RealAxis Software has released a playable demo for Stained, a side-scrolling, platforming and action game set in an ancient, mysterious castle featuring detailed 3D environments and a continually changing game world. The player starts as a creature clad in black robes, wielding a mean-looking scythe - no goals, no motivations. As the player traverses the castle, a King's Journal guides him through, showing scenes that tell the story of the war of the castle and reveals its dark history. The player also discovers strong hints that an invaluable secret of some kind is hidden inside the castle. Tasked with reaching this mysterious 'inner chamber', the journey through the castle is one of exploration, of interpreting the remains of the castle, of uncovering the mystery for oneself. Stained will be launched worldwide on September 14th, 2012, for PC.