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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rip 3V0
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Pros:
Immersive
Fluid, responsive controls
Unique gameplay mechanics
Interesting and stunning areas
New gameplay mechanic introduced in each new area
Secret and difficult to find collectables that add a little bit to the game
Last area felt monumental as the platforming was its cleanest and did not get stale
^ Also constantly added new mechanics going into the final level, delivered the lengthy mid-air grappling sections I wanted going into the game

Cons:
Dissapointing ending
Levels became boring once you have used the new mechanic for a little while (except for the last area)
Feels isolated
Little motivation to actually find Fred until the very end
Maddie is with you for only so little time
Wished the game was a little bit longer to back up the price tag

Overall an enjoyable experience if you have the extra cash
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WASABI
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
turned into leafy when playing would drink bleach again
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GG7
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Really cool movement based game with a short, but heartwarming story

get it on sale unless you are the type of person who wants to play this game to beat times on challenge maps. Otherwise, i do not think this game at $20 is a fair deal at all since the story is so short.

i got it for $2 on sale.
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Santa Sloth
( 30.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I play cuz this game is fun. You'll be called a leafy fanboy if u play tho
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Super Drunk Guy
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
A story about my uncle.

He molested me.
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NeptunesMLG
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
The game is really breathtakin. If you can handle it with maximum graphics it's just incredible. Short but definetly worth the money and time.
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Elder Samuel
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I really enjoyed the gameplay and artwork of this game. You finish it pretty fast (2 hours for me), but don't focus on beating the game the whole time, explore other areas of the game and take in how everything looks. Good experience.
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ExpertPlasma
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
A solid platformer with mildly unqiue mechanics and a competent storyline that falls a bit flat at the end. For me, it wasn't a bad game, but at the same time, I don't feel like I've played an amazing game. The storyline was good up until the end, but said ending felt rushed and spoilt it a little. The gameplay was good for most of the game, but there were also multiple frustrating parts. I also managed to get through the entire game without earning a single achivement, and it's debatable if that's a good thing or a bad thing considering I'd didn't go looking for anything or do anything special.

I'd give it a 7/10 - You should get it if you're a fan of platforming games, but if you're not, that you should wait for a sale or think twice about purchasing A Story About My Uncle.

As such, this is a rather tentative and conditional recommendation.
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Nicuchalan
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Amazing storyline. Definitely worth playing.
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William Henry
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Really wanted to like the game, but the platforming and grappling hook is just way too frustrating. It doesn't seem to follow it's own internal logic for when you can grapple to something and when you can't. After trying a platforming section with spinning windmills about 50 times, I still had no idea why I could grapple to the windmill about one out of every five tries. I wasn't doing anything different on each attempt, yet it would only grapple to the windmill 20% of the time. I was definitely close enough to grapple and the windmills even had the icon that indicates something you can grapple to, yet, it still only worked 20% of the time.

When you have to grapple multiple objects in a row to get to the next platform, about half of my attempts would fail because the grapple would pull me too close to the object I am attached to and throw me off course or stop my momemtum entirely. I get that the grapple will pull you all the way to whatever you're connected to, but they really should have implememented a system so it would know when you are trying to swing from an object and when you are trying to land on an object.

There really should be a Super Meat Boy or Trials instant restart as well. The platforming is frustrating enough, but having to wait upwards of ten seconds for the game to reload every time you fail is just way too long. I lose interest and it would make me want to quit playing even more than I already did.

I really liked the art style and the story seemed at least somewhat interesting, but the frustrating, endless platforming is just too much for me to keep playing or recommend to anyone.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
"A Story About My Uncle"
(The combination of puzzle and arcade game where speed and precision is very important.)

Game that allows us to impersonate nephew of scientist, inventor, uncle Fred.

What is this game all about?
Father puts daughter to bed, but she did not agree to sleep until she hear a bedtime story.. Dad goes to the memories of event in the past, when one day he came to Uncle Fred's home. But he did not find Uncle at home. Instead he met there an amazing suit and then accidentally moved to another world.

He turned out that the suit in the new world gives amazing abilities.

The main part of the gameplay makes a great impression - high jumping, flying in the air on a special beam of energy, snapping to objects and after unlocked rocket boots - everything works really effective.

A Story About My Uncle chain us to a monitor with fairytale atmosphere.
Like the entrace to the world of dreams - lovely landscape in pastel colors and all this highlighted by a brilliant soundtrack.

Cons: disapointing ending..


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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Product received for free
I got this game from my friend and I absolutely love it!
It's a bedtime story that a father tells his daughter.
What is the story about? It's kinda obvious from the name :P
Anyways, the music is really calming, just like the gameplay, except from the parts when you get lost or you struggle to jump on something or grapple on a flying rock or search for beeping machines... err...
Oh and maybe it's just me, but the cursor felt a bit slow, I mean the latency is high or something, not sure.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
+Beautiful +Puzzle +Great voice acting +You will not get bored -pretty short story -video settings are pretty limited 9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
a great game but to short, there should be workshop so you can make your own maps and play other peoples maps, it would make the lifespan longer than 2 hours if you dont suck
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Product received for free
Good chill game to kill time.
Works great with all music and a lot of tricks involved.. There are some games that come and go every year and some that come once in a lifetime.This is one that comes in only a lifetime.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Product received for free
Great game along with a great story. Grapple hook your way through this game hitting objects to make it to the end. Find small objects to unravel a small bit more of the story. Death is everywhere so be careful! Voice acting is spot on, like you're reading a book.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
I really enjoyed playing this game. The whole point of this game is travelling through a mystical world, trying to find your uncle. It has a cute story and the graphics are great, aswell. Unfortunately, the game is rather short - I finished it in 3 hours. However, some jumps are not too easy so it doesn't get dull.

10/10 would play again, hoping for a sequel!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
i thought this was a horror game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Bought it. Love everything about it so far. So I bought it again and gifted it to my brother. This game is a steal at $2.50.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny