A Story About My Uncle

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.
Minimum Requirements
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 Specifications
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
Minimum Requirements
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 Specifications
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
Minimum Requirements
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 Specifications
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
  • What pleasantly surprised me is that A Story About My Uncle doesn't focus exclusively on the story itself, but puts great emphasis on the simple yet engrossing narrative. This results in a high sense of immersion which becomes apparent only at the very end of the narration. ASAMU is certainly a non-violent interactive story videogame that pushes the genre one step forward, through its platforming mechanics. For anyone who thought Dear Esther as a surprising alternative to conventional gaming, ASAMU will certainly not disappoint.

  • With a price point of only $15, A Story About My Uncle is a must-own for anyone who loves games that make them think and can appreciate a good platforming challenge as well.

  • Unfortunately, the last quarter of A Story About My Uncle does become a little too repetitive, and slightly overly obscure grapple set pieces require blind luck more often than skill. That said, this is still a great adventure - one which will return you to childhood fantasy, and one which will far from get your goat.

  • A Story About My Uncle is a fast, evocative and surprisingly good first person platform.

  • The production by Gone North Games is able to offer a great gaming experience, which, however, suffers from a longevity may be inadequate. Despite this flaw is recommended buying the stock, and will not fail to satisfy lovers of the good platform supported by suggestive settings.

  • A unique platform game with clever ideas, imaginative gameplay and a well written story. A Story About My Uncle is one of a few indie titles you can buy immediately without waiting for a flash sale or a bundle.

  • The premise of the story is interesting and gets you hooked, and even though the game is linear and demands near perfect execution for many of its puzzles, it's still an interesting mechanical and visual experience, but A Story About My Uncle ultimately disappoints by ending very abruptly and not getting anywhere.

  • A captivating and engaging experience. Once you put on that suit and are launched into the sky, you begin a journey that will have you smiling throughout, even during the challenging moments.

  • Quotation forthcoming.

  • Fast, fluid and fun first-person platforming tied together with a warm narrative. Pace slows near the end, though.

  • It’s a short experience, clocking in at only a few hours, but it’s an adventure I enjoyed taking.

  • A Story About My Uncle has got a nice concept, great controls and some nice level design, but it feels like a game that could have been so much better with more depth and polish.

  • As the first game from Gone North, A Story About My Uncle is a great start for the studio. Effective storytelling and dynamic gameplay mechanics are the best side of this game. However there are some bugs, but still ASAMU is worth playing.

  • A Story About My Uncle accomplishes its goal of creating a feeling through controls that many games aspire to, but fail to grasp. My biggest takeaway from the game was wishing there was more of it; the game does a phenomenal job of making it exciting merely to be present in and move about its world, if only for a fleeting visit.

  • For $13, players looking for a unique experience will find it here. Keep in mind, there is some trial and error platforming awaiting would-be players that can get nerve-racking after a while, and some of the dialog delivery is off, but the world itself is colorful and interesting and while it may be delivered slightly off at times, the story is rather interesting.

  • Considering all the flitting around, the entertainment is sometimes teetering on the edge of frustration, but otherwise a search for the lost uncle is a sweet treat for a weekend, which lacks only deeper depictions of the world "on the other side" along with a stronger dramatic arc.

  • A Story About My Uncle is a first-person platformer with some good ideas and beautiful environments. The indie game uses a Portal-/BioShock Infinite-like layout and seems to become a fantastic experience, but then suddenly is out of levels. Because of the strongly varying difficulty and a story focuses on kids, we wonder what age the game is actually meant for.

  • In A Story About My Uncle, you will cross a hostile and fragmented world to find your adventurer uncle. The game is easy and short, but pleasant, and its story is really moving in the end.

  • When the game lets its main character race through the world, bounding across chasms and flinging himself here and there with the grapple, it is really wonderful. That happens all too rarely, however, and instead the game breeds repeated frustration brought on by the difficulty of figuring out where the protagonist should grapple, why he can't, or what to do about it.

  • Games Master UK

    Despite jarring control issues there's still much to admire here in the tone and beautiful locations. [Sept 2014, p.71]

  • The best thing about A Story About My Uncle is its scenery design, which will often leave you with your mouth open, but the rest of the game is not that great.

  • A Story About My Uncle is a game with big intentions. It’s fun to jump around and the mechanics often works pretty well, but the difficulty is unbalanced, which leads to a lot of frustration. Together with a story that never reaches its full potential A Story About My Uncle is a bit disappointing.

  • A good start for the Swedish software house, but the game lacks personality and the central part of the story isn't interesting as the incipit.

  • CD-Action

    After every moment of enjoyable flight or other dynamic event comes a segment that requires patience and counting seconds to time the next jump right. It’s a pity that instead of A Story About Jumping Around Like A Maniac we got such a drag. [8/2014, p.71]

A Story About My Uncle
$14.99 $4.50
Title: A Story About My Uncle
Genre: Adventure, Casual, Indie
Released: 28 May 2014
Developer: Gone North Games
Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing
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  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Full controller support
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