A random fix
One unlikely issue that Pope has encountered while attempt to mimic vintage Mac titles with Return Of The Obra Dinn relates to the way in which indie games travel in 2016. On Twitch and YouTube, those crucial channels for carrying a game beyond the realm of the cognoscenti, video is compressed. This technique blurs the lines of the precise dither art style, and can make images illegible. To lessen the impact of the problem, Pope has introduced a random element to environmental dithering patterns. Compression, according to the author, has the most devastating effect when dithering uses a regular pattern to create shades and textures. Randomness doesn’t fix the issue, but it does improve the situation, ensuring the game holds up much better in video form.