Papers, Please designer Lucas Pope embarked on an interesting design challenge in May – a first-person mystery game set on derelict Indiaman during the early 19th century rendered entirely in black and white, Return of the Obra Dinn. And while the sail has yet to be fully hoisted and the compass set, he’s released an early development build for people to play, and the results are… curious.

While the effect is interesting, I’m not sure how much it will add to the overall game, but as an aesthetic choice it’s certainly striking. I’m not going to reveal too much given that there’s not much in the demo just yet, but considering Pope’s previous works it’s one to keep an eye on.

Judge for yourself and begin your investigations here.

Source: Lucas Pope

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