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Embark on an adventure to rescue Charlie’s family from the nefarious industrialist known only as the 'Baron.
Release Date: Mar 6, 2012
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Stacking now $9.99!

November 14th, 2013

Stacking! It's the heroic tale of Charlie Blackmore, the world's smallest Russian stacking doll. We can learn a lot from Charlie's journey, and his triumph. For example, child labor is generally considered to be bad. And stacking dolls can be surprisingly flatulent.

Also, things that are small are often very good. Like prices! Stacking has now received a permanent $5 price cut on Steam to $9.99. Huzzah!

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About the Game

From Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions, explore a vintage world inhabited by living Russian stacking dolls as you jump into more than 100 unique dolls and use their special abilities to solve a wide variety of puzzles & challenges. Play as Charlie Blackmore, the world’s tiniest Russian stacking doll, and embark on an adventure to rescue Charlie’s family from the nefarious industrialist known only as the “Baron.” This imaginative 3rd person puzzle adventure game will take you on a journey from a bustling Royal Train Station to a high-flying Zeppelin as you collect unique dolls and matched stacking sets to display in Charlie’s secret hideout, where you chronicle your adventures.

Continue the Stacking adventure with The Lost Hobo King DLC pack, included free in the PC version!

In the Lost Hobo King, the first downloadable expansion for Double Fine’s Stacking, players once again assume the role of Charlie Blackmore, the world’s smallest Russian stacking doll. Charlie travels with his hobo friend Levi to the mysterious kingdom of Camelfoot, the mythical resting place of lost hobo king and his crown. Charlie must help Levi’s uncle, Rufus Ryken, reclaim his rightful throne by solving three tests of valor and reawakening the hobo blacksmiths of old. Only then can the crown be reforged, enabling Rufus to become king and unite the fractured hobo people under one sardine. The Lost Hobo King features a complete adventure with several new challenges, each with multiple solutions, an all new assortment of unique dolls with engaging abilities, and a new round of hi-jinks to discover and make trouble with. Only the worthy can reclaim the crown of Camelfoot!

Features an all new concept art browser exclusive to the PC version!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon 3850, or Intel HD 2000 Graphics
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB free HD Space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 at 2.2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB GeForce 220, Radeon 4550, Intel HD 3000 Graphics
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB free HD Space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: : Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 2600 / NVIDIA 8800GT / Intel HD3000 or better card with at least 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1.6 GB HD space
    • Note:Leopard is not supported

    Recommended:

    • OS: : Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i Series Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 4670 / Nvidia 285 or better with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1.6 GB HD space
    • Note:Leopard is not supported

Linux System Requirements

    Recommended:

    • OS: : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 2000, or Intel HD 4000 Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 1.6 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
108 products in account
13 reviews
5.7 hrs on record
Stacking is the best game about mind control, child labor and Russian Nesting Dolls you will ever be able to find.

In it you play as Charlie, the youngest and littlest child of a family of chimney sweeps. Your family is kidnapped, so you head out to find them, possessing other dolls and using their abilities to solve puzzles and proceed. The storyline is a classic naturally, but it's the premise of the game that really stands out, and Stacking has a lot of fun with its premise. You have a lot of abilities to choose from, accessed by literally jumping into another character's hollow body, and the solutions to the puzzles are clever and entertaining. While the humor of the game sometimes swings towards the puerile, there's a little something for everyone.

There's limited voice-acting in the game- cutscenes are done in a 'silent movie' type style, complete with rolling projector film. The art is bright and distinct, and like the gameplay, toys with its character model's limitations. The characters move like you'd expect a Russian nesting doll to move, if that's something you've given much thought or worry towards.

This is a great game for achievement hunters as well- the achievements are tied into completing each level to 100%, and are sensible and fun to finish.
Posted: February 27th, 2014
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
173 products in account
1 review
11.5 hrs on record
What an adorable game, good story, great puzzles and funny characters. Totally worth of buying.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
208 products in account
33 reviews
13.7 hrs on record
I love games like this. Gameplay is interesting as well as the art style. Friendly to people wanting to explore. Has a nice hub level and tracking for what you've discovered. Pretty much what you'd expect from a Doublefine game. As a bonus the achievements are neither stupidly hard or stupidly easy. And they correlate with the completions of levels and extras in the game. Which is how these things should be done really. It's very friendly to those with completionist tendencies overall.

And yes, gameplay does continue after the story ends so you can complete the rest of your challenges and such. There isn't much gameplay left when you complete everything there is to complete, but dialog does change frequently and so there is a purpose to playing after the plot ends and you won't just be running around doing nothing.
Posted: December 23rd, 2013
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
278 products in account
40 reviews
9.9 hrs on record
This game is proof that innovation still exists in gaming if you look for it in the 'indie' realm. Stacking does an amazing job of offering fun, challenging puzzles without having any stupid, frustrating aspects. If you're looking for a fun puzzler with a very fresh taste to it: pick this game up, you won't be sorry.
Posted: February 14th, 2014
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
207 products in account
5 reviews
5.8 hrs on record
Overall, pretty good but very simple and suitable mostly for younger audience. The setting is really great, and I wish more games used it. For that alone, Stakicng gets a thumbs up from me.
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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