Alice Ruppert
Game Design | Game Development

Horsegame - Prototype

"Dream Project": Stardew Valley, but with horses
Team: Alice Ruppert
Role: Programming, Balancing, Game Design, Models & Animation

I've always lamented the absence of good horse games like the small handful I played as a child. I've grown up as a player, but the horse game / stable management genre seems to have stagnated for years. I've finally decided to take matters into my own hands and started working on my own game about horses.

The horsegame (working title) is intended to be a cute, cozy and wholesome game without combat of any kind. Caring for and riding horses and earning money to expand the stables are intended to be the core pillars of the gameplay.

My two main inspirations are 2016 farming game Stardew Valley (and by extension, the Harvest Moon series) and a 2003 PC Edutainment game called Pferd & Pony: Mein Pferdehof.

As of 2021, the project has been put on hold for various reasons. I would like to continue working on it in a more "official" capacity in the future, but am prioritizing other projects

I documented the projects development and progress on Twitter

A playable demo can be found here.