Independent developer Hitcents have released the Xbox One version of their puzzle & action-adventure game Draw A Stickman: EPIC, which is a hybrid Kinect 2 game that combines both Kinect and joypad controls, via the ID@Xbox self-publishing programme priced at £6.39 (UK) / €7.99 (EU) / $7.99 (US) with a 30% discount for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time. (£4.47 / €5.59 / $5.59)

You can read my review of Draw A Stickman: EPIC and watch a video that features a brief Kinect controls demo & 9 minute montage of short gameplay clips by clicking here and read more information about the game in the following press release and fact sheet:

 

PRESS RELEASE: DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC – XBOX ONE

Hitcents launches Draw A Stickman: EPIC on XBOX ONE, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 11, 2015) – The award-winning game, DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC, is now available on Xbox One! For the first time ever, players can draw their Stickman hero using the power of Kinect! Open your hand, and watch your hero come alive in a storybook world. With a few simple gestures, you can magically maneuver your Stickman through this creative adventure. DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC is filled with intriguing puzzles that will challenge you to think outside the box, overcome obstacles, and most importantly… draw with Kinect!

Guide your hero through the dangerous world of Epic while taking on unusual creatures such as dragons, zombies, and fire-breathing rocks. Blast your Stickman out of a giant cannon! Battle a villainous troll with dynamite! As players embark on their journey through DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC, they will use Kinect to draw fire, weapons, lightning and more in this adventurous quest to save their friend from the evil Zarp!

“Pairing our drawing mechanic with Kinect has really highlighted the magic of Draw a Stickman. When you open your hand towards Kinect, it breathes life into your drawing. We’re excited to share this unique experience with the Xbox community.” Stuart Westphal, VP of Games and Interactive at Hitcents.

“Dream It Real has always been our slogan here at Hitcents. DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC for Xbox One is the perfect embodiment of that idea. This game is for dreamers and explorers- young and old.” Clinton Mills, CEO at Hitcents.
Immerse yourself in this magical drawing experience that takes you on a journey of epic proportions. This unique imaginative experience is the first of its kind for Xbox One. Combine your creativity with Kinect in DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC- Xbox One!

The DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC franchise has earned recognition from multiple Webby Awards, and has established a growing community of creative fans. Its debut on Xbox One is the next step in moving the series forward. The launch of DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC- Xbox One unleashes a new era of gaming for the Stickman adventure.

For more information on DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC, please visit:
Website: http://epic.drawastickman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrawAStickmanEpic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrawAStickman

 

ABOUT HITCENTS

Hitcents is an award-winning mobile app and game studio, offering a unique and powerful mix of creative ideas and cutting-edge development. They are the creators of DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC, winner of 5 Webby Awards, including 2013 Tablet Game of The Year. This past July, Draw A Stickman: EPIC 2 was released, as the sequel to the original. In 2014, Hitcents partnered with Hollywood icon Tom Hanks to develop the HANX WRITER, which was the #1 iPad app in over 50 countries. Originally founded in 1999 as a software company by twin brothers, Chris and Clinton Mills, the company has grown from a small home office into a globally successful enterprise. Headquartered in Bowling Green, KY, Hitcents also has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Shanghai.

For more information on Hitcents, please visit:
Website: http://www.hitcents.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hitcents
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hitcents
CONTACT: http://www.hitcents.com/contact

 

 

Draw A Stickman: EPIC for Xbox One

** Winner of 5 Webby Awards – Draw a Stickman Franchise **
** Played over 100 Million Times around the Globe **

Use the power of Kinect in one of the most creative drawing puzzle games ever designed: Draw a Stickman: EPIC for Xbox One!  You are the artist as you draw with Kinect and create your Stickman.  Then open your hand, and watch your hero come alive in a storybook world!  With a few simple gestures, you can magically maneuver your Stickman through this amazing adventure.

Guide your hero on a dangerous journey while taking on unusual creatures such as dragons, zombies, and fire-breathing rocks.  Blast your Stickman out of a giant cannon!  Battle a villainous troll with dynamite!  With the power of Kinect, you can sketch and doodle your way through the obstacles that evil Zarp throws at you!

Use various pencils, strategies, and imagination to animate solutions to puzzles or obstacles!  Need to get past a pile of dynamite sticks? Use the flame pencil to doodle a fire and blow them up!  Bees in your way?  Use the cloud pencil to sketch some rain to grow a pollinated distraction!  There is plenty to do in the world of Draw a Stickman: EPIC for Xbox One!

FEATURES

  • Enjoy the creative freedom to draw and customize your own Stickman hero and a Friend!
  • Unlockable colors for drawing life into your character!
  • Explore multiple levels, allowing for hours of game play
  • Multiple pencil types for creating and animating solutions to obstacles:

A fire pencil to burn down obstacles
A cloud pencil to create rain or lightning
A key pencil to help you unlock doors and other objects
An axe pencil to help you chop down trees
An armor pencil gives you added protection to in-game hazards

Immerse yourself in this magical drawing experience that takes you on a journey of epic proportions.  This unique imaginative experience is the first of its kind for Xbox One.  Combine your creativity with Kinect in DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC for Xbox One!

 

 

Have you already got Draw A Stickman: EPIC? If so then let us know your thoughts on the game in the comments below, or in our Kinect 2 Games Forum. You can also write your own review in our Kinect 2 Game Reviews Forum.

 

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