One award-winning game that didn't receive quite as much attention as other releases last year was the first-person monochromatic puzzle title, Return of the Obra Dinn. Following its recent success at the BAFTA Awards, fans are now wondering if the computer game will sail onto the Switch anytime soon.
Speaking to Metro, the game's creator Lucas Pope said he had no specific details to share about a potential Switch port right now and hadn't really worked out anything "solid" just yet.
“A lot of people are asking for it. Actually the first response when I released it for desktops was, ‘When is it coming to Switch?’ So the writing is on the wall on that I guess. I haven’t figured anything out yet solid for it yet though.”
Here's the backstory, courtesy of the game's Steam page:
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.
Would you be interested in seeing this game released on the Switch eShop in the near future? Tell us down in the comments.
I'd be all for this. I've heard great things about this game but never got around to playing it. This would give me an excuse to pick it up finally.
Really interested. Seems like a pretty cool premise and I like the art style.
Along with this great game, Lucas Pope also made Papers, Please. Considering Papers, Please already has had a mobile release, I'd LOVE to see both make their way on the Switch eventually, and this feels like there's some hope to hold out for both having potential Switch releases. I know more people are familiar with Papers, Please, so I think some sort of bundle may help get the game to sell better, and potentially help Obra Dinn stand on its own, because even now I'm associating Obra Dinn with Papers, Please, and I feel that's kinda unfair.
I'd certainly buy it if it came to Switch. I've heard of it and it sounds like it's right up my alley.
I've not played it, but I've heard so many wonderful things about it that I'd certainly check it out on Switch. At the very least I already find the art style to be striking.
Yes! Finally a game that lets you play as an insurance investigator! As someone who works in the insurance industry, this sounds like the perfect way to continue my work outside office hours!
In all seriousness, this does look interesting
I'd have all up for this!!
I really want to play this game so would be day one inn Switch
I just got a couple of snippets from Steam reviews. This game sounds quite unique and special:
'It's a puzzle / deduction game. So you explore a ship with a device that lets you see a 3D still-frame of the moment that the corpse died (with a brief audio clip of events immediately prior). From these you need to determine who died, how they died, and for murders who the killer was.'
''Overwhelmingly Positive' says it all. Stop reading. Play this game.'
I’d actually double-dip on this one in a heartbeat. My favorite game of last year and probably the closest a game has come to making the player feel like a detective.
Don’t hesitate in giving this one a shot.
Absolutely! It's probably the Indie game I've been crossing my fingers the hardest to get moved over.
Man after seeing Reigns: Game of Thrones on the eShop coming soon list & now this I’m so happy to see I can stop buying things on Steam for my laptop & just wait it out for the inevitable Switch port of all games I want. The indie scene is buzzing & so is the switch Yessir
Wow, I can't believe the artwork, very cool! While I am I not into this genre, I might give this a try.
This game has been on my radar for ages — please please for Switch!!
Very good audio voices and sound effects and music.
Looks an easy port to Switch. Put it in physical together with Papers Please and it'll sell like hot cakes at the the quayside.
Yes please! Game look great
I'd buy day one. This game fascinates me.
I bought it on Steam a good while back. The monochrome aesthetic works well. I haven't played enough of it to review, but it's widely acclaimed. I'd rebuy it for Switch (...or IOS) to play it on a portable.
FYI, this game is on sale via Steam for the next couple of days.
This needs to happen. Until it does, I can neither confirm nor deny that there will be a series of grisly deaths whose causes will be far from obvious.
As Yahtzee’s Game of the Year for 2018 I am interested in its unique premise and gameplay. It does feel like the sort of game I’d love to play on the Switch.
Yes I would absolutely love to see this game on the Switch. In fact, all great indies should be on the Switch. I know we have it pretty good already, but as a great man once said: 90% is not 100%. No game left behind!
This would give me a migraine and possibly nightmares.
Oh nice! I actually got this game this week on the Steam Bafta Awards sale. It's only a 5-10 hour game, but it's totally worth those hours. It's such a great adventure/detective game!
I would love to see a portable version of this game!
Yes, very happy to hear this. I've gone to buy Obra Dinn a couple of times on Steam, but never go through with the purchase because I usually don't end up playing let alone finishing my Steam purchases. Sounds like waiting for a Switch release will be perfect, I always get value out of my Switch purchases.
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