Martha is Dead is an upcoming psychological horror game by Wired Productions and LKA that goes above and beyond what one could expect from a terrifying video game. Martha is Dead, instead of cheap jump scares and old plots, delves into the atrocities of World War II Italy. The essential core of the story, however, is found in familial relationships, expectations, and doing whatever it takes to be accepted. It effectively crafts a wholly new adventure that any horror fan should pay attention to ahead of the game’s full release, by taking those sensations we all have and turning them horrific.
The lines between battle, reality, and the supernatural are blurred beyond recognition in this story, and the human mind is examined in a hauntingly beautiful way. While the pacing is meant to be slow and build suspense to make the situation feel real, there are moments where quick thinking is required, with scenes designed to make you feel as if you don’t know which way is up and which way is Hell. The design features associated with this storytelling approach kept us on the edge of our seats, making us eager to find out what would happen next. It pushed us to figure out what had happened to Martha and try to decipher her sister’s grief-stricken thoughts.
The attention to detail in every stone and every room, set in the lovely Tuscan countryside, only adds to the authenticity of this drama. Even better, considering Giulia’s passion for photography, photography is a big part of Martha is Dead. While taking images is an important element of solving this puzzle, it is also a useful feature that allows players to thoroughly immerse themselves in this Italian home, admiring its beauty, simplicity, and relatability. We were frequently snapping photos of cute birds perched on a crumbling windowsill or admiring the beauty of the lake’s edge, where the dark water meets the beach. This mechanic also allows players to go at their own pace, allowing them to take in the sights at their leisure without feeling disconnected from the tale.
This planet is a work of art, both in terms of setting and haunting music. Martha is Dead is a must-play for any horror enthusiast, since it is one of the most messed-up gaming experiences I’ve had in a long time, in the greatest way. Every nightmare has a purpose, every tear has depth, and each step gets us closer to discovering what truly happened to Martha and what Giulia’s final fate is. It’s not merely a walking simulator, though it sometimes feels like one. This novel goes beyond horror clichés and simulates in a unique way, providing a unique perspective on this time period through the eyes of a simple family whose entire life has been flipped upside down.
Originally, it was announced for Xbox One, Xbox One S, and PC via Steam. The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 are on the way, according to the publisher Wired Production. The release date is currently set for late 2021.