Double Fine starts Stacking next month

Downloadable puzzle adventure game featuring Russian nesting dolls gets $15 price point, arrives February 8 for PS3 and February 9 for Xbox 360.

In the first 10 years of Double Fine Productions' existence, the San Francisco-based developer released two stand-alone games: Psychonauts and Brutal Legend. Now thanks to a change in focus to downloadable games, the studio is positioned to match that output in a span of just four months.

It's a big Stack attack.

THQ and Double Fine today announced a February launch for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 puzzle adventure Stacking. The duo previously teamed together for Double Fine's third game, Costume Quest, which launched in October of last year. The PS3 edition of Stacking is set for launch on February 8, with the Xbox 360 edition launching the following day. The game will be available for $14.99 (1,200 points)

Stacking follows the story of Charlie Blackmore, the smallest of a family of Russian stacking dolls, as he aims to reunite his family after they become separated in the wake of tough economic times. The game's puzzle element involves stacking the dolls and making use of each one's different abilities to overcome challenges that often have multiple solutions. Players will unlock more dolls as the game progresses and Charlie's story unfolds.

For more on Stacking, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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26 comments
Shamwownow212
Shamwownow212

Why can't it be $10 i want this game and its probally gonna be forever until the game gets a price drop on PSN oh well i guess i'll just have to pay $15 anyways

DKant
DKant

"Great Copperfield's hat!" :D

DKant
DKant

Just finished watching, and I can't stop gushing over this. The art is SO incredibly awesome! I just had an orgasm (artgasm?)

DKant
DKant

God I'm LOVING LOVING this! And I adore the font used for the title too, not really a reason to love a game, but it just goes with the look and feel of the rest of the game which is just so incredibly quaint and AWESOME! And I haven't really got excited about a game's art style in a while now (considering the number of games that just try to get uber-realistic - sure we have more developers today willing to take creative risks and the craze to go 'real' is not as much today as it was a couple of years ago....but still)

howie1926
howie1926

This game looks like a blast. Can't wait to give it a try come Feb.

advocacy
advocacy

If it's as good as Costume Quest, I'm in.

alert0
alert0

What is this I don't even Wish I had a console

Cantido
Cantido

Good for Double Fine moving to downloadable games. I hope they get more success this way.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

From what I've read and seen, this looks awesome. I will still wait for a review, but it's very likely I will purchase Stacking.

oneligas
oneligas

i really want Brutal Legend 2 but this looks so freaking weird i have to get it

TheWickedEnd101
TheWickedEnd101

double fine sounds familiar,What games did they make?

bryan220
bryan220

Definitely getting this one!

CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

I'm psyched for another Double Fine game so quickly!

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

@Bardock47 I have about 40 XBLA games. I have paid full price for only 5 of those. just have patience. Xbox live has a deal of weak EVERY week. They often have other deals to. EA games are 50% of this week for example. i agree with you. the prices are just a little too high. but the sales make them a really good deal i think.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

This game looks frickin sweet awesomeness...

chesed
chesed

Can't wait for this. Looks like a nice spin on adventure games. =) Of course, I may be a little biased, considering my avatar. =P

Bardock47
Bardock47

I would be more comfortable with a ten dollar price. I shall wait fo reviews on this, it seems intereting.

drig44
drig44

Looks cool. Would like to see a PC release.

korko3
korko3

never been more confident in a 15 dollar release

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

Pricey but it does look enticing. I'll probably wait for it to be at least $10.

Theamazing55
Theamazing55

Would've been more comfortable with a 10 dollar price point, but I will probably pick this game up (Metaphorically, at least)