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Europa 1400: The Guild (Windows)

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Description

Die Gilde is the official third part of Germany's popular historical business sim series "Die Fugger". You are a trader in the emerging middle-class of Europe in the 1400s. You choose your profession and set off on in life. You control your shop, whether it be a church or a tavern, a alchemist shop or an iron smith. You produce goods and try to sell them for reasonable prices at local markets.

As your wealth and influence in your city grows, and if you are very daring, you can delve into political life, initially becoming a lowly spy and building your way up to Mayor, Archbishop, even Sovreign. You can get married and have children to continue your dynasty.

All this success makes your rivals jealous, and they will do whatever they can to degrade you and your name. However, you can do it all back.

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Europa 1400: The Guild Windows Choose which item to produce.
Europa 1400: The Guild Windows Work minion, work!
Europa 1400: The Guild Windows Select your profession.
Europa 1400: The Guild Windows City selection (the level selection)

Alternate Titles

  • "欧罗巴1400:行会" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Европа 1400 Гильдия" -- Russian spelling
  • "Europa 1400: Les Marchands du Moyen-Age" -- French title
  • "Die Gilde: Handel, Habsucht & Intrigen" -- German title
  • "Die Fugger 3" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Fragland.net May 06, 2003 89 out of 100 89
ActionTrip Nov 14, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 08, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Over Online Mar 03, 2003 74 out of 100 74
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 2002 65 out of 100 65
Mana Pool Jan 03, 2011 6.2 out of 10 62
Joystick (French) Sep, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Game Chronicles Jan 15, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Forums

When lead developer Lars Martensen ("Don"), who posted tech support regularly on the publisher JoWooD's forums, posted a message saying the marketing in the US was poor, he was banned from posting on the English forums. This led to a massive campaign to reinstate Don to the boards. As of 2003, without result.

Title

This game was originally named Die Fugger 3 during its development. It has to be renamed because of a provisional measure of a German court decision initiated by a descendant of the original fugger family. He feared defamation of his name due to the fact that you can also chose a criminal path in the game.

Information also contributed by Eduardo Gabrieloff

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Alexander Schaefer (2320) added Europa 1400: The Guild (Windows) on Mar 14, 2002