A new teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming Indie platformer “A Story About My Uncle.” by the newly-formed developers Gone North Games.
From the trailer the game seems to be following in the trend of many recent Indie Games such as 'Gone Home' in being expressly designed as sombre experiences to wrench at all those inner feels. The awesome thing about Indie gaming is that games that major studios would never support because there's not enough driving, guns and room for DLC packs can just be made by small teams or even individuals and then released over platforms such as Steam.
The game is built with the Unreal Engine and tells the story of a boy who searches for his long lost uncle and finds himself in a world he couldn't imagine ever existed. The game is intrinsically not violent and will focus on story, emotion and exploration.
The game was originally a university project that got nominated for the 2012 Swedish game awards. The students formed their own company as a result called Gone North Games and are preparing to release a full version of the game on Steam.
A demo for this early version of the game is available here. The full title is set to be released this summer 2014. Coffee Chain Studios are publishing the title. They were the publishers behind Sanctum and its sequel which sold over 1.6 million copies as well as the infamous Goat Simulator set to be released in spring 2014.
They had this to say. “We’re really excited to bring this game to Steam! At first we were sceptic to publish games we haven’t made ourselves, but once we tried out A Story About My Uncle, we were hooked! They really nailed the sense of speed, freedom and adventure in the game, and we can’t wait to bring this story-based, non-violent indie game to Steam. Coffee Stain Studios is the indie developer and publisher behind Sanctum and Sanctum 2, the tower defense/FPS hybrid games that have sold over 1.6 million copies in total. They are currently working on Goat Simulator, which is set to release in spring 2014.