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Casual games, Family, Mac, Max & the Magic Marker, PC, PC gaming, PLAYSTATION Network, PSN
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - September 28, 2011
Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition has today launched in Europe on the PlayStation Network, bringing support for HD graphics and the PlayStation Move™ motion controller to the creative platformer. The game, from PAN Vision and Press Play, offers the award-winning combination of platforming and imaginative real-time drawing that made it a hit on iOS, PC, Mac, and WiiWare platforms to a new group of PlayStation 3 gamers. A US launch of this version is also scheduled for October 18.
In Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition, players can immerse themselves in a world where doodles and drawings come to life. Using his magic marker and a freehand drawing mechanic, help Max platform his way through levels, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles, and defeat enemies. The possibilities are only by your ability to stretch your imagination - draw almost any object in order to overcome challenges, from bridges to stairs to even hot air balloons!
Features of Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition include:
• 58 inventive and puzzling levels to scribble your way through
• 3 immersive cartoon worlds inspired by children’s drawings
• Dynamic drawing capabilities with realistic physics
• Death traps, monsters, and challenging puzzles
• Unlockable challenges, secrets, and rewards to discover and achieve
• High-definition graphics in 1080p
• Compatible with Sony’s PlayStation Move controller
Acclaimed by critics and consumers alike since first launching, Max & the Magic Marker has received a multitude of awards including “Best Overall Game” from the Unity Wards, and the “Innovative Game Design” award from the EIGA (European Innovative Games Award). It was also winner of the Direct2Drive Vision Award during the 2010 Independent Games Festival, held in San Francisco, California, and was widely hailed by critics as one of the best games of 2010.
The title is also available outside the PlayStation Network: gamers will be able to download the game for PC and Mac via Press Play’s website as well as Direct2Drive, Impulse and GamersGate at a later date. Max & the Magic Marker remains currently available for purchase through WiiWare™ in the Wii Shop Channel, and downloadable for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices from the App Store.
To download the digital press kit, please visit: www.triplepointpr.com/dl/panvision/Max_PSN_PressKit.zip (6MB).
About PAN Vision
PAN Vision is the leading distributor and publisher of home entertainment products in Northern Europe. Their growing portfolio of games includes the highly successful franchise Backpacker, a series of travel, adventure and quiz games. The HQ is situated in Stockholm, and they have offices in all Nordic countries. PAN Vision will continue to develop and publish new games for PC, consoles and mobile phones with a focus on digital distribution and gaming for entertainment and education. For more information, please visit: www.panvisiongames.com.
About Press Play
Press Play was founded in 2006 by Mikkel Thorsted, Rune Dittmer, and Ole Teglbjærg with the ambition of making flash games better, and not just re-skinning Pacman. In the first years all games were developed on contract but that changed last year. Supported by EU MediaDesk, Danish Film Institute and the Nordic Game Program Max & the Magic Marker became Press Play’s first independent production. When it released at Christmas 2009 the game had already won several awards and award nominations. Among them the EIGA award for “Innovative Game Design” and the Unity award for “Best Overall Game”. Headquartered in the very center of Copenhagen, Press Play today employs 11 dedicated game developers working on upcoming titles. For more information, visit: www.pressplay.dk.
Andrew Karl, Senior Account Executive, TriplePoint for Press Play
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