When a game is called 'A Story About My Uncle' you tend to have some expectations. I'm thinking indie game, serious. Serious themes. I'm thinking Gone Home, Dear Esther. I'm thinking slow paced, exploration, voice overs. I wasn't thinking insane first person Mario Galaxy style platforming in an insane, schizophrenic universe. Nope. I wasn't thinking about that at all.
But that's basically what A Story About My Uncle is, and it looks impressive. Extremely impressive.
The game appears to centre around a Metroid Prime-esque gravity tether that drags you towards distant platforms and allows you to swing through the environment. It's a good sign that simply watching the above video is entertaining in the video game sense — almost as though I can parse how it would feel to navigate this game space. I can understand how rewarding that would be, just from watching.
I think that's a good sign.
A Story About My Uncle hits Steam May 28.