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  • Summary: ** Winner of the Independent Games Festival 2010 (IGF) D2D Vision Award! **

    FUN FOR ALL AGES! One day Max gets a mysterious marker in the mail. The first thing he draws is a monster. As soon as the pen leaves the paper, the monster comes to life and jumps into another drawing. Oh no, it
    must be stopped! Max draws himself onto the page and the chase begins. Welcome to Max & the Magic Marker, an award-winning physics-based puzzle platformer that plays like a classic - but with a twist!

    You have a magic marker that enables you to draw freehand in the game – everything you draw becomes a real, interactive object within the game world. Master Max’s extraordinary talent and help him overcome enemies, obstacles and puzzles!

    This innovative game features 58 awesome levels in 3 unique worlds, rendered in stunning HD-quality graphics. Match wits with oodles of puzzles, each offering multiple solutions. Solve them all and earn loads of achievements!

    Collect ink and numerous golden spheres, and if you’re feeling keen, find each elusive black sphere. Overcome the obstacles as quick as you can, and find a way to the evil monster who wants to damage Max's drawings.

    *** PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR DEVICE IS COMPATIBLE BEFORE DOWNLOADING*** Max and The Magic Marker is ONLY compatible with 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch devices along with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad. Before downloading, please check the back of your device to make sure that it matches the system requirements.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 11, 2011
    If you've somehow held off getting this so far, now is definitely the time to enjoy one of the most creative and engaging indie platformers around.
  2. Mar 29, 2011
    This is still the definitive version of Max & the Magic Marker, and it's a smart purchase regardless of whether you played the game on Wii or PC.
  3. Mar 29, 2011
    A great platforming title with a fun cool gameplay twist. It doesn't quite seem as fresh an idea as it did on Wii over a year ago, especially with many unique physics games already on the AppStore and on other consoles since, such as Super Scribblenaughts.
  4. Mar 30, 2011
    Not in the slightest bit sketchy, Max and the Magic Marker gives you a light hand in level design that results in something of a platforming gem.
  5. Apr 1, 2011
    A solid port of an imaginative game that puts a lot of control in your hands.
  6. Apr 20, 2011
    I love Max and the Magic Marker more in concept than in execution. If the platforming elements were tighter, and if the exploration elements were properly accommodated by the game, then this could be something truly special. However, as it stands, what you have is a game that is at times brilliant, but mostly frustrating.
  7. Apr 6, 2011
    It's a shame that this porting of Max & The Magic Marker is the most poor version so far. Despite the developers' efforts, the small screen of the iPhone makes impossible to draw accurate lines and shapes. The iPad version is slightly better, but it still has some problems with the controls.
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  1. Dec 11, 2013
    I played this on PC. It asks for your imagination, your own solutions, your creativity in a degree I've rarely or never before seen in a platformer. It has three very characteristic worlds, each used in the gameplay as more than simple background/setting. The difficulty is a mix of casual and hardcore, I imagine kids would mostly love it, but some places require help from someone who can stand a little frustration. The frustrating bits are when your plan goes wrong and you have to erase your drawing, or when you slip into a deadly fall. Sometimes your stuff goes wrong, but with patience, you will see many cool ideas packed into this game. Expand