South of the Circle

South of the Circle
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About South of the Circle

About this game

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.


Created by BAFTA winners State of Play, the game’s beautiful aesthetic and nuanced writing underlines its sweeping cinematic scope, further enhanced by actors drawn from “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Gwilym Lee), “The Woman in White” (Olivia Vinall), “The Crown” (Richard Goulding), “Game of Thrones” (Anton Lesser), “Chernobyl” (Adrian Rawlins) and “Downton Abbey” (Michael Fox).


  • Compelling and immersive narrative with a unique sense of time and place.
  • Nuanced emotional choices.
  • Fully motion-captured performances to achieve emotional realism.
  • Rich, authentic setting of the historical Cold War era.
  • Environmental storytelling woven through the narrative
  • Distinguished and consistent art style. 
  • Crafted by State of Play Games, developers of BAFTA-winning Lumino City, BAFTA-nominated KAMI 2 and Apple Design Award Winner INKS, for audiences that seek emotional and heart-wrenching moments with a game.

Game Details

Release Date:
August 03, 2022
State of Play
11 bit studios
Supported Languages:
English +

Product Requirements


  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.8 GHz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660, Radeon R7 370 or equivalent with 2 GB of video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible


  • OS: Windows 10
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

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Critic Reviews

80 / 100
"South of the Circle is an emotional narrative experience that manages to engage the player with a series of exciting events."
90 / 100
"South of the Circle is a great narrative experience, with a lovely visual style that delivers a heartfelt story in an impactful way."
80 / 100
"The ending sequence of South of the Circle is still packed with emotional catharsis and an ambiguous ending the leaves the player wanting more, and that alone makes this game a...
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