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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Overwhelmingly Positive (628 reviews) - 95% of the 628 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (6,556 reviews) - 92% of the 6,556 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!”
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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Ai
6.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
Product received for free
The only thing this game is missing now is a sequel.
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Duschi
11.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
nice story nice gameplay and very nice soundtrack
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wickworks
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
A beautiful, short game. I used to have a terrible fear of heights in videogames. Now, maybe a little bit less so. We now have a running joke about frantically mashing our faces into things to get to safety. Definitely would recommend.
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Pennycook
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
It's not bad, but it's not great, either. On the one hand, jumping and grappling your way through caverns and across floating rocks is pretty challenging, and the environments are visually quite impressive for an indie game. On the other hand, it's short and the voice-acting (in English, at least) is terrible.

I picked it up when it was on sale for about $3 -- if you're interested in it, I wouldn't recommend paying full price.
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Beeklematters
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
I love the graphics and the gameplay, its captivating and fun. It's complicated enough to keep me interested and easy enough not to turn me off from the game. I defintely recommend this game.
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Sockman
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
Product received for free
It's short, but that's about the only complaint I have. This is a beautiful game with great mechanics that never seem overwhelming or easy. The levels are well designed and don't rely on checkpoints to show you where to go. There's also a good story with memorable characters.

If you want a short, fun platformer, I would definitely recommend this.
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1.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
Havent played it that long but seems to have an intertesting story line.
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SuperWinstead
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
Great game..
I love the gameplay, i love the puzzle, and i love the graphic..
I hope there is a sequel for this game..

Love it, very love..
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It's Joke
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
Who tf is that? thats not my uncle. I have no Idea who this man is
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Papa Fizz (Yeet!)
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 29
good
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
21 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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15 of 15 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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10 of 10 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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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
9.1 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
If you like jump maps, this is a great game.

Bought on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
I bought the game approxiametly for 1,5 dollar. And for that price or even for its normal price it's a quite excellent adventure-parkour game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
10/10 would fall off a cliff again
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