Somewhere in between WiiWare debut favorite LostWinds (for its vulnerable directly-controlled character and 2D platforming), Crayon Physics (for its elaborately pieced together machinery), iPhone scribbler Trace — and, as always, a tip of the hat to the visionary Harold and the Purple Crayon — Danish indies PressPlay have revealed the first video for their self-published WiiWare debut, Max and the Magic Marker.
While a platformer at heart, PressPlay have said that the Crayon Physics nod goes deeper than the paper surface: its physics go so far as to create heavier objects out of those made with more ink, a resource that can be returned by erasing earlier drawings. The best part, though: the way Max and the game’s world pop in and out of marker-doodled outlines when you pause to draw your own additions.
The studio hasn’t yet revealed too much further information on the official site, outside naming fellow Danish/Balkan/klezmer-y hip-hop group (!) Analogik as the composers of the game’s soundtrack, who, on further streaming, turn out to be kind of awesome.
PressPlay say they hope to have the game out by this fall, “hopefully.”
Max and the Magic Marker [PressPlay]