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 (5,429 reviews) - 92% of the 5,429 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

    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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1 Year Closer to Death #Birthday
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Be honest m8, 4/5 people looked for this game after watching a video from LeafyIsHere
In a nutshell, You hear a story about your uncle ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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bowser boi
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is a fun and somewhat challenging platformer. The game is rather short, but there is some replay value in time trials and unlockables. Recommended!
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notsure1066
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A nice indie game with a relaxing, warm story and plenty of platform puzzles. I enjoyed this game! Worth the 3 bucks I spent on it for sure. If you're looking for a beautiful, thoughtful, first person puzzle game that was made with love, then pick this one up.
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XHaradorkX (Antônio Couto)
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
How to enjoy "A Story About My Uncle

Watch LeafyisHere videos.
Find some weird-♥♥♥ Techno-Cyberpunk-Suit.
Open a Portal to another dimension.
Find Mutated-Frog-People.
Mutated-Frog-Child goes full rage-quit.
Jumps on your back.
Ride with a Mutated-Frog-Child hopping like you are on drugs.
Say goodbye to Mutated-Frog-Child on a Cyberpunk Village (Sad part).
Enter the Scary-Freaking-Half-Floating-Mountain.
Keep hopping like you are on drugs.
Enjoy the rest.
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Rayne
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Still trying to do one part where i try not to use the grapple hook
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Pure JeZ
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A fantastic, beautiful and heartfelt story of exploration and adventure.
Coupled with a gorgeous art style, soundtrack and some of the best movement mechanics I've ever seen, this is a game I could probably argue for at retail price, let alone the unbelievable sale I price I paid for it.

Do yourself a favour: pick up "A Story About My Uncle", turn off the lights, and go on an adventure.
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☣rizkyyy | YouTube
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
i thought this was a horror game.
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Link ♫
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is hands down, the best game i've played thus far of 2016. The story is amazing, The ending is relieving, and. It's fun overall, I would reccomend buying this game as soon as possilbe as this has such a compelling story-line that drives the players to want to explore and want to continue.

Cons: Could have been longer, but im still happy with the result.
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Lone
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The best 3 hours I've spent on a game in a long time! The graphics are really captivating and the story is well done. Gameplay is very unique; nothing like I've experienced before. I really hope that future versions will be made.
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dizzy
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A story about my uncle. I have no words after beating this game. A story about my uncle is an adventure game where you go through caves, villages and monsters to do nothing but look for your hipster gay uncle who's been smoking. (Check my screenshots if you want further proof). If you have anger management, or a hard time controlling your temper, this game is not for you as there are many situations after knowing exactly what you have to do that you will get ♥♥♥♥ed by some dumb pixel of ice that will make you slip off, which will "evaporate" all your hard work to get there. I have personally raged allot while playing this game, but the rage isn't going to change my mind about it being a GREAT game. The anger I had while playing this game was simply motivation to continue and to accomplish whatever I was having trouble with. The game has multiple sentimental moments and multiple surprising moments which encourage you to keep going, well it did for me anyways.

Now to talk about the actual gameplay:

Pros:
-The game doesn't take that much space
-Easy and simple story to understand
-Reasonable price
-Doesn't take a super computer to be run
-Events in the game that make you wanna keep going!

Cons:
-It's a short game, only takes a few hours to complete which is significantly short compared to other adventure games
-Random frame drops when you go near fire/smoke, well for me at least. Which is really nothing so this shouldn't really be considered a con, but I couldn't find anything else!

Overall rating: 8.5/10
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34 of 35 people (97%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Easily one of my favourite games of all times. An experience actually, rather than a game - a great experience. I've never played anything like it, something about this game is so charming and hypnotising. And it's not just the graphics (which are by the way flippin' great) but the overall atmosphere and story, it keeps you wanting to come back. Love it!
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I just finished this game and I must say, while it is a short game and you would not have a problem finishing it in one sitting, I believe it deserved at least a 80 on metacritic and they where a little harsh on this game for it to receive 73. The graphics are stunning which goes great with the intersting and unique movement system and plot line. Overall I think you will be very well satisfied spending $12 on this game. And to the devs, you all did great on this game and I think I speak for the magority who have played this game, PLEASE make some sort of sequel to this game and if you do, please make it a little bit longer. But still, great game.
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97 of 151 people (64%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
amazing game and leafy brought me here
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Ok not gonna put it lightly, it only had about 2 hours worth of gameplay. Which was dissappointing. NOW after saying that I will say this is one of those games that you complain about it being to short because you want more of it. This game gave me the feeling of Dear Esther with the mechanics of Mirrors Edge. The visuals are absolutely stunning. The gameplay itself is very fluid and nice. The only con is, is myself wanting more from a game that is already perfect. Great game, will play through again multiple times.
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
This is an amazing game, good stuff
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
"Hey, let's play a game! I bet that you can't get through this part without using the grapple device!"

After 2 seconds I fell into a pit and died with a child on my back.
I'm the best person ever.

10/10 would play a game with an humanoid female frog again
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Cute story and fun game.

Can't play it without being called Leafy or a Cyberbully though.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
The graphics are really stunning esp. the art style! The controls are quite good and the game runs pretty dang great !

The story is amazing however short!

Pros: amazing graphics/art, Really good story, Controls

not good or bad: very repitive at times. =====> keep in mind its a physics based game thats hinged around story and parkour

Cons: the game should be a bit longer but if you see the game on sale snatch it up

overall great game thats held back by the overall game legnth more then anything and somewhat lack of exploration!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
A Story About My Uncle takes you along on fun but short story. You relive a story you´re telling your daughter about how you went out and searched for your Uncle. The game has amazing graphics and a great atmosphere. And while grappling yourself trough the world it´s really tempting to just stop and watch the scenery for a moment. The world is interesting and keeps you guessing what it really is from time to time, but sadly never really explains it. The mechanics of the game are fun and exist mainly out of your grappling hook and your jumping boots. The game doesn´t really have much replay value unless you are going for all the achievements which can be hard to get, after completing the game i still have 0 achievements.

Overall, i can highly recommend this game to those who are looking for a short and interesting game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Increadible game, only spent 11 hours on it yet it seemed like this game was better than anyother long games ive ever played. Its creative stories and sceneries got me the most.
11/10 would play again and fall in love with it again and play it till the end.
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