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Max & The Magic Marker

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Easy Interactive
Developer: Press Play
Release Date: Nov. 8, 2011 (US), July 30, 2011 (EU)

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'Max & the Magic Marker' (ALL) Coming To NDS

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2011 @ 10:46 a.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.

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.

“Max and the Magic Marker is a beautifully imagined game and we’re thrilled to bring it to North American on Nintendo DS,” said Michel van Elmpt, Managing Director, Easy Interactive. “Its charming art style and gameplay that is both fun and rewarding make this a title that gamers of all ages can enjoy.  It has already proven itself to be incredibly successful across a number of platforms and we think the instinctive use of the DS stylus as the magic marker will spark the creativity of many gamers.”

The DS version of Max and the Magic Marker recreates all the action of the WiiWare and PC indie hit, and now brings the power of the all-important magic marker under control of the DS stylus.

Max and the Magic Marker features include:

  • Three stunning worlds
  • 15 challenging levels
  • Variety of challenges, secrets and rewards to unlock
  • Intuitive use of the DS stylus as the magic marker
  • Original soundtrack by Danish band Analogik

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