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Draw a stickman, then guide him through a fantastic world of adventure! Using an assortment of pencils, draw elements, tools, and weapons to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles.
Release Date: Dec 3, 2013
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“A fun, thought provoking, and unique game.”
9/10 – AppStorm

“Puzzles are well designed, and the drawing element really makes for a very unique and personalized game.”
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About the Game

Draw a stickman, then guide him through a fantastic world of adventure! Using an assortment of pencils, draw elements, tools, and weapons to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles.

Draw a Stickman Epic could be compared to an adventure game, RPG, or puzzle game, but the unique drawing mechanic is unlike any game you've ever played before! From drawing a rain cloud for growing plants to drawing an axe for chopping down a gate, you control all aspects of your environment.

Explore diverse environments and encounter unusual creatures as you draw your way through 14 levels (plus a hidden bonus level)! With the non-linear gameplay, how you overcome one environment will determine which level you unlock next. Each level is filled with hidden secrets and achievements, offering hours and hours of replay value.

Grab a pencil and dive into the world of Epic!

Exclusive Features for Steam
  • Improved visuals and audio
  • New hidden content exclusive to Steam
  • More challenging puzzles
  • Steam-specific content including 42 Steam Achievements, Steam Stats, Steam Cloud, and Steam Trading Cards!

Awards and Recognition for Draw a Stickman: EPIC
  • Downloaded 5 million times!
  • Played over 100 million times!
  • 5 Total Webby awards for the entire Stickman series!
  • Included in the 100 best Apps by PC Mag!
  • Ranked top 15 games by PC World!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual-core processor (Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 5200+ 2.6 GHz)
    • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards
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70 of 88 people (80%) found this review helpful
1,933 products in account
20 reviews
15.3 hrs on record
There are games created to simply make money, there are games created simply to go viral on Youtube. There are also games that are created, with the most innocent of intentions, to just be a game. Draw a Stickman EPIC is certainly the latter, and for that I give them credit as it’s becoming harder and harder to find a game you can just buy once and play all the way through. Unfortunately, this is where the positive points about the game end.

The game will start you off drawing a rudimentary stickman which you will then guide around a series of levels in a top-down view, looking for the exit to unlock the next one. The levels can branch in different directions, meaning that you could end up unlocking a different level depending on which exit you took during your time playing the last one. Each level has various environmental puzzles that can be solved by drawing a specific object to use such as drawing an axe will let you chop down trees.

The premise seems solid, but the final product will put you to sleep. Now that you’re vaguely familiar with the gameplay, let’s discuss what’s wrong with it. For starters, the drawing mechanic is kiddy-pool shallow. There are roughly 5 different things you can draw, in addition to the axe you can also draw fires, rain clouds, thunder clouds and keys. If you thought it would be a game like Okami where you draw bridges to progress, or Scribblenauts huge selection of drawings, you’re out of luck.

Drawing keys is completely redundant, it’s not a puzzle to put a key in a lock, it just wastes time to keep having to draw them and they simply aren’t necessary. Additionally, each thing you can draw has its own pencil. The game isn’t smart enough to know what you’re actually drawing, so it determines what object you’ve drawn based on the pencil you’ve chosen which brings up the question, why do you have to draw the object at all? You can draw anything from a straight line, to a Salvador Dali replica but if you did it with the “axe” pencil, it will only ever see it as an axe.

The next thing wrong with the gameplay is how monotonous it gets. One stage in particular stood out with this, where you had to use a key operated robot to plough through a wall. No clues were given on this, but there were a huge number of chests, barrels and boxes around, and yes you had to just keep breaking them all open one at a time until you found the right one (by drawing an axe, which breaks after 3 swings and needs to be drawn again). Once found, along with finding the control box in a similar way, you needed to use keys to turn the robot in 90 degree increments until it was facing the right direction (keys, again, get 3 uses before you need to draw a new one). Additionally, you needed keys to operate the control box to make the robot move forward, then turn it yet again after it moves to re-align it with the target. Dull as a butter knife, because it’s obvious what you have to do, it just takes so long to do it because of having to redraw all your tools, but then why couldn’t you have just made it so the robot can be turned around without keys at all?

This is the main issue the game has, in fact. Everything is so straightforward, but it’s made difficult and more time-consuming from having to stop every couple of steps to “draw” something. You can’t move while drawing, so it’s essentially little more than padding so that the game will last longer than 30 minutes.

Poor level design ensures that tedium is never far away, with most puzzles boiling down to destroying everything you can, looking for clues in the environment (such as using a lightning cloud over a gravestone with a lightning symbol on it) then clicking on any interactive objects until you find the exit. The best way to describe the gameplay is like a point-and-click adventure with no plot… or colour.

The graphics are abysmal and I don’t buy the “it’s the style” argument. If you set out to design a game that looks like this from the start, then you probably should have changed the concept before you began working on it. Justifying bad art does not make it any less bad.

Each level is a static, flat image completely devoid of colour or artistic talent. Everything that moves does so with animation tweening of a single frame in the same way bad Flash animations do. This would be excusable if any of these actually looked like some effort had been put into drawing them, but no. The style dictates that everything has to look like it was drawn by a 5-year old, but it’s not even doing that right, it looks like a game drawn by a grown man to LOOK like the drawings of a 5-year old.

Draw a Stickman EPIC barely qualifies as a game, being the digital equivalent of those baby toys with shapes that fit into specific holes. And just like those toys, I cannot possibly recommend this to anyone over the age of 3 due to choking hazards.

Pros:
~Doesn’t crash very often

Cons:
~Grotesque graphics and animation
~Painfully repetitive gameplay
~No replay value
~More time spent in the pencil UI than solving puzzles
~Drawing mechanics have the depth of a pancake
Posted: June 14th, 2014
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
437 products in account
18 reviews
9.3 hrs on record
All things considered, Draw a Stickman: Epic is quite an original puzzle game in its own right. The game’s narrative follows its protagonist (which you draw) to find and rescue your best friend (also drawn by you) from the clutches of a selfish miser who wants your magic pencil for his own diversion.

The Good:
+ Original puzzles
+ Sensible achievements
+ Casual puzzler
+ Personalized Story – your friend is even listed in the end credits

The Bad
- Drawing items is tiring after a while – especially with a mouse

Most of the puzzles revolve around the elements (rain, lightning, fire) while others involve keys and tree chopping. To successfully complete levels you will need to utilize all the pencils provided you at the start of that level in combinations to progress through the levels. The manner in which drawn elements are utilized by you is (to me) a very refreshing and major attraction to the game. There is just so much which doesn’t meet the eye at first but after a few hour of playtime you get those ‘ah-ha’ moments which make puzzles rewarding and worth it.

Draw a Stickman: Epic is a somewhat short game but well worth the time investment, Even if you don’t cheat you can net all the achievements within a day providing you are willing to do a small amount of grinding.
Posted: June 1st, 2014
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28 of 47 people (60%) found this review helpful
317 products in account
3 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
I'm too immature to play this properly
Posted: March 22nd, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
748 products in account
111 reviews
4.8 hrs on record
Draw A Stickman Epic is a cutsy game that is trying to be appealing to all players but will you be charmed ? In this game you create a charecter and you pal who gets taken away by an Evil King Zarp and its up to you to rescue him. So how is this game ? Its actually a really fun game with a lot of replay value. In the game you have to travell through diffrent levels and in those levels you have to solve puzzles to get to the next stage. The game has diffrent types of pens that you need to use to solve puzzles Keys, Axes, Fires and Rain pens to be exact. The game also has multiple level exits so you can go a diffrent path all together. Also there are Colour buddys and Puzzle pieces to find in every level so you can find them and unlock some stuff for the game. The game has a few minor issues. The game is quite challenging for a kids game and plus some of the controlls are hard to use at first but overall a really fun game that all of you should check out. I give Draw a Stickman: EPIC a 7/10
Posted: June 23rd, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
811 products in account
14 reviews
1.2 hrs on record
A port from mobile devices — not that interesting to play on PC.
Posted: August 23rd, 2014
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127 of 143 people (89%) found this review helpful
160 products in account
14 reviews
2.1 hrs on record
The game is great, the gameplay is great, the story is so fun, there is many hidden stuff to find, you have the oportunity to make your own character almost as you want and to edit it when you want.

Also the support team is very nice.

If you are unsure I guess there is a demo version in their website.
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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Awards

Webby awards: Handheld Game of the Year 2013
Webby awards: Tablet Game of the Year 2013
Included in the 100 best Apps by PC Mag
Ranked top 15 games by PC World