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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October 20

Patch Notes for Build 3717

Ice Cave Changes!

In this patch we have addressed something that a lot of you have been asking for – changes to the stalactite corridor in the Ice caves.

The stalactite corridor now has two lit platforms to stopover on, giving you easier ways to refill your grapple amount and a total of 3 rocket boots charges while navigating through the section. This should make it a little bit easier to get through, without taking away the challenge from those who wants it.

Localizations

Since we want to bring out languages with a faster pace, we have opted to bring out a few languages in a Beta stage every patch. The quality of the implementation may vary a lot (such as characters missing or subtitles acting strange), but we hope that this can help us plan and prioritize better for the upcoming patches.

This patch it is time for Spanish and Portuguese to get added in their Beta stage. If you want to help out, head over to our Crowdin page!

The translations over at Crowdin have also been updated, and now have strings for Credits and the Workshop monitor. Translations for these will be added in an upcoming patch.

Some small touch ups

We’ve also added a feature some of you have been requesting regarding screenshots and the hand getting in the way of them. You can now create a keybind for hiding/showing everything that might be in the way of your fantastic screenshots.

To bind this to a key, open ASAMUInput.ini (located in C:\Users\<name>\Documents\My Games\A Story About My Uncle\ASAMU\Config), and follow the example below. Also, to maximize the quality of your screenshots, you can use the “TiledShot” command, which can capture screenshots at ridiculous resolutions.

Bindings=(Name="Escape",Command="CloseEditorViewport | onrelease ShowMenu")
Bindings=(Name="F3",Command="ToggleScreenShotMode")
Bindings=(Name="F4",Command="TiledShot 4")
Bindings=(Name="F7",Command="GBA_QuickLoad")

Name is the key you want to bind, F3 and F4 in the example above, now you can just press those keys and take really awesome screenshots.

Final notes

And as always, If you have any suggestions for fixes or issues that you are experiencing, don't hesitate to contact us on feedback@gonenorthgames.com.

Happy Grappling!
- [GNG] Philip


PATCH NOTES FOR BUILD 3717

Ice Cave
  • The stalactite corridor now has two lit platforms to stopover on, giving you a grapple refill and also a total of 3 rocket boots charges while navigating through the section.

Localization
  • Added Portuguese as BETA
  • Added Spanish as BETA
  • Fixed some spelling, grammatical errors in the translations.
  • Added more reminders that the game needs a restart after you change the language
  • Updated translations in Time Trial
  • Fixed Confirm/Cancel buttons not being translated
  • Temporary fixes for some bugs in language drop-down menu.

Misc
  • Added the ToggleScreenShotMode command.

Super secret
  • We’ve also updated something super secret, can you spot it?

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October 10

Patch Notes for Build 3705

Look at that, we're back with another patch! This time we have some good news for our non-english speaking adventurers, as we are now rolling out the game in other languages!

== ASAMU is now available in other languages! ==

It’s been in the works for some time but the road has been rocky to say the least. However, we now have the first four translations up and ready to go. These are: French, German, Italian and Polish. Note that this is only for menus and subtitles, not the voiceovers.

If your native tongue is not among these, don’t despair. We have more translations in store for you and we will be updating the game with these in the coming months. Maybe one day ASAMU will feature every language known to man. I’ll probably regret saying that, but we can try! :)

If you want to help with translations you can do so over at: https://crowdin.com/project/a-story-about-my-uncle

== I found an error in the translation! ==

Oh, that's unfortunate but it’s very nice of you to tell us! You can contact Philip (localization guy, writing these patch notes) by any or all of these options:
1. Send a mail to: feedback@gonenorthgames.com
2. Send Philip (Laemon) a message on https://crowdin.com/project/a-story-about-my-uncle
3. Send Philip a message on steam to really bring the point home http://steamcommunity.com/id/laemon/

== What happened to the ice cave fix?! ==

Don't worry it is still being implemented, but right before this patch we realized some other things we needed to change, so we have pushed it back to the next patch in a couple of weeks.

== Future plans ==

We will try to bring you patches more often, without the long periods of radio silence. If you have any suggestions for fixes or issues that you are experiencing, don't hesitate to contact us on feedback@gonenorthgames.com.

Have fun!

== PATCH NOTES FOR BUILD 3705 ==

Localization
- The game is now available in the following languages:
- Italian
- French
- German
- Polish

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Fantastic and original indie game that brings peace to the soul. This developer has deserve more money. What might help is an online racing mode where players compete to reach the end, and whoever falls down gets disqualified.

It's an idea!

Posted: October 12
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
I wanted to like this game, but it's just lame. The story tries to do about a billion things at once, and none of it really works because of the clunky dialogue and voice acting.
Swinging around is fun at first, but the level design never really evolves past a bunch of debris floating in a void. The game tries to shake things up near the end by adding a few new mechanics, but by then it's too little too late. It just kinda stops after two hours with a really anti-climatic ending and without any kind of final challenge or buildup.
Though the environments look nice, even if they're mostly just rock textures floating in the air. But the character models are the stuff of NIGHTMARES!
Posted: October 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
When I saw this game for the first time I knew thaat I needed to get it looked so cool and had such a interesting mechanic that I've never seen in first person before I just needed this game, but it did not live uo to its expectations. The game is fun and interesting for the first 2 or 3 hours but after that it gets repetittive and annoying. I bought this game because I thought that the idea of smooth gameplay and soaring through the skys would be fun but the game doesn't have that unless you play a level over and over again and master it, it is too difficult to get it right and get the smooth gameplay it shows you in the trailer. The story is pretty boring though I didn't finish it because at one point the gameplay got so frustrating and it was so boring I just decided playing this wasn't worth finding my uncle. The voice acting is ok ecept for the main characters, it sounds like the voice actor didn't read the script at all before and was just winging it. I really wanted to like this game but I just couldn't I ust expected too much from the gameplay and gotnothing that I was looking for.

BUT THE GRAPHICS IS WHAT ITS REALLY WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT SO I GIVE IT A 10/10 WOULD 360 NOSCOPE AGAIN, BEST GAME EVER AFTER CALL OF DUTY GOASTS, DINKIE APPROVED, 2MLG4ME.
Posted: October 14
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Didn't grab me at all sadly, and this shares may of the hallmarks of games I like: an interesting presmise, lots of exploration and a unique idea. However, the exectution isn't all that polished in my opinion. And while the settings is interesting, the voice acting is pretty abysmal, which takes me completely out of the experience. What should be a curious journey is rendered completely inert by dialogue which sounds read off a page. Disappointing for me, but if that's not something that bothers you, you may find something to enjoy.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Great narration and voice acting, great platforming in general. There's a little spike in difficulty at the end, but it's worth the effort. Overall great game!
Posted: October 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
The Game is absolutly fantastice! Not hard but not easy as well! Grab it with the first chance and explore an "other world" in a jurney to find your uncle! It is a bit short (If you dont fall at all , the game is 3 hours around) but still enjoyable !
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
A Story About My Uncle is a very interesting game with a very strong sense of atmosphere. The graphics are very clean and well-polished (aside from the NPCs but I can't complain about them too much). The overall mood of the game feels relaxing and you can take things at your own pace, allowing yourself to soak in the artistic enviroments. The gameplay itself is rather simple but definently not too simple. It starts easy but it quickly becomes a very challenging journey. You won't be disappointed with this title.
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
This game is absolutely incredible, another game that deserves a place in my 20 favorite games ever, the third from Coffee Stain Studios. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
A Story About My Uncle is a short but literally breath-taking first person platformer using gadgets to your advantage. Nice, relaxing story, amazing visuals and challenging platforming make this worthwhile. It is short, but if you strive for getting all of the achievements I'm sure it'll give you many hours of gameplay.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Like Spiderman with the slingshot gadget from Ratchet and Clank. 10/10
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Best game I've ever played. Seriously, awesome music, very detailed and high-quality graphics. A good story. Wants to play again and again. Looking forward to continue the story.

10/10
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
That was the best bedtime story ever <3
Posted: September 27
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Whoever came up with the idea of 3-D percision platforming needs to be taken out back and beat with the belt.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Truly a masterpiece, wonderful ambience, good story and great gameplay mechanics. I really recommend buying this game.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Great game, not that hard but still a really fun game
Posted: October 11
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
FIVE ♥♥♥♥ING LEVELS

JESUS CHRIST PEOPLE
Posted: October 6
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10.3 hrs on record
This game is AMAZING the sense of freedom you get while jumping and the grappling is extremely fun, this is one of the best platformers I have played,the story mode was short but the time trials are very fun, this game will last you probably around 10 hours and for only 13$!! absolute steal definitely recommend it
Posted: September 25
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4.1 hrs on record
I did a lp of this blind and how i played it I thought it was fun. Until the end, for some reason the end got stupidly hard and confusing. But the story makes up for it, i continued playing because I fell inlove with the voice acting and the story. I highly recomend it if you like story over game play.
Posted: September 25
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8.6 hrs on record
let me get one thing straight...I...LIKE...THIS...GAME!!! if I were to pick just one word to describe this game, it would be: Beutiful...just...the soundtrack, the enviorment, the story, I highly reccomend this game to anyone that knows what a good game is just...not at it's normal price...don't get me wrong, its an amazing game just...its so short...but still, its really amazing...oh...and also there is a goat mode.



8\10
Posted: October 19
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4.2 hrs on record
This game is a story-driven first person platforming game with super jumping, a grapeling/pulling energy hand, and rocket boots. The story and art direction is fantastic (differentiated zones and good use of color, lighting, and detail), the platforming is fun, feels like flying, and is challenging at parts. I stopped playing all other games until I finished this one because it was so good.
Posted: October 18
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