Drawn: The Painted Tower finds players manipulating a classic point-and-click interface as they slowly ascend through a tower where a magical girl is imprisoned. Everything young Iris draws comes to life, and this blessed ability has been sought out by the forces of evil to advance their own diabolical plans. It's up to gamers to rescue the girl by solving environmental puzzles and scouring painterly scenes for magical items that will assist them in their quest. Finding scraps of painted parchment also allows players to bring to life certain helpful animals or items. If gamers find themselves stuck, they can seek help in the form of hints from a character named Franklin, or they can simply wait for the timed puzzle meter to fill, allowing them to have the puzzles solved automatically.