Return of the Obra Dinn screenshot of a rather comfy room

[Update]: If you're looking for more games like this, The Case of the Golden Idol is a charming yet oddly bizarre detective game heavily inspired by Return of the Obra Dinn.

Return of the Obra Dinn is an adventure and investigation game that will have you wonder across the fabled merchant ship Obra Dinn in order to discover how it ended up drifting into port with damaged sales and no visible crew. In order to accomplish this you will be given brief glimpses into past events and their consequences, and from there you will need to piece together evidence to figure out what exactly happened, why it happened, and what sort of effect it had on the rest of the ship.

Since all of this is accompanied with a truly unique and fetching art style, it would probably be for the best if I just shared with you the most recent trailer. Have a look, it's well worth the two minutes:

I haven't had the time to play it myself yet, but I am extremely happy to say that Return of the Obra Dinn has so far received almost universal praise. From what I can tell the atmosphere appears to be quite immersive, the story compelling the follow, and most importantly of all, the 'puzzles' seem to all be based on pure logic rather than nonsensical item combination. So if you don't mind the rather peculiar art style, Return of the Obra Dinn does appear to be well worth a closer look.

Speaking of which, you can learn more about it by visiting either Steam or the official website. I would also recommend checking out the official Youtube page as it has quite a few videos detailing the development process behind certain features. The latter is not exactly for everyone, but if you love peeking behind the curtains of game development as much as I do, it's definitely worth a visit. Enjoy!

Return of the Obra Dinn a glimpse from the past