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Circulous is an episodic mystery narrative puzzle game. In this first-person game you take on the persona of Amanda Trouser. You have just been let go from your job. After packing your things, you wonder what you are going to do with the rest of your life. How will you afford your apartment? On the subway ride home you see an add for a job opening at Circulous…it’s almost as if the ad was put there just for you! You apply, and you end up hired!

That is only the beginning of the story. Your work at Circulous is exciting, but soon you realize there may be more to this company than you’ve ever imagined. Corporate espionage, conspiracy theories and moral dilemmas lead you through challenging puzzles that will test your wits, your allegiances, and what you think you know about…everything.


This puzzle game pulls you in and makes it as immersive as possible. Scenes use parallax movement to make it feel like you are in Amanda’s world.
The opening scene (in which you are fired) uses story and humor to quickly place you in Amanda’s shoes.
Each scene is an animated environment that invites you to explore and notice things that may or may not be important to the story or puzzles.
The use of your phone (or iPad) is an intuitive way to keep you in the game but also make it feel as if you are truly using your device alongside the game and not just a gimmick. The OS feels like a true OS and makes the immersive nature of the game much more enjoyable.

What’s New

Version 1.2.6

Version 1.2.6
Major Performance Enhancements + Some Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

jplonghorn ,

I love the mixture of challenging and exceptionally challenging

Great game with a good backstory and challenging puzzles (some extremely challenging and obscure). I love that the developer provided a series of hints that did not simply provide the answer. And, that they were a series of escalating hints, first prompting you to look for certain clues and increasing in more hints along the way. Some that just jogged my memory for something I had seen before without having to get another hint.

I like the mechanics of the Hance in that I could slide over to erase just the first few words and not reveal the whole hint. Sometimes that was plenty.

I was surprised that the game suddenly stopped with a part two coming soon, but probably for the better so that I could get onto being more productive with my day. Ha ha. This game is addicting! I realized hours have gone by and I was still glued to my iPad. Can’t wait for part two!

Developer Response ,

So glad you enjoyed it! We are working hard on part 2....can’t wait for you to see what’s next!

BMinus20011 ,

Good puzzler, but slow updates

I love a good puzzle game, and Circulous didn’t disappoint. The unusual interface options make the game all the more interesting, even if at times they feel less responsive than you’d like. The story is linear, and unfortunately, it is over all too quickly. I played the first episode over a day, and the second in just about the same time. Now I’m trying to be patient and wait for the next part of the story, but the lack of updates on the website is frustrating—let us know that the next section is in development or on the way, especially if you are going to promise regular updates.

Glad to support the developer, and would recommend at this price...but be patient!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review, and glad you’re enjoying it! There have been a lot of changes to the development process over the last few months that have caused it to be slower than I would’ve liked — I apologize for the delay! But I’m working hard to get you new content! I appreciate your patience!

musical8 ,

Awesome Game!

I really love mystery and logic games like this! It is so fun to play, and it really makes you think sometimes! In the beginning of the game, when I was stuck, I always took a hint, but once you got in the shed the hints were over. I’m not sure if that was intentional, but I’m glad it happened because although I was stuck on some puzzles for a long time, I eventually was able to solve them and it felt far more satisfying than asking for a solution! Awesome game! And to be honest, the puzzles are not impossible like a lot of people seem to think. Sometimes it is helpful to take a break to have a fresh idea when you try again.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for playing! The hints are being gradually added in to, just like you said, give people an opportunity to figure it out for themselves (I also think it’s more rewarding to do by yourself) — the hints will eventually be added, I just wanted to let people have some time to think first

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