Following up on its previously released Subsurface Circular, Bithell Games has released “experimental short” Quarantine Circular for PC via Steam for $5.99 with a 20 percent launch discount.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Join the Discussion, Diagnose Humanity
A group of scientists interrogate an alien discovered at the heart of a global pandemic. Work with your team, make decisions and uncover the alien’s true intentions.
Inspired by classic adventure games and modern dialogue systems, Bithell Games has created another single session story which respects your time and your intelligence.
- A one-sitting game for adults in search of a polished new world to discover.
- Developed by the award-winning team behind Thomas Was Alone and Subsurface Circular.
- Social dynamics and greater choice enhance this twist on classic text-based adventures.
- Responsive soundtrack by Dan Le Sac.
- Art Gallery showcasing the development of this new story.
- Unlockable ‘Mr Commentary’, our next generation take on a developer’s commentary.
- If this game is ‘short’, what’s to stop me getting a refund when I’m done?
- We’re so grateful to the community for the low rate of refunds on our previous short, Subsurface Circular. We hope Quarantine will earn the same. Our games are made by a team of hardworking people, and it’s encouraging that the Steam community consistently shows respect for this passion and effort.
- Do I need to have played Subsurface Circular or other Bithell games to enjoy this one?
- No. Quarantine Circular tells its own self contained story.
- Plague? Adult? Is this game going to ruin my lunch?
- Nope. Quarantine Circular is about on a par with the average network TV science fiction episode in its depiction of mature themes and gore. We like to think of it as ‘adult’ in the sense that it focuses on themes of humanity and philosophy, not because of any grossness or sexiness. Of course, there’s nothing sexier than a good sci-fi short ;)
Watch a trailer below.