Papers, Please Dev Returns For the Obra Dinn
Lucas Pope, the developer behind recent indie hit Papers, Please, has announced that he's working on a new project called Return of the Obra Dinn. What we know so far is that it's a "3D first-person mystery game set on an East Indiaman merchant ship in 1808" featuring striking, black-and-white, '1-bit' style graphics. Pope also humbly promises a "slightly cool gameplay hook" but beyond that he's staying pretty tight-lipped about further details right now.
What he did let slip however was the game's initial set up and it is as follows:
"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."