South of the Circle

Entrant 2023

State of Play


South of the Circle is a narrative adventure that tells the story of Peter, a Cambridge academic who finds himself fighting for survival in Antarctica during the 1960's Cold War. Crossing desolate terrain to reach British, Norwegian, and Soviet Antarctic bases, Peter flashes back to his life at the university and his relationship with a fellow lecturer, Clara. South of the Circle is a game about memory, survival, and the consequences of not dealing with the past. As Peter battles against the harsh conditions and his attempts to escape the ice become more desperate, the lines between his past and present begin to blur.