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Lumiappaday #162: Max & the Magic Marker demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800

| April 25, 2012 | 12 Replies

This is Max & the Magic Marker, a pretty fun game with an interesting gameplay.  It reminds me of Numpty Physics for the N900 where your drawing interacts with the game. However it is a platformer, so you, as max have to traverse the different levels, using the market when appropriate.

I meant to demo this a long while ago (back when the price was a whopping £4 and not the £0.79 it is now) but never got around to it (so many other apps came in the way, :/). I only just remembered to record it as 162 was initially meant to be App Highlights but there was no marketplace link for this for me to share.

The video gives a demo of the first level and a bit of the next one. Take this as more of a demo again than a review. It’s definitely something you should check out, and at £0.79 it’s extremely well priced. If you’re still not convinced, use the trial.

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#162) Max & the Magic Marker

Price:  £0.79

Link:  http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/2fd3f1f0-9fd8-df11-a844-00237de2db9e

Video:

 

Developer Blurb:

 

Max & the Magic Marker is an award-winning physics-based puzzle platformer.

The game is for all audiences yet still challenging for the hardcore gamer.

Max plays like a classic platformer but with a twist. You have a magic marker that enables you to draw freehand in the game – everything you draw becomes real and can be interacted with in the game world. You must help Max overcome enemies, obstacles and puzzles on his journey.

Enjoy:

– Lots of puzzles with multiple solutions!

– Earn loads of achievements!

– Compete against your friends on the leaderboards!

– 15 awesome levels in 3 unique worlds!

One day Max gets a mysterious marker in the mail. The first thing he draws is a monster, but as soon as the pen leaves the paper, the monster comes to life and jumps into another drawing. It must be stopped, so Max draws himself onto the page and the chase begins.

 

The game has received several awards including the “Independent Games Festival 2010 (IGF) D2D Vision Award”.

Rating:

Design: 10

Usability: 9

Performance: 10

Price: 10

 

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Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Windows Phone, XboxLive

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