Stone Tales is an action platformer featuring the adventures of two brothers on their quest to become the greatest warriors their tribe has ever seen. Embark on an epic quest told through authentic cave paintings, and fulfill your destiny.
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Release Date: Dec 11, 2015

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"Stone Tales: Based on True Paintings


Stone Tales is an action platformer featuring the adventures of two brothers on their quest to become the greatest warriors their tribe has ever seen. Embark on an epic quest and fulfill your destiny.

Buga is strong and with his shield can protect himself from attacks, while his brother Uga displays his prowess with the spear. Both want to become great warriors of the Ukelele tribe. Discover through prehistoric rock paintings an amazing adventure that will take you across lands, into the minds of the brothers and through history itself.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP,7,8,10 64 bits
    • Processor: DualCore Or equivalent
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Compatible with Shader 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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Mixed (25 reviews)
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Apparently Kid
1.9 hrs
Posted: July 10
Bad platformer. Nonsensical story. Broken english that makes little sense. You can jump, double jump, and super jump, all with the same buttons, which make jumping the way you want to super finnicky and unrealiable. Sometimes it only lets you jump one time when oyu try super jumping. The fighting is bad. All you can do is throw a spear the entire game. Theres no aiming, nor a line of shot before you throw so you know trajectory. You just randomly throw and then see where it goes and continually throwing by holding more or less till you finally get it right. Sometimes for no reason it barely goes anywhere even though you held it down all the way. Hitboxes are off. No gamepad. You have to control both with keyboard and its super annoying to do so. Especially when there's no easy way to have them switch places. You fight the same 3 things entire game, which is only like 2 hrs long. Levels are all basically the exact same looking and playing. Checkpoints are terrible and infrequent forcing you to replay large section because of 1 fall from poor jumping or death from bad hitboxes. Game is more frustrating than fun.

4.5/10.
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41nd
0.1 hrs
Posted: June 17
interesting design/graphics and idea but boring.
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Stafa
3.0 hrs
Posted: June 6
Product received for free
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mhMWYx6KCY
The concept of having two characters played by the same player is very awkward and quit frankly, it doesn't work in this game. It has worked in other games, like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, but in this game, the two brothers share the same movement keys, but have different attack and jump keys. The poor execution of this awkward concept along side some physics issues and lack of sound, makes this game seem like a project that hasn't been tested out well enough.
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Desolater IV
4.1 hrs
Posted: March 24
A Casual Adventure Platformer
https://youtu.be/Zugjf9GHMRY
+ Visually unique, with a cave-drawn asthetic appeal
+ Background music fits well with the game
+ Controls are easy to understand and pretty smooth

- Each level feels repetitive, and lacks variety both in level design and the background environment
- Lacks any real challenge, I found the game to be incredibly dull and easy
- Enemies are a bit unrealistic...somehow if a bird or bat touches you, you die even if they don't target you
- No gamepad support
- The combat system is pretty awful in my opinion, when you block with the big guy you essentially become invincible while you throw spears from the small guy behind. Hower with small enemies it can be pretty difficult to hit with a spear since you will quite often hit your friend in the back without being able to arc it upwards. With big enemies it's very easy to just stand there as nothing can get past the shield, and then just chuck a few spears. (Fighting the first "boss" the bear was very disappointing)
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twiztidprincess927
0.8 hrs
Posted: March 15
Awesome Art style! Tricky button pushing! Ton's of fun! I really enjoy this game and am still playing it. Definitely worth it's cost! If you would like, you can check out my first look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Ig3DgNWdc
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LegendaryBacon
0.7 hrs
Posted: March 5
Stone Tales is a fun and engaging action platformer where you have the challenging mechanic of controlling two characters to fulfill your destiny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmpnwCEaskw
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AccidentlyOnPurpose
4.8 hrs
Posted: February 24
6.9/10 – Cave Art Springs to Life in This New Platformer!

This game is pretty well done; it has an impressive art style and some fluid controls. You control 2 cavemen on an epic quest; each has an ability that compliments the other. You move the characters forward simultaneously, but each character has a different button to jump. It's a real challenge at times!

This game reminds me of Brothers, but less advanced and adds a cool combat element to the mix. You use one character as defense and the other as offense. Each stage lasts about 20 minutes, so total playtime is around 2 hours. I didn't have any issues; I just would have loved some more content pertaining to the storyline.

Worth $2.75-5; campaign is somewhat short but enjoyable! I'd grab this on sale!

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Vazio
1.9 hrs
Posted: February 9
Took me about 2 hours to complete. I enjoyed it, was a fun game.

Controlling both brothers at once provided with a decent challenge.

No bugs, glitches or crashes. Was a smooth experience. Why not try something new?

I recommend!
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Iyagovos
0.2 hrs
Posted: December 28, 2015
Disclosure: This game was provided as a review code directly from the developer.

Stone Tales is one of those indie games that you know deserve more than it got. It has a great art style, and it seems to have a fantastic idea behind it. In this game, you control two cavemen as they travel through caveman times. You control them simultaneously, which means you need to seriously think about how you jump, and on paper, that sounds fantastic. Sadly, however, it doesn't feel polished. Jumping feels poor, attacking enemies floaty and hit detection poor.

It's a real shame, because Stone Tales has some serious promise, but it doesn't deliver. Maybe worth the £4.20 it costs on Steam regularly, but not more than that.

https://youtu.be/oq4hsPAr_Yg
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Waffles©
0.8 hrs
Posted: December 26, 2015
For those wanting a video, I put it at the end.

Stone Tales is a side-scrolling platformer developed by Yellow Worm Studios and published by Black Shell Media. It incorporates the use of two main characters with different playstyles that you usually control at the same time. The plot is a simple one, where the two main characters must prove themselves to become warriors in the tribe and then save their familys from a rival tribe.

The games art style is very pleasing and designed to look like a stone age cave painting. The minimalistic approach was a great idea. I especially like the bumps and ridges that give the impression that you are playing the game on a cave wall. The music is fantastic as well, a mixture of new age instruments with the older sound of what you think the cavemen must have made with their limited resources. The gameplay is well implemented as the two play styles work well together. One in the front guarding the one in the back who is chucking spears at the enemy.

The only problems I have with the game is that, mainly due to the coding in Unity, the game runs poorly when any other process is running in the background. It made it weird for me to record, as the game keeps stuttering and dropping below 60 frames. That being said, when there are no processes in the background the game runs smoothly. The other thing is that the game feels very much like it was designed for someone to rage at. There were many parts of the game where I could barely get past, and then I was confronted with another enemy in a difficult place, was killed, and set all the way back to the beginning. The game feels like it was designed with someone pointing a camera at their face while playing for a Youtube video.

All in all, Stone Tales is a beautifully crafted game and I would recommend it to any who are looking for a new platformer to play.

Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNqXoZHFAvE&feature=youtu.be
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKeQUdKEUNk

From the cutscenes on the steam store, the pictures and the fact it was based on true paintings, I was very eager and excited for this game. Going into the game with high expectations is probably what has given me a very neutral feeling about the game. When the game opened up there were no options to change anything and I was stuck on a full screened weird resolution image with music blaring in my ears.

The game then is a platformer with a unique twist of controlling two characters at the same time. One character is the tank and the other is the damage person. The games movement can easily get confusing as you are assigned two different sets of controls from the beginning tutorials. With A+D (or arrow keys if you're an octopus) to move the characters left and right and W to make the big guy jump and spacebar to make the little guy jump. Then for defending with the big guy you click on the right mouse button and to throw the spear you click on the left mouse button. I adapted to this quickly though and after a few moments of failing quickly got used to the characters and buttons to use.

The game offered no resistance at all with enemies as you just hold the block button and throw spears like crazy. I will now list the positives and negatives of the game:

Positives-
+ Control of both characters is quite unique and difficult at first
+ Music was very good, I enjoyed it
+ Authentic Cave Paintings

Negatives:
- Enemies have been easy to defeat thus far
- No options
- Screen Resolution was weird
- Game crashed sometimes upon start-up
- Only six levels
- Huge game size (3.7GB)

If there was a 'neutral button' I would click that but I am forced to click either Yes or No. Yes wins, marginally. I would recommend this game to anyone who is interested in the art style and images from the steam carouselle, gamers who are not too bothered about the price and gamers who love platformers seeking a new challenge.

I would not recommend it to gamers who have super high expectations (like myself), gamerswho find controlling two characters at once daunting and gamers who love to play around with options and settings. I have attached my preview video to give you all a better idea of the game without no major spoilers. (Just 15 minutes of me showing the game)

As always, thanks for reading! :)
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
A Casual Adventure Platformer
https://youtu.be/Zugjf9GHMRY
+ Visually unique, with a cave-drawn asthetic appeal
+ Background music fits well with the game
+ Controls are easy to understand and pretty smooth

- Each level feels repetitive, and lacks variety both in level design and the background environment
- Lacks any real challenge, I found the game to be incredibly dull and easy
- Enemies are a bit unrealistic...somehow if a bird or bat touches you, you die even if they don't target you
- No gamepad support
- The combat system is pretty awful in my opinion, when you block with the big guy you essentially become invincible while you throw spears from the small guy behind. Hower with small enemies it can be pretty difficult to hit with a spear since you will quite often hit your friend in the back without being able to arc it upwards. With big enemies it's very easy to just stand there as nothing can get past the shield, and then just chuck a few spears. (Fighting the first "boss" the bear was very disappointing)
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHzLtr_C8jM

This was an interesting game, because you control two characters at the same time, but like many indie games on steam today, it lacks the polish to make it something special in my opinion. Worth a look at, has a nice art direction, and for the price is not to shabby.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
For those wanting a video, I put it at the end.

Stone Tales is a side-scrolling platformer developed by Yellow Worm Studios and published by Black Shell Media. It incorporates the use of two main characters with different playstyles that you usually control at the same time. The plot is a simple one, where the two main characters must prove themselves to become warriors in the tribe and then save their familys from a rival tribe.

The games art style is very pleasing and designed to look like a stone age cave painting. The minimalistic approach was a great idea. I especially like the bumps and ridges that give the impression that you are playing the game on a cave wall. The music is fantastic as well, a mixture of new age instruments with the older sound of what you think the cavemen must have made with their limited resources. The gameplay is well implemented as the two play styles work well together. One in the front guarding the one in the back who is chucking spears at the enemy.

The only problems I have with the game is that, mainly due to the coding in Unity, the game runs poorly when any other process is running in the background. It made it weird for me to record, as the game keeps stuttering and dropping below 60 frames. That being said, when there are no processes in the background the game runs smoothly. The other thing is that the game feels very much like it was designed for someone to rage at. There were many parts of the game where I could barely get past, and then I was confronted with another enemy in a difficult place, was killed, and set all the way back to the beginning. The game feels like it was designed with someone pointing a camera at their face while playing for a Youtube video.

All in all, Stone Tales is a beautifully crafted game and I would recommend it to any who are looking for a new platformer to play.

Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNqXoZHFAvE&feature=youtu.be
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
6.9/10 – Cave Art Springs to Life in This New Platformer!

This game is pretty well done; it has an impressive art style and some fluid controls. You control 2 cavemen on an epic quest; each has an ability that compliments the other. You move the characters forward simultaneously, but each character has a different button to jump. It's a real challenge at times!

This game reminds me of Brothers, but less advanced and adds a cool combat element to the mix. You use one character as defense and the other as offense. Each stage lasts about 20 minutes, so total playtime is around 2 hours. I didn't have any issues; I just would have loved some more content pertaining to the storyline.

Worth $2.75-5; campaign is somewhat short but enjoyable! I'd grab this on sale!

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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
A non-biased quick look @ the game:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeZtqUDlas8

A very challenging platformer that takes it's inspiration and beautiful art-style from cave paintings. Stone Tales is an action platformer featuring the adventures of two brothers on their quest to become the greatest warriors their tribe has ever seen. Embark on an epic quest and fulfill your destiny.

Buga is strong and with his shield can protect himself from attacks, while his brother Uga displays his prowess with the spear. Both want to become great warriors of the Ukelele tribe. Discover through prehistoric rock paintings an amazing adventure that will take you across lands, into the minds of the brothers and through history itself. - Recommended!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
interesting design/graphics and idea but boring.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Took me about 2 hours to complete. I enjoyed it, was a fun game.

Controlling both brothers at once provided with a decent challenge.

No bugs, glitches or crashes. Was a smooth experience. Why not try something new?

I recommend!
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Disclosure: This game was provided as a review code directly from the developer.

Stone Tales is one of those indie games that you know deserve more than it got. It has a great art style, and it seems to have a fantastic idea behind it. In this game, you control two cavemen as they travel through caveman times. You control them simultaneously, which means you need to seriously think about how you jump, and on paper, that sounds fantastic. Sadly, however, it doesn't feel polished. Jumping feels poor, attacking enemies floaty and hit detection poor.

It's a real shame, because Stone Tales has some serious promise, but it doesn't deliver. Maybe worth the £4.20 it costs on Steam regularly, but not more than that.

https://youtu.be/oq4hsPAr_Yg
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Awesome Art style! Tricky button pushing! Ton's of fun! I really enjoy this game and am still playing it. Definitely worth it's cost! If you would like, you can check out my first look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Ig3DgNWdc
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