is a small game studio made up of Stephen Alexander, Kain Shin, and Jordan Thomas in the San Francisco Bay area.
Stephen Alexander and Jordan Thomas collaborated closely throughout BioShock andBioShock Infinite’s development. After Bioshock, Jordan led Bioshock 2 – and then returned to Boston for BioShock Infinite. When the latter project shipped in 2013, they decided to make games together. Not too long after they were joined by Kain Shin, a gameplay specialist best known for architecting Dishonored's AI core. Since then, his contributions to The Magic Circle have made him the technical backbone of the company.
They draw on a long history with strong central narratives & diverse-player enabling systems and are attempting to create new experiences in that vein, but on a smaller scale.
Past team credits include: Thief: Deadly Shadows, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, Dishonored, South Park: The Stick of Truth.