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Microsoft buys  Max & the Magic Marker  developer
Microsoft buys Max & the Magic Marker developer
June 4, 2012 | By Eric Caoili

June 4, 2012 | By Eric Caoili
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Newsbrief: Microsoft has purchased Press Play, the Copenhagen-based independent developer behind Max & the Magic Marker. The company revealed the acquisition during a pre-E3 discussion on Spike TV, though terms for the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 2006, Press Play employs eight workers. It's best known for releasing puzzle-platformer Max & the Magic Marker on WiiWare, PlayStation Network, Nintendo DS, iOS, PC, and Windows Phone 7.

Press Play released its second game last July with Tentacles for Windows Phone and Facebook. Prior to the acquisition, Press Play had at least two games in development, a platformer for PlayStation 3, and a tank game for Windows Phone and Windows 8.


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Bradley Johnson
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Wish they said how much the deal was for, 'cause numbers are interesting.

Craig Page
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They should buy up a bunch of mobile games companies and get them to make Windows Phone exclusives. All they need are a few great games that aren't on the other platforms.

Jonathan McGirr
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No mention in the article that the purchased company also produces a tool to convert unity 3d games to XNA. That could be more of the driver than the two games.


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