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: Very Positive (3,367 reviews) - 92% of the 3,367 user reviews for this game are positive.
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!”
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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

    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
99 of 109 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
First off, a general point. This is a first person adventure platformer with an amazing storyline that fits along perfectly with the environment and overall atmosphere. The amazing parkour present will give you a rush that never ceases to excite. Not to mention the astonishing scenery- it's on par with Bioshock Infinite. The hidden puzzles are awesome, and it is always a thrill to find them.

Gathering gadgets and tools to get around a lot easier and have a blast doing it! Meet new creatures in a new world and discover the amazing secrets they hold, and find out the truth about your uncle.

Pros & Cons
++ Pros
+ Great Graphics
+ Easy to control
+ Controller support
+ Puzzles are fair
+ Amazing ideas for character models
+ Outstanding story line

-- Cons
- Character's have sketchy movements ( sometimes )
- Relatively short for the price (2 hour example)
- Too dark in certain places
- Cost of game ( $12.99 )
- No Co-op

Summary -Spoiler Warning-


You play as a person looking for "The Uncle" that has been gone for a long time. While you search for him, you discover that he has been studying things- things impossible in this world. Not only that, but you later find that he has a way into this mystical world. The Uncle has been studying this world for a long time, as is shown through the large collection of notebooks with extensive drawings on the creatures of this world, along with strange markings in the pages. Through his discoveries, you are able to take the passage into this world to try and track him down. While you search, you find clues and leftover inventions that he could not carry with him on his journey. These inventions are normally just fun new ways of getting from A to B. After a while, you discover a village filled with some kind of frog people, who praise The Uncle, and are very kind to you. They assist you in your quest to the best of their amphibious abilities. You traverse many obstacles and solve numerous puzzles to try and figure out where The Uncle might be, but you soon learn that nobody- not even the frog people- know where he is. After continuing your grueling search, you finally find him, and receive an explanation about why he left your world for this one, and why the frog people praise him- He was not simply a traveler that they deemed praiseworthy, he was in fact their creator, and even the creator of the entire world. After this explanation, you try to get The Uncle to come home with you- however, he decides to stay with his creations, instead of returning to his home. On this somber note, you leave him to his life, and return back to your home to tell of what transpired.

Personal opinion

I. Love. This. Game. I have already beaten it once in under 2 and a half hours, but I plan to go back and play it again, both for secrets I missed, and foreshadowing I might not have noticed my first time around. This game gripped me like a vice with its captivating visuals and wonderful story- I really want to see more games with this much creativity. This game has a lot of charm to it, a good bit of peace, and a *shocking* lack of any rage for a first person platformer- it's very fair and lenient compared to others of its genre. It's an overall tranquil experience, but it is not without suspense for what will happen next. If you are a person who enjoys richly atmospheric games over intense action, this is the perfect fit for you. My main gripe with this game is the price: $12.99 USD for a very short game is a bit steep. While the gameplay is fun and the story is rich, the experience was similar to eating a delicious slice of pie (or cake, but as we all know, the cake is farcical)- it is great while it lasts, but at the end, you feel like there was a lot more than what you were given, and you ache to have just a bit more. I hope my opinion has helped you decide whether or not to purchase this game. Final recommendation: If you are a story and parkour fan, pick it up whenever, but for others, wait until it goes on sale. When it goes on sale you have no excuse not to buy it. No excuse. None. I hope I helped you all on your decision about getting this game. I 100% recommend this game!

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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
A Story About My Uncle is a puzzle game, that takes place when a father tells a bedtime story to his daughter of the Adventures He went on to find his missing Uncle Fred, who was also a world travelling adventurer. The obstacles are not to difficult, you acquire a grappling hook and upgrades making it easier to traverse various terrains. As you work your way through different levels, the father narrates in the background. There are collectibles you can get and the game offers trading cards. It isn't a bad puzzle game.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2015
This game is absolutely gorgeous! It is 1st person platformer, sort of a mix of Portal and Spiderman (as others already mentioned).
The only let down is how short it is (3-4 hours max). I did not believe that it was the end when I saw final credits. I was hoping that it was an end of Chapter 1 or something. Nope. I still don’t understand why build such a beautiful and unique world and have so little to tell about it.
Don’t let that discourage you though. I do recommend everyone to play this game. It is a piece of art.
Achievements are hard to get (there are no automatic achievements at all, even for completing the game). I did not find all collectibles either on the 1st walkthrough. There is also a time trial mode that unlocks after you complete the game. I can see myself putting another 10-15 hours (or more) into the game to try to get everything.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
What to say about this piece of art? Not much... just that it is one of the most extraordinary games I've ever delightfully played. It's like our inner child awakens to the story of the game and its magicness. Buying ASAMU is imperative.

Do it, child! Go find your Uncle!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
A Story About My Uncle is a fantastic game. It's a bit short, but to be honest, I would rather have a short, high-quality game than a long, low-quality game.

I really enjoyed the first-person gameplay in A Story About My Uncle, and I think the devs did a great job with the mechanics. Games like Mirror's Edge and Dying Light have always been enjoyable to me, and I think A Story About My Uncle is actually better than them in some respects. Take Mirror's Edge, for instance. When you could really land jumps and time everything right, it felt great - like you were flying. In A Story About My Uncle, you get this feeling much more often. Sure, sometimes you get stuck on a puzzle, but for the majority of the game, the movement is fantastic.

This game is visually fantastic as well. The world that the devs have constructed is absolutely gorgeous, and I loved the architecture of floating structures, the glowing caves, and the enormous mountains. I feel like a lot of modern games have lost the ability to project that objects in-game are big, but A Story About My Uncle does it very well.

As far as my complaints, there are few. I noticed many people complaining about the last parts of the game being awful to navigate, however I did not have any trouble with it. Personally, I would have liked to see the final bits of the game be a bit more visually perfected, as the previous bits of the game looked measurably better. The other problem I had with this game was the voice acting. Let me say that this is VERY FORGIVABLE, but I still felt the game would have been better, had there been better voice actors (and maybe more emphasis on narration in general).

Overall, A Story About My Uncle is a very fun, beautiful, and interesting game. As I said, it's a bit short, so you might question paying full-price, which is understandable. However, if you think it's worth it, you should definitely give the game a try.
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