Narrative Adventure Game 'South of the Circle' Out Now on Apple Arcade

New adventure game "South of the Circle" arrived on Apple Arcade today. Made by State of Play, developers of developers of "Kami," "INKS," and "Lumino City," the title is notable for its unique aesthetic inspired by mid-century screen printing.


South of the Circle has a narrative focus set in 1964 in Antarctica. Following an aircraft crash, Cambridge academic Peter must fight for survival as he crosses desolate terrain in an attempt to reach British, Norwegian, and Soviet Antarctic bases. As conditions deteriorate, the past and the present blur together, and Peter is forced to come to terms with survival, reality, and the consequences of his past.

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 is out now on ‌Apple Arcade‌ with controller support, and comes as a 2.3GB download on iOS.

There are now more than 125 games available on ‌‌Apple Arcade‌‌, with Apple adding new titles regularly. ‌‌‌Apple Arcade‌‌‌ is priced at $4.99 per month, and that price point allows the whole family to play games without ads or additional in-app purchases. In a currently running promotion, Apple is also offering new iPhone 12 owners three free months of ‌Apple Arcade‌.

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jonnysods Avatar
48 months ago
Reminds me of some of the artwork from Another World or Prince of Persia on the Amiga 500 (anyone remember how awesome those were?)
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panjandrum Avatar
48 months ago

^ The Amiga was amazing, and probably one of the most amazing computers ever made, which will never get anything like it made today as the money men rule the tech people.

However all that said, not sure 2020 iPhone with the graphical power of the 35 year old 1985 Amiga is a good selling point :)

Just a shame Commodore mis-marketed the Amiga
What an amazing world it might have been if the Amiga won over the PC as the computer that dominated the world.
Can you imagine how much further along the computing world would be today if only the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST / TT / Falcon had managed to gain dominance? They were both easily ten years ahead of Apple and PC machines at the time.

South of the Circle looks interesting. I enjoy games with an interesting and clear aesthetic like that, as well as story-driven narrative games. It's a bit harder to get those in RPGs anymore, with so many of them going "action," so it's good to see something like this. (I enjoyed the Life is Strange series quite a bit too.)
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ThunderSkunk Avatar
48 months ago
Once every few years, I see a game that makes me want to make time to play games. This looks absolutely great.
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HackMacDaddy Avatar
48 months ago
Don't forget about Flashback! Such a great game.

I'm looking forward to this!

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R10k Avatar
48 months ago
Big Amiga fan here! I have Flashback for Switch... it's aged quite a bit, but there were so many amazing games on the Amiga. Oh those beautiful gradients...
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whyamihere Avatar
48 months ago
I'm definitely going to play this one. Can't wait to see if Kurt Russell blows up the base to destroy The Thing!
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