Made by just two people, Horace offers a huge adventure of exciting platforming while pushing the boundaries of the genre with a profound story of a small robot learning of life and Douglas Adams. A game made by videogame lovers for videogame lovers!
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Very Positive (78) - 96% of the 78 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 18, 2019
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July 25

Horace v 1.2 Now Available!

Thanks to everyone who has bought Horace – your positive comments have been overwhelming. We are flattered by the complements but we know some of you have experienced some bugs since launch.

Great news! We have just released a new patch (v1.2) which should clean up issues that you have raised making Horace even better! Thanks again for your feedback and we hope you continue to enjoy Horace.

PATCH NOTES (V 1.2)


- Improved support for other screen resolutions and monitor refresh rates. If you are still experiencing screen resolution problems with this build then please try holding SHIFT whilst launching the game. This will provide a dialog box with available screen resolutions and the ability to run the game full screen or in windowed mode.

- Frame rate related fixes. Some people with faster PC configurations may have experienced issues with the player robot not behaving correctly in some rooms (e.g. the battery placing room). These should now be fixed.

- Some minor graphics fixes in some parts of the game.

Unfortunately the V1.2 build does not solve the problem of missing backgrounds that some people are reporting. We are still trying to work out what the cause for this issue is.

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July 21

"Horace is the best indie game I’ve played in a very long time" - vgalmanac

“Horace is the best indie game I’ve played in a very long time, and already is at the top of my Game of the Year list. If I play a better game than Horace this year, I’ll be very surprised. It’s a must have.”

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Reviews

“If I play a better game than Horace this year, I’ll be very surprised.”
9.5/10 – VGAlmanac

“Horace might very well be the best platformer of 2019.”
9/10 – Cubed3

“A frankly gorgeous-looking pixel art platform adventure game.”
Kotaku UK

About This Game

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!

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System Requirements

    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

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