New Game Modes and Features Released for 'Horace'
I never did find time to check out Horace, an indie platformer with an adorable 16-bit styled robot hero, and if you’re in the same boat now’s the time with a 20% off sale and a pile of new modes and features added to the game!
The Time Machine gives you the ability to go back and re-fight boss battles to improve your score, while the Cinema and Gramophone allow you to revisit cutscenes and musical tracks. Not good at the game? They’ve added in game cheats so you can get yourself a little help!
Here’s the press release:
INDIE DARLING ‘HORACE’ RECEIVES NEW GAME MODES AND FEATURES
The Acclaimed Cinematic Platform Adventure Game Available for 20% Off for One Week Only
CALABASAS, CA, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2019 – Horace, the indie cinematic platform adventure game from two-man development team Paul Helman and Sean Scaplehorn, is receiving a wealth of new features, game modes and in-game items available to players in a free content update on Steam. Players unfamiliar with the hand-crafted platform adventure, critically praised for its delightful mix of nostalgic pop culture references and unique storytelling, can take advantage of a limited run 20% off discount available on Steam for one week only.
A platforming game at heart with Metroidvania-inspired abilities to be unlocked through progress in the game, Horace invites players to overcome challenging puzzles and defeat difficult bosses while evoking a range of emotions that will leave some laughing, crying and cheering their way through a touching narrative. The latest free game update treats new and existing players to more ways to interact with this pixel perfect world, including:
- The Time Machine: The Time Machine will allow players to revisit old boss fights completed during normal gameplay. By revisiting boss battles and achieving better results, players can unlock in-game movies and music tracks for the Cinema and Gramophone.
- Cinema: Located at the top of the players’ mansion, the new cinema will allow players to re-watch their favorite cutscenes from the game. Cutscenes are unlocked through normal gameplay, by beating boss challenges in The Time Machine or by picking up a Bad RAM item from the game.
- Gramophone: The Gramophone is unlocked within the Cinema and is where players will be able to listen to musical tracks featured in the game. Tracks are unlocked through normal gameplay or by revisiting boss battles in The Time Machine.
- Arcade Game Cheats: Players can add extra lives and give themselves added time bonuses during Horace’s mini arcade games by purchases the BASIC Floppy Disk from the in-game shop.
Horace is a delightful platformer centered around a heartwarming story of following one’s dreams. Inspired by recent indie gems and classic fan-favorites of the genre, Horace seeks to make an emotional connection through storytelling and features full cut-scenes throughout to create a cinematic platform experience. Packed with a host of arcade mini-games, many of which are inspired by classic games in pop culture history, Horace is a hand-crafted experience that is sure to delight fans of the 8-bit and 16-bit era.
For more information on Horace and other 505 Games products, please visit: www.505agmes.com and follow the Horace community at: https://twitter.com/horacedev
About 505 Games
505 Games, a subsidiary of the Italian entertainment company Digital Bros., is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and skill levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC (Steam and GoG) and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.
Publishing highlights in premium games include Remedy Entertainment’s critically-acclaimed Control, Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, ABZÛ, Virginia and How to Survive. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include No Man’s Sky, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Dead by Daylight and Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Indivisible (from Lab Zero, the development team behind Skullgirls), Typhoon Studios’ comedic action-exploration game Journey to the Savage Planet and dance-fitness game Zumba® Burn it Up! for Nintendo Switch™.
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