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Here's Papers, Please creator's next game in action

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Lucas Pope's award winning indie game Papers, Please explored the life and struggles of a border control agent. It was heralded by some as a complex game that promoted empathy in the player, and derided by others as poorly executed and tedious. Pope's next game, Return of the Obra Dinn is a dramatic departure.

The game, still in development, is played from the perspective of an investigator with the power to go back in time. The setting is 19th century Europe, aboard a ship of the East India Company. This video was created using an early build of the game. "This is a very early playable build," Pope writes in the game files. "There's not much content, and it hasn't been tested."

You can read more about Pope's inspiration and goals for Obra Dinn here.