Drawn (series)

Drawn is a casual game series developed by Big Fish Studios and distributed by Big Fish Games through their digital distribution portal. The games are adventure games, with puzzle-solving elements.

Cover art for The Painted Tower
Developer(s)Big Fish Studios
Publisher(s)Big Fish Games
Platform(s)Windows, Mac OS X, iOS
First releaseDrawn: The Painted Tower
September 5, 2009
Latest releaseDrawn: Trail of Shadows
October 19, 2011


The Painted TowerEdit

Drawn: The Painted Tower is the first installment in the Drawn series and was released on September 5, 2009. It was first released on Windows and OS X and later on December 9, 2010 for iOS.[1] The player must locate and rescue Iris from the Painted Tower. Iris has the magical ability to turn anything she draws into real-life objects, and this feature is used throughout the game to solve various puzzles.

Dark FlightEdit

Drawn: Dark Flight is the second installment in the Drawn series. Collector's edition of the game was released on September 1, 2010 and standard edition on October 2, 2010. It was first released on Windows and OS X and later on October 6, 2011 for iOS.[2] It continues where the previous game leaves off, with Iris having escaped the Tower and still in need of help. The player must explore the Kingdom of Stonebriar and help Iris light the three beacons, so that she can become Queen of the kingdom and dethrone the dark King.[3]

Trail of ShadowsEdit

Drawn: Trail of Shadows is the third installment in the Drawn series. It tells the story of a young boy trapped in the painted world by an evil wizard, as told to Iris, the protagonist of the first two games, by her guardian. It was released for Windows and OS X on 19 October 2011 for all and for Big Fish Game Club members on 20 October.

4th game?Edit

Based on mismatching concept art, showing steampunk style pieces, in Drawn: Trail of Shadows and empty space next to all three previous games in "World of Drawn" in extras, suggests that a sequel was planned but canceled.


The Drawn games were well received by reviewers. Gamezebo offered a four-and-a-half star review of The Painted Tower, and a five-star review of Dark Flight.[4] IGN offered a 7.5 (Good) rating for Dark Flight. Both were lauded for their hand-drawn art style, their strong storylines, and their seamless integration of the various gameplay elements.[5][6] Dark Flight received an 8/10 from Eurogamer, it was praised for its visuals and atmosphere, and criticized for its short length and abrupt ending.[7]

In 2011, Adventure Gamers named The Painted Tower the 76th-best adventure game ever released.[8]


  1. ^ "Drawn: The Painted Tower". Metacritic. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Drawn: Dark Flight HD". Metacritic. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Drawn®: Dark Flight ™ Collector's Edition for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac & PC! Big Fish is the #1 place for the best FREE games". Big Fish Games :: Safe & Secure Game Downloads. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ Drawn series, gamezebo.com, Retrieved October 19, 2010
  5. ^ Drawn: The Painted Tower Review, gamezebo.com, September 9, 2009
  6. ^ Drawn: Dark Flight Review, ign.com, September 1, 2010.
  7. ^ Denby, Lewis (16 November 2010). "Drawn: Dark Flight Review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  8. ^ AG Staff (December 30, 2011). "Top 100 All-Time Adventure Games". Adventure Gamers. Archived from the original on June 4, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2019.

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