Lucas Pope, creator of the multi-award winning Papers, Please, has revealed his next game titled Return of the Obra Dinn, a classic take on the 1-bit black and white games from the Mac Plus era.
n 1802, the merchant ship “Obra Dinn” set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn’t met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea. Early this morning of October 14th, 1808, the Obra Dinn drifted into port with sails damaged and no visible crew. As insurance adjustor for the East India Company’s London Office, find means to board the ship and recover the captain’s logbook for assessment.
While details are still sparse on what we can expect, Return of Obra Dinn has been described as a first-person mystery game set on an East Indiaman merchant ship in 1808. Pope has stated that it won't be your typical style of 'collect items and look for clues,' instead relying on a "cool gameplay hook" to make things more interesting.
Return of the Obra Dinn is set to release on PC, with more info and hopefully a date to follow soon.