A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Inspired by the great Australian tradition of horse races like the Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and yes - even "The Everest"! YOU control the action by racing your horse on to victory!

Use the Settings menu to choose your horse name.

How To Play

  • Press [SPACE] or click your mouse button to collect the stars at the right pace to gallop ahead to victory ๐Ÿ†
  • Miss a star and you'll slacken off ๐ŸŽ 
  • Get your timing wrong and fall back ๐ŸŒ

Sprinty Steed is an easy to play horse racing game suitable for everyone! It has a very simple play mechanic so you don't need to know anything about horse racing, but you might find it to be more fun if you know what a horse is ๐Ÿ˜„

This project began as a last minute sprint the weekend before Melbourne Cup in 2014 with the original game being made in just 4 hours!

It has since become a 'tradition' to add a little more to the game each year during the Spring Carnival in time for the Melbourne Cup.

Winx horse made her debut in 2014, the same year I originally made this game. Since then she has gone on to become an amazing legend! On the 27th October 2018, Race 9 at Moonee Valley, she won her 4th consecutive Cox Plate and her 29th consecutive win!

Working on this game has brought me in touch with the high spirits that embrace the horse racing community. Although I'm certainly not a seasoned punter, I now know the thrill of the race and the highs and lows that make the community so exciting and enthusiastic! Oh yeah, everyone dresses so nice!

I'm one bloke who has grown to love the races, and this game is my tribute.

I hope you enjoy it! Let me know if you like it! If you don't, then please send me your constructive criticism ๐Ÿ˜„

Coming Soon

  • Horse selection
  • Multiplayer!
  • Race recording and social sharing


  • Google Play games integration (Android)
  • Leaderboards (Android)
  • Achievements (Android)
  • New 'beat' based game mechanic
  • More challenging rivals
  • Improved scenery (more to come)
  • New sound track
  • Improved audio management
  • Faster race time
  • Clearer horse name text
  • Choose to show or hide horse names


  • Improved graphical elements
  • New set of horses
  • Thematic GUI
  • A lot of refactored code so I can soon release:
    • Achievements (android)
    • Shared Leaderboards (android)


  • Standard Race mode - you can reach a finish line!
  • Instruction/splash screen (Android version)
  • Game over leaderboard showing
    • Finishing place rank
    • Score
  • Cleanup audio and mixer
  • Converted from web game to support:
    • Android
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux


  • Extended SFX and Music
  • Start Menu and Settings menu
  • Ability to rename your horse, or choose a random name


  • Original prototype game
  • Endless race
  • Basic sound effects
  • Initial game play mechanic

What will come next? Thinking about power ups, improved horse race mechanic and multiplayer!

Let me know what you want, and I'll prioritise based on feedback!


Buy Now$2.95 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.95 USD. You will get access to the following files:

sprinty-steed-2018.tgz 24 MB
Sprinty Steed 2018 Installer.dmg 124 MB
sprinty-steed-2018-setup-x64.exe 16 MB
sprinty-steed-2018-setup-x86.exe 14 MB

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