Unlike many small indie horror games Martha has a strong focus on combat. The player is not forced to run and hide cowering in a cupboard with a flashlight. Martha gives the player a small arsenal of weapons to fight back. But does not skimp on atmosphere and has some great jump scares.
Ammo and health supplies are limited. So the player must decide when it is best to fight and flee. With a compelling story and challenging puzzles. Martha is already offering fans a solid experience but on Windows PC.
Reaching out to developer Affordable Cat, it looks like Linux support is being worked on. Once they “work out how to do it I will try to do Linux.” And “hope that I get good support from the Linux gaming community.”
Martha is a very cost effective combat horror game. But does draw inspiration from the recent resident evil games (particularly RE7). While featuring its own relentless enemies that will randomly antagonize the player.
The story starts in search of your missing colleague after your car breaks down. You enter the only house for miles to use the phone. What follows next is due to be an intense, action driven fight for survival. What horrors lay within the house? Only one thing is certain in Martha: you need to get out.
It’s 1996. You are Isabelle Hewitt, a determined freelance reporter with a penchant for getting things done. While taking matters into your own hands. Your close work colleague, Jack Meyer, is missing. At this point, you have not heard from him in nearly two weeks. Having worked with him for over a decade. You know this is very much out of character.
Jack was in the regional outskirts of Annadeer to investigate a family who went missing from the Albrecht Estate. Also rumored to be struck by a family curse. The house has been left abandoned and now Jack is nowhere to be seen. Why so many missing people in the local area, you wonder. And the local police are reluctant to investigate, so now it’s up to you.
Martha final trailer
Back to the family curse at the Albrecht Estate. In 1968 Martha Albrecht and her husband Albert went missing from the estate home they had built. Which is near the Annadeer mountains. The house lay abandoned for over twenty years until two hapless property barons decided to buy it. Emily and Daniel Burkheart became the proud new owners of the Albrecht Estate in 1994.
Following a series of strange and unexplained events at the house. The Burkheart family have also vanished without a trace. Even Winston, the family dog is nowhere around. Over the next two years there have been further missing persons reports in the local area. With little to no investigation from local authorities. The town folk now refer to the area as being under the Albrecht family curse.
Not satisfied with the notable lack of action by the local police. You decide to take a drive to Annadeer in search of Jack. Is the Albrecht family curse real or just a coincidence? Is a serial killer on the loose? Just what do the police know and what are they hiding? So many questions, so little time. It’s time to gather your courage and find out.
What to expect?
Atmosphere meets action: Martha has all the tension of a first person horror game. But this one includes plenty of action. You won’t be a helpless victim holding a flashlight. So you can use firearms, melee weapons and even your bare fists to fight your enemies.
Fight or flee: Ammo is scarce and foes are deadly. So choose your weapons wisely in this combat horror. You decide how to tackle the encounters. Do you run and wait them out or stand and fight like a boss?
Solve puzzles: Crack codes and discover combinations. Enjoy the good old-fashioned key hunts that await you.
- First person survival Indie horror
- 2 – 5 Hour Play through
- Features Puzzles
- Focus on Action rather than just hide & Seek
- First time Australian Solo Developer
Martha is a combat horror with a non-linear structure. So that you decide the sequence to tackle the challenges. As you work to find your own path. Available now on Steam and Itch for Windows PC. But also includes a 10% discount until February 15th, priced at $3.59 USD. And as soon as Affordable Cat figures it out, support in Linux gaming.