State of Play and 11bit studios' narrative adventure South of the Circle is available today on PC, Switch, PlayStation and Xbox. South of the Circle is about Peter meditating on his past after a plane crash in Antarctica.
South of the Circle, the brilliant addition to 11 bit studios' lovingly curated publishing lineup, is available today for PC (Steam, GOG), Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
Emotional story with far-reaching decisions
South of the Circle perfectly embodies 11 bit studios' motto of "entertainment with depth" with its powerful story about the emotional meaning of decisions and promises, set to music by a cast of talented voice actors. The game is set in Cold War Antarctica in the 1960s, shortly after the ratification of the Antarctic Treaty, and was developed by BAFTA-winning studio State of Play.
"I'm fascinated by the surreal beauty of Antarctica, especially Antarctica in the '60s because there wasn't much technology there at the time," says creative director Luke Whittaker. “A family friend was there at the time and all of his photos were extremely inspirational. He told us many stories, some of which made it into the game. In South of the Circle we examine what happens to a person when they are torn out of all structures of daily life. Who are we when all political and social constructs fall away? It was a great opportunity to delve into a person's state of mind, because when you find yourself in a setting like this, what else do you have but your psyche?”
Players enter the psyche of Peter, a lecturer at Cambridge University who, after a catastrophic plane crash, meditates on his past while wandering through a snowy landscape. Throughout his journey, he understands how political forces have impacted his life and that of his great love, Claire, and how he perceives his life path and the promises he made.
South of the Circle's voice actors include Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: Andor), Gwilym Lee (Bohemian Rhapsody), Olivia Vinall (The Woman in White), Richard Goulding ( "The Crown"), Adrian Rawlins ("Chernobyl") and Michael Fox ("Downton Abbey").
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