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#1121508 - 08/17/17 04:41 PM Subsurface Circular, new surprise release on Steam
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A new self-described "graphical twist on the classic text-based adventure" sci-fi detective game titled Subsurface Circular was just released on Steam with no notice or previews. Why the release is notable is the developer, Mike Bithell, is very well regarded in the general indie game scene for his previous games, Thomas Was Alone and Volume.

Those were a platformer and stealth action game respectively, both with a focus on plot, and this is his first adventure game.

Anyhow, it's supposed to be a short game to be finished in one sitting, and costs only $5.99 ($4.79 currently with the release discount till 8/24/17)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/676820/Subsurface_Circular/

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A detective stationed on the Subsurface Circular investigates a series of disappearances among the city’s robotic working class. Collect words and phrases, then use them in dialogue puzzles to uncover the world's secrets and determine its future.

Inspired by classic adventure games and modern dialogue systems, Bithell Games has created a single session story which respects your time and your intelligence.

Key Features

A mature, polished, one-sitting game.
Developed by the award-winning team behind Thomas Was Alone and Volume.
A graphical twist on the classic text-based adventure.
Uses 'Focus Points', a unique vocabulary-based inventory system.
Original soundtrack by Dan le Sac.

Comprehensive art gallery featuring the detailed work that went into this world.

Unlockable ‘BithellBot’, our interactive take on a developer’s commentary.

FAQs

If this game is ‘short’, what’s to stop me getting a refund when I’m done?

You’re browsing Steam, which means you understand the work that goes into games, and are in principle up for paying for ones that entertain you. We hope that after a bit of time with Subsurface Circular, you’ll feel good about the price you paid.

Do I need to have played other Bithell games to enjoy this one?

No. Subsurface Circular tells its own self contained story.

Why is the game only available in English?

As you can imagine, a text adventure game contains a terrifying amount of text, but more importantly, throughout the game we use the particular quirks of word ordering and double meaning in English to support the combination and recombination of threads. Put simply, other languages are going to be more than a straight translation: They’re going to need rewrites and changed design. Not impossible, but more than we could get done this time around. If the game proves successful, we’d like to revisit this.

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#1121510 - 08/17/17 04:50 PM Re: Subsurface Circular, new surprise release on Steam [Re: plswdth]
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Thanks for letting us know about the game. wave

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#1121511 - 08/17/17 04:57 PM Re: Subsurface Circular, new surprise release on Steam [Re: plswdth]
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Thanks, plswdth!
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#1121545 - 08/17/17 09:26 PM Re: Subsurface Circular, new surprise release on Steam [Re: plswdth]
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No prob BrownEyedTigre & Marian! grin

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