Max & the Magic Marker

Max & the Magic Marker

Digital Release:Nintendo Wii
January 22, 2010 (EU)
March 08, 2010 (US)

February 08, 2010

May 12, 2010

PlayStation 3
September 28, 2011 (EU)
November 01, 2011 (US)

January 05, 2012
Delisting (approx):Summer 2015 (Steam)
September 2016 (Desura)
No later than January 30, 2019 (Nintendo Wii)
Developer:Press Play
Publisher:The Games Company
Available On:Digital:
PlayStation 3
PC Download code

Nintendo DS
Links:Steam page
Max & the Magic Marker homepage [Archive]


Max & the Magic Marker was delisted from Steam no later than August of 2015. This is the month when its availability was brought into question on the game’s Steam Community forum. However, it may have been delisted as early as 2012 after the announcement that developer Press Play had been bought by Microsoft.

As anecdotal evidence, one Steam Community post included the following quote from a member of a delisted collectors group, “I have tried reaching out to the dev who informed me that since they were bought out by Microsoft, they no longer have keys available.”

The game had also been released through its original publisher The Games Company, on Nintendo’s Wii Shop Channel, and on Desura, but all of these storefronts shut down independently, taking the game off of sale on these platforms. As of this writing the game remains available as a digital exclusive on PlayStation 3 where it is now published by PAN Vision AB and on iOS. Physical versions of the original release are available for Nintendo DS and PC.


About the Game

Something incredible is happening in this unique adventure! Max just drew a terrifying monster with his new marker and now it’s alive and wreaking havoc in his drawings! He doesn’t have any choice but to stop the monster if he wants to save his pictures. In a new kind of gaming style, Max & the Magic Marker combines tried-and-tested 2D jump n run feel with the innovative option of directly influencing the level design. Here, Max is able to change every level with his magic marker so that all obstacles can be overcome, traps avoided and puzzles solved in order to send the monster back to where it came from.

Key features:

  • 15 innovative and challenging levels
  • Unique influence on the gaming world with the virtual painting marker
  • Three lovingly designed worlds, based on children´s drawings
  • Innumerable traps, monsters and tricky puzzles
  • Challenges, secrets and rewards can all be unlocked
  • Fantastic soundtrack from the well-known Indie band genre
  • Multi-Awards Winner


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