Easy Interactive has announced that it is developing Max and the Magic Marker to the Nintendo DS this holiday season. This touch-screen enabled version will recreate all of the action that gamers enjoyed within the WiiWare and PC versions of the game, though the power of the all-important magic marker will now be under the control of the stylus.
Max and the Magic Marker tells the story of an adventurous young boy who receives a mysterious marker pen in the mail. After playing around with it for a bit, he discovers that whatever he draws with it ends up coming to life, setting the stage for a great platforming romp. The player controls Max and the marker itself, as they hop and jump through a series of levels using the writing utensil’s fabulous powers to draw objects directly onto the game world. They also assist with solving problems and puzzles, aiding the player’s efforts to catch a monster that Max accidentally unleashed from his imagination.
Max and the Magic Marker will feature:
Three stunning worlds
15 challenging levels
A variety of challenges, secrets and unlockable rewards
Intuitive use of the DS stylus as the magic marker
Original soundtrack by Danish band Analogik
“Max and the Magic Marker is a beautifully imagined game and we’re thrilled to bring it to North American on Nintendo DS,” said Michel van Elmpt, Managing Director, Easy Interactive. “Its charming art style and gameplay that is both fun and rewarding make this a title that gamers of all ages can enjoy. It has already proven itself to be incredibly successful across a number of platforms and we think the instinctive use of the DS stylus as the magic marker will spark the creativity of many gamers.”
Sounds like a great game for the kids to play during the holidays and I expect it will sell quite well.