Welcome to Strategic Designs Ltd.

Strategic Designs Ltd., is the market leader in creating accurate and in-depth horse and greyhound racing strategy games. Responsible for the long running ‘Starters Orders’ series our games have been acclaimed by the racing press for their realism and accurate reflection of the sports. Starters Orders 6 has recently been voted the No.1. Horse racing game of all time (source: ranker.com). We develop for the PC, Apple Mac, iOS and Android platforms.

Founded in 2003 and based near Manchester in the UK our first product was ‘John McCririck’s Starters Orders‘ (endorsed by the famous racing celebrity) published by Focus Multimedia. Our latest product is Starters Orders 6 (BETA released May 2014) available for the PC with Mac and mobile platforms to follow next year.

Starters Orders 6 boasts many firsts for a horse racing game including experimental Oculus Rift (3D virtual reality headset) support allowing the player to put themselves into a virtual world and ride in races from around the globe.

Just some of the key features of Starters Orders 6 are: World wide game modes and courses, both flat and jump racing (all the famous races are there such as the Aintree Grand National, The Cheltenham Gold Cup, Epsom Derby and hundreds of others). Legendary simulated horses from the past and present. Accurate depiction of races driven in real time by highly developed jockey AI. Hundreds of AI trainers. Realistic betting patterns.

Hailed as the most realistic horse racing game available by the horse racing and gaming press Starters Orders 6 leads the world in the horse racing strategy game genre. Starters Orders 6 can be purchased for the PC online from www.startersorders.com and a free evaluation game is also available for the PC.

Strategic Designs Ltd., was founded in 2003 by ‘veteran’ sports sim developer, Mark Loveday, who has worked on sports sims since the late 1980’s.

Our websites:

Starters Orders
Home of the No. 1. Horse racing management game series, Starters Orders.

Greyhound Manager
Home of the No. 1. Greyhound racing management game, Greyhound Manager.