Time to enter a ship full of maritime secrets in "The Return of Obra Dinn," published today by Lucas Pope, the creator of "Papers Please." A first-person thriller in grainy monochrome, the players fill the worn-out shoes of an insurance detective for the East India Company in 1807. A ship that was long believed lost has reappeared and the entire crew has been replaced by a dead skeleton , There is a mystery to be solved, and only a deductive genius (who can see the past) can crack the case. Sleuth on.
Return Of The Obra Dinn is the proof that you can achieve a lot with very little. In this case, only solid white or black dots, a picture that could be cut up with pencil, given enough time. Much effort has gone into maintaining that look in the game's Sketch Art Stills. This little development clip shows how a 3D render image was drawn to look like an authentic historical pencil sketch. The end result is a game with state-of-the-art 3D technology to render something that looks like the early monochrome era of Mac games.
As the above trailer shows, the core of Return Of The Obra Dinn is the two truths behind the disappearing ship. Giving you a Sherlock-like deduction power (I mean "pulling ticks out of the ether") is a magical pocket watch that lets you hear the last moments of crewmembers before you can pass the time ̵
Return Of The Obra Dinn is now on Steam, Humble and GOG for £ 15.49 / € 16.79 / $ 20.