'South of the Circle' Coming to Apple Arcade
Adventure game "South of the Circle" is coming to Apple Arcade, with an innovative new aesthetic inspired by mid-century screen printing.
From State of Play, developers of "Kami," "INKS," and "Lumino City," South of the Circle is a new adventure game with a strong narrative focus.
Set in the 60s in Antarctica, South of the Circle tells the story of Cambridge academic Peter. He finds himself crossing desolate terrain in an attempt to reach British, Norwegian, and Soviet Antarctic bases as he fights for survival. As conditions worsen, the past and the present blur together, and Peter is forced to come to terms with survival, reality, and the consequences of his past.
Coming Soon to Apple Arcade: South of the Circle. You are marooned in Antartica in 1959 during a Cold War standoff looking for rescue when the past begins to blend with the present. ⏰ Get a reminder when it's available: https://t.co/BMXTM89L4T pic.twitter.com/wURwFrjDkj — Apple Arcade (@AppleArcade) September 29, 2020
State of Play used full 3D motion capture for added realism, and the game features a host of award-winning actors such as Gwilym Lee, Olivia Vinall, Richard Goulding, Anton Lesser, Adrian Rawlins, and Michael Fox.
South of the Circle will be coming to Apple Arcade on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS soon.
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I've never drunk water before.
Maybe sometimes someone slipped some into my Pepsi Max without me knowing.
But I might get the water connected to my house in the future, even though I'll probably never drink the stuff.
Anyway, more water for people that like to drink water please.
Same as an Xbox 1 or Xbox 2 or something.
And we keep getting stuff like this made?
Where are all the PROPER games, graphically amazing 3D type games as we used to play on the Xbox1 and 2 back then?
I hear so much talk and a few demo's.
But still see just these "mobile type" games all the time. :(
On that note, no way are Stadia or Luma serious contenders to console or PC gaming, either
If you're inquiring whether or not Apple will up their game to the level of those 3... then I highly doubt it. That market is a bit saturated. Not to mention those 3 have it well nailed down. From the get-go (we're talking decades back), Apple didn't really want to be known as a gaming system. Here, A-Arcade seems to fill a nice niche. Games that require a subscription, but some of them are quite unique, can be played offline (after you've downloaded them), don't require ads nor IAP, and iDevices may pale in comparison to the Switch, Xb, and PS, but they do a lot more non gaming things.
I myself have been intrigued by A-Arcade, but:
1) I need new hardware. I doubt my iPod Touch 5 and iPad Air will cut it
2) I have plenty of games
3) I haven't been playing many games since I've been streaming like mad
As for #1, if I'm going spend the minimum $300 on a new iPad, I may as well just buy a Switch*. The games overall cost more, but they're great, and given their gamestore is smaller, they have much better QA
* Am aware there's a shortage of them, but the principle still stands