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Engine
Ogre Engine
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RealAxis Software
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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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The_Sifu
The_Sifu Jul 29 2014, 2:28am said:

Joystiq article about this shady developer going back on his word:

Joystiq.com

Previous Developer Quotes:

"We will also give a steam keys to everyone who will buy the game in this bundle.
So get it there and give us a thumps up!" - July 8th, 2013

Steamcommunity.com

"All Those who have purchased via bundle will get the keys. Let me figure out how it works and I will get back to you asap." - July 4th, 2014

Steamcommunity.com

I will never purchase another game from RealAxis Software and will encourage others to do the same. Telling people who purchase your game that they will receive keys and then pulling that offer off the table once you make it onto Steam is just flat out wrong and I cannot support a developer who is so unethical.

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The_Sifu
The_Sifu Aug 1 2014, 4:00pm replied:

Update: Since posting this comment, RealAxis has made keys available for those who purchased the Debut 3 bundle. While I appreciate the developers finally coming through for their customers, I wish it didn't take so much negative press (IGN, PC Gamer, and many more reported on this subject) for them to change their minds. Hopefully now RealAxis can spend more time working on their games, instead of defending their poor business decisions.

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Greyscar
Greyscar Jul 27 2014, 2:16pm said:

Hey there, hmmm, when are you guys going to release the steam keys for everyone who purchased the debut 3 bundle from Indie Royale?

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graspee
graspee Jul 28 2014, 2:26am replied:

They have decided to go back on their promise now and not give keys.

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Greyscar
Greyscar Jul 28 2014, 7:56pm replied:

Hold on, are you sure? Did they make any statement like that?

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graspee
graspee Jul 29 2014, 3:31am replied: +3 votes     reply to
Greyscar
Greyscar Jul 28 2014, 8:23pm replied:

Nevermind. I just thought of checking the reviews for potential info. No duh they didn't even bother to reply to my PM. T_T I'll make sure to remember that though.

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Carnival73
Carnival73 Sep 15 2013, 7:24am said: Online

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: Online

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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Preparing the demo for stained! #indiedev #gamedev demos are good for game; not sure how much it will benefit our small game. Aug 27 2014, 4:04pm
@polygonien @themasquerader @tehbignic Story of our Life. I suggest to just give away those keys, there is no harm. Aug 20 2014, 4:58am
Something shiny catch your eye? Screenshot and share! #ShareStained Aug 8 2014, 10:03am
Something shiny catch your eye? Screenshot and share! #ShareStained Aug 7 2014, 10:01am
Having difficulty with a puzzle or tough boss? See how others are faring T.co #StainedCommunity Aug 6 2014, 10:01am
Welcome to the world of Stained! Watch for broken glass, it's going to be a bumpy ride! #Kicksomeglass #Breakthings Aug 5 2014, 1:34pm
For more Stained news, check out our Facebook page T.co Aug 4 2014, 10:02am
@LeaCarva Thanks! Aug 4 2014, 3:14am
Our image is literally stained over the key issue. Now as all the bundle owners got the keys we expect them to support us back. that's all! Aug 3 2014, 2:30pm
Stained developer issuing keys to Indie Royale Bundle buyers after all T.co via @PCGamer Aug 3 2014, 2:27pm
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