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About Horace

About this game

Eccentric British humour blended with a cinematic narrative that has never been seen before in a platform adventure game!

Horace is a story-driven, platform game peppered with nostalgic, popular culture references which will bring a smile to any gamer who enjoys the 8 and 16 bit era!

Learn how to master your strongest robot abilities and reunite Horace with his long-lost family. Adventure across the world - and time and space - to save mankind from total destruction! Run and jump your way through a comical but touching story told by the charming robot protagonist and use your wits to overcome classic 2D platforming challenges, all whilst cleaning up the mess left behind from the Robot War! Experience tons of variety along the way with parodies of classic mini games ranging from rhythm action to FPS!

Adventure through the charming single player narrative. Laugh, cry and cheer! Watch this hand-crafted, cinematic story unfold

Explore stunning 2D pixel worlds. Inspired by the ‘golden age’ of UK software development with hidden surprises to be found.

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

Challenging platforming based puzzles. Gain new abilities on your adventure and defy the laws of physics to overcome all obstacles.

Defeat those that stand in your way in tough boss battles. Hone your skills and take on 12 thrilling and difficult boss battles!

Revisit arcade classics from the 90s! Play over 10 mini games, each a witty parody of a classic arcade game and become the ultimate video games champion!

Game Details

Release Date:
July 18, 2019
Developers:
Paul Helman
Sean Scaplehorn
Publisher:
505 Games
Supported Languages:
English +

Product Requirements

Minimum:

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

Critic Reviews

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"Without thinking about what could have been and stopping to certainties, we can say that Horace is a unique title, surprising and surprising, difficult to describe in all its...
90 / 100
"While Horace himself might not be the most emotionally intelligent protagonist, the same cannot be said for his namesake game. Horace has an emotional depth that even the best...
85 / 100
"Horace is a nice surprise: a fun platform game with a good narrative. A great tribute to the 16 bit era."
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Tough
34.78%
Unforgiving
4.35%
Relax & enjoy! 60.87%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
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Played It
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Halfway
12%
Beat It
40%
Conquered It
16%
Completionist! 16%  of players have Conquered It

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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 61% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 39% of GameFAQs users said Horace is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Horace is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i5
  • Memory: 4 MB 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 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any DX12 graphicas card
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any, or onboard
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 19 hours. 100% of users played Horace for over 12 hours.
Yes, Horace has broad critical consensus. 89% of critics on Metacritic recommend Horace. The Metascore is 81 out of 100.
Horace was released on July 18, 2019
Horace is published by 505 Games
Horace was developed by Paul Helman and Sean Scaplehorn
Fanatical users tagged Horace as Story Rich, Adventure, Action, and Platformer
Fanatical users tagged Horace as Pixel Graphics, Difficult, Cinematic, and Comedy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Horace as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Horace as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Horace as Action

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