Outside the Lines is a free top-down shooter where drawing utensils compete to cover a coloring book with their color.
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Very Positive (134) - 85% of the 134 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 14, 2018

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September 13, 2018

Update 1.0.3 - New Engine and Various Changes

Hi everyone! I just started using GameMaker Studio 2 for my other game, so I decided it would be a good idea to try importing Outside the Lines as well. There isn't anything too major in this update, but hopefully it'll tide everyone over until I have enough darn time to make a big update.

  • Migrated to GameMaker Studio 2 from GameMaker: Studio 1.4. I've noticed some hefty performance improvements from this.
  • Spray Paint and Paint Bucket don't spawn in Deathmatches anymore, since they can't deal damage to players.
  • Changed how weapons spawn to make sure all colors have at least 1 weapon on the ground.
  • Added text that says "Not Yours!" whenever you go near an enemy weapon.
  • Keyboard players can now click to pick up weapons if they don't have a weapon equipped. Hopefully this is a good change for people who don't read the instructions!
  • Cleaned the positioning of almost all text, most notably weapon pickup text.
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August 26, 2018

Antivirus problems have been solved!

It's been a long few weeks, but I've finally managed to figure out a way to stop Windows Defender and Norton from blocking my game. For good. Thanks so much to everyone for dealing with this, because I know how valuable a clean computer is.

Also I've removed the "multiplayer" and "co-op" tags from the store page to avoid confusion, since it's only local multiplayer.

There's nothing too exciting to say because I've been spending most of my time on my other project, so if you're curious, you can find more info on my website: http://www.vastforecast.com/

Thank you, and until next time!
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About This Game

Outside the Lines is a free top-down shooter where drawing utensils compete to cover a coloring book with their color.


  • A colorful cast of three characters with different abilities. Only one of them doesn't have alliteration in its name!
  • Fast-paced gameplay with short rounds. Watching paint dry has never been more exciting!
  • Eleven different weapons with randomized stats, such as a cotton swab, a dish sponge, and a paintball shotgun.
  • Local multiplayer for two players with a co-op and a competitive mode. Ruin friendships, and then build them back!
  • Sometimes an eraser dude shows up. He's scary.
  • This game was originally made in three days for a game jam. Obviously this version of the game took longer but I just wanted to share that.
  • It's free. Like, no microtransactions or anything. I'm literally not making any money from this.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
    • Processor: 1.2GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 30 MB available space
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space

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