South of the Circle

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Game Info
State of Play
11 Bit Studios
Release Date
October 30, 2020 (Calendar)

South of the Circle is a narrative-focused game where Cambridge academic Peter ends up stranded in Cold War Antarctica after his plane crashes. Attempting to survive the harsh conditions, his memory wanders to what happened before this fateful day.

Peter remembers his research, the pressures placed upon him, and a relationship with another academic that was sometimes at odds with their work environment. This is all told via stylised visuals, with the player having to occasionally make emotional choices that can affect certain scenes in Peter's memories.

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South of the Circle is an emotional narrative experience with a deep multi-layered cinematic story. The main plot asks questions about the consequences of paths taken in life and how they have influenced our career and true love through the lens of the past and the future. You play Peter, a Cambridge academic who crashlands in Cold War Antarctica. As he searches for help, his past unwinds before him, revealing how the pressures of power and his own aspirations have led him into this crisis he must somehow escape. A love story between him and fellow academic Clara develops, and Peter learns the weight of all the things he has promised. Like memories from childhood, some promises stay with us forever.