Welcome to River Horse

Born in 2010, River Horse was created to publish Alessio Cavatore’s own series of games, but since its inception its resources have been stretched to accommodate the many companies who wanted to hire the services of River Horse’s pool of game designers and graphic designers.

Since then, River Horse has produced or supported the production of many games.

River Horse’s team includes a bunch of enthusiastic fellows with lots of experience in the fields of games design, web-based entrepreneurship and corporate licensing. As well as designing our own products, we aim to support and advise any company that can benefit from our experience and skills through consultancies, commissions, joint-ventures, etc.

Consulting and services

Miniature games design (Wargames)
Boardgames design
Translation services
Online games
e-books

Meet the Team

    So… if you have a problem (with your game), if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… The RH-Team!

ALESSIO CAVATORE

ALESSIO CAVATORE

(Partner, MANAGING DIRECTOR)

In the last twenty years, Origins awards winner Alessio Cavatore has designed or co-designed many miniatures wargames and board games – titles like Warhammer, 40K, The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, Kings of War, Bolt Action, Deus Vult, Shuuro, Loka, Waterloo - Quelle Affaire!, Terminator Genisys, etc.; not to mention a plethora of expansions and other type of supplements and support material for these systems that is way too long to list here.

In 2010, he has founded River Horse to publish his own games and to collaborate as a consultant with many other well-known publishers in the gaming industry.

River Horse has recently designed and published the board game of Jim Henson‘s Labyrinth, and is busy designing Tails of Equestria - a role-playing game based on Hasbro’s My Little Pony. Boardgames on the Hunt for Red October and the Hunger Games will also follow soon.

ALBERTO GIUSTI

ALBERTO GIUSTI

(Partner, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT)

Alberto Giusti has always worked in the internet industry and has founded several companies in the ICT field.
River Horse Games is his opportunity to explore a new business area with his sales and marketing competencies.

HUGO PRITCHARD-LAW

HUGO PRITCHARD-LAW

(Partner, LEGAL)

Hugo Pritchard-Law is a UK based freelance in-house lawyer and, after beginning his career in private practice, has worked as an in-house counsel for several companies primarily based in the manufacturing, retail and financial service industries. Hugo currently provides freelance services works through www.HPLpro.com, a company that provides the services of freelance lawyers to small and medium sized businesses, startups and entrepreneurs.

River Horse Games gives Hugo an opportunity to broaden his experience in non-legal areas.

ANDY CHAMBERS

ANDY CHAMBERS

(Associate, GAME DESIGNER/AUTHOR)

Andy Chambers is a veteran writer for the Warhammer 40,000 universe with more than twenty years experience creating games dominated by giant robots, spaceships and dangerous aliens. He worked at Games Workshop as a games designer for three editions of the Warhammer 40,000 miniatures game, as well as titles like Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Necromunda, Space Marine, Titan Legions, Epic, Gorkamorka and Battlefleet Gothic.
More recently Andy moved into the PC gaming world to work on the hit real time strategy game Starcraft 2 by Blizzard Entertainment. Currently Andy is writing novels for Black Library and the Dust Warfare tabletop miniatures rules for Fantasy Flight Games.

RICK PRIESTLEY

RICK PRIESTLEY

(Associate, GAME DESIGN GURU)

Rick Priestley is the creator of the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 game and universe and worked extensively on various other fantasy and sci-fi miniatures game systems, rulebooks and sourcebooks since. He is also the author of many historical wargames, like Warhammer Ancient Battles and, more recently, Black Powder and Hail Caesar for Warlord Games.
River Horse Games is his opportunity to impart his great wisdom on a team of young whippersnappers who are ready and eager to obey his every command.

JACK CAESAR

JACK CAESAR

(Associate, GAME DESIGNER)

Jack Caesar is the newest member of the River Horse team, helping us to develop our various products, he is also our web admin, a marketing assistant and a graphic design assistant. A Jack of all trades if you will!

MATTHEW WARD

MATTHEW WARD

(Associate, AUTHOR, GAMES DESIGNER)

Wielding a wealth of experience garnered during involvement in the narrative direction of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, Matthew‘s primary focus is storytelling and IP development – whether in worlds of his own design, or in collaboration with clients (as with Fatshark’s acclaimed FPS, Vermintide).

However, with more than a decade‘s experience as a designer for Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000 and The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game under his belt (and a prolific array of sourcebooks and rulebooks to his name) Games Design remains Matthew’s first love. A particularly challenging or intriguing project is sure to draw him out of seclusion.