Epic Games Store's new free game is now available to download, no strings attached. More specifically, Epic Games has revealed that Horace, which only released this past July, is now available for free to anyone who has an Epic Games Store account. And that's it. There's no catch, other than that you need to download the game before January 23. However, once you do this, it's yours to keep and play as much as you want.
For those that don't know: Horace arrived on the scene back in July, and while it flew under the radar of many, it reviewed well with both fans and critics, garnering a very solid 81 on Metacritic. Made by just two people and publisher by 505 Games, it is currently only available on PC.
"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 era! 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 game made by videogame lovers for videogame lovers!"
Horace is available on the PC, and is currently free on the Epic Games Store. Below, you can read more about it, courtesy of an official rundown of its key features:
- A charming single player narrative that will make you laugh, cry and cheer! Watch this hand-crafted, cinematic story unfold.
- Stunning 2D pixel worlds made by just two people inspired by the ‘golden age’ of UK software development.
- Meet dozens of weird and wonderful characters. Bond with every character you meet and find Horace’s family.
- Mind bending platforming puzzles. Unlock new metroidvania inspired abilities and defy the laws of physics to overcome all obstacles.
- Take on thrilling and difficult boss battles. Each a refreshing take on the boss battle formula until the game's stunning conclusion!
- Revisit arcade classics from the 90s! Play retro inspired mini games which have been perfectly interwoven into the narrative!
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