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...
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (767 reviews) - 93% of the 767 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (5,487 reviews) - 92% of the 5,487 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 28, 2014

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy A Story About My Uncle

SUMMER SALE! Offer ends July 4

-80%
$12.99
$2.59
 

Reviews

“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
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Recent:
Very Positive (767 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (5,487 reviews)
Recently Posted
dmscs
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
looked cool but the lame voice acting and the downright cringey My Little Pony reference kinda destroyed the immersion for me

after that I couldn't take it seriously and the story didn't interest me
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Dohregard
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Amazing narrative, amazing gameplay, beautiful visuals. Only complaint is that it wasn't longer. SEQUAL PLS
Helpful? Yes No Funny
ParalaxJake
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I Found Much Enjoyment In This Game. Gameplay Mechanics Are Great, Atmosphere Is Beutiful And The World Is Very Immersive. The Only Thing I Wasnt A Fan Of Was The Ending- It Felt Very Rushed And A Bit Too Open Ended, But This Didnt Stop Me From Enjoying The Game Overall.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
thatericguy
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Very fun and well made
Helpful? Yes No Funny
h3retic
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
short but fun.
quite original idea and interesting gameplay:)
Helpful? Yes No Funny
SuperFluffyShmoopy
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Every once in a while amide the many hundreds of games out there I will get a chance to try a new unique game and if I am lucky they touch my heart as this game did.

Play this at least once and you will most likely love it.

Its also on sale for under $3 so totally worth it
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Neotic Freek '*
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The story is really short, but the game and the idea is great.
What I really hate about it there isn't much to do, everything is staright forward and the plot is really bad. story rating (3/10).

If they had "Mehh" recommendation would've defiinatly choose it.

-If there's a sequal to it would I buy it ?
HELL NO, probably the story will really suck since he found(stop reading if you don't want to get the stroy spoiled on you) "Fred" and they were both were cool about it as if he haven't been searching for him. The worst part is Fred tells him off and he freaking leaves like " yeah I just risked my life to find you" -.-.

Honest Rating: 6.5/10
since it surpassed 5 I'll give it a thumbs up, yet I doubt my rating.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
☣GreyAlien☣
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Really this is one of the dumbest games ever. Dont buy it. Not even for 2,59 in SummerSale like I did. I will refund it. The story is if there is any story to be mentioned boring. But the worst is the gameplay. You will fall down so often and it will make you aggressive. I couldnt stand the last 10min before the end and closed the game. watched the end on youtube and I didnt miss anything. Glad I stopped before. Dont buy.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Kushina
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
If he could do it, I could do it too.
Nice bedtime story ;)
Helpful? Yes No Funny
🆅🅰🅻🆅🅴 Mason
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I dont even know what to say. BLUE ALIENS? just to find your uncle ( ͡° ل͟ ͡° )
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
44 of 45 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Easily one of my favourite games of all times. An experience actually, rather than a game - a great experience. I've never played anything like it, something about this game is so charming and hypnotising. And it's not just the graphics (which are by the way flippin' great) but the overall atmosphere and story, it keeps you wanting to come back. Love it!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I just finished this game and I must say, while it is a short game and you would not have a problem finishing it in one sitting, I believe it deserved at least a 80 on metacritic and they where a little harsh on this game for it to receive 73. The graphics are stunning which goes great with the intersting and unique movement system and plot line. Overall I think you will be very well satisfied spending $12 on this game. And to the devs, you all did great on this game and I think I speak for the magority who have played this game, PLEASE make some sort of sequel to this game and if you do, please make it a little bit longer. But still, great game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
105 of 167 people (63%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
amazing game and leafy brought me here
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Cute story and fun game.

Can't play it without being called Leafy or a Cyberbully though.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
This is an amazing game, good stuff
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
"Hey, let's play a game! I bet that you can't get through this part without using the grapple device!"

After 2 seconds I fell into a pit and died with a child on my back.
I'm the best person ever.

10/10 would play a game with an humanoid female frog again
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
The graphics are really stunning esp. the art style! The controls are quite good and the game runs pretty dang great !

The story is amazing however short!

Pros: amazing graphics/art, Really good story, Controls

not good or bad: very repitive at times. =====> keep in mind its a physics based game thats hinged around story and parkour

Cons: the game should be a bit longer but if you see the game on sale snatch it up

overall great game thats held back by the overall game legnth more then anything and somewhat lack of exploration!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
A Story About My Uncle takes you along on fun but short story. You relive a story you´re telling your daughter about how you went out and searched for your Uncle. The game has amazing graphics and a great atmosphere. And while grappling yourself trough the world it´s really tempting to just stop and watch the scenery for a moment. The world is interesting and keeps you guessing what it really is from time to time, but sadly never really explains it. The mechanics of the game are fun and exist mainly out of your grappling hook and your jumping boots. The game doesn´t really have much replay value unless you are going for all the achievements which can be hard to get, after completing the game i still have 0 achievements.

Overall, i can highly recommend this game to those who are looking for a short and interesting game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
I can say that this is one of the best games i've played. A story that flows trough you veins while you jump from platform to platform. You'll never get bored between levels and the atmosfera that surrounds you, will make you to enjoy the game even more.

I really have no words to describe what this game made me felt and i recomend it. It's totally worth.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
First, the pros of this game: the graphics are honestly beautiful (there were moments when I paused simply to enjoy the scenery), the story is sweet and enjoyable (you get pieces of the story as you advance, and you are just as interested as the in-game audience), and the general atmosphere of the game is pleasant (no violence, and any strange-looking characters don't stay around long).

The cons of this game: the mechanics can be wonky; if you overshoot your jump or mistime a grapple, you may be repeating a section over and over and over; the death/fall scenes are pretty lengthy and cannot be skipped; the checkpoints are not always close together, so you may have to start rather far back (multiple times).

If you are not good at these types of parkour and/or physics-based games that involve timing your jumps/grapples very well, or if you get frustrated having to repeat decently long sections multiple times if you fail, then you will not like this game. All the positive reviews led me to believe it would be a simple, enjoyable game, but it was so frustrating at times that I did not actually enjoy it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny