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Max & The Magic Marker

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: The Games Company (EU), Legacy Interactive (US)
Developer: Press Play
Release Date: Feb. 8, 2010

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by Rainier on April 10, 2010 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT

A virtual gadget – a simple marker – is the hook between the player and the cartoon styled boy Max, who has to face, confront, and control himself in a classical Jump`n Run setting within a fantastic children’s book environment.

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Set in a cartoon world inspired by children's drawings, Max & the Magic Marker is a classic 2D platformer with a unique twist: the ability for the player to draw directly inside the game world and then interact with their drawn objects. PC and Mac users can play the game now and Wii owners will be able to join the creative adventure next month.

Max & the Magic Marker will be familiar to fans of platform games but provides a unique twist that allows the player's imagination to literally run wild. The player must use the magic marker to solve puzzles, overcome obstacles, and defeat enemies. Along the way you must collect ink in order to continue drawing. On the Wii, the player will use the nunchuk for player movement while the remote controls your marker. At any point the player can pause the action to draw their way out of sticky situations.

Max, the game's hero, is a young boy who loves to draw. One day he receives a mysterious orange marker in the mail. As he begins drawing with the mysterious marker he quickly notices it has magical powers. Anything Max draws starts moving on the paper and comes to life. The monster he draws begins messing around with Max's artwork and so Max decides to draw himself into his picture and that is where the adventure begins.

Features include:

  • 15 inventive and puzzling levels
  • Unique drawing control in a truly dynamic physics environment
  • 3 beautiful worlds inspired by children's drawings
  • Death traps, monsters, and challenging puzzles
  • Unlockable challenges, secrets and rewards
  • Original and awesome soundtrack by Analogik

Max & the Magic Marker is an honored recipient of the Unity Awards "Best Overall Game" award and the EIGA (European Innovative Games Award) for "Innovative Game Design.”

Max & the Magic Marker, rated "E" for Everyone, is available now for digital download on PC and Mac ($19.99.) through Press Play's own website as well as Direct2Drive, Impulse and GamersGate. Coming soon to the Nintendo Wii Shop Channel.


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