"The best platformer of 2019." Horace is a huge platforming adventure which pushes the boundaries of the genre with a profound story of a small robot learning of life, the universe and Douglas Adams. Made by videogame lovers for videogame lovers!


A game made by videogame lovers for videogame lovers!

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 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 “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 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 retro-inspired mini games and reunite Horace with his family.

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Horace Ratings & Reviews

  • 82%
    Critics Recommend
  • 81
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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by Steve C
9 / 10
Horace is essential for fans of retro games or hard platformers and a real contender for Indie Game of the Year.
by Christian Donlan
An inventive platformer with an unforgettable sense of style and wit.
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
A labour of love that pays brilliantly inventive tribute to the platform genre and the 8 and 16-bit eras in general.
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Horace System Requirements



OSWindows 7
OSWindows 10
CPUIntel i5
CPUIntel i7
GPUAny DX12 graphics card
GPUAny DX12 graphics card
DirectXDirectX Version: 12
DirectXDirectX Version: 12
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: French, German, Italian, Spanish (Spain), English
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