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This masterpiece from Paul Helman and Sean Scapelhorn is a classic platformer that tells an emotional and surprisingly rich tale of self-discovery peppered with nostalgic popular culture references that will bring a smile to any gamer who enjoys the 8 and 16 bit era!

An unmissable tale of a small robot on a big adventure!
Made by just two people, Horace offers over 15 hours of exciting platforming and pushes the boundaries of the genre with profound storytelling and quirky and nostalgic pop culture references! A game made by videogame lovers for videogame lovers!
 

  • “A frankly gorgeous-looking pixel art platform adventure game” Kotaku UK
  • 9/10 "Might very well be the best platformer of 2019" Cub3d
  • “Horace’s heartwarming narrative pushes you through the hardcore gameplay, and the high quality aesthetic and music burns themselves into your brain” Escapist Magazine
  • 9/10 “Definitely one of the best Indie titles I have played this year” Demon Gaming
  • 9.5/10 “This is one of the best games of 2019 and one of the best independent games I have ever played” Way too many games
  • 8.5/10 "Manages to offer his own personal reading of the platform genre, surprisingly walking the streets of narration" Multiplayer.it
  • 8/10 "Unique, unsettling and surprising title". Everyeye.it
  • “Brilliantly exceeds expectations” PDVG
  • “Is a treat, and very well worth getting hold of” Get Indie Gaming


Adventure through hours and hours of varied gameplay, dubbed by many as Indie GOTY 2019! Overcome 2D platforming challenges with a unique twist, unlock new metroidvania inspired robot abilities, enjoy plenty of retro-inspired mini games and reunite Horace with his family.

A charming single player narrative that will make you laugh, cry and cheer!
Watch this hand-crafted, cinematic story unfold.

Stunning 2D pixel worlds made by just two people inspired by the ‘golden age’ of UK software development.

Meet dozens of weird and wonderful characters.
Bond with every character you meet and find Horace’s family.

Mind bending platforming puzzles.
Unlock new metroidvania inspired abilities and defy the laws of physics to overcome all obstacles.

Take on thrilling and difficult boss battles.
Each a refreshing take on the boss battle formula until the game's stunning conclusion!

Revisit arcade classics from the 90s!
Play retro inspired mini games which have been perfectly interwoven into the narrative!

There has never been a better time to jump in Horace! Save 40% for a limited time and experience this hidden gem about a small robot on a big adventure. Need a reason to buy the game? Well, here are 5: “Horace really could be one of the most charming games of the year.” Eurogamer “An endearing, nostalgic, platforming masterpiece” The Digital Fix “A real contender for Indie Game of the Year” The Sixth Axis “Horace is a treat, and very well worth getting hold of” Get Indie Gaming “If I play a bett...

2020-03-10

We noticed that some of our players were experiencing some bugs since our last update and this hotfix aims to fix those bugs we have seen our players experiencing. - Fix for any previously collected junk respawning on re-entering certain rooms when continuing a saved position from an older version of the game. - Fix for a progression blocking bug that could occur in the Prison section of the game if player was killed at the same time as unlocking a door. If you have encountered this problem you ...

2020-02-12

It's not been long since our last content update and we have some more content for you to enjoy in our latest v1.5.2 patch along with a couple of fixes. See the full patch notes below: * Hats! Once you've beaten the final boss in the game you'll notice that hat stands with a variety of fun head gear have appeared in the game world. Tap up when you find one to exchange your current hat for the one hanging on the hat stand. * Photo Booths! Another reward for beating the final boss is the addition ...

2020-02-06

Surprise! We are continuing to release new content for Horace and this small update brings some exciting new ideas that you won't want to miss! Features * The Ninja Suit! This becomes available to buy in the in-game shops towards the end of the game. It not only looks really cool but also gives you five seconds of absolute invulnerability, which should make reaching the magic 1,000,000 junk a bit easier. * Portable Game Guy Device! Also available to buy in the in-game shops is the GameGuy, a por...

2020-01-23

Horace, the ambitious story-driven 2D platformer that Eurogamer's Martin Robinson liked really rather a lot on its release last year, is currently free on the Epic Games Store, meaning you've yet another opportunity to expand your interminable gaming backlog. Developed by Paul Helman and Sean Scapelhorn, Horace casts players as the titular hero, a small robot "learning of life, the universe and Douglas Adams". Horace is, at least in part, a richly inventive platformer, offering up its own unique...

2020-01-17

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Any DX12 graphics card
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any, onboard

 

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

 

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i7
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Any DX12 graphics card
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any, or onboard

 

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