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A Story About My Uncle

4 weeks ago

Feature: Learn the ropes

The decade, as told in grappling hooks

The last ten years have brought us many joys. We've already celebrated the best games of the past decade, but with such scattergun nomination comes neglect. Only three of the fifty games we picked had grappling hooks, so clearly the entire endeavour was pointless and you will need an alternative resource. Here's my definitive guide to the swinging tenties. I haven't mentioned Worms, because they…

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3 years ago

Feature: Jump for joy.

Have You Played… A Story About My Uncle?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. A Story About My Uncle [official site] is a non-combat, narrative-leaning platformer from the same folks responsible for Goat Simulator. It tells a whimsical tale about a boy, his nomad and currently missing uncle, a fantasy realm, and jumping. Lots and lots of…

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6 years ago

Feature: Avuncular

A Story About My Uncle review

A Story About My Uncle is actually a story about the narrator's uncle told as a bedtime story to a small child. Said uncle is a brilliant scientist - a whimsical and even-tempered version of Uncle Quentin from the Famous Five books. A blackboard in his abandoned house reveals that he has built some kind of waste disposal system possibly powered by starlight. The story…

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A Story About My Uncle I Guess But Mostly Grappling Hooks

Hey gang, and welcome back to another exciting round of Judge A Game By Its Name! Today we're looking at A Story About My Uncle. You're thinking 2D puzzle-platformer, right? Monochromatic palette, perhaps accented with red. Lots of slow walking sections with quiet introspective narration, surely? If that's your final answer, then I'm sorry to say you haven't won today, as it's actually a first-person…

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Avuncular Return: A Story About My Uncle, Soon For A Buck

I've a few uncles, but if I was to tell a story about one of them, I'd probably pick the one who worked with Patrick Stewart and Sean Bean. Though I can understand why, if given the choice, you might go for the one capable of inter-dimensional travel and grappling hook tomfoolery. A Story About My Uncle was a fun, free, first-person platformer released in…

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8 years ago