One-to-One 24: Horses-in-games consultant Alice Ruppert

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How much do you know about horses? I don't know very much. As far as I'm concerned, they really can do press-ups like Roach in The Witcher 3, or double-jump like Torrent in Elden Ring.

Alice Ruppert knows a lot more about horses than I do. She's been obsessed with them ever since she was a child. She would draw them, play games about them, and many years later she would eventually make games about them.

How she got her horse-break in games makes for a great origin story. The way she tells it, she complained so much about bad horse representation in games that eventually someone gave her a job and told her to do better, and that's what she's doing now, making Horse Tales: Emerald Valley Ranch, which is coming out really soon.

A lot of that complaining - her word, by the way, not mine! - happened over on her brilliantly named website The Mane Quest. There, she looks in depth at horse games, points out some common mistakes they make, and offers tips on how they can do better.

To hear her at full gallop - ahem - tune into Episode 24 of One-to-one.

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