Papers, Please creator Lucas Pope has released a new trailer for his upcoming game, the insurance adventure Return of the Obra Dinn. All aboard!

Return of the Obra Dinn has returned. It’s been years since Lucas Pope announced the starkly black-and-white game, but it’s finally a-sailing closer to release. According to the newest trailer for the game, you can expect to play the game this Autumn. That’s assuming the current year is 1818, which I know for a fact that it is. Here’s my monocle to prove it!

Here’s the trailer:

Here’s how Pope describes the game:

In 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn’t met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea.

Early this morning of October 14th, 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port at Falmouth with damaged sails and no visible crew. As insurance investigator for the East India Company’s London Office, dispatch immediately to Falmouth, find means to board the ship, and prepare an assessment of damages.

Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction.

Developer Lucas Pope is best known for his bureaucratic simulator Papers, Please, which released in 2013. The game has since been ported to Linux, iOS and PlayStation Vita. It even received a short film adaptation as well.

Return of the Obra Dinn will be available only on PC and Mac, at least initially. You’ll find the game on Steam here. There’s also an official website here.

For an adventure that’s a little more on the sci-fi side of things, check out Elea. If you prefer your adventure laced with lots to read, check out the Australian visual novel Necrobarista.

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