Kids Draw Their Way to Victory with Max & the Magic Marker

Sun, May 16, 2010

Casual, Console, Puzzle

March saw the release of Triplepoint client Press Play’s Max & the Magic Marker on WiiWare. The game is garnering acclaim from USA Today columnist Jinny Gudmundsen for its kid-friendly design and gameplay.

In Max & the Magic Marker, you play as the titular Max, a child who receives a magic marker in the mail. The pictures he draws with the marker come to life, including the villain he drew named Mustacho. Players guide Max through his own drawings on a quest to stop Mustacho. The game brings puzzle and platforming styles together. You will have to use the marker to direct Max and create bridges, shields, ramps, and other objects to get him past obstacles. You can also stop time, allowing you to evaluate the situation and adapt your strategy on the fly.

The graphics, platform-puzzling and creativity combine with the story to create a kid-friendly experience. According to Jinny, drawing things within the game invests children in the gaming experience as it allows them to not just play the game, but to create parts of it. The game is available on PC, Mac, and WiiWare.

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