Lucas Pope gives details on his next project: Return of the Obra Dinn

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Lucas Pope, creator of the dystopian document thriller Papers, Please recently posted his plans for his next project, Return of the Obra Dinn on TIGForums. The project is still in its infancy, but Pope is still pretty forthcoming with details about his next game.

"In 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."

Return of the Obra Dinn will be done in the 1-bit style of old black and white mac adventure games like Dark Castle and Uninvited, but it will be from a realtime 1st person perspective. I imagine it will end up looking a lot like Paper Sorcerer, which makes me more excited than it probably should. Pope estimates that it will take him around half a year to finish Obra Dinn. If you want to keep tabs on his progress, you can follow his TIGSource Devlog.


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