Lucas Pope, the man behind the dystopian bureaucrat simulator Papers, Please, is now working on a new first-person adventure game called Return of the Obra Dinn.

With it, Pope hopes to recreate the magic of 1-bit rendering he experienced on his first Mac Plus.

The Obra Dinn was a merchant ship sailing from London to the Orient in 1802, that was lost at sea. Six years after in first left port, the Obra Dinn drifted back into civilization, damaged and with no crew. In Return of the Obra Dinn, you play as an insurance adjuster for the East India Company who’s tasked with boarding the ship and uncovering what happened.

Pope says Return of the Obra Dinn’s gameplay won’t be as creative as his previous game, but instead focusing on narrative and new technical features. While remaining silent about the way the game is played, Pope mentioned it will not follow the “typical ‘collect items and look for clues’ structure.”

You can read more about the game’s story and development on The Independent Gaming forum.

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