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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
{
"Shatter":"left-trigger",
"Attack":"X",
"Jump": "A",
"Sprint": "right-trigger",
"weaponchange":"B"
}
You can edit these controls as you like. The game pad config file is present in the game directory config/xboxcontroller.cfg

Note
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.
Thanks

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Reviews

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

“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.”
IGM

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

Steam Greenlight

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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
26 of 30 people (87%) 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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 products in account
1 review
0.3 hrs on record
I reccomend this game, it's well writeen and has a good story mode. Gameplay is simple but effective and a challenge to complete.
Posted: July 15th, 2014
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
306 products in account
2 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
I had a good time overall. While it's pretty clear that this is one of the developer's first game releases, the core concept is interesting and the execution is commendable. The world is polished and detailed, each level is uniquely designed, and the enemies are varied and imaginative. If you're looking for an immersive action platformer, this is one of the better releases to come out of Greenlight.

On the flip side though, as I said before, the fact that this is one of the developer's early efforts is evident. As many people have mentioned, the controls are iffy, and some levels could do with a bit of clarity. Player death can be a hassle (although this is mitigated by a combat reward-based health system) and there is a scattering of minor glitches (though nothing game-breaking.)

But I'd consider it worth chugging through if you're a supporter of worthwhile indie content. With the half-hearted mediocrity that's been flooding Greenlight lately, this kind of thing should be encouraged to rise above the chaff.
Posted: July 13th, 2014
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21 of 45 people (47%) found this review helpful
190 products in account
49 reviews
6.1 hrs on record
Final word:

Since my initial first impressions post I have completed the game.

(optional let’s play footage conclusion)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FgqXje2hYs
It's not bad. The game is RealAxis's first title. I encountered a few hiccups along the way. Figuring out how to climb walls with the scythe was tricky. In the I found the best way was to spam jump and attack, not the most graceful method but it worked lol. I got stuck at a boss fight; the boss was supposed to hurl a 2nd projectile at your but it wasn't for some reason. Restarting the level fixed this. Game also crashed one time at the completion of a certain level, but that didn't happen again and it didn't set me back far. There are frequently placed checkpoints. Finally I got a bit stuck looking for a key. Turned it was craftily hidden beneath a chandelier haha.

Anyway the game is short and sweet. My favourite part about it was probably reading the journal entries between each stage. The story that developed was interesting and engaging and each part related to the following stage.

First impressions:

(optional let’s play footage)
http://youtu.be/s6AlTosR6AE
I played for 20 minutes or so until I got to about the third room. Unfortunately I was unable to proceed further through the game because of a seemingly impossible jump even though I tried for 5-10 minutes to figure out what to do. In the end it was my own dumb fault that I got stuck (more on this below).

I like how the game looks. I really enjoyed hand drawn cut scenes.
First impressions:
You get to vandalism an old castle =). Smashing glass objects causes adversaries to spawn, platforms to appear or items to drop. There is even a crafting system which works by putting different shaped pieces of glass together to gain an ability.

I really liked what I saw of the game in the short time that I was able to play. I noticed later that in one of the store page screen shots there is a room that looks just like the room that I got stuck in. In the image a window has been broken which i was unable to break. There was also a platform present which wasn't there for me. I think you are supposed to be able to break that window to make that needed platform appear. But the game just wouldn't let me break it. Anyway turns out I was doing it wrong. I emailed the Developer (thinking it was a bug) who was nice enough to get in touch with me). You actually need to stand in a spot beside the glass not directly beneath in order to be able to break it.

I'm recommending because I liked what I did see and because the game kind of has a unique premise.

Click here for more let’s play videos =)
Posted: July 10th, 2014
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1 of 10 people (10%) 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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26 of 30 people (87%) 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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