Enter the world of Drawn, and unravel the secrets of the Painted Tower. Overcome challenging puzzles on your quest to save Iris. A curse has locked each floor of the tower, and only the most creative adventurer can find a way through.
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Very Positive (53 reviews) - 86% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 19, 2011

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February 5

Drawn celebrates the Lunar New Year!

Happy MoonYear!

Drawn: The Painted Tower is 70% off during the Lunar New Year event and available in ALL territories this time.

If you were unable to purchase during the winter sale, now is the time as we are offering it at the same price-point!

Enjoy everyone, and thanks so much for the feedback!

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January 19

Drawn: Dark Flight Available Tonight at 8pm PST!

At very long last the sequel to Drawn will FINALLY be available on Steam. We have also enabled the Trading Cards, Badges, Backgrounds and Emoji, so please let us know if you enjoy them and would like to see more for the next game.

In anticipation of the next question, yes, we do plan to bring the third game in the series to Steam.

We hope you like it and sincerely thank you for your patience.

Happy Adventuring!

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About This Game

Enter the world of Drawn, and unravel the secrets of the Painted Tower. Overcome challenging puzzles on your quest to save Iris. A curse has locked each floor of the tower, and only the most creative adventurer can find a way through. Enter lush painted worlds and meet fantastic characters who will help you…and sometimes try to stop you, on your quest through the dream world of The Painted Tower.
Beware! Darkness approaches the tower. Can you save her in time?

Key features:

  • A cinematic adventure
  • Explore enchanted worlds
  • Solve elaborate and cunning puzzles!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: 128 MB
    • DirectX®: 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 649 MB
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Overall:
Very Positive (53 reviews)
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Melomatin
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
It takes roughly 2 hours to complete the game. (But then again I heard it's just the first instalment of a series, so I'm looking forward to the next one.) The puzzles are challenging and some need a bit of thinking to get done. You do need to go back and forth and have to do quite some looking around.
I appreciate the hint button although you do not really need it.
It's a nice story.
I really really enjoyed the music.

Overall:
+ Artwork
+ puzzles
+ music

- crashes a lot
- pretty short
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Remz.C
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 14
I played it at least 5 times a few years ago.Needless to say,it's a good game,the story line and puzzles are my favourite,the sound of narrator is so great.

But!!!!!!!!!!

2 hours' later,the screen began to shake,the game began to crash,I even cannot close it!Only after changing the compatibility mode,it calms down for a while!Then again!

I don't know how Drawn 2:Dark Flight works, but I'll still buy it,only during the sales.I also hope that Drawn 3:Trail of Shadows will be more perfect.
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alexa_l._rufus
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
I like the art, the story is pretty generic, the puzzles are okay and the hints are pretty useless. The most annoying thing is how the game is spoonfeeding you information throughout. Still recommend it, though.
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Nettle
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 11
Good story, beautiful visuals, very atmospheric music and a fun little puzzle game. Not very challenging but very pleasant to play.
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MaelieJade
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
If you are looking for a true adventure game, this is not for you. And for this reason, I am not recommending the game.

Some of the blame for my negative feelings about the game falls on me, as I didn't look into the game and purchased it solely on the Steam store page (description, "about this game", screenshots and tags). The tags at the time of purchase were "adventure", "casual", "point & click" and "puzzle". My expectations and hopes were that it would be reminiscent of a LucasArts adventure game.

Steam doesn't give the option of star-ratings or a "maybe" or "neutral" - If any of these were options, my answer wouldn't be a flat "no". If you can get this game on sale in the $2-$3 range, then yes, I recommend it.

TL;DR Pros:
- Pretty artwork.
- Fun concept.
- Short and light.

TL;DR Cons:
- "Adventure game" mechanics are severely dumbed-down.
- Almost entirely games of fetch or hidden items, with a few pattern/number puzzles.
- Crashed multiple times.

The graphics are nice and I enjoyed the concept of the main character's magic.

However, the "adventure game" mechanics are boring and dumbed-down to the point where the majority of the "adventure game" type puzzles involve just finding the inventory items that you need. Go to point A to find ___, then go to point B to use it. In most cases, just *seeing* the item in the scene is the hardest part (don't get me wrong, some "hidden object" games can be fun... but those games aren't the same as adventure games).

The times that you need to combine items to solve a puzzle, and it's not made instantly 100% obvious, are few and far between.

Drawn switches between this item finding mechanic and actual pattern or math puzzles.

The game also ended up crashing multiple times. Fortunately, no progress was lost from any of the crashes.
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Eldritch23
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 10
Nicely done little puzzle game. Some puzzles are very simplistic while others are just the right amount of difficult to keep you interested. Getting some of the achievements seems more of a challenge than the actual game. They seem to require playing the game through over and over. The artwork is beautiful but the game is buggy. Specifically the witch doctor painting will not let you leave unless you complete the puzzle but if you didn't bring the required componets with you, you will need to restart the game from the beginning. Luckily this bug appears early in the game but I had concerns that this type of bug would happen late in the game. Thankfully it never did.
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Aargh
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
A game similar to all those hidden-object games except it has no HO scenes in it and the point&click adventuring is a bit more complex. The game relies heavily on minigames and sadly they are not very original or inventive. I think I've seen every single one in other games in this genre.
Recommended only on a huge discount.
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Madlittleme0
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
Such a cute little game, lovely artwork. It was one of those games that i didnt stop playing until i finished it, a little addictive...
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vi_per
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
Does this game have its charms? Yes, its façade is beautiful, but that does not outweigh the many problems with the game’s construction. I have played many puzzle games and most have a beautiful exterior. It is generally the story’s depth, the game’s mechanics, and the variety of engaging puzzles that make for a fun puzzle adventure. This game lacked quality in all of the above.
Problems:
(The Story): This story’s depth runs about as deep as a 3 year old child’s written work. Harsh, but true. The only creativity or beauty seen in this game is visual; that would be fine if this were a pretty painting being sold for 10 dollars and not a puzzle adventure game.
You would be better off grabbing a snack and a movie at your local cinema than playing through this. That would cost the same time and money as Drawn: the Painted Tower, but at least you would have more to say about it than “It’s pretty”.

(Mechanics): As other negative reviewers have said, the game crashes frequently. Also, when you use hints, they come in order of steps needing to be accomplished within a given room. So, if you are at a loss at the end of a room and need a hint, you will have to go through all of the room’s hints to get to the one you are after.

(Puzzles): I don’t know about you, but for me, variety is key in a puzzle game. The variety in Drawn was not so great, but the main problem with some of Drawn’s puzzles is that there are no instructions. So when you do get excited about a hard looking puzzle, your excitement is likely to fade by the time you figure out what exactly you are supposed to do. (In short) Having no instructions was okay a lot of the time, but it was frustrating when a clever looking puzzle was not intuitive.

(Conclusion): Drawn: The Painted Tower is a picture book game for toddlers that frequently crashes, has disappointing puzzles, and will last about as long as a lord of the rings movie.
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Dark Riddler
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
Played this one through some illicit ways - had to buy it afterwards. Story, artwork and soundtrack, all is sweet.
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lex
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 22, 2015
Fun game with rather nice graphics, there are some warnings about the game not running right on newer systems but I did not have any problems whatsoever (windows 10 on i7 laptop). Puzzles are ok, story is not too bad, I enjoyed playing it and can recommend others to play this as well...
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emmskimo
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 20, 2015
Really beautiful, fun game. The art is amazing, and the puzzles are hard enough to be satisfying but not overly frustrating. Did not have problems with game crashing as some others have.
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LadyMcKay
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 3, 2015
The graphics are beautiful and the story and gimmick is quite nice, however it suffers from performance problems: loading screens for every other room, very unpleasant when you have to back track, AND it sometimes glitches, the screen starts jumping randomly from the game to the desktop, cannot be killed with the process manager, you just have to restart the game. It has already happened twice in less than two hours of game.
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Guusagi
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: September 4, 2015
A wonderful game that I feel nostalgia towards, enchanting and very relaxing music, and fun puzzles and story.

I'm surprised the sequels aren't on steam.

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Lilviscious
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 24, 2015
Drawn is a great puzzle and adventure game with amazing art and witty puzzles. I enjoyed jumping into different paintings and having to use elements from them or the scenery elsewhere. However, sometimes I got the feeling I was being sent back and forth between paintings or rooms an aweful lot. A bit frustrating with all of the loading, not to mention that the game crashed on me three times from start to finish.

That aside, this game has an interesting and touching plot with bits of information about Iris and her past and possible future in pieces of paper scattered throughout the game and scenes with recordings to keep you motivated. When playing you require patience and smarts, but puzzles can be skipped after a few minutes have gone by (achievements are lost if you skip or don't solve them before this period of time runs out) and luckily there's also Franklin to give a hint or two (and not the easiest ones, at that!). Overall I had a good time playing this game and admiring the graphics. Definitely a recommended game to those who love puzzles and want to take their time completing them.

I hope to see the two sequals of Drawn available on Stream soon.
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tyrell
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 18, 2015
I recommend this game.
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Lily
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 29, 2014
A nice enough casual game. The music and art are lovely. Certainly more puzzle than 'point & click adventure' though. It did have a tendancy to crash pretty often which was annoying.
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kotodama
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 18, 2014
I enjoyed both the story and the puzzles. The graphics were beautifully rendered. Still, I wish that the game had been longer. I finished the game feeling unsatified with just the taste of the world I got.
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Mirri
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 6, 2014
Charming game. Not overly simple, but not aggravatingly hard either. Light to moderate challenge I'd say as far as puzzles go, and the music is pleasant to listen to when playing for an hour or two in a sitting. It does have some of the common puzzle game annoyance of having to backtrack and travel though page after page to get from A to E and back to finish some puzzles, but I've seen games where it's much more of an issue. I play it when I feel like a calm, casual game that I can play at my leisure. A good distraction.
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SorenLorensen
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14, 2014
Absolutely brilliant game. Would highly recommend, although the game cut out randomly throughout but keeps progress so only mildly inconvient. 8/10.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
A fun little puzzle game! I really hope the rest of the series will be avaliable on steam soon!
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2014
Drawn is full of beautiful artwork, which is a good job because that's the premise of the game: enter magical paintings to gather clues and find ways of advancing up the tower to rescue Iris. It's a mixture of hidden object finding, using the right objects from your inventory in the right places, and solving a number of moderately taxing puzzles. Well ok, the puzzles aren't that hard to complete, but a number of achievements rely on solving them quickly, or within a certain number of moves, or without making any mistakes. That's actually quite difficult for some of the puzzles on your first attempt where you're trying to figure out what to do, but a second playthrough would snag those. Still, it's not the kind of game to play through more than once, it's a linear story, it's not particularly difficult, and it's over in a little over four hours. As for the ending... what just happened? It was all very rushed, a bit confusing, and left all kinds of questions hanging! I guess it was meant to be a cliffhanger for the sequel, but it felt a bit anticlimactic. Thanks for that. Still, great little puzzle game, pretty easy, looks great, nice music, I liked it. Speaking of the sequel, it doesn't appear to be on Steam yet.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2014
I love this game but it is only the first installment in a series. I hope more chapters will make their way to Steam sometime.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 6, 2011
A beautifull illustrated world, with a wonderful story line. this is one of my favorite adventure games:)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2011
This an excellent game, especially for the price. The artwork is amazing, and it never fails to impress. The puzzles are clever and require you to stop limiting yourself to the way you think the world works. An excellent game, and I would recommend it for anyone.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
Absolutely brilliant game. Would highly recommend, although the game cut out randomly throughout but keeps progress so only mildly inconvient. 8/10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
I enjoyed both the story and the puzzles. The graphics were beautifully rendered. Still, I wish that the game had been longer. I finished the game feeling unsatified with just the taste of the world I got.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
Nice variety of puzzles to solve and challenging gameplay
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Charming game. Not overly simple, but not aggravatingly hard either. Light to moderate challenge I'd say as far as puzzles go, and the music is pleasant to listen to when playing for an hour or two in a sitting. It does have some of the common puzzle game annoyance of having to backtrack and travel though page after page to get from A to E and back to finish some puzzles, but I've seen games where it's much more of an issue. I play it when I feel like a calm, casual game that I can play at my leisure. A good distraction.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
Drawn is a great puzzle and adventure game with amazing art and witty puzzles. I enjoyed jumping into different paintings and having to use elements from them or the scenery elsewhere. However, sometimes I got the feeling I was being sent back and forth between paintings or rooms an aweful lot. A bit frustrating with all of the loading, not to mention that the game crashed on me three times from start to finish.

That aside, this game has an interesting and touching plot with bits of information about Iris and her past and possible future in pieces of paper scattered throughout the game and scenes with recordings to keep you motivated. When playing you require patience and smarts, but puzzles can be skipped after a few minutes have gone by (achievements are lost if you skip or don't solve them before this period of time runs out) and luckily there's also Franklin to give a hint or two (and not the easiest ones, at that!). Overall I had a good time playing this game and admiring the graphics. Definitely a recommended game to those who love puzzles and want to take their time completing them.

I hope to see the two sequals of Drawn available on Stream soon.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 2, 2012
A puzzle-adventure with a fairy-tale like setting, it always reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. Advancing through different paintings that contain items to solve puzzles in similiar fashion as the "Professor Layton" series on the Nintendo DS, this game is rather short and done within an afternoon. Its appealing visuals and interesting story can keep you entertained for a short while though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2013
Fun, Puzzling. There are two more games in this series that are not yet available on Steam. You can go to bigfishgames.com to buy the other two games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 9, 2011
"Drawn: The Painted Tower" is a near perfect casual adventure game. It plays anywhere from 2 to 5 hours depending on your skill level with adventure games (and how enthralled you become... you might not want to stop playing until you free Iris). The game combines classic puzzles, item combination, beautiful art direction, and an engrossing story to great effect. This would be a fun game to play by yourself or with your family.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2013
I love this game! its a fun puzzle story. great for wasteing time and the graphics are pretty
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
Lots of fun with beautiful art work; unfortunately crashes a lot. Was unable to finish due to this.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
The graphics are beautiful and the story and gimmick is quite nice, however it suffers from performance problems: loading screens for every other room, very unpleasant when you have to back track, AND it sometimes glitches, the screen starts jumping randomly from the game to the desktop, cannot be killed with the process manager, you just have to restart the game. It has already happened twice in less than two hours of game.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2015
I recommend this game.
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5 of 18 people (28%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2012
Don't get fooled by the shiny exterior - this game is mediocre at best. A straightforward get this thing then use it on this other thing right near it "adventure" game with some puzzles sprinkled in between. The graphics are ok, the music is good, everything else is just bad production values. The final nail in the coffin is the atrocious autosave system combined with really bad achievements (achievements for FAILING, seriously now?), so I recommend skipping this game altogether.

I give it a pathetic one out of four. Big Fish, you failed me one time too many.
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Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2013
A good point-and-click adventure for kids. Simple puzzles and nice graphics.
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Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 31, 2011
One of the most beautiful games I have ever played. The puzzles are not particularly difficult, but entertaining anyway. The environments are absolutely stunning.
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