Double Fine Announces Stacking

By Michelle Balsan, 8 years ago
Earlier this year, Double Fine announced that they would forgo working on a sequel to Brutal Legend and instead craft four smaller titles. The first of those titles, Costume Quest, was released in early October and was generally received warmly by players and critics alike. Today, the Tim Schafer-led studio announced the second of those four promised titles: Stacking.

Set in the 1930's, the game stars Charlie Blackmore, the world's smallest Russian nesting doll. Charlie Blackmore, thanks to his small stature, can jump inside other matryoshkas and acquire their abilities. While you can stack multiple dolls at once, only the outermost doll's power will be available to you.

Stacking will feature an open world environment in which you use Charlie's abilities to solve various puzzles and work your way through a number of situations. The game allows for multiple methods to solve the problems it presents and rewards players for discovering them, thus encouraging the player to try to find different solutions.

Stacking will be available for the Xbox Live Arcade in Spring 2011.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.