Martha Is Dead Journeying to The Big Screen

Award Winning Game Turns Movie

Some stories need to be told in multiple formats. Sometimes a video game simply isn’t enough. It’s rare, but on occasion a story is so good it needs to reach those beyond the video game community. Italian game studio LKA announced a partnership with Swedish film-production company Studios Extraordinaires to bring the psychological thriller game, Martha is Dead, to cinema. The game, a recipient for awards at the 10th Italian Video Game Awards, has been praised for its innovation and art direction. Of course, a press release provides more insight into the production of the film. Additionally, the release provides comment from  Luca Dalcò, Founder and Director of LKA.

Martha Is Dead

Martha is Dead is a psychological thriller. Set during WWII, the game introduces players to Giulia, the daughter of a German soldier. As Giulia, players will investigate the death of her twin sister Martha. Of course, the game will invite players into a story that blurs reality. In fact, the lines between reality and superstition will blur more and more as the story progresses. Now, even those who haven’t played the game will have the chance to experience the story.

“Every element of ‘Martha Is Dead’ was created with extraordinary precision and care. The narrative’s complexity was meticulously planned, visualized, and even shaped with a cinematic quality in mind,” Says Dalcò in the press release, “Bringing this to life as a film is a dream come true.”

Importantly, the film production of Martha is Dead is currently active. André Hedetoft and Andreas Troedsson are attached on the feature film as co-directors. Yet, the film is being shaped closely with Luca Dalcò alongside. 

Of course, Martha Is Dead is currently available on PlayStation 4/5, and PC via Steam