I’ve promised many interesting pieces of news in 2014 from Coffee Stain, and this is one of them!
Coffee Stain Studios has partnered up with Gone North Games, the team behind A Story About My Uncle, to finish and release the game on Steam in 2014!
A Story About My Uncle is a non-violent, story-focused First-Person platform adventure game built in the Unreal Engine, (which we’ve had years of experience in with Sanctum and Sanctum 2). It is a story about a boy who searches for his lost uncle and ends up in a world he couldn’t imagine existed.
A demo of A Story About My Uncle was developed by a group of University students that came to us this summer and asked us to help finish and publish their game. Initially we were pretty sceptical to being a publisher, as we prefer making games from scratch ourselves instead, but once we tried out A Story About My Uncle, we were hooked!
I’ll have to start by talking a bit about the movement in A Story About My Uncle - it feels amazing and is very different from other games. The movement is kind of core-gameplay in A Story About My Uncle, it focuses heavily on a grappling hook-mechanic that gives the player a wonderful sense of speed and freedom. Have you ever used the Ninja Rope in Worms? Imagine that, but in a first-person perspective, in a setting with a completely unique art style and a mystery story unraveling slowly before you.
The game is first and foremost developed by Gone North Games, but we will help them finish the game, polish it, and publish it on Steam some time this year. That of course, leaves the mysterious question unanswered: What game is the main part of Coffee Stain Studios working on?
Well, I'll tell you that later ;)