Dark Psychological Thriller ‘Martha Is Dead’ Heralded at the 10th Annual Italian Video Game Awards

Wed 6 Jul, 2022

Martha Is Dead Awarded ‘Best Innovation’ in global celebration of the Italian Games Industry 

Watford, UK – 6th July, 2022: Publisher Wired Productions, and leading Italian Studio, LKA, are proud to announce that dark psychological thriller, Martha Is Dead, was awarded ‘Best Innovation’ by an international jury at last night’s 10th annual Italian Video Game Awards. 

Hosted by Italian Interactive Digital Entertainment Association (IIDEA), Martha Is Dead also placed runner-up for the ‘Best Italian Game’ award, in an event which recognises the Italian games industry on the world stage. 


Watch the Martha Is Dead Italian Gaming Awards Accolades Trailer:


Martha Is Dead is set in Tuscany, Italy in 1944, as conflict intensifies between German and Allied forces. The story follows Giulia, the young daughter of a German soldier, investigating the death of her twin sister, Martha. Blurring the lines between reality, superstition, and the tragedy of War, Martha Is Dead has received worldwide critical acclaim since its launch in February this year. 

It is an honour for Martha Is Dead to have been recognised amongst some of the greatest studios, minds and games within the Italian Video Game Industry.” Said Luca Dalco, Founder & Director, LKA. Winning this award makes the development journey truly worthwhile, thank you.”  

Martha Is Dead is a revolutionary game with an important story to tell, and we are proud to see this appreciated, especially amongst many notable Italian games and studios.” Said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions.I am so proud of Luca and the team at LKA who, through five years of development, truly deserve this award.”

The physical edition of Martha Is Dead is available at retail for PlayStation 4 and 5. Both the digital and physical versions of the game are available to purchase for: £24.99 / €29.99 / $29.99. Check your local retailer for listings or find a retailer via Wired Productions’ Where to Buy section.

The game is rated ESRB M (Mature), PEGI 18 and USK 16. For more information, follow us on Twitter or join the official Discord.

The game is recommended for an adult audience and carries the appropriate age rating. The game is not recommended for players who may find depictions of mature scenes containing blood, dismemberment, disfigurement of human bodies and self-harm disturbing.

PR Contacts:

Renaissance PR 

Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance PR


+44 (0) 7828 692 315

Greg Jones – Renaissance PR


+44 (0) 7867 788 079

Gabrielle Hibberd – Renaissance PR


+44 (0) 7429 046 311

Wired Productions 

Tegan Kenney & Anastasia Denisova | press@wiredproductions.com  


About Wired Productions

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 Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles, Martha Is Dead, 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 Arcade Paradise, Tin Hearts, Tiny Troopers: Global Ops, The Last Worker and Gori: Cuddly Carnage.

Join the Wired community via: Wired Live | Twitter | Discord | YouTube | Twitch

About LKA

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 continued the studio’s signature multi-layered narrative style combined with real world locations, after releasing in 2022. 

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


Martha Is Dead

  • First-person
  • Psychological Thriller
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