A Story About My Uncle

4.1 out of 5
27 User Ratings
5 Stars
44%
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
22%
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2 Stars
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A Story About My Uncle
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About A Story About My Uncle

About this game

“It’s some of the most tight and responsive first-person platforming I’ve ever played.” - PC Gamer

“Propelling yourself from the first-person perspective is consistently breathtaking.” - Game Informer

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.

Game Details

Release Date:
May 27, 2014
Developer:
Gone North Games
Publisher:
Coffee Stain Studios
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product 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: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OS X 10.7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 1.6GHz or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: MacBook Pro 2011, iMac 2011, MacBook Air 2012

Recommended:

  • OS: OS X 10.8
  • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 2013 models or better

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 256 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
  • Additional Notes: We recommend using proprietary NVIDIA/AMD drivers

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
  • Additional Notes: We recommend using proprietary NVIDIA/AMD drivers

YouTube Videos

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Critic Reviews

Game Informer

Kyle Hilliard
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
"A charming story and world coupled with a fun leaping mechanic kept me eager to progress, even when the difficulty spiked near the end"

PC Gamer

Ben Griffin
PC Gamer
78 / 100
"Fast, fluid and fun first-person platforming tied together with a warm narrative. Pace slows near the end, though."
9.4 / 10
"Short, but sweet, A Story About My Uncle proves that a game doesn't have to engross you with dozens of hours of content in order to sell itself as a worthwhile experience."
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Average score from 27 ratings
86% of users would recommend this.
4.1

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Rafistocles
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Fun gameplay with an interesting story
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Fanatical User
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This is pretty simple platforming game with main focus on story and exploration. Story is pretty alright, although I dont feel like its special. Game also has the challenge mode, which is doing levels under certain time and without falling, which is not simple.
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Fanatical User
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Great & Fun , Deffo worth the price!
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Fun BUT.....

Fanatical User
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Tier 2 + Brilliant mechanics that execute pretty dang well and feel very exhilarating + Ridiculously beautiful environments for the size of the team and the engine used; it's possible to see where they saved on art assets, but for the most part the game feels as visually impressive as some AAA games ? Mechanics play well, but there's a lot of rough patches caused by the freeform gameplay, a lot of failures will be due to unavoidable situations ? The collectibles felt very well placed sometimes, and insanely placed other times -- ended up using a guide to avoid missing any of the more absurdly placed ones - Environments aside, the characters look pretty terrible; honestly, I would've preferred there not be any characters or much fewer than were shown
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Fanatical User
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Decent enough. Has some nice platforming parts and may keep you entertained for several hours.
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Fanatical User
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This has some fun gameplay and is artistically gorgeous. The gameplay starts to be problematic though. Even if you like first person jumping challenges, brace yourself for some rage. The story is ok, sort of the Twilight Zone meets Fraggle Rock. The story aspects of the game could have been better, but that wasn't my real problem. I didn't mind needing to account for momentum, the physics seemed fine. But then you add the level difficulty spiking and the registering of the grapple feeling inconsistent and you have a recipe for frustration. The devs seem like they knew what they were doing so it seemed almost sadistic that one second I felt like electric-whip-Spiderman and the next I felt electric-whip-JoeBeerbelly-guy. There should be a range of difficulties, but there is not. The soothing music and the stunning visuals help, but I decided to avoid a heart attack and watch the end on YouTube. I think if you like SEUM speedrunners you'll probably like this even though it has a more kiddish flavor to it. Despite it's flaws I still recommend this game because it is fun for a while and the level design is on my short list of prettiest ever.
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Fanatical User
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The physic-based games that lets you swing freely makes me go "yes"
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