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From Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions, explore a vintage world inhabited by living Russian stacking dolls as you jump into more than 100 unique dolls and use their special abilities to solve a wide variety of puzzles & challenges. Play as Charlie Blackmore, the world’s tiniest Russian stacking doll, and embark on an adventure to rescue Charlie’s family from the nefarious industrialist known only as the “Baron.” This imaginative 3rd person puzzle adventure game will take you on a journey from a bustling Royal Train Station to a high-flying Zeppelin as you collect unique dolls and matched stacking sets to display in Charlie’s secret hideout, where you chronicle your adventures. Continue the Stacking adventure with The Lost Hobo King DLC pack, included free in the PC version! In the Lost Hobo King, the first downloadable expansion for Double Fine’s Stacking, players once again assume the role of Charlie Blackmore, the world’s smallest Russian stacking doll. Charlie travels with his hobo friend Levi to the mysterious kingdom of Camelfoot, the mythical resting place of lost hobo king and his crown. Charlie must help Levi’s uncle, Rufus Ryken, reclaim his rightful throne by solving three tests of valor and reawakening the hobo blacksmiths of old. Only then can the crown be reforged, enabling Rufus to become king and unite the fractured hobo people under one sardine. The Lost Hobo King features a complete adventure with several new challenges, each with multiple solutions, an all new assortment of unique dolls with engaging abilities, and a new round of hi-jinks to discover and make trouble with. Only the worthy can reclaim the crown of Camelfoot! Features an all new concept art browser exclusive to the PC version!
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Release date
Feb 7, 2011
Double Fine Productions
THQ Nordic
Double Fine Productions, THQ, THQ Nordic
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP SP3
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz dual core CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon 3850, or Intel HD 2000 Graphics
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB free HD Space
  • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • OS:Windows 7
  • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 at 2.2 GHz
  • Memory:1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB GeForce 220, Radeon 4550, Intel HD 3000 Graphics
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB free HD Space
  • Sound:DirectX Compatible Sound Card

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz dual core CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 2000, or Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • Hard Drive: 1.6 GB HD space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: : Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: ATI HD 2600 / NVIDIA 8800GT / Intel HD3000 or better card with at least 256 MB VRAM
  • Hard Drive: 1.6 GB HD space
  • Note:Leopard is not supported
  • OS: : Snow Leopard 10.6.8, or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i Series Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: ATI HD 4670 / Nvidia 285 or better with at least 512 MB VRAM
  • Hard Drive: 1.6 GB HD space
  • Note:Leopard is not supported
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Stacking reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Art and Gaming need't be a Contrast, as the small but fine adventure game Stacking impressively demonstrates. You can experience The Story from the Point of view of Charlie Blackmore, a little matryoshka doll. The Aim of the Main Game is to get Charlie'S larger Family members out of Forced labour. To advance in the Game, you'll have to slip into bigger And bigger Dolls with Charlie and solve all sorts of puzzles by using the Skills of the Puppets you've taken over and, in Some cases, combining them with each other. There are always several Solutions, only one is necessary to Progress in the Main Story. All other optional Solutions can be completed for Success. There are also a Number of bonus successes. The Story is told lovingly and accompanied by many Video Sequences as well as suitable classical Music. A small bonus campaign is available free of charge to the Main Game. The Graphics are very coherent overall and are a little reminiscent of Film Noir classics. The Key Assignment On the Gamepad Is much more pleasant than when Controlling with a Mouse and Keyboard. Overall, there are hardly any Negatives to expose to stacking, only the penultimate Level in the three-storey Train has advised me personally a little too dark and too winding. That being said, Stacking is a little Gem in the Game Jungle that any Fan of adventure and puzzle games should have tried once.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
A small, a very young Boy loses his Family and now has to set out to look for and free his Siblings. All The figures in the World of Stacking are matryoshka dolls, that is, the Russian Figures, where you can put the little ones in the big ones. And that is also one of the Game Principles: As a very small Figure you can slip into something bigger, with these again bigger and so on. Each Figure has its own Abilities, some of which are useful and many of which are useless. So a Mechanic can screw something up, a Judge can impress People and a little Boy, well ... Furzen, for Example. These Skills then require solving different Puzzles. There are different Approaches to each Task. If you Find them all, you will be rewarded with "Achievements." Even with the Skills not needed for the Puzzles, you can sometimes earn "Orders," for Example by slapping ten Figures. Sounds boring? Is it, too. I marvel that Steam claims I only played Stacking For four Hours. It seemed much longer to me. Because it was so boring. Admittedly, the 3D graphics of the painted Dolls fit the Theme, even if it is not exactly of high quality, the Geklimper fits in with it and also the slittled Effect in the Intermediate films, which is said to be reminiscent of age-old Films (and has annoyed some Players in such a way that it has since Redemovable). But it just doesn't motivate me to keep running to jail to find all The Breakout Methods, and it certainly doesn't motivate me to fouch a Dozen People for a virtual Achievement!
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