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!”
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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

    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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Viktor
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Short but intense.
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Double-Chin-Neckbeard
5.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
It's story time kids!!

Once apon a tim-


Screw it, dis game gud me like it
Apart from some minor clipping problems, this game is amazing.

9/10 Steam Sales
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Eggy_Boy
7.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
This game is very enjoyable and addicting but the story is too short. the ending is incredibly good its so beautiful and emotional
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strangerbesideme
6.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Pretty good game. The ending is a bit of a let down tho.
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SNSTAR
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
Great game. Easy to run but has beautiful graphics.
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Burn or Catch on Fire
8.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
A Story About My Uncle was a game recommended to me by a close friend, he claims I would NOT regret buying it. True to his words, I can say with certain that this game is among the best I've ever played.

The basic plot and concept was great, maintaining a great balance tempo - wise, and remained very engaging. Each section brought in new content, new objects to help you swing across the world without losing your interest. Each new setting brought in it's own solicitude and challenges, while at the same time, rewarding and satisfying at the conclusion of each. Each grapple, each swing elicits the euphoric of of excitement, feeling wild when moving platform to platform as you progress through the game - not to mention the beauty in balance of the ending. *wink wink*

Overall, this game is definitely worth your time and money, though I would recommend making the transaction during a sales event. The theme and mood is incomparable.

9/10, and I'd love to rename myself IGN for this.
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Padfoot2020
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
A really good game. Amazing graphics which were able to run even on my bad computer and a really cool story. There are a few problems though. The story is really short. If you a preaty bad at the game and fail a lot it is still only about 5 hours of play time. The only thing left is the time trials which is the same missions just rying to get a better time. The contols are a bit wonky at first but you will get used to them.(i recommend turning down your sencitivity. The levels are gorgious, difficult and very clever all at the same time. If you are willing to spend the 12 dollars then this is an amzing gem that you should definatly get. And even if you arnt willing to buy it for 12 dolloars it is such a short game with little to no replayablity that you could just refund it.

9/10 Would get lost in the ice cave again.
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MattAndGus
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
Wow, what an awesome little game. Finished it in around 3 hours getting stuck along the way at certain points. It's a fun, challenging and solid platformer. Story is intruiging that makes you want to go on and find out more. I can't flaw it.
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ajdux
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
What a little gem of a game. Its beautiful, fun and harmless (im sick to death of every game revolving around tearing the heads of as many zombies as possible).

Voice acting is average, but it doesnt detract from the game, it has a real charm.

More please!

Ive read its only a few hours in length, so bear that in mind....
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Simode_Snowstorm
5.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
Really Good game for its price
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
49 of 50 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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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
16 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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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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9 of 10 people (90%) 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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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
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This game is great i am writing it because i just finished it and I enyojed it very much i reccomendit to anyone. Also this game has a hreat story.
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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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