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505 Games, Sean Scaplehorn, Paul Helman
Jul 18, 2019 - PC

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
9 / 10
IGN Italy
7.7 / 10
God is a Geek
8.5 / 10
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Nintendo Life
10 / 10
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Horace Launch Trailer - Out Now on Steam! [ESRB]

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Horace Announcement Trailer - Coming July 18 2019

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Critic Reviews for Horace

An inventive platformer with an unforgettable sense of style and wit.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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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.

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Horace is a piece of art: music, story, ideas and design of the robot are gorgeus, even if gameplay and controls lack in polishness and the entire experience is a bit too long. Be read to shed tears for Horace. It'll be worth it, expecially in this Nintendo Switch version.

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A genre shifting game packed full of charm and references, Horace is a robotic adventure that must be experienced to be believed.

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Horace is an incredible game that is packed to the brim with content and character. Although it’s steeped in nostalgia, it can hold its head high on its own merit as a great platform adventure title. With tight controls, varied gameplay, and a fantastic script, those who didn’t get to experience Horace before should definitely check it out on the Switch.

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Horace is a charming homage to an era of gaming and culture that’s rapidly fading into the sunset, yet it never rests of the nostalgia factor to keep the player engaged.

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Horace is something very special — the only vaguely negative thing we can say about it is the fact that there are so many spectacularly brilliant indie games on Switch already vying for your attention that we fear Horace may fall somewhat by the wayside. If you have any interest in superb level design, excellent storytelling, terrific art, evocative music, great characters, hilarious situations and emotional gut-punches, Horace is a no-brainer. It's moving without being manipulative, clever without being smug, and nostalgic without being a lazy rehash.

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