Circulous 4+

A narrative mystery

Chain Reaction Games LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 176 Ratings
    • $1.99



The long-awaited Circulous Act II is here! A simple tech-support visit to the local hospital quickly goes haywire — do you have what it takes to stop Vaporwave?

Pay once, play forever! All future chapter updates included!

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 2.1

Circulous has new songs to bring more 80s vibes!
(Plus some bug fixes/performance improvements)

Circulous Act II: VAPORWAVE is finally here! Maxwell Hospital has contacted us with a tech support problem — the records on their decades-old computer are disappearing! Travel back in time to solve puzzles and get to the bottom of the pesky retro virus.
We are also pleased to announce that CircleOS 2 is now ready for installation onto your company-issued devices. We think you will love all the new updates, including new wallpapers and a fresh "Quick-Access" Menu accessible by tapping the device's time.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 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!

PurpleIsAColor ,

I loved this game! Only got to play the first act tho :(

I played this earlier today in one sitting, I was enjoying it so much! I loved the puzzles and everything. It was fun watching the mystery slowly get solved. One thing that happened tho was that right at the part where J calls a ride for Amanda, it closed out. I considered thats where it ended but I tried to open it up again to play part two but it closed automatically again. So I started doing everything I could and nothing worked. I tried restarting my ipad, deleting it then re-downloading, and playing on a different device. Not sure what I did wrong or if it’s my save maybe. But still a wonderful game and such a good experience. It gave me sally face vibes and that is one of my favorite games!

Developer Response ,

Make sure you have your Circulous app updated to the most recent version! (2.0.3) The issue you are running into should be fixed!

5arah 520 ,

Second chapter issues

I loved the first chapter (hence 5 stars) and was super excited when I saw that there has been another added! However, I just started the second chapter, and every time I go into the ’invisible’ (?) space the screen crashes and takes me back to the main menu. When I press play again, I’m back in the café and have to start the scene again with the same results. Is this part of the game? Am I missing something?? If not there are some serious bugs that need ironed out with this new update.

UPDATE: Thanks for the response! I have updated the game to the latest version, and am in the cafe, but when I try to book a Ryde to the hospital it says no routes can be found and to try again later??

Developer Response ,

There is an update (2.0.3) that should fix that crash. If you are in the cafe, the Ryde app is your key to getting out…the websites can be done later and are not needed to exit the cafe.

Update: take a look at the Ryde app and see if you notice anything about the route (roads) and when a Ryde might be available!

App Privacy

The developer, Chain Reaction Games LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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