CEO & 2D-artist
Community Manager & 3D-artist
Tirna Kristine Mellum
Project Manager & 3D-artist
Marius Mobæk Strømmevold
Finance Manager & Animator
Brage Pedersen Moberg
August 1, 2021
Raidho Games is a Norwegian independent game studio working on Astride, a new horse game based in a fictional Scandinavia.
Raidho Games was founded in 2021 by five game developers. They teamed up to start creating Astride. Astride was a passion project for three of the five developers, who grew up with horses and video games. They quickly gained a community following, which has been steadily growing since. In November 2021, Astride received its first funding from Østnorsk Filmsenter, and in January 2022, Raidho Games set up their offices at Hamar Game Collective, a cluster of game companies in Hamar.
After realizing the one good horse game they were wishing for never came, the team made the decision to start developing Astride, a horse game with the ambition to cover a range of disciplines within the equestrian sport and culture while keeping a semi-realistic look and experience for the players. Astride will not only be focusing on horse training and competitions, but also caretaking, stable management, and exploration. There will be a story for the players to unravel, which is connected to the stable and town.
Astride's mission is to push the genre standards to new heights with added realism, difficulty, and other aspects. Astride will be released as early access on Steam for PC and Mac. Other platforms such as Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch will be explored.
Astride has had a successful Kickstarter campaign that ran from March 11th until April 10th, 2022. The initial goal of €30,000 Euros was reached just after two weeks, on March 16th. Upon the Kickstarter's end, Astride had been supported with a total of €44,080 Euros by 1,030 unique backers.
Steam for Windows/Mac/Linux, with a possibility of PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.
Astride was released as an Early Access title on Steam on June 2nd, 2023. The full release will be around 2025-2026.
Simulation, Roleplaying, Multiplayer, PvP
Price and marketing model
Astride's Early Access price is set to €25 EUR. The full release price will increase once the game's development is complete. Astride will require a one-time purchase and will have DLCs after the full release.
English and Norwegian. More languages will be added if the demand is high enough and we have enough resources to do so.