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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14 of 14 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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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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9 of 9 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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8 of 8 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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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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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Great game. almost better than the stories about MY uncle where we'd play "Don't tell mom and dad what we did today". Ah, memories...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I see people talking about how its not worth full price and they give a fair argument, in my opinion its definatly worth full price, the story was amazing, the graphics are beutiful even on my potato computer. and the ending tugged at my heart because i didnt want to leave this wonderful world! now yes the game is short and the animation of the frogpeople are a little bit potato, but still I was satisfied with it. I recommend this game to anyone and everyone and hey if LeafyIsQueer likes this game i think u might aswell.
Potato = sub-par/bad
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
A Story About My Uncle is a relatively short, but clever, game that focuses on flinging yourself through the air, grappling on to various targets and generally hopping about and traversing large, open areas. You'll fall to your death a lot, but as you get the hang of how the grapple system flows, you'll soon be racing through the air and having a ton of fun.

There are a few hiccups; while the story is well told (as simple as it is), the voice acting is mediocre. While I found the gameplay fun overall, there were certainly spots where there simply weren't enough environmental clues to point you in the direction you were supposed to be heading, making for some pointless deaths as you simply inch forwards and learn the path of the route your supposed to take.

These are minor gripes, though. Overall ASAMU is a fun little game with a clever and well-implemented gameplay mechanic.
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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
30.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
I love this game so much. Speedrunning it is amazing! Definitly worth the money!
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Ethagen
5.6 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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Tavôres
4.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
A mix of thrill rides, with jumps and grapples, and a lot of beautiful sceneries, music and storytelling.
Absolutely a must-play!
Awesome
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BenjaminBenithBenly
4.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
Thought-provoking story and great rythm. Well worth a go if you want a cute, little story. Also has time trails for each stage so pretty gooooooood
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Miahu
5.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
A Story About My Uncle is an incredibly beautiful short game and feels amazing to play. Sadly it has disappointing ending in my opinion but I still recommend this game for the whole gorgeous and immersive atmosphere.
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IGOR KENIJES LOVAC NA GLAVUDZE
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
Amazing Adventure game, stunning views... Just beautiful in one word.
Everyone needs to try this out!
Imagine this in VR :o...
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nisan83
2.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
I love this game so much and i wish that there was more.
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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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