Engine 4, Martha is Dead will be looking like one heck of a vivid nightmare.

Via a press release, Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions, shared why the publishing team decided to support developer LKA to bring Martha is Dead to life:  “We are delighted to be once again working with the incredibly talented team at LKA as their ability to bring stories to life is once again demonstrated with this unique project. Martha is Dead is a beautiful and haunting adventure that will take players through an unforgettable story, and we’re confident it will leave a mark with gamers as it has done with us…”

Also, via the same press release, Dalcò, Founder and Creative Director at LKA, mentioned what the studio wants to achieve and how publisher Wired Productions is going to play a role in helping out: “At LKA we want to tell stories that push your imagination to the limits, while embracing those real-world elements that make our narratives more immersive and grounded. We’re delighted to be once again joining forces with Wired Productions, a publisher who shares our vision while providing incredible support to bring our game to market.”

Currently in development, Martha is Dead is set to arrive in 2020 with further details, including platforms, to be announced.

For now, see how drop-dead gorgeous the game is looking so far by taking a gander at the trailer and screenshots below:


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Brad Crespo

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