The Magic Circle: Gold Edition

The Magic Circle is a dark comedy in which you play the hero of an unfinished fantasy RPG, and you must seize the power of game creation to release it from the inside.

  • PS4
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  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Genre: Adventure / First Person Shooter / Puzzle
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Violence
Blood
Sexual Themes
Drug Reference
Strong Language
 
 

Game

Overview

A world in progress

You are the protagonist of an unfinished 1st person fantasy game, trapped in development hell. The game's creators, played by James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers) Ashly Burch (Borderlands 2) and Karen Dyer (Resident Evil 5) are god-like, but so indecisive that they've given you no powers whatsoever.

Steal the gods' powers

With the help of a mysterious trickster (Stephen Russell) you must seize the powers of game creation 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. Explore, trap the designers' creations, steal their behaviors, and re-mix them to master this world-in-progress. Can you out-think the game gods? Can you release The Magic Circle from inside it?

 
 

Gameplay

Details

Uncover the past

Explore a sketch-like fantasy world in progress, made by fictional game developers with delusions of grandeur - restore what they erased, discover the "ruins" of their old game ideas and bend them to new purpose.

Creativity is the key

Exploit the game systems to solve free-form puzzles with many correct answers. Your solutions are yours and yours alone.

Be the game designer

Rewrite objects and creatures from the inside, steal their powers and transplant them into your own pets.

Frankenstein's army

Make a mushroom grow teeth, a rat breath fire, or turn a group of flat rocks into a floating staircase.

Gold Edition

Experience The Magic Circle with a new engine, lighting upgrades, and a year’s worth of tweaks and additions.

 
 

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