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Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade (Windows)

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Kalypso Media press release (September 28, 2010):

    Kalypso Ships Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade to North American Stores

    Ridgewood, NJ, September 28, 2010 - Kalypso Media is pleased to announce that their strategic economic and trading simulation -- Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade, has been released to North American retail outlets. Patrician IV is the latest title in the acclaimed Patrician series of simulation titles and challenges the player to rise up through the merchant ranks and build an economic empire all their own. For more information about Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade, please visit http://www.patrician4.com/en-us/index.php.

    Originally released in 1992 for the Amiga and Atari ST, the Patrician brand has sold over 2 million units worldwide, and has earned the respect of strategy gamers the world over. Patrician IV builds upon the already solid reputation of its predecessors with a whole new art style combined with a redesigned and newcomer-friendly trading simulation engine.

    In Patrician IV, the player takes on the role of a young merchant in the area of the Baltic and North Sea during the late Middle Ages, the zenith of the Hanseatic League and its naval trading empire. Starting from meager beginnings as a small stall trader, players must use every skill at their disposal to rise through the merchant ranks and become the most powerful merchant in Europe. The authentic supply and demand-based trading system allows players to grow their business and head out to the high seas to form trading routes with other Hanseatic cities negotiating better prices for the buying and selling of goods.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115990) on Jun 26, 2011.

Kalypso Media press release (September 17, 2010):

    Patrician IV Sails Into UK Stores Today

    Bracknell, UK – 17th September 2010 - Kalypso Media, an international publisher of PC and console entertainment, is thrilled to announce that Patrician IV, the trading simulation that casts players in the role of a middle-ages era merchant, has launched in the UK today. For more information about Patrician IV, the latest title in the Patrician series, please visit www.patrician4.com.

    Originally released in 1992 for the Amiga and Atari ST, the Patrician brand has sold over 2 million units worldwide, and has earned the respect of strategy gamers the world over. Patrician IV will build upon the already solid reputation of its predecessors with a whole new art style combined with a redesigned and newcomer-friendly trading simulation engine.

    In Patrician IV, the player takes on the role of a young merchant in the area of the Baltic and North Sea during the late Middle Ages, the zenith of the Hanseatic League and its naval trading empire.

    Starting from meager beginnings as a small stall trader, players must use every skill at their disposal to rise through the merchant ranks and become the most powerful merchant in Europe. The authentic supply and demand-based trading system allows players to grow their business and head out to the high seas to form trading routes with other Hanseatic cities negotiating better prices for the buying and selling of goods.

    Patrician IV is being developed by Gaming Minds Studios GmbH, a studio created with members of the original Patrician development team, and is available on Windows PC.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115990) on Jun 26, 2011.

www.patrician4.com (Official website):

    Patrician IV - Product Information

    Patrician IV is the sequel to the historical trading simulation and strategy series. You are a merchant in northern Europe in the late Middle Ages when the Hanseatic League was flourishing. Your goal is to rise to the most successful and influential member of the Hanse, ultimately being elected Elderman, leader of the trading league. You start bargaining with common goods, build up your own production and establish a merchant fleet. Later on, you will gain more and more political influence and even found new towns.

    However, a Hanse merchant's life can also have its dark sides. On your way to power you have to hold your ground against fierce rivals, whom you have to fight with economic competition, price wars or impure means such as sabotage. Will you even engage in piracy?

    Features

    • Complex trade system with trade routes between 32 towns.
    • All towns are displayed in impressive and detailed 3D graphics. Intelligent rivals, dynamic weather and seasons influence gameplay.
    • Be elected mayor of your home town in order to control construction projects like the city wall or special buildings.
    • Compose your own merchant fleet from historical ship models and research new types.
    • Arm your fleet with convoy ships and fight in impressive naval battles against pirates and rivals.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115990) on Jun 26, 2011.

www.patrizier4.de (Official website) - German:

    Patrizier IV - Konzept & Produktinfo

    "Patrizier IV" ist die Fortsetzung der historischen WiSim-Reihe. Sie übernehmen die Rolle eines Händlers im nordeuropäischen Seeraum des Spätmittelalters, der Blütezeit der Hanse. Ihr Ziel ist es, zum erfolgreichsten und einflussreichsten Mitglied der Hanse aufzusteigen und zum Eldermann gewählt zu werden. Hierzu handeln Sie zunächst mit einfachen Waren, bauen eigene Produktionen auf und errichten Handelsflotten. Später gewinnen Sie immer mehr politischen Einfluss und gründen sogar neue Städte.

    Doch das Leben eines Hansehändlers kann auch noch andere, düstere Seiten haben. Auf Ihrem Weg an die Macht müssen Sie sich gegen eine harte Konkurrenz durchsetzen, die mit wirtschaftlichem Wettbewerb wie Preiskämpfen aber auch mit unlauteren Mitteln wie Sabotage und Schlachten auf hoher See bekämpft werden muss. Vielleicht betreiben Sie ja sogar selbst Piraterie?

    Features

    • Komplexes Handelssystem mit optimierbaren Handelsrouten zwischen 32 Städten.
    • Alle Städte werden in detailreicher 3D-Grafik dargestellt.
    • Intelligente Konkurrenten, dynamisches Wetter und Jahreszeiten beeinflussen das Spielgeschehen.
    • Lassen Sie sich in Ihrer Heimatstadt zum Bürgermeister wählen, um den weiteren Ausbau in der Hand zu haben.
    • Stellen Sie aus historischen Schiffstypen eigene Handelsflotten zusammen und erforschen Sie neue Schiffstypen.
    • Bewaffnen Sie Ihre Konvois mit Geleitschiffen und bestreiten Sie eindrucksvolle Seeschlachten gegen Piraten und Konkurrenten.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115990) on Jun 26, 2011.