Lucas Pope, the mind behind Papers, Please, has announced his next project: a 1-bit first-person adventure set in the 19th century when sea trade was dominated by the East India Companies entitled Return of the Obra Dinn.
Short of a sweet black-and-white GIF that dominates his announcement page on the TIGForums, details are otherwise scant. The damaged IndiamanObra Dinn — thought lost at sea six years prior — drifts into port in 1808 and it’s your duty (as the “insurance adjustor for the East India Company’s London Office”) to locate the captain’s logbook.
Those looking forward to more sublime gameplay as evidenced in Papers, Please best scupper those hopes, as Pope explains that he’s more interested in “…experiment[ing] with the rendering, story, and a few technical features”. He cites the austere rendering of the Mac Plus’ graphical display as an inspiration, and it will no doubt be interesting to see whether its 1-bit rendering holds up in real-time.