Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition Launch Dates Written in Ink

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Casual games, Family, Mac, Max & the Magic Marker, PC, PC gaming, PLAYSTATION Network, PSN, PlayStation

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - September 22, 2011

PAN Vision and Press Play today announced that Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition will hit the PlayStation Network in Europe on September 28th and in the United States on October 18th. Offering the same award-winning design that took iOS, PC, Mac, and WiiWare™ platforms by storm, Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition will now bring updated HD graphics as well as support for the PlayStation Move™ controller.

Immerse yourself in a world where doodles and drawings come to life in Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition. Help Max platform his way through levels, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles, and defeat enemies – all with the help of a freehand drawing gameplay mechanic. Use the magic marker to outthink and outdraw the hardest of challenges. Success relies on your ability to stretch your imagination - draw almost any object in order to overcome challenges. From bridges and stairs to make-shift shelters and even hot air balloons, nothing is impossible!

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 will also be 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.

For more information on Max & the Magic Marker and to try the online demo, please visit: www.maxandthemagicmarker.com. Please also view the EU trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJxIgv0V7_s and the US trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWbleVQhsRQ.

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

(+1) 203 314-6255

akarl@triplepointpr.com


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