Horace - Pre-launch FAQ Guide

Hi everyone! As you may or may not know, Horace is scheduled to launch later this week. A platforming game at heart with metroidvania-inspired abilities to be unlocked as players progress through 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.

In the run up to launch, we wanted to cover a bunch of FAQs. Got any questions in addition to the ones answered below? Leave them in the comments and we’ll answer as many as we can.

Q: WHEN DOES HORACE LAUNCH ONTO STEAM?
A: Horace launches on July 18th, 2019.

Q: WHAT IS HORACE ALL ABOUT?
A: Horace is a story-driven, platform game peppered with nostalgic, popular culture references which will bring a smile to any gamer who enjoys the 8 and 16 bit era.

Learn how to master your strongest robot abilities and reunite Horace with his long-lost family. Adventure across the world – and time and space – to save mankind from total destruction. Run and jump your way through a comical but touching story told by the charming robot protagonist and use your wits to overcome classic 2D platforming challenges, all whilst cleaning up the mess left behind from the Robot War! Experience tons of variety along the way with parodies of classic mini games ranging from rhythm action to FPS.

Q: HOW MUCH WILL HORACE COST?
A: 505 Games is presenting players with an opportunity to help determine the launch price of Horace on Steam with a simple call-to-action of wishlisting the game from the official Steam page. Four wishlist tiers for Horace have been created, each with a corresponding launch discount reward only activated for players once the tier threshold is met.

If the final tier is reached by the community on Steam on or before the outlined deadline of Tuesday, July 16, Horace will be available for purchase to all players for as little as $3.75, €3.75, £2.50 (75% off) at launch for one week. There’s not much time left so be quick!

The game will convert back to its original full purchase price of $14.99/€14.99/£9.99 after the launch discount window concludes.

Wishlist Tiers and Corresponding Launch Discount Rewards…
• Tier 1: 1K wishlists = $13.49, €13.49, £8.99 (10% discount)
• Tier 2: 50K wishlists = $11.25, €11.25, £7.50 (25% discount)
• Tier 3 100K wishlists = $7.50, €7.50, £4.99 (50% discount)
• Tier 4: 200K wishlists – $3.75, €3.75, £2.50 (75% discount)

Q: WHAT ABOUT CONSOLE?
A: Right now, we have no plans to bring Horace to console. But should this ever change in the future, we will let you know here on our social channels.

Q: WHERE CAN I WISHLIST HORACE?
A: Head over to Steam to wishlist Horace! https://store.steampowered.com/app/629090/Horace/

Q: WILL HORACE EVER LAUNCH PHYSICALLY AT RETAIL?
A: There are currently no plans to launch Horace at retail.

Q: HOW MANY HOURS WILL I GET OUT OF HORACE?
A: It’s hard to say for sure. Horace could take you 20-30 hours to complete, depending on your familiarity with platforming and puzzle games. There is a ton of content available and you may spend hours procrastinating in the arcades in game.

Q: WHAT ARE THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO RUN HORACE?

MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel i5
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Any DX12 graphics card
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 12 GB available space
Sound Card: Any, onboard

RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel i7
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Any DX12 graphics card
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 12 GB available space
Sound Card: Any, or onboard

Q: WHICH LANGUAGES WILL HORACE SUPPORT?
A: Horace supports English VO only but will have subtitles for French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Q: WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HORACE?
A: Please visit the 505 Games website for more info on Horace – https://staging.505games.com/games/horace/

Q: CAN I CAPTURE / STREAM HORACE AT LAUNCH?
A: Absolutely! Be sure to include our social handles in your content so we can check it out ourselves.

Will you be downloading Horace when we launch later this week? Let us know in the comments below…