Over the years there have been many ships lost at sea, and the loss of these ships and crews have become the stuff of legend. The Mary Celeste is a famous case in question when the ship appeared without its crew missing, ship untouched and the mystery of what happened has created multiple theories. These range from cargo poisoning in the food supply to pirate ghosts killing the whole crew on a winter’s night. Return of the Obra Dinn on Xbox One, using this same template, charges you with the task on solving this mystery of the ship that suddenly turns up six months later after being lost at sea.
Available to download right now on Xbox One, Return to Obra Dinn released last year on Steam and it became instantly a game of the year contender. The game comes from the acclaimed developer Lucas Pope who made the wonder Papers, Please. It employs the use of the beautiful 1 bit dithered visuals that some of us will remember from old PC games and on the ZX spectrum. These visuals look wonderful and I for one can’t wait to get immersed in the adventure.
For the price tag of £16.74, you play an insurance investigator tasked with the job of boarding the ship and uncovering what actually happened to the crew. The game is based on exploration and deduction, where you have to use your brain and investigative skillsets to work out the solution and bring back to life the events that lead to this tragic event.
Return of the Obra Dinn is available right now on Xbox One and the Xbox Store will allow you the chance to play out this unique critically acclaimed game. We hope to have a full review on the site soon, so make sure you read it. In the meantime, make sure you drop into the comments and let us know if this new tale is one you’ll be checking out.
An Insurance Adventure with Minimal Color 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.