Martha Is Dead Gets Over Ten Minutes of Gameplay Footage
The first look at the gameplay of Martha Is Dead gives off What Remains of Edith Finch vibes.
The latest trailer from Martha Is Dead is quite a lengthy gameplay footage that shows off the game’s various locations and its simple exploring and puzzle-solving mechanics.
Developed by LKA, the team behind Town of Light, Martha Is Dead is a first-person psychological horror game that invites you to a haunting adventure in the midst of World War II at Tuscany. Playing as Martha’s sister, you will find her body in the shores of a lake, murdered and drowned. While you need to deal with Martha’s shocking death, you should also put the different pieces of the puzzle to figure out the story behind the murder.
Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Martha Is Dead looks really gorgeous, and at some points of the footage above, it reminds of me of What Remains of Edith Finch, a remarkable indie masterpiece that was launched in 2017. As shown in the footage, there are various stunning locations in the game that you will pay a visit to uncover the secrets and get more clues on what happened to Martha before her death.
Luca Dalco, the founder of LKA, explained more about the setting of the game in his recent interview, describing it as an interesting and distressing experience set in a very special period of the World War II history. He said:
Martha is Dead is set in a really interesting and distressing period of history, with Italy at this time torn between two major powers fighting for the future. Martha’s brutal murder brings with it a mirrored sense of misery. This game will shock, make players question the truth, and like The Town of Light, help continue a conversation around subject matters that still carry much stigma.
At LKA, we start with a story. Often it’s uncomfortable, not painless, and based in truth. We learned a lot with The Town of Light, and Martha is Dead is taking everything we know, and turning it up to 10.
Martha Is Dead is currently set to release in 2021 for PC and Xbox Series X.