D1O started as a little girl’s fascination with horses. In 1998 CEO Greta “Jade” Krafsig wrote a book about a young girl and her trusty steed. Following the book’s completion she decided she wanted a game to go along with it.
In 1999, at only 13, she started designing what would become her very first online game. White Oak Stables officially debuted in September 2001, running on her home laptop and only accessible for a few hours each day. Since then it has grown to over 100,000 members from more than 150 countries.
Today Jade Krafsig has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and is still programming the games she loves. D1O’s countless years of experience and unique insight can be attributed to the young girl who decided to write a story about a horse — and unknowingly creating a company geared towards quality games for women of all ages.
Today D1O has expanded to incorporate many other games, almost all of which center around animals. In total D1O has had the opportunity to work on over 26 games, several of which are still running strong today.
White Oak Stables, D1O’s largest game, is rated as one of the top online horse games in the United States. It has been featured in the Fredericksburg, Virginia Free Lance Star, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Animal Chatter Magazine in the United States; Mizz Magazine in the United Kingdom; and Horse Power Magazine in Australia.