Posts Tagged ‘Drawn: The Painted Tower’

Have You Played… The Drawn Trilogy?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

While RPS is not embarrassed to admit its fondness for hidden object games and their ilk, there’s no doubt they’re still derided by many grumpy-grumps. The Drawn trilogy [official site] are, I believe, the games that could convince these people that there is great merit to “casual games” – whatever that means – and they’re now rather quietly appearing on Steam.

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The 25 Best Puzzle Games Ever Made

The world’s most accurate ranking of the 25 best puzzle games ever to reach a computer. Plucking the peak of PC puzzling, we break down what makes them so special, and put them in the correct order. Read on for more time travel, rearranged tiles, hidden objects and hexed cells than you could ever want.

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Drawn: The Painted Tower

Big Fish Games have just released a rather charming adventure game called Drawn: The Painted Tower. The story-book illustration art style is perfect for the concept, which involves various magical paintings which must be fixed, navigated, and interacted-with as you negotiate your way up the tower to save the last person who can paint such things: a young girl. Annoyingly, the demo comes wrapped up in Big Fish Games game launcher, but nevertheless the hour-limited taster is definitely enough to get a sense of whether or not you like it, which I rather do. It has some of the frustrations of “er wot” that come with point-and-click adventures, but it’s not been too obtuse with its puzzles so far.

See, John, I can totally write about adventure games!