In The Magic Circle, you are the protagonist of an unfinished 1st person fantasy game, trapped in development hell. The fictional designers (played by James Urbaniak, Ashly Burch, and Karen Dyer) are god-like, but so indecisive that they've given you no powers whatsoever. With the help of a mysterious disembodied voice (Stephen Russell) you must seize the tools of game development from these unworthy 'gods', uncovering more of the darkly comic story as you go.
Rather than traditional puzzles with a single solution, the incomplete state of each environment is a question that you answer in your own way. Trap the designers' creations, steal their behaviors, and re-mix them to explore and master this world-in-progress. Can you out-think the game gods? Can you release The Magic Circle from inside it?
The game is voiced in English, but is subtitled in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Warning; Some Strong Language.
- Explore a World-In-Progress - A sketch-like fantasy land left "incomplete" by fictional game developers with delusions of grandeur - restore what they erased, discover the ruins of their discarded game ideas and bend them to new purpose.
- Creativity is the Key - Exploit the game systems to solve freeform puzzles with many correct answers.
- Play Game Designer - Rewrite objects and creatures from the inside, steal their powers and transplant them into your pets. When you're ready, edit whole groups at once, to affect the world on a wider scale.
- Frankenstein's Army - Make a mushroom grow teeth, a rat breathe fire, or turn a group of flat rocks into a floating staircase. One favorite swiss-army pet, or a weaponized zoo? You decide.
BUY OR PLAY DEMO
The game was released on July 9th, 2015, and can be purchased here!
Gameplay Montage for PAX Prime 2015 ( Warning! Some spoilers!)
Initial Announce Teaser (No Spoilers)
A DARK COMEDY FROM GAME DEVELOPMENT HELL
A S H L Y B U R C H
K A R E N D Y E R
S T E P H E N R U S S E L L
J A M E S U R B A N I A K
S T E P H E N A L E X A N D E R
(Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite)
K A I N S H I N
(Thief: Deadly Shadows, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Dishonored)
J O R D A N T H O M A S
(Thief: Deadly Shadows, Bioshock series, South Park: The Stick of Truth)
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