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Something incredible is happening in this unique adventure! Max just drew a terrifying monster with his new marker and now it's alive and wreaking havoc in his drawings! He doesn't have any choice but to stop the monster if he wants to save his pictures.
Release Date: May 12, 2010
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$19.99

Reviews

  • IGN.com (7/10) “Max looks like a young Conan O'Brien, which sounds kind of creepy but is actually pretty adorable”.
  • My Gamer (9/10) “Max & the Magic Marker is well worth a purchase for anyone who has a younger PC gamer in the house”.
  • GamingXP (7,4/10): “Fun gameplay, innovative ideas and loads of options make you replay levels over and over again.”
  • PC Zone UK (7,3/10) “The doses you’d be giving yourself will be fun ones”

About the Game

Something incredible is happening in this unique adventure! Max just drew a terrifying monster with his new marker and now it's alive and wreaking havoc in his drawings! He doesn't have any choice but to stop the monster if he wants to save his pictures. In a new kind of gaming style, Max & the Magic Marker combines tried-and-tested 2D jump n run feel with the innovative option of directly influencing the level design. Here, Max is able to change every level with his magic marker so that all obstacles can be overcome, traps avoided and puzzles solved in order to send the monster back to where it came from.

Key features:
  • 15 innovative and challenging levels
  • Unique influence on the gaming world with the virtual painting marker
  • Three lovingly designed worlds, based on children´s drawings
  • Innumerable traps, monsters and tricky puzzles
  • Challenges, secrets and rewards can all be unlocked
  • Fantastic soundtrack from the well-known Indie band genre
  • Multi-Awards Winner

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB
    • Sound: DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
    • Other Requirements: None

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB
    • Other Requirements:
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
59 products in account
1 review
208.6 hrs on record
Very nice game. Intuitive, fun and smart. Both my kids love it!
Posted: March 24th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
477 products in account
41 reviews
11.9 hrs on record
A fun and not very hard platformer that focuses on using magical ink to draw your way out of obstacles and hazards.
Posted: April 15th, 2014
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
840 products in account
98 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
Max & the Magic Marker is a children's game. The game play, platforming, and mechanics are simple and easy enough for a child to master in not very much time. The mechanic of drawing objects is implemented in a much better fashion in comparison to Crayon Physics Deluxe, for example, but that is still far from a compliment. The music is good, and fitting of the game world, but it does repeat quite often. The overall level design is bland, repetitive, and uninspired. The checkpoints are available throughout each level, and they are put to use for the benefit of the player, and not because of difficulty. Because of the game's overall limitation, it is better suited for short play times, as it does get boring very fast. Soon after progressing to the second world, the game has severe crashing to desktop problems with no errors. It simply quits the game and puts you back into the desktop. Other users have had the same exact problem and you can read further about it in the Steam forums. The developers have stayed silent about this game breaking issue, and have not responded in any way, nor corrected the problem with a patch. With an already extremely limited amount of content and bleak game play, Max & the Magic Marker feels more like an attempt at making large amounts of money than actual care and attention to game craftsmanship. The asking price for this game is pure insanity. Do not feed their greed and achingly poor game design and programming.

Max and the Magic Marker is bad.
Posted: March 20th, 2014
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
189 products in account
6 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
As a statement of intent, Max and the Magic Marker is laudable; as a technical exercise in game narrative, it's compromised, but it definitely has its strengths and is worthy of study.

Max and the Magic Marker is a triumph. But that’s not why you should play it. Engrossing, touching and rewarding, it’s well worth the experience on its own terms, too. By the end of this two-to-three-hour journey, it isn't just the house that'll seem lived-in, as the characters are equally realized and relatable.

If you admire a deep narrative, involving intensely detailed and interesting characters, enjoy exploring every nook and cranny, and can understand and empathise with a characters emotional/personal troubles and triumphs, then this game is sure to be a treasure. Please take your time with this game and be sure to soak it all in, it is a one of a kind.
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
165 products in account
3 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
Fun, colorful, and simplistic. I got it for extremely cheap and enjoyed this game thoroughly.
Posted: December 20th, 2013
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