Wired Productions and LKA released a first ever demo for dark first-person psychological horror Martha Is Dead as a part of Steam Next Fest. In addition international star Udo Kier plays as a German General in a new WWII trailer for the title.
Starting on Friday, October 1, 2021 and until Thursday, October 7, 2021 players can get a sample of things to come in the Martha Is Dead demo. Included are different excerpts from the game plus an exclusive ending scene with additional elements that won’t be featured in the final release. Gameplay in the demo offers at least an hour of playtime and the quality players can expect to find in the game’s final release.
Following the death of her twin sister Martha, Giulia finds herself battling her demons. At the same time her German father Erich, voiced by Udo Kier, is a general serving in the Wehrmacht and is struggling to hold back the tide of war.
The setting has always been an incredibly important part of Martha Is Dead. Italy in 1944 was a country paralysed by panic and paranoia. With the Germans occupying the north as the Allies liberated the south, loyalties were strained as the nation quite literally split in two.Luca Dalco, Founder & Director, LKA
Udo Kier was a perfect fit for the role of German General and father of the twins. It is a real coup for the team to land him.
The game’s story is set in a 1944 World War Two Tuscan setting that combines real-world locations, working in links to historical events, superstition, folklore, and deep psychological distress. In June of this year Wired Productions and LKA released the Tale of The White Lady trailer that explored some of the story and folklore of the game while exploring the relationship between Giulia and her Nanny.
Players who want to play the demo can do so on Steam for Windows PC. Martha Is Dead is being developed on the Unreal 4 Engine and is co-funded by the European Union through the Creative Europe Programme.
Martha Is Dead is scheduled to launch on Steam for PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S in 2021. For more information about Martha Is Dead follow @MarthaisDead on Twitter or visit the game’s website at marthaisdead.com.
Wired Productions (@WiredP Twitter) is an award-winning video game publisher. Founded in 2008 and based in Watford, UK the company has published titles across all major platforms in both physical and digital. Notable game launches from Wired Productions include Deliver Us The Moon, Close to the Sun, GRIP: Combat Racing, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and The Town of Light.
LKA (@LkaGames Twitter) is an awarding winning video game studio based in Florence, Italy. Founded over twenty years ago, the studio is a leader in the industry specializing in artistic production across media. The studio’s debut game The Town of Light received critical acclaim including a Drago D’Oro award for Greatest Artistic Achievement. Currently the studio is busy working on Martha is Dead.