The War Hits Home: Dark Psychological Thriller Martha Is Dead Reveals International star Udo Kier as German General in Brand New WWII Trailer

Fri 1 Oct, 2021

Wired Productions celebrates the news with cryptic new trailer and limited time demo on Steam tomorrow

Watford, UK, 30th September, 2021: It’s 1944, and a war that for so long seemed so far away is now creeping ever closer to home. As the Allies fight their way up the spine of Italy, Giulia has to battle her demons following the death of her twin sister Martha, just as her father, a General in the Wehrmacht, now finds himself on the front line…

Global Video Games Publishing Label, Wired Productions and leading Italian studio, LKA, today lift the lid on a brand new trailer for forthcoming first-person psychological thriller Martha Is Dead, focusing on the Second World War’s impact on the game’s Tuscan setting.

Following the death of her twin sister Martha, Giulia finds herself battling her demons just as her German father Erich – a General serving in the Wehrmacht – fights to hold back the tide of war.

Wired Productions and LKA can also reveal Giulia’s father, Erich, will be voiced by celebrated German actor Udo Kier, who has been a leading figure in both German and International films for over 50 years. Most recently, Kier played the leading role in the critically acclaimed and award winning film Swan Song. His role in Martha Is Dead – which came about as a result of a shared vision and belief in the project – sees him voice Erich in three languages; Italian, English, and his native German.

Watch the cryptic new World War II trailer: 

“The setting has always been an incredibly important part of Martha Is Dead,” offers Luca Dalco, Founder & Director, LKA. “Italy in 1944 was a country paralysed by panic and paranoia. With the Germans occupying the north as the Allies liberated the south, loyalties were strained as the nation quite literally split in two.

“Udo Kier was a perfect fit for the role of German General and father of the twins. It is a real coup for the team to land him.”

In addition, the first ever Martha Is Dead demo will launch as part of Steam Next Fest, which runs from Friday 1st October through to and including Thursday 7th October. Said demo will include different excerpts from the game, plus an exclusive ending scene and additional elements that won’t feature in the final release. These excerpts will serve as a consummate vertical slice to give players a feel for what’s to come, with at least an hour of playtime on offer.

“The German army thought they had an unbeatable code system. How wrong they were!” chimes in Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions.

Built in Unreal® Engine 4, Martha Is Dead combines real-world locations, working in links to historical events, superstition, folklore, and deep psychological distress.

Martha Is Dead will launch on PC, PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5 and the Xbox family of devices. Players can add the title to their Steam Wishlist here.


Wired Productions a video games publisher based in Watford, UK. Wired has produced and published award-winning titles across all major platforms for over a decade. Bringing games to market in both physical and digital media, notable launches to date include The Falconeer, Those Who Remain, Deliver Us The Moon, AVICII Invector, Close to the Sun, GRIP: Combat Racing, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and The Town of Light.

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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.