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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!

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The Debut 3 Bundle

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The Debut 3 Bundle

The Debut 3 Bundle with Stained, Tropical Heat - Jetski Racing, LogiGun, Tales of Maj'Eyal and Crayon Chronicles.

Jul 8, 2013 News
Stained Update 1.1

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Stained Update 1.1

Stained is updated with most awaited features of configuring a custom controls.

Jul 7, 2013 News
Thanksgiving Sale.Save 30% on Stained

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Thanksgiving Sale.Save 30% on Stained

Stained celebrates the thanksgiving with holiday sale.

Nov 23, 2012 News
IGM Reviews Stained

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IGM Reviews Stained

Kim Berkley of IGM reviews stained. He says "Just remember, kids – if you play with broken glass, you’re bound to get cut. Stained plays like a standard platform game making gameplay in theory fairly...

Oct 31, 2012 News
Stained Demo Updated

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Stained Demo Updated

Stained demo just got bigger & easier to play. There are more combat levels added to demo, so choose your combat level and enjoy the shattering.

Oct 12, 2012 News
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Carnival73
Carnival73 Sep 15 2013, 7:24am said:

Lost me at "Sickle Wall Jump" in the Turrets level.

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realaxis
realaxis Jul 24 2013, 2:52am said:

I appreciate your views. Thanks

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ovnidemon
ovnidemon Jul 18 2013, 9:46pm said:

Ok, finished the game. The fact that you didn't need to flip the parallelogram is disturbing, since a few level before, you could flip the parallelogram. (The level before the prison), and if I remember correctly, you need to flip. I figured out since a long time how resolve the puzzle, but since I couldn't flip the figure, I didn't figure out how put the left low piece.

Here's my review: Good game but with too many defaults. First, the game is slow. Not because I have a bad computer, but the gameplay is slow. Secund: the wall jump: Really hating it. It have a bad control. Third: You can't solve puzzle as you please: there is one programmed walkthrough for each puzzle, but a lot of puzzle could be solved by differents methods. The puzzle idea is really good but bad used.

If you made a second game, here's how I see it: a Metroidvania, where you can collect freely the pieces of stains, each puzzle could be resolved how you want (It's possible by considering that each piece is a combination of the same triangle several times) , need to find blueprint to make your upgrades. For the upgrade that allow you to progress, you need to gain piece dropped only by bosses (example: need a round piece). A gameplay a little more dynamic (I don't ask for something with combo, special hit, etc, but as it's here, it's not good).

I really like the idea of the monsters that can recombine into something else and the fact that you need to create your objects. But, sorry to say that, your game uses badly these mechanics, it's too scripted.

I sincerely think that you have your place on the indie market and really hope that you make other games and progress further, but I can't consider Stained as a great game..

Sincerely,

Ovnidemon

PS: Sorry for my bad English.

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ovnidemon
ovnidemon Jul 16 2013, 10:21pm said:

And for the running: All the other actions are rapidly needed to progress, bu the running is needed relatively lately. Plus, running isn't a main feature in plattform games. Except Mario, I don't know plattform games where you can run by pressing a button. The contrary is more common: Press a button for walking. (But let walking as the main movement. It's more in the quiet atmosphere of the game.) (It's just my opinion, so you may disagree).

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realaxis
realaxis Jul 17 2013, 2:25pm replied:

I will just add a message saying use shift to sprint (that will include sprint jump and running).

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ovnidemon
ovnidemon Jul 16 2013, 10:10pm said:

Sorry to bother you again, but got a bug: First, at the abandonned mine level, I couldn't flip the parallelogram. I suppose that was why I couldn't complete the puzzle since I collected more or less 15 pieces of each sort, try to complete the puzzle but couldn't and the hole was shaped like a flipped parallelogram.
Secund: The game crash after that. When I relaunch it, I had all the levels unlocked, even the ones that I haven't reach, except the abandonned mine. I refinished the previous level, got the same problem with the puzzle but the level is still unavailable from the menu. Uninstalling/Reinstalling didn't fix it.

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realaxis
realaxis Jul 17 2013, 2:22pm replied:

Hi, No problem at all, I love to hear your views and help you out if you are facing any problems. There are only two parallelogram required for that puzzle and they get oriented them self if you place them at that position here is a hint for you..
Realaxissoftware.com

Game crash and all levels getting blocked is something I am hearing first time, I guess it might be happening because you uninstall and reinstalled the game.

I am sending you the solution to unlock the levels via PM.

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realaxis
realaxis Jul 14 2013, 2:48pm replied:

Sprint is fairly obvious action while running or jumping, and so it was not mentioned. All the control options are presented in the option screen though.

Any we will try to include this in future update.

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RavenBlackX
RavenBlackX Jul 14 2013, 4:01pm replied:

Sprint is a "fairly obvious" action that doesn't exist as a separate control in probably 95% of platform games. And the shift key alone doesn't do anything, so it's really pretty non-obvious unless we refer to the control options (and why would we think to do that when the game appears to be telling us the controls when we start and it introduces arrow keys?)

ovnidemon (in the comment below) had the same problem I did, on arriving at the prison level, so it's evidently not *that* obvious. :)

Another thing that could do with improving if it's not behind some sort of intractable code barrier - the between level screens of text should be loading the level (and doing the progress bar) *before* you click start, not after. I understand this might be something made difficult by the engine though.

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realaxis
realaxis Jul 15 2013, 3:30am replied:

fair enough :)

The level screen yes it could be done the other way, but we realize this is the most robust way to do it.

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