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Stained takes the player (who looks much like Death) through a seemingly abandoned castle and kingdom. As you work through the levels, the story unfolds, and you learn more about what brought ruin to the once-thriving fortress.
Release Date: Jul 10, 2014
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Update for Gamepad

July 13th, 2014

Just made an update to extend the gamepad support. This update brings following functionality with respect to the gamepad.

1. Menu Navigation is now possible using D-Pad, start and back button on the gamepad.
2. You can browse the levels and load the levels
3. Game can be paused and resumed using start and back button.

The default controls for the gamepad are as follows.

//Change the game pad controls here
//Player movement is fixed to Dpad and Tunning blade direction to stick
//Available values : A;B;X;Y:left-trigger;right-trigger;left-shoulder;right-shoulder
"Jump": "A",
"Sprint": "right-trigger",
You can edit these controls as you like. The game pad config file is present in the game directory config/xboxcontroller.cfg

If you have already edited this file then after the update your file might have changed, please make sure to restore it back to your preferred setting.

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Stained On Steam

July 10th, 2014

Enough of Press, Lets experience the game. We have brought down the price of stained to $7.99 to make it little easier for you to jump in and If you are still thinking then we have a 30% early bird offer.

We’re so excited to finally raise the curtain here on the steam! It all become possible with all your support on Greenlight page.

Enjoy the game and let us know if anything goes wrong, we will be wired here on the forum and group to support you throughout your stay in the stained world.

Shatter It Hard.

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“Stained delivers a nice combination of action and platforming, and I never found myself getting bored doing the same thing over and over again”

“If you like dungeon crawling side-scrollers, enjoy tales about kings, queens, and all things medieval, or you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to play as the Grim Reaper in The Sims, you will love this game.”

“Stained is much more than a conventional side-scrolling game”
Do Gaming

About the Game

Stained is a side-scrolling, platforming and combat action game set in an ancient, mysterious castle featuring detailed 3D environments with a continually changing game world. Events in Stained are triggered by breaking objects placed in and around the castle, and outcomes are determined by the combination of glass pieces that litter the ground, leading to a variety of experiences. Novel ways to break objects have to be thought of at times, which will keep the player guessing what the next puzzle will be. In any fight in the game victory is usually temporary, as defeated foes may form again, or reassemble to form entirely new ones. The gameplay is fully interactive and physics based – each character’s uncanny abilities have to be kept in mind to think of innovative ways to proceed through the game!

Feature List

  • Explore Castle – Explore the world of sprawling castle, be aware of the hidious scourge ruling the castle and find your way to survive
  • Intense Action – Intense Action with color full stained glass creatures. Fight with plenty of Unique Stained Monsters and bosses at regular intervals.
  • Tangram Puzzles – stained offers variety of puzzles including in-game tangram puzzle editor.
  • Unique Weapons - Unique Weapons featuring different ways to shatter the glass. Hook your self to the walls and slide.
  • Random Experiences - Events are determined by the combination of glass pieces that litter the ground, leading to a variety of different stained monsters.
  • Temporary Victory - Victory is usually temporary, as defeated enemies can form again, or reassemble into entirely new enemies giving players a mentally stimulating game play.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Xp
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    • OS: Windows® 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 processor or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
66 of 89 people (74%) found this review helpful
26 products in account
1 review
0.3 hrs on record
Very disappointed. First of all, the game crashes alot when loading levels, which is really annoying. You only have a 50/50 chance of actually getting to the next level. Second the game in genral sucks. Yeah, its as puzzle game, but hey need to work on skelemans attacks. All he does is swing side, then over head. Dont waste your time, or money.
Posted: July 14th, 2014
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53 of 76 people (70%) found this review helpful
339 products in account
1 review
0.6 hrs on record
It could be a nice platformer game , if only controls weren't this horrible. I've tried both keyboard and X-Box gamepad, no luck. Your character is practically uncontrollable during jump, especially when you perform running jump. Game isn't optimized for higher screen resolutions. I'm playing at 2560x1440 and interface doesn't scale, font is almost unreadable in menu. After getting to 4th or 5th room (clockwork boss) and dying there for 6-7 times thanks to clunky controls, I've decided to drop this game. I recommend to spend your money on something more polished, do not repeat my mistake by bying this game.
Posted: July 12th, 2014
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40 of 59 people (68%) found this review helpful
1,503 products in account
14 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
This game is not fun.
Posted: July 29th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
880 products in account
9 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
To sum up my feelings for this game, it's just not that fun. Everything seems sub-par. The combat, the platforming, the puzzles. The intro's tutorial asks "do you know how to walk?" and "do you know how to shatter?" But it does not tell you, so I had to quit back to the main menu to enter the customize controls screen to figure out how to shatter.

This is a game that is in dire need of some hand-holding for the first parts of the game to direct players what to do next and how to do it, and then after that take off the training wheels and let them use this new-found knowledge and apply it themselves.

I'm not much for puzzle platformers to begin with so my review may be a tad bias. But I love the Trine series and found that series to be one of the most beautiful series in the genre to date, and loved every minute of those games. This was just a very stale experience overall and I'm a bit disappointed. I'm going to try and press on further to see if things get better, and if my opinion changes I will change my review accordingly, but as of right now first impressions aren't very good.
Posted: August 1st, 2014
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34 of 100 people (34%) found this review helpful
67 products in account
35 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
You need to try this game, it was a fun and interesting experience playing it. You could notice some tiny bugs here and there, mostly with the crystal boss inside his cage, otherwise stained was beautiful and "different" in a good way. A friend of mine mentioned it looking like a cheap trine copy but in my opinion this had nothing to with trine. Colourful enviroments, pretty graphics and the glass theme all around you not to mention variety of monsters and a couple of bosses. Short but fun till the end.
Posted: July 11th, 2014
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