The Magic Circle

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 unworthy 'gods', uncovering more of the darkly comic story as you go.

Letter of recommendation:
We recently worked with WinterWrite on translating our game The Magic Circle into Russian. We could not have been happier with the experience of working with this team. Our game has a huge script, and they gave us a very reasonable time estimate, keeping us up to date with regular updates on their progress and explanations for any small delays they encountered. They delivered a great translation very close to the original delivery estimate and then went above and beyond with very thorough testing and an excellent report that found some holes in our localization efforts. Not only did they get the game into the Russian language, but made all the translations better as a result of their careful testing.

The team at WinterWrite was easy to work with, quick to respond to any questions we had, and very professional. They showed a real desire to not just do the job, but to do it well and thoroughly. We heartily recommend their work.


Rather than traditional puzzles with a single solution, the incomplete state of each environment is a question that you answer in your own way. Trap the designers' creations, steal their behaviors, and re-mix them to explore and master this world-in-progress. Can you out-think the game gods? Can you ship The Magic Circle from inside it?

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