Horace is a Platformer, Launches October 21 for Switch

Horace is a Platformer, Launches October 21 for Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2020 / 1,081 Views

Publisher 505 Games and developers Paul Helman and Sean Scaplehorn announced the platformer, Horace, will launch for the Nintendo Switch via the eShop on October 21 for $14.99. It first launched for PC via Steam in July 2019. Pre-orders include a 10 percent discount.

View the Switch announcement trailer for the game below:

Here is an overview of the game:

An unmissable tale of a small robot on a big adventure!

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 eras!

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!

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 life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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1 Comments

Soren0079 (on 01 October 2020)

For a minute I thought they were talking about the classic 8-bit game Horace but it seems that they've no connection to it.