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Xbox One Co-op has brought me some of the greatest joy I've ever experienced in games. It also frequently leads to bouts of murderous rage. The co-op in Kalimba, a stylish Xbox One-exclusive puzzle-platformer from the creator of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, falls more in the second category, an...

December 31st 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Conquering a cluster of platforming feats looks doubly complex in Kalimba (formerly known as Project Totem), Press Play's puzzler that leaves a player responsible for two or more characters at once. You can also ease (or complicate) things by enlisting a friend for Kalimba's co-op mode, but eithe...

November 16th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Xbox One owners that have waited since Friday's announcement of this June's Games with Gold freebies to click that shiny download button are now able to do so. This month's free games, available only to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, are Max: Curse of the Brotherhood and twin-stick shooter Halo: Spart...

June 3rd 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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After quietly missing its April release dates, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is out today on Xbox 360 and PC. The young scamp and his enchanted crayon first returned to our screens on Xbox One last year, but you can now grab the puzzle-platformer for $15 on Xbox 360, or £12/15 euros in Europe...

May 21st 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Press Play, the Danish studio behind Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, announced its next game today, codenamed Project Totem. Like Max, Project Totem is a colorful platformer, and is currently in development for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Press Play is preparing to launch the game this fall. The "playf...

April 11th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, the follow up to Max and the Magic Marker, is available right now on Xbox One, priced $15 on the Xbox Games Store. The Microsoft-published 2.5D platformer was due on the Xbox 360 in the spring, but that window got pushed back to early 2014 after developer Press Play a...

December 20th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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XBLA exclusives are becoming rarer and rarer. The latest is a sequel to Max & The Magic Marker by developer Press Play. Max: The Curse of Brotherhood sees a very impressively CG-rendered hero accidentally banish his brother to another dimension, then going on a quest (with the help of his reali...

March 15th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft has just acquired Press Play, developer of the multiplatformer Max & the Magic Marker. MS's Phil Spencer revealed the news during a pre-E3 discussion on Spike (which you can actually watch on Joystiq!) calling the developer the latest addition to Microsoft Studios.

June 4th 2012 at 12:29pm 0 Comments
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Delightful platformer Max and the Magic Marker is making its way to PSN, decked out in a full 1080p overhaul. Outside of the injection of so many high-def Ps, this latest port will also support the PlayStation Move. It only seems natural in a game about drawin' stuff. Max and the Magic Marker is...

September 13th 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Max & the Magic Marker, Press Play's indie platformer in which players control both a young boy and a free-floating marker that can draw platforms and objects, is headed to the DS after releases on WiiWare, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Windows Phone 7. Basically, if it's a game platform with so...

August 15th 2011 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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Max & the Magic Marker sales probably dried up on WiiWare long ago, but, with the help of EA Mobile, Demark-based indie Press Play has uncapped its puzzle-platformer for use on iOS devices. Both an iPhone and iPad version are now available on the App Store.

March 25th 2011 at 1:00am 0 Comments