Explore Astride, a horse game set in a Scandinavian-inspired environment.
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Mixed (169) - 50% of the 169 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 2, 2023
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Raidho Games consists of a small team of five game developers. Early Access allows the team to further develop the game while you get to be in on the journey. As an added bonus, we will be able to receive feedback from the players while developing the game, which in return will help us make fixes and changes for a better game experience. There will be many updates to the game during early access which will add more features and content.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early access is estimated to end in 2026. This is when the full version of the game should be finished.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“At the very start of early access, the game will have a short list of features. The players will be able to create their own horses and ride around in a limited environment with an outside and inside riding arena. Show jumping will be available from early access launch where the players can ride through obstacle courses with their horses. The multiplayer feature will be available where players can join or host servers with friends.

For the full game, we have a long list of features and content that will be added during early access up until the full release. This includes new horse breeds, other disciplines such as cross country and dressage, horse care and stable management, breeding and genetics, trail riding, map exploration, quests, and more. More information about planned features can be found on our website.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“From the very first early access version, players can create their horses, ride around the different arenas, and do show jumping with their horses. With multiplayer, players can join or host instances to play together. Please see the game description on the Store Page for the list of currently available features.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“After we leave the early access period, the price of Astride will be raised in accordance with the amount of features and content.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Astride has a dedicated Discord community server where we post work in progress of the game five times a week, Monday through Friday. We have surveys, suggestions and ideas channels and engage the community to brainstorm with us.”
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About This Game

Astride In Early Access

Be a part of the early development of Astride by joining the early access program. As our team continues to work on the game, we will be releasing frequent updates and collaborating with our community to shape the ultimate horse-riding experience. Be sure to read up on the currently available game features before purchasing, so you know exactly what to expect from the game. Astride is currently in a pre-alpha state.

As an early access title, Astride is still in development, but you can play and test out the features and game mechanics that have been implemented so far. You can expect limited features as the game is still a work in progress. However, this presents an excellent opportunity for you to provide feedback and help shape the game's development. With each update, the game will become more polished and packed with new content, providing players an exciting and evolving experience.

The game's development team welcomes your feedback and suggestions as they work to refine and perfect the game. Your participation in shaping Astride's future is essential. To give feedback regarding Astride, please head over to the Steam discussion forums or join our official Discord server and use the respected channels and forums for providing your valuable feedback.

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Features Currently Available

  • Horse customization - The Astride horse creator offers an array of horse coat color options for you to discover. Select base colors, face markings (full-face, upper, and lower-face), leg markings, tobiano patterns, and more to customize your horse's appearance. Observe how various genes influence the coat and bring your dream horse to life!

  • Multiplayer - Whether you prefer playing with friends or riding out alone, Astride offers a fully functional multiplayer feature. Explore the indoor and outdoor arenas with your friends or complete strangers. You have the flexibility to host private servers for intimate gatherings or join public servers to meet fellow players from around the world.

  • Show jumping prototype - The initial iteration of the show jumping system is now available for testing. Observe how strides impact the horse's jumping capabilities and master the art of creating the ideal lineup for jumping. Stay tuned for additional updates to the jumping prototype in the near future.

  • Dressage prototype - The dressage prototype is now available in Astride. Choose between three different dressage tests and gain scores. Follow the path and switch gaits at the perfect moment. Dressage is still in development and will keep getting updates over time.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD RYZEN 5 1500
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 11
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K
    • Memory: 32 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space

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