Horace, Metroidvania-style platformer arrives on Windows PC

Horace, a unique and charming story-driven pixel platform adventure game featuring an eccentric blend of British humour and cinematic narrative, is available on Steam for Windows PC, published by 505 Games.

A platforming game at heart with metroidvania-inspired abilities to be unlocked as players progress through the game, Horaceinvites 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.