LKA Showcases Techniques Used to Bring ‘Martha Is Dead’ to Life


LKA Lifts the Lid on Techniques Used to
Bring Martha Is Dead to Life

Innovation and Unreal Engine takes ‘indie’ gaming to new heights

San Casciano Val de Pesa, Italy, 17th December 2021. The innovative development team at LKA today share an in-depth featurette by Studio head and Martha Is Dead Creative Director, Luca Dalcò. This exclusive feature has Luca share his thoughts on everything from building on his last project, The Town of Light, to how his team have pushed boundaries to deliver a level of immersion like never before. In addition, LKA have released 5 new screenshots that further highlight the photorealistic graphics the close-knit Italian team have been able to create, thanks in part to the power of Unreal Engine.

Watch the feature “Crafting a Masterpiece”: 

“From the first concepts, we knew we wanted to push boundaries and deliver an immersion through detail and realism. It’s not easy, there are often comprises to make in scenes, but I’m so proud of what my team have been able to deliver”. Said Luca Dalcò, Founder of LKA and Creative Director on Martha Is Dead, “The term powered by Unreal engine, is more than just a marketing saying – the innovation the team at Unreal help developers unlock is unimageable, as seen through the recent Matrix tech demo. They also give us the chance to push further on game quality giving us economical support on development. We’ve utilised features but also have managed to place LKA at the cutting edge of new tools, being early adopters of the MetaHuman technology, which we’re excited to continue to reveal more on.”

Built in Unreal® Engine 4, Martha Is Dead combines real-world locations, working in links to historical events during the latter stages of World War II, superstition, folklore, and deep psychological distress. The game opens in the depths of the Italian countryside as Allied and Axis forces turn the nation into a pincered playground. 

Martha Is Dead will launch on PC, PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5 and the Xbox family of devices on Thursday 24th February, 2022, the game is rated ESRB M (Mature), PEGI 18 and USK 16.  Gamers can pre-order their copy today via or find a retailer via Wired’s Where to Buy section. PC players can also Wish List the game on Steam.

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Wired Productions is an independent video games publisher based in Watford, UK. Wired has produced and published award-winning titles across all major platforms and its games are curated to deliver on its mantra: ‘Driven by Passion.’ Bringing games to market in both physical and digital media, notable launches to date include The Falconeer, Those Who Remain, Deliver Us The Moon, Close to the Sun, GRIP: Combat Racing, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and The Town of Light. Recently, Wired Productions announced its upcoming slate of titles during Wired Direct. Upcoming titles include Lumote, Arcade Paradise, Martha Is Dead, Tin Hearts, Tiny Troopers: Global Ops and The Last Worker.  

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LKA is a leading and award-winning video games studio based in Florence, Italy. Founded more than 20 years ago and specialising in artistic production across media, LKA’s debut video game The Town of Light received critical acclaim, including a Drago D’Oro award for Greatest Artistic Achievement. Martha Is Dead, LKA’s upcoming release continues the studio’s signature multi-layered narrative style combined with real world locations, and will release in 2021.

Martha Is Dead is co-funded by the European Union through the Creative Europe Programme.

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