*The critically acclaimed game now on your tablet*
MEET THE LOCALS, PICK UP THE LINGO
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.
“Subsurface Circular extracts maximum entertainment from limited resources through the admirable trick of great writing, excellent pacing, sparkling dialogue and bang-on story beats.”
9/10 – Polygon
“There are plenty of twists and turns to the point that you can never quite grasp the whole story until it’s closing out.”
4/5 – GamesRadar
“With a cast of well-realised characters, and a story that captivates from start-to-finish, Subsurface Circular's robot mystery will have your attention from the moment the train leaves the station.”
8/10 – VideoGamer
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
Use 'Focus Points', a unique vocabulary-based inventory system.
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BY DAN LE SAC
As part of immersive and atmospheric soundscape.
EXPLORE THE ART BEHIND THE GAME
Comprehensive art gallery featuring the detailed work that went into this world.
AFTER IT’S OVER, ENJOY AN IN DEPTH COMMENTARY
Unlockable ‘BithellBot’, our interactive take on a developer’s commentary.
Subsurface Circular is designed for iOS 11. All screenshots are from the game running on iPad Pro 2.
- Improved iPad rotated orientation support.
- Polished Teks, tightened chassis screws.
Ratings and Reviews
The best part of many films is the first twenty or thirty minutes, where the fictional world is being established. If it’s done well, your imagination fills in the gaps. Too often, the rest is a comparative let down, just plot point after plot point resulting in a sad narrowing of the world that made it potentially great in the first place. This game gets it exactly right - even though it’s obviously a narrative, it‘s the reality of the world that really appeals. Pure atmosphere. The game mechanics are thoughtful and varied, the dialogue is humorous and playful (but gripping when it needs to be) and the music is spot on. Loved every minute of it - well worth the money and I’ll definitely be playing it again.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the kind words, glad you had a good time! :)
Interesting but short
A good concept, and enjoyable, but a bit short for the price.
Developer Response ,
Hey there, sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with the game. We certainly did all we could to express the game's length (roughly 2 hours) on the store. Is there anything more you think we could have done to give you this information up front? Thanks for taking the time to review :)
*support* Current build is not working
There appears to be an issue with the current build. In chapter 1 the second Focus Point (suspicious events) appears but is not selectable as the previous one. This means the second objective (find out what the fabrication trek knows) is only 75% complete at the end of the first dialogue. Any further attempts to speak with Alpha Seven result in a loop about the speed of dialogue.
Being a fan of Thomas was alone I was really enjoying playing this one. I hope you can resolve this one quickly so I can continue the story.
- Mike Bithell Games Ltd
- 423.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2017 Mike Bithell Games Limited. ‘Subsurface Circular’ and ‘Mike Bithell Games’ are trademarks of Mike Bithell Games Limited. All rights reserved.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.