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At A Glance: Gone North Games

Gone North Games is a small studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded by 9 students with a passion for games and creating great experiences, their debut title is A Story About My Uncle. Coffee Stain Studios is supporting them by publishing their game.

A Story About My Uncle is a non-violent, first-person platform adventure game about a boy searching for his lost uncle and finding a world he couldn’t imagine existed. The beautiful art and mysterious story draw you while the focus on movement through the world creates a sensation of speed and freedom.

Play on: PC

Mini Q&A
Answers by Sebastian Eriksson, CEO

Why do you make games?
When deciding to go down the path to become game developers I think that we all did it partially because we were gamers ourselves, and there's always been that strange allure to one day get to make our own games. But now that we are in it I believe we'll keep doing it because of that magical feeling you get from seeing someone play and enjoy a game you've made. It's seriously intoxicating!

Why should people play A Story About My Uncle?

We believe that we've crafted an experience you can't get anywhere else. Except if you are secretly spiderman! Mixing grapple hook enabled freedom of movement with fast paced first person platforming and a story that starts of as a simple bedtime story but takes the player as far down the rabbit hole as they are willing to go.

What element of game design do you hold above all others?

In this time of free to play multiplayer games and procedurally generated worlds we wanted to make a genuinely hand crafted single player adventure, where the player get's to decide how to tackle the obstacles placed in front of them. It may seem like a pretty linear game, but what we show the player is only the easiest route forward. Giving the player this type of freedom has been one of our biggest design challenges, but it's also the thing we are most proud of.

Today's Stories:
Giveaway: Win a Copy of “A Story About My Uncle”:
Interview with Gone North Games CEO Sebastian Eriksson:
Developer Blog from Sebastian Zethraeus, Project Manager:
Some Words for A Story About My Uncle:

Day 1 | Gone North Games

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RexDD1360d ago

Haha he seems like pretty cool guy.

Nicominoru1360d ago

This game looks pretty nice actually, it seems like Mirror's Edge meets Spider-Man.

kingdom181360d ago

Now that sounds like a beautiful combination.

randomass1711358d ago

Indeed. I like the sci-fi aesthetic they went with for this one. Very interesting looking premise.

PrimeGrime1360d ago

The more I read about this, the more I want to give it a try and it actually looks very good graphically also. Only $13 on Steam.

Hellsvacancy1360d ago

It's the first i've seen of it, it looks amazing

waltyftm1359d ago

Agreed, very cool stuff.

Robochobo1360d ago

Will check the game out on Steam. Had no idea it even released.