A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.
Developers make a wide variety of open-world crime games, but somehow no one has delivered on the concept of a Grand Theft Auto game with something other than cars. Developer Jutsu games released an Early Access version of its new game Rustler on Steam this week. And that game takes the GTA concept and replaces vehicles with god’s most beautiful and deadly creature: the horse.
I’ve played a chunk of the game, and you can watch some of those exploits in the video at the top of the page. But my quick impression is that the game delivers what it promises. It reminds me of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, but with a lot more horse.
The setting is actually medieval, which means you have plenty of castle guards to fend off. And it enables you to split up your time between a bustling town and the open countryside.
Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.
And while all of that works well, the game also nails that GTA-style irreverence. Knights ride horses with red and blue flashing lights on their heads. You can drop off your horse in clearly marked modern parking spots. And walls are covered in spray paint. That sense of humor gives it an edge that helps keep things fresh and fun.
But if that doesn’t sound like your thing, you could always stop to tend your farm and plow your fields.
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties