The Magic Circle
For: pc, mac
Question is comprised of Stephen Alexander, Kain Shin, and Jordan Thomas, walking side by side in superfluous slow motion - down a street that may well be perfectly safe. Our combined experience includes Thief: Deadly Shadows, all three Bioshock games, and Dishonored. Above all, we want to keep the player guessing.
You are the protagonist of an unfinished 1st person fantasy game, trapped in 'development hell'. The designers (played by James Urbaniak, Ashly Burch, and Karen Dyer) are god-like, but so indecisive that they've given you no powers whatsoever. With the help of a mysterious disembodied voice (Stephen Russell) you must seize the tools of game development from these "gods" in order to explore and master the world, 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. By trapping the designers' creations, stealing their behaviors, and re-mixing them to your own purposes - you will either ship the game from the inside ... or cancel it.