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After making a game about children on a quest with costumes as their weaponry, where do Double Fine go from there? To the 1930s with a adventure puzzler about Russian stacking dolls. Charlie Blackmore is the worlds smallest matryoshka and takes the lead in Tim Schafer’s appropriately titled downloadable game Stacking. Imagine a world set in the 30s, populated by these dolls who have their own unique abilities. That’s the premiss of Stacking and part of its unique puzzle system. Since Charlie is the smallest, he can jump in and out of the other residents in order to solve the problems before him. But there’s no right or wrong way to do them, offering a interesting level of freedom. The debut trailer shows Charlie entering a lady in order to distract a guard or hoping inside one chap with balloons attached so he can float to new areas. As you’d expect from a Schafer game, humour is at the forefront as is the charm but we’ll have to wait until Spring 2011 until Stacking is released onto Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network.
This will be the second downloadable game from Double Fine after Costume Quest with two more possible retail games still in development. Back in July Schafer revealed the studio to be working on four different titles, some DLC and some retail. I can’t wait to see what these remaining two turn out to be!