Horace, a unique and charming story-driven pixel platform adventure game featuring an eccentric blend of British humor and cinematic narrative, is available today on Steam for PC, published by 505 Games. Players can purchase and download Horace on Steam today at the special list price of $13.49, featuring a 10 percent launch discount available for one week only before returning to the standard list price of $14.99.
A platforming game at heart with metroidvania-inspired abilities to be unlocked as players progress through the game, Horace invites players to overcome challenging puzzles and defeat difficult bosses while evoking a range of emotions that will leave some laughing, crying and cheering their way through a touching narrative.
Developed by Paul Helman and Sean Scaplehorn, Horace is a delightful platformer which centers around an inspiring story of following one’s dreams. Paul Helman quit his job with the vision of creating a game he always wanted to play. Over the next six years, Horace was born with the ultimate aim of pairing a sprawling open world with a great story not typically associated with platform games. Inspired by recent indie gems and classic fan-favorites of the genre, Horace seeks to make an emotional connection through storytelling and features full cut scenes throughout to create a cinematic platform experience. Horace also comes packed with a host of mini games peppered throughout, many of which are inspired by classic games in pop culture history. A true labor of love, Horace is a hand-crafted experience that is sure to delight fans of the 8-bit and 16-bit era.