I’m afraid that this is going to be one of those annoying posts where I say “Look at this awesome thing, but I’m not looking at it!” Return of the Obra Dinn is the new game from Lucas Pope, who scored a smash hit with the top notch indie game Papers, Please. Now Pope is taking on a different style of game, a sort of time-stopping pirate-y mystery with a first person perspective, but one thing that might seem a bit familiar is the extremely retro look of the game. Papers, Please had a visual style evocative of the 8-bit era of gaming, whereas Return of the Obra Dinn looks to be imitating the style of a game that you might have played on an ancient, black-and-white Macintosh. Awesome! Needless to say, I can’t wait to give this a try. But I’ve gotta wait, because of work. Lame.
You can download the demo of Return of the Obra Dinn by clicking here!