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Oct 21, 2020

Horace makes the jump to Nintendo Switch today

From Press Release:

CALABASAS, Calif. – October 21, 2020 – 505 Games is publishing the critical success Horace today for Nintendo Switch™, available to players from the Nintendo eShop in most regions for £10.99.

Meticulously crafted by two-person development team Paul Helman and Sean Scaplehorn, Horace is a unique and heart-warming gaming experience littered with 15+ hours of thrilling and challenging platforming, puzzle solving, and a host of mini games unfolding as a cinematic adventure for the ages. Metroidvania-inspired abilities are unlocked as players progress through challenging platforming areas while puzzles and difficult bosses invite players to further put their skills to test. 

“I am incredibly proud to bring Horace to the Nintendo Switch,” said Paul Helman, ‘lead’ developer of the ‘team’ of two behind Horace. “The game is essentially The sum total of my life’s work and my 25+ years in the games industry.  With such a small ‘team’, a ridiculous amount of effort was put into creating Horace.  Along with Sean Scaplehorn coding everything, I created all of the huge amount of art, music, wrote the story and designed all the gameplay by myself, so it’s great for our hard work pay off and finally see Horace on console.”

Laugh, cry, and cheer through a touching narrative following the titular Horace, a little robot with a big heart, through a hand-crafted and unforgettable journey. 

During development we always felt that the Nintendo Switch was a natural fit for Horace”, said Sean Scaplehorn, the coder of Horace.  “When the opportunity came to port to this platform we jumped at the chance, and we’re really proud of the end result.  Horace feels right at home on the Nintendo Switch.”

For more information about Horace and other 505 Games products, visit www.505games.com. 

Players can follow the Horace community at: https://twitter.com/horacedev.