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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Bluecode13
3.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
Fantastic game with a great story. Simple but fun game mechanics. The game visuals are beautiful and very well done. The effect of falling and swinging from platform to platform really make you feel like you are flying through the air. The complex narrative undertones really add to the short story and the depth of the characters.
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Suus
2.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
Graphics and idea is really nice and all - But the story and the length of the game is lacking.
Also, the voice acting is very VERY bad and cringeworthy.

I just wish there were more levels and puzzles - the idea fits a casual gamer SO well, but the game just doesn't deliver on that part.
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kyisnotokay
5.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
i'm addicted to this game, it's amazing. the graphics are really good (for a game made in 2014). and it is quite easy, but sometimes it gets a little more difficult. the game isn't too short, but could be a bit longer.

i bought this game for 12,99£ and i'm not dissapointed at all, i saw a few thought it wasn't worth the money but i love it so fkn much i can't find anything bad about it.
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I am Darth Maul
4.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
The game is very well done, the enviroment in beautiful and some of the jumps can be really challenging(i broke one xbox controller), the story is quite simple but the narrative is good, the only con is that the game is very short.
Totally worthed if you get cheap.
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мᴿвᴼzᴬcᴷ
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
Boring. We played for a few hours and uninstalled it. We made a pact never to install again.

+ Suitable for younger players who enjoy cute blue monsters and repetitive level design.
+ Fairly original storyline. (Though I suspect they stole the story from Uncle Traveling Matt, Fraggle Rock.)

- Just another generic Unreal Engine game with a little swinging here and there.
- Out-dated and not that original in concept.
- We got very bored, very quickly.
- It doesn't have the wacky appeal of Goat Simulator.
- It isn't as good as the Sanctum games.
- All the levels I saw looked the same.
- Zzzz...
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月亮和六便士
5.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
A really good parkour game and also contains a kind of puzzle.
Great soundtrack,fabulous graphics and images.Although the storyline is simple but very moving.If you want to play a unique parkour game,A story about my uncle definitely worth a try.
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KirkWS
3.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
Not portal, not by a long shot. Still not a bad game. The gameplay follows physics based puzzles cetered around a non-weapon. Those are all of the similarities to portal. In this game it is a grappling glove, not a portal gun. The acting is bad, and the jokes aren't funny. The gameplay is semi-solid and the redeeming factor for the game. Grapple, dash, jump, rocket boost, the grapple again. Eventually it becomes less fun and more a test of mouse agility as you have to recharge your glove by firing your last grapple at a crystal mid swing. This is becomes a frustration platformer. Every miss step results in starting a sometimes large portion of the game over and over. I'm still reccomending you check it out. The grapple mechanic is really good. It feels like it was a tech demo that had a game thrown up around it.
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MARCO MACARONI!
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
A great game. Feels like it could be the next portal. Graphics are great, and it runs extremely smooth.

Decent ending, but definitely not as great as I thought. I went into it with certain expectations, due to reading some of the reviews here. But overall, I'd give this a 9/10. One of the better games I've played in a while.
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Levan Shprota
4.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
In times when games want to hold you for as long as possible, A Story About My Uncle is criminally short. And yet, in the end, you'll WANT to remain there for a little longer.

Gameplaywise, it's simple. You have your high and long jumps, you have your wall grapple, a bit further into the game you also get a nice pair of rocket boots. With these you'll have to make it through a series of obstacles - and the game always has some fresh turns to not make it repetitive, from introducing new mechanics to giving you a challenge.

And then there's the scenery. It's beautiful, and I've often just stopped from moving further just to gaze on the pretty cavern walls or breathtaking skies. Flying through those views is quite an experience.

The story is a little straightforward, but heartwarming nonetheless. I'd rather like you to see for yourself and make your own verdict.

Overall, the game is not a very complex or ambitious project at all, and it doesn't even pretend to be one. It's just something to go through and remember for a very long time.
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dreamchaser
3.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
cool game! i like the gfx
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 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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12 of 12 people (100%) 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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Product received for free
The only thing this game is missing now is a sequel.
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7 of 7 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Havent played it that long but seems to have an intertesting story line.
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5 of 5 people (100%) 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
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
9,5/10. this is such a good title, i mean i have no words, i screamed and cursed and wanted to find the person responsible for THAT ONE SNOWY ARENA I GOT STUCK ON FOR A WEEK OR SO but it's so worth it. the story is super cute, all the references left by the authors made me chuckle a couple of times, the visuals are stunning (i must admit, i made so many screenshots i should feel ashamed). and DAMN the gameplay!!! it's interesting, it's intuitive and incredibly colorful!!
i bought the game thinking it's a simple independent little thing but the game was huge and well-done. its only problem? it's kinda short. the game was so fun to play, i literally got mad when it ended :')
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Who tf is that? thats not my uncle. I have no Idea who this man is
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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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
nipples have never made more sense
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