Thursday, November 25, 2010

Double Fine is Stacking Releases (Not Really)

Double Fine Productions, developer of the recently-released Costume Quest, has announced its second downloadable title via THQ: Stacking, an adventure title involving Nesting Dolls and a setting in the Industrial Revolution.

Stacking is a unique adventure title in which players assume the role of Charlie Blackmore, a young chimney sweep who sets off on a quest to save his family from indentured servitude. In order to save his family, however, he must get his way through a number of obstacles and other people blocking his path.

Thankfully, Blackmore and all other residents in Stacking are Nesting Dolls. What does that mean? Well, if Blackmore approaches other residents and is not spotted by them, he can leap inside of them and assume their identities and special powers. Of course, that only applies if that person is one size bigger. Players will need to stack characters of increasing sizes in order to get to the largest characters and use them to complete specific missions.

Stacking is being directed by Lee Petty, the art director for Brutal Legend. Double Fine's previous game, Costume Quest, was directed by Tasha Harris, main animator for Brutal Legend.

Stacking is slated for an early 2011 release for PSN and XBLA.

Double Fine Productions is the development team headed by Tim Schafer, famous for creating adventure series such as Grim Fandango. This generation, the company developed Brutal Legend for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and earlier this year, the company announced it was making four titles at once. The first of those games turned out to be Costume Quest, released in October. Its expansion DLC, Grubbins on Ice, will be released in December. The company is working on two unannounced projects as well.


SOURCE: Double Fine Action News

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