Papers, Please dev’s “insurance adventure” Return of the Obra Dinn arrives this autumn

Lucas Pope, the developer behind 2013’s masterful dystopian document thriller Papers, Please has revealed that his latest endeavour, Return of the Obra Dinn, is scheduled to launch on PC and Mac this “autumn”.

Return of the Obra Dinn is described as “an insurance adventure with minimal colour” (also: “a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction”), and sees players attempting to piece together the final moments of the titular merchant ship – declared lost at sea in 1803, having failed to complete its journey to the Cape of Good Hope.

Surprising everyone, however, the Obra Dinn returns to port on October 14th, 1807, drifting in “with damaged sails and no visible crew”. That’s where the game proper commences, with players taking on the role of an insurance investigator for the East India Company’s London Office, charged with uncovering just what, precisely, went wrong.

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