Horace
Release Date: 18 Jul, 2019
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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!


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows
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:
  • 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
Top of the class!
Top of the class!
Completed basic robot training.
Cleaning Virgin
Cleaning Virgin
Clean up your first thing.
Cleaning Beginner
Cleaning Beginner
Clean 1000 things.
Spider-robot
Spider-robot
Climb walls with the Shoees for the first time.
First time outdoors
First time outdoors
Venture out of the mansion.
Fire and rescue
Fire and rescue
Rescue the family from the burning house.
Cleaning Master
Cleaning Master
(Secret achievement)
Ginger Tom
Ginger Tom
Return the blind man's cat.
Do Androids dream?
Do Androids dream?
Of dead Old Men?
Neat and Tidy
Neat and Tidy
Use the Atlas Gloves to tidy up the village hall.
Killing Machine
Killing Machine
Defeat the K-Bot 100 Boss.
Lots of small problems
Lots of small problems
Defeat the Nanobot Boss.
Cor-blimey trousers
Cor-blimey trousers
(Secret achievement)
Percussionist
Percussionist
Learn to play the drums.
Prison break
Prison break
Spring Logan from prison.
A ton
A ton
Earn £100 from jobs, junk yards and other winnings.
Dry spell
Dry spell
Help to wash dishes.
Bag of sand
Bag of sand
(Secret achievement)
Alreet, pet!
Alreet, pet!
Help to make bricks.
Insert coin
Insert coin
Play an arcade game.
This is the age
This is the age
Take your first train ride.
Postie
Postie
Help to sort the post.
Consumer
Consumer
Buy an item from a shop.
Loaded
Loaded
(Secret achievement)
Clear the Decks
Clear the Decks
Kidnap Mr Deck from the TV Studio.
Cleaning Professional
Cleaning Professional
(Secret achievement)
Wonderland!
Wonderland!
Meet up with Alice and Sim.
Life is a state of mind
Life is a state of mind
Go on a most excellent adventure with the Professor.
Family Reunion
Family Reunion
Reunite with Heather and the Old Lady.
Gardening time
Gardening time
Defeat the Earth boss.
Lick of paint
Lick of paint
(Secret achievement)
It's a secret!
It's a secret!
(Secret achievement)
Blowing in the wind
Blowing in the wind
Defeat the Air boss.
Water way to go
Water way to go
Defeat the Water boss.
Shopaholic
Shopaholic
(Secret achievement)
Flame off!
Flame off!
Defeat the Fire boss.
Unbuttered fingers
Unbuttered fingers
(Secret achievement)
Out of this world
Out of this world
Travel to the secret moon base.
Brain storming
Brain storming
Defeat the Ether boss.
Bell 222
Bell 222
Defeat the helicopter boss.
I am the champion
I am the champion
Win The One Tournament.
Weary of life
Weary of life
Die 1000 times.
Trial by fire
Trial by fire
(Secret achievement)
Mercy, merci
Mercy, merci
(Secret achievement)
Game over
Game over
Complete the game.
Games master
Games master
(Secret achievement)
Big thumbs up!
Big thumbs up!
Complete all other achievements.
Hacker
Hacker
(Secret achievement)
Cleaning Wizard
Cleaning Wizard
(Secret achievement)
Mission complete
Mission complete
(Secret achievement)
Gallons of paint
Gallons of paint
(Secret achievement)
Quack quack
Quack quack
(Secret achievement)
Trainspotter
Trainspotter
(Secret achievement)
Cartographer
Cartographer
Complete the auto map by visiting every room in the mansion.
Avoid the blame
Avoid the blame
(Secret achievement)
Slam dunk
Slam dunk
(Secret achievement)
Top secret!
Top secret!
(Secret achievement)
Mode 7
Mode 7
(Secret achievement)

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