For creation and collection aficionados, The Painter’s Playground offers a game-based sandbox to craft and collect 2D artwork and share it with the online community. Strive to either be the buzz of the arthouse as a creator of sought-after works, or own the most coveted collection - or both!
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Positive (13) - 92% of the 13 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 8, 2018

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February 17

First Major(-ish) Update Coming!

Hello TPP community!

Ryan & I have been having a wonderful time seeing all your art, and talking with you about how we can improve the experience.

The first sizable update is coming this Thursday 2/22/18. It will *not* contain new tools, those will take longer, and it won't have any really huge game-changing things, but here is what is *already done*

  • Cleared up a bug that was causing improper displays in the leaderboards.
  • Cleared up an even more insidious bug that was giving everyone the wrong number of "thumbs given".

  • Zoom level has been increased.
  • The base calculated price of paintings has been slightly decreased.
  • You can now set the prices of your paintings *lower*, as has been requested.

  • Something I put in a long time ago, and forgot about... when you're in the Harbor, you can press 'S' on the keyboard to see which paintings *you* are selling. You can also press 'W' to see which paintings you are showcasing. I'm not sure whether this will be developed further, removed, or left alone.

  • There is now an "Are you sure" pop-up window when flagging a painting
  • You can now click on an artist's name in the Harbor or Community gallery, and see all their public paintings.
  • You can now use the TAB key to scroll through your favorite colors, in addition to the existing 1,2,3,4,5,6 hotkeys
  • Press SHIFT while painting to save your work in progress. This happens automatically occasionally, but better safe than sorry ;)
  • There is now a "folder" button in the lower right in Your Private Gallery. This opens the media folder on your computer where your local paintings are stored, to make it easy to share your work with the world.
  • So please share your work with the world: twitter, instagram, deviant art, facebook, etc.

  • Looking deeper into achievement tracking, due to player reports.

So keep those great ideas coming, and all that wonderful artwork too!

Bob / IBOL17
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February 13

What New Tools Do You Want?!

*ALSO* Please update your games for tomorrows Valentine's Day Challenge!!!

Post Here! <---Click link ;)

Happy Painting!
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“It's the nicest little time waster, and I mean that in the best possible way [First Look]”
The Carlz0r

“Gotta say this is really cool so far [First Look]”
Dad's Gaming Addiction

“If you like relaxing games, and painting and art - definitely get it, even if you are not very good at it - it's still fun to create stuff...”

About This Game

Calling All Artists!

The Painter's Playground is a mashup of utility paint program with RPG-leveling up and clicker-inspired gameplay. While there is no fail state, there are certainly measures of success such as creating a painting that commands a high price in the online community, or owning a gallery of coveted works. Whether you are just someone who wants to doodle with a mouse or already have years of experience creating masterpieces with a drawing tablet - there is fun to be had creating and collecting in the zen coastal town of Painter's Port.

Come visit Painter's Port. Stay awhile. You'll be glad you did.

  • With slow-burning clicker-inspired progress, you will be peeling away layers for dozens of hours.
  • Create works of digital 2D art using a multitude of tools, paints, and canvases. Gain recognition for your efforts through the online community through ‘thumbs up’ artwork appreciation votes and/or selling your work.
  • Manage your own gallery to ensure you have the most coveted collection of curated works; buy, sell, and vote on community-created works of art.
  • Earn Renown (XP) through painting idle clicker-style, and Bits (money) from gallery sales. Spend these currencies on permanent upgrades, a variety of canvases, new painting tools, paint colors, votes on your favorite paintings in The Community Harbor, and much more.
  • Invest Renown into progressing through 50 levels as a career artist. The unlock system caters to creative gamers that enjoy a slow-burning ‘lifestyle’ game.
  • Vie for the top spot in a multitude of categories on the leaderboards.
  • Enjoy the beautiful IRL hand-crafted oil painted world by renowned artist Russell Murray.
  • Explore Oyster Mode to paint with absolutely no limitations.
  • Supports Wacom drawing tablets out of the box. (*NOT* Required)

System Requirements

    • OS: Modern version of Windows
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Onboard graphics will work fine.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Anything
    • Additional Notes: Number of paintings stored locally are only limited to hard disk space.
    • OS: Modern version of Windows
    • Processor: 2 GHz and up
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Onboard graphics will work fine.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Anything
    • Additional Notes: Number of paintings stored locally are only limited to hard disk space.
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