today announced that Patrician IV
, developed by Gaming Minds Studios
, a studio created with members of the original Patrician development team, has shipped to retail across the UK. In Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade, the player takes on the role of a young merchant in the area of the Baltic and North Sea during the late Middle Age, the zenith of the Hanseatic League and its naval trading empire. Starting from meagre 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. A patch for the English version has been added in our download area.
Update: a patch for the German version is available as well (thanks: The Patches Scrolls