A Story About My Uncle is a first person platforming adventure game about a boy who searches for his lost uncle, and ends up in a world he couldn’t imagine existed. The movement is a crucial part of the games core gameplay – focusing on swinging through the world with a grappling hook that gives the player a wonderful sense of speed and...
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Release Date: May 28, 2014

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“It’s some of the most tight and responsive first-person platforming I’ve ever played.”
78 / 100 – PC Gamer

“Propelling yourself from the first-person perspective is consistently breathtaking”
7.75 / 10 – Game Informer

“Everybody needs to play this game!”
Jeff Cannata, Newest Latest Best

About This Game

A Story About My Uncle is a first person platforming adventure game about a boy who searches for his lost uncle, and ends up in a world he couldn’t imagine existed. Take help of your uncle’s mysterious inventions that let you jump incredibly high and far through beautiful scenery, uncover clues to your uncle’s whereabouts, and meet fantastical creatures that will help you on your journey.

The movement in A Story About My Uncle is a crucial part of its core gameplay – focusing on swinging through the world with a grappling hook that gives the player a wonderful sense of speed and freedom. Soar through a game world with a unique art style and a mysterious story that unravels before you.

Key features

  • Grappling hook: An empowering mechanic that gives you a sensation of speed, flow and vertigo like you’ve never experienced before.
  • Explore the world: Visit a wonderful and exciting world - from paradisal caves, to lost civilizations and harsh, mystical landscapes.
  • Emphasis on story: While searching for your uncle you will meet creatures with stories and fates of their own. Take your time to explore the world to dig deeper into the narrative.
  • Non-violent: A Story About My Uncle is a First Person game, but it is driven by non-violent gameplay and a heavy emphasis on story and atmosphere.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 1.6GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible, 1024MB VRAM+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
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rrrrriz
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Short? Yes. But still it was a great experience playing this game. Somehow reminded me with Portal, I don't know why. And will I play this game again? Yep. There's still several unlockables I haven't got yet.
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Herbey_J
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
shorter then leafy's popularity
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Soul_Of_A_Poet
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
'A Story About My Uncle' is one of the most frustrating games I've played in some time. For a platformer that relies almost completely on swinging to do your platforming, the swinging feels terrible. Most of the times I failed/"died" in this games were because of the lack of control over your movement. It just feels clunky. Not to mention, I lost count of how many times my character got stuck on random objects in the environmont, forcing me to reload to the last checkpoint... Which brings me to my next point. The Checkpoints in this game are terrible! They're simply too few and far between for a platformer with such unresponsive controls. I like the title of the game and the ending, that's it....
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Bakoniz0r
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
The gameplay and visuals of this game are very nice. Grappling things and jumping around never got old, partly due to good map design that stayed interesting throughout the whole game. It helped that there were a lot of checkpoints in this game, so it never made you re-do things you had already done before.

However, while some others praise the voice acting, that was actually my least favorite thing about the game. While I didn't dislike the story, the voice acting was so annoying to me that I thought about simply turning it off. The only reason I didn't is because some things happen in the game where you need to hear him explain the situation to know what's going on. I honestly believe that the main voice actor doesn't know English as a first language, since native English speakers just don't talk like he does. It sounded like he was reading off of a piece of paper, without understanding how sentance structure works. Some of the lines even had blatant grammar errors that I honestly cannot believe the devs didn't catch. It didn't sound natural at all.

Other than that, I really enjoyed my experience with this game. This is an excellent platformer with fantastic visuals and a great original gameplay mechanic, and it runs really well even on medium/low end systems. I just wish the main voice actor spoke his lines better than he did, then this game would have been pretty much perfect.
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Ants in my Eyes Johnson
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
RIP Uncle Gregg
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amd133mhz
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I never beat it :( But I really did enjoy the game!

The voice acting was superb. Grahics and design of levels very amazing. Loved it!

Graphics 5/5
Level design 5/5
Sound 5/5
Gameplay 4/5 - it has some tough spots that are sort of glitchy.
Story 5/5- I really need to finish this game

Overall 5/5. Great story. Fun gameplay. Looks great. Sounds AMAZING.
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Avatar Jillian
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
A stunningly intimate tale with engaging, addictive gameplay as its core focus. The adventure is what you are doing and not the story itself, but the narrative is beauitfully wound. The ending fits the story perfectly and there is real meaning in the relationships we develop throughout. They are organic and not forced. Even on low graphics settings the game looks beautiful and the soundtrack is subtle enough such as to match the aesthetics seamlessly. I want more from this team and I want it now!
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Creepd.BOOM
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
wow, just wow. The game is just amazing. when I finished the game i was so sad...

I totally recomend it
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Duckranger456
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Completed in it 2.5 hours, if I didnt idle that 45 minutes I could've refunded it. Why? The story is amazing, but really short, and after that there's just time trials, so nothing to do. With that said, buy it on sale, sale ONLY. 5/7.
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cloud cc
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Amazing game, really touching!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
45 of 46 people (98%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Well, This game was absoloutly amazing! Astonishing voice acting, exceptionally fun gameplay mechanics, And a really good story.

However, The story line is extremely short, I completed it in around 3 hours, After that, there is nothing to do apart from Time trials, which is pretty much just recompleting the missions with your best time, Thats a complete downer. This game really needs a workshop where people can make, Play and share their maps with other people. Thats a complete bummer.

For the retail price of £9.99, I'm not really sure it's worth it, However, I would highly reccommend this game when its next on sale, As it really is that good!

Pros -
Great Storyline
Great voice acting
Fun Gameplay mechanics

Cons -
Short Storyline
Lack of content
No Workshop
Price tag.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
You know, normally i'm the kind of fan of crude humor and over the top action, I saw the parkour aspect of it and said "Hey i'll give it a go" but it's good to the point where you begin to notice the details and it's a story that tugs on your heartstrings. Not gonna lie solid 10/10 it's short but it's like one of those sweet stories i picked up off of my uncle bob, heh what a coincidence.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
really enjoyed the game <3
good story <3
really fun <3
big thanks for the cyberbully for showing me this game <3
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
A fun game with a great soundtrack! not sure if it is worth full price but you should definately pick it up if it is on a sale.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
I play cuz this game is fun. You'll be called a leafy fanboy if u play tho
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
I loved this game, beautiful, enjoyable and a story I felt you could really connect with.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Platformer? Sounds alright.
Platformer involving a laser grappling hook? Sounds great!
All in all this game was very enjoyable though way too short. I picked it up on sale for $2.60 which is a bit less that I'd expect to pay for a game of this quality. That being said the normal price is $13 is a bit too much for a game this short and that's probably it's biggest downside. The story is fairly simple but still very cute and the voice acting is better than you'd expect. There were a few nice references but I have to dock points for the my little pony one. Even still it's definitely something you should pick up, just not at full price. I'd give it a solid 7/10, it's very high quality for an indie game. Some things that could be done to make it better though is maybe just add more content (not paid content) to justify the game's regular price. Maybe something like a return to frog land or the ability to create your own puzzles and share them.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
This game was really awesome, but im not sure its worth $12.99 :/ despite its short storyline which i completed within the same day i bought it, i still recommend it when its on sale. THERE HAAAAS to be an update in which players can create their own maps or download maps from the workshop, which wil definitley make this game worth while. Highly recommend this 8.5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Yes, I completed this in one play through.
Yes, it's a very short game.
No, it isn't much of a challenging game.
Is it worth the full price? Probably not.


However, with all of that said, I can highly recommend this game.
The story of it is very unique and has its own style of gameplay overall.
The voice acting is actually pretty great (to my surprise).
The graphics are pretty neat, however could be greatly improved.


Upon game completion, you're also able to go back and redo the levels to get a "best time", which is a great feature to those who love to play the game.

So yes, this game is pretty amazing. I suggest getting it either on G 2A or when it's at a discount, simply because of the short storyline.
I highly recommend this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
This game needs new realms
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