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Double Fine's Next Downloadable Game Announced

It's called Stacking and stars Matryoshka dolls.

The next Double Fine downloadable is a fine looking puzzle title called Stacking. It's not quite Tetris, though, oddly enough, there is a Russian twist to it. In the game, you'll control young Charlie Blackmore, the world's smallest nesting or Matryoshka doll. 
 
Charlie is on a quest to bring his family back together after an industrialist rips them apart, and the only way he'll be able to do so is by taking advantage of his stature. Enter the main gameplay mechanic: stealth-stacking into other dolls in order to acquire skill sets that'll help Charlie reach his goal.



Of course, the catch is that the bigger the doll Charlie jumps into, the bigger the next doll that he wants to stack needs to be. See? It's a puzzle game.
 
There's still a lot of stuff we don't know about Stacking, which is to be expected since the game won't debut on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN until Spring 2011. But here's a little something-something to hold on to until marketing ramps up: Double Fine is programming in multiple solutions to each puzzle you'll come across, and will toss out in-game rewards for being creative. I wonder if the guy in the video got anything special for seducing that guard?
 
  
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Posted by BradNicholson

The next Double Fine downloadable is a fine looking puzzle title called Stacking. It's not quite Tetris, though, oddly enough, there is a Russian twist to it. In the game, you'll control young Charlie Blackmore, the world's smallest nesting or Matryoshka doll. 
 
Charlie is on a quest to bring his family back together after an industrialist rips them apart, and the only way he'll be able to do so is by taking advantage of his stature. Enter the main gameplay mechanic: stealth-stacking into other dolls in order to acquire skill sets that'll help Charlie reach his goal.



Of course, the catch is that the bigger the doll Charlie jumps into, the bigger the next doll that he wants to stack needs to be. See? It's a puzzle game.
 
There's still a lot of stuff we don't know about Stacking, which is to be expected since the game won't debut on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN until Spring 2011. But here's a little something-something to hold on to until marketing ramps up: Double Fine is programming in multiple solutions to each puzzle you'll come across, and will toss out in-game rewards for being creative. I wonder if the guy in the video got anything special for seducing that guard?
 
  
Edited by Hashbrowns

I'm really thrilled to see Double Fine finding an appropriate niche for their games.  I loved Psychonauts but Brutal Legend just did nothing for me.  The freedom of creative decision in downloadable games is a perfect fit for them.
Edited by Wuddel

In Soviet Russia Matryoshka stacks you.

Posted by tobygw

unique

Posted by dr_pineapple

WTF

Posted by RE_Player1
@dr_pineapple said:
" WTF "
I had the same reaction in a good way though :P
Posted by ThatFrood

So... they're matryoshkas...
but it looks like they're in... England?
I'm confused.

Posted by Kraznor

Neat looking game. Like to see Double Fine succeed. Let us not speak of Brutal Legend ever again. I forgive you.

Posted by FunExplosions

Inception!

Posted by BionicMonster

I wanna be inside you!
 
sorry Sweep, I couldn't resist.

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

Looks fun.

Posted by Death_Unicorn

Color me semi-excited, it has the potential to be really great and it's definitely unique.

Posted by ImperiousRix

This looks like... something. 
I'm not sure what it is, but I'm intrigued.

Posted by Hector

Looks awesome. Hope its as good as Costume Quest.

Posted by RJPelonia

Really digging the music in the trailer. I'm excited for this. I think the downloadable games method is working well for Double Fine.

Edited by SuperSambo

Press A to Flatulate?
 
Sold.

Posted by Daveyo520

That one guy looks like this Carl nesting doll 
  http://www.adultswimshop.com/cat/Aqua-Teen-Hunger-Force/Aqua-Teen-Hunger-Force-Carl-Nesting-Doll.html

Posted by Bloodgraiv3

That looks awesome, day one. 
Posted by StarvingGamer

AMAZING

Posted by NowSayPillow
@Bloodgraiv3 said:
" That looks awesome, day one.  "
Edited by VibratingDonkey
@Hashbrowns said:

" I'm really thrilled to see Double Fine finding an appropriate niche for their games.  I loved Psychonauts but Brutal Legend just did nothing for me.  The freedom of creative decision in downloadable games is a perfect fit for them. "

Yes. And it means more Double Fine games faster. So it's doubly fine. 
Posted by KillerBears

This would be 'on my radar' if it were any other developer. Since it's DoubleFine, I'm instead eagerly anticipating it.

Posted by Seraphim84

Ruined by industralists?  Russian?
 
This confirms it.  This game's the missing story to link Bioshock and Singularity's stories.

Posted by Grilledcheez

Another cool premise from double fine

Posted by thealexray

Dear Doublefine, 
 
Please take us back, we promise we'll be good this time. 
 
Love, 
PC Gamers

Posted by demontium

Time to buy people

Posted by Diamond

As I said in the other thread, this looks amazing.

Posted by regularassmilk

Dude, What.

Posted by Detrian

Another game with awesome art that will probably be ruined by subpar gameplay!
 
Woooo wooo all aboard the Double Fine Express.

Posted by Joker369

cool, I loved costume quest, so im open to anything double fine has to offer

Posted by mcdrew77

I am very intrigued by the look of this game.

Posted by Praxis

Finally, an excuse to start a Matryoshka page!

Posted by metalsnakezero

Comedy and unique gameplay, sold!

Posted by kalmis

Not really sure about that.

Posted by tourgen

could be fun?  unique enough to check out at least

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Posted by Zachariahus

This looks goddamned ADORABLE!

Posted by FoxMulder

lol what the helll....looks awesome 

Posted by JeffTheBadger

So excited for this! Gotta love Double Fine

Posted by billyhoush

This reminds me of the game Messiah.

Posted by newblacknoise

Yep. This looks good enough to eat. Or at least buy.

Posted by Lydian_Sel

This seems creepy & awesome. I want to play it!

Posted by shinluis
@Seraphim84 said:
" Ruined by industralists?  Russian?  This confirms it.  This game's the missing story to link Bioshock and Singularity's stories. "
THIS
Posted by JeffGoldblum
@demontium said:
" Time to buy people "
Slavery is illegal.
Posted by dudeglove
Russian matroshka-related game?
 
Posted by Wandering_Idiot

Man, I really love the music in that trailer.  It also reminds me, through vague association, that I still need to buy P.B. Winterbottom.

Edited by Arkanti
@demontium said:

" Time to buy people "

Duder, slavery isn't cool
 
Edit: Damn you JeffGoldblum! I'm glad your movie career died, you hear me? GLAD!
Posted by Tordah

Well, that was certainly weird. I like weirdness!

Posted by MetalGearSunny

AWESOME. 

Posted by JesseCherry

Looks really interesting, and they don't have to stretch the concept to 20 hours. Great choice on the downloadable games.

Posted by demontium
@JeffGoldblum said:
" @demontium said:
" Time to buy people "
Slavery is illegal. "
I... don't get it?
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