Horace is a narrative-heavy pixel art platformer by Paul Helman and Sean Scaplehorn. As the eponymous character, a sentient robot, you are tasked to clean one million things while living with your owners, who treat you like family. A tragedy causes you to shut down, awakening years later alone, but still driven by your prime directive and a yearning to bring everyone back together.
Ultimately, Horace’s heartwarming narrative pushes you through the hardcore gameplay, and the high-quality aesthetic and music burn themselves into your brain. Horace may be an unforgiving platformer, but it’s well worth the challenge. The game is out now on Steam.
Watch our full Review in 3 Minutes for Horace, by KC Nwosu.
Review copy provided by the publisher. Reviewed on PC.