- Explore photorealistic recreated Italian countryside on foot, by bike or by boat.
- Discover a dark, multi-layered narrative that blurs the lines between reality, superstition and the tragedy of war.
- Uncover the mystery of what happened to Martha.
Spoiler alert: Martha was dead to begin with.
Our journey with Martha is dead was long. From mastering and developing new and existing technologies, to balancing the style and tone of visuals, and refining and fine-tuning a powerful and poignant story.
We are pleased to announce that our development is coming to an end, and we are pleased to announce that Martha is dead will launch on the Xbox family on February 24th.th, 2022
If this is your first time playing the game, Martha is dead is a dark, first-person psychological thriller set in Italy in 1944, blurring the lines between reality, superstition and the dire tragedy of war. In the open air, the desecrated body of a drowned woman – your twin sister Martha – has been found. Alone, you must cope with the acute trauma of bereavement and the aftermath of killing it, seeking the truth shrouded in mysterious folklore, under the added pressure of war, through deep, dark and layered narrative.
From the first days of development Martha is dead we knew we needed to push the boundaries of visual fidelity to help present the impact of our dark history to the world. From the outside, we started testing new technologies that are still in development and not yet mastered in the industry – from photogrammetry methods to new metahuman technologies from Unreal!
To summarize, Martha is dead was created to satisfy our own vision of where the next generation of games will go. We were on the right track to some extent, but the true power of the Xbox series consoles surprised us, allowing us to further push the boundaries of our storytelling and visual design to further tie into the intriguing and complex story we had to tell.
Our story may sound provocative and somewhat “dark”, but we invite players to freely explore our incredibly detailed recreated Italian countryside on foot, by bike or by boat – both in stunning daylight and deep into the night – beautifully realized thanks to the power and the versatility of the Xbox Series family of consoles.
You usually don’t see key spoilers printed in giant letters on the front of the box, but hey Martha is dead – this is the key entry point to the game. Throughout your time with Martha is dead, you will live through the eyes of Julia, Martha’s twin sister, who has just learned to cope with the loss of her closest friend and the impact it has on her immediate family and current life.
Loss is an incredibly powerful emotion that is difficult to convey, but this loss occurred during a war, an already traumatic event to be experienced, an even more frightening mysterious tale from local folklore about the Lady of the Lake. an ethereal being and a dark force ruling the lake where Martha’s body is found.
Could this dark force be responsible for the tragedy and atrocities that occurred? Find out on February 24th.th when can you start solving the great mystery Martha is dead for yourself.