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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Very Positive (183 reviews) - 91% of the 183 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
I just finished playing this game and WOW... This game... This game is more then just a game.. It's a adventure. A journey into a whole new world. It's so beautiful, relaxed, atmospheric (...) and something you have never seen before. 12.99 is a very good price for a game like this. Play it until the end, it worth it.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Great game, sad ending. rage including. 11/10
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
You might call A Story About Mu Uncle a joy-of-movement simulator. It's focused on jumping and grappling huge distances and the short-form resource conservation puzzles involved. It's pretty simple--easy to learn, almost as easy to master--but also satisfying to play, pretty to look at, and over well before it's worn out its welcome.

There's also a saccharine-sweet narrative delivered through some charmingly accent-stilted voice acting. Both can definitely be rather awkward, but ASAMY's story has this comforting sense of earnestness, which helps overcome its stilted delivery and well-tread themes. It feels entirely divorced from adult self-awareness, both for good and ill.

Definitely give this one a look. It's a really enjoyable way to spend 2-3 hours.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
So Far The Best Parkour Game That I Ever Played....
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I really enjoyed it, never thought the guys who made goat simulator could make something like this
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
The story sounds like something out of an awful child's book, topped off with some really bad voice acting.

The gameplay is okay but highly repetitive: sprint, jump, grapple, grapple, rocket boots, grapple, repeat. Also fall to your death. A lot. The jumping and grappling mechanics could have made for a great game, but the mechanics are vastly underutilized here. Where is the variety!? The game really needs some actual puzzles. Nothing ever blocks your way. There are no obstacles to overcome. You simply spend all your time just moving from point A to point B without ever actually having to solve anything. The path to take is clearly marked so there is never any confusion about where to go next.

The best part about this game is the graphics. No one can deny that the game looks amazing. Sadly, the lack of an engaging story and the highly repetitive gameplay makes this a game I would not recommend.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
A Story About My Uncle is a great little game. Very interesting story line, intriguing sci-fi elements, and quick to get into. I think the frog-people were fun and I don't mind that it was a quick game. It kept me on the edge of my seat as I was hurdling through the air, wondering if I would make it to the next checkpoint. For the 3-4 dollars I paid, this was beyond expectations. 2 thumbs up (if only I could give it that on Steam).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Well..... This was lovely and I really do hope more people play it, made the heart all warm. Oh and the gameplay is actually pretty fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Possibly the best speedrunning game around?

A Story About My Uncle combines skill with physics. It's hard to get the hang of it at first but when you do you feel like the biggest badass around. Whether your using your grapple ability to fly through caves or your using your rocket boots to sore above frog people either way your having the most fun.

The story keeps you at your desks playing for hours. I completed the main story in one sitting bearing in mined that the game is only 2 to 3 hours long. And im still trying to get gold on all the time trials and beating the tough achievments.

All in all its a very good game and for the price you will get some good hours out of it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
184.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
You need like 1 hour to compelte the whole story.
Well i have 200 hours on this game and everyone is asking me why.
I really love love this game its so awesome i cant descibe it really.
Best game ever <3
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MegaPower
5.0 hrs
Posted: October 1
Product received for free
so freakin gooooood
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Beni
4.9 hrs
Posted: October 1
Product received for free
ASAMU is a simple calm game, very good "parkour" mechanics.
The story mode for this game is interesting but not to indepth and short by most standards, but is a good story none the less. Also the time trial is something to keep people playing after but this is the only other feature ( unless you replay the story) but none the less we keep you interested for a while and that you can play at anytime s of the games calm nature. Overall for £10 (or even lower in sales) is defently worth the purchase.
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ice | ColdSphinX
5.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
Short but beautiful and lovely.
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The Doctor
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
A Story About My Uncle is a great game that might have a deeper meaning than you think. This game is absolutely stunning in the graphics department. The soundtrack is not exactly terrible either, subtle enough so you can enjoy the game, without it sounding too quiet, or blowing out your speakers. The storyline, while it may seem generic and weak at first, had my eyes welling up with tears by the time the story was drawing to a close. as someone who likes to read into clues, and phrases that seem to have no ulterior meaning the story seems to have at least two different endings. The characters do seem to be a bit shallow at times, but the major ones have some character devolpment that feels organic, realistc, and natural. The game does have it`s slow moments, which fit just wonderfully wit the fast-paced ones. Overall, it`s a great game, with great graphics, soundtrack, and stoy.
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Gaghskull
2.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
#1. This game is awfully pretty.
#2. You are going to feel like a boss when you are grappling and boosting and grabbing more crystals to keep grappling. NEVER TOUCH THE GROUND.
#3. You should buy this game for a fiver.
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FLUFFY_GOD
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
If you enjoy jumping long distances over the void for hours and hours and following a story invented in the last minute, THIS IS YOUR GAME, if not: run away! is really boring after a couple minutes, i opted for the walkthrough videos in the internet to see if the "jumping forever" was going to end and guess what ? it does not!, meh i wish i could give it for free to somebody
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The Punisher
32.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
I love this game so much. Speedrunning it is amazing! Definitly worth the money!
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Ethagen
6.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Although rather short, this game is simply a must-play. It is unique, colourful, exciting and reasonably priced. I found myself deep in the story, really.

The menu however frequently becomes buggy when using a gamepad. It's nothing serious, it just means that I had to switch to my keyboard & mouse regularly when in the menu. I hope this gets patched.

If you're not among the mainstream gamers, buy this game :)
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