|Gaming Minds Studios
|Kalypso Media Digital
|Sep 17, 2010
|PC > Strategy
For those who have a fascination with the medieval times, the desire to build a successful trade empire, and the strategic skills to make it happen, Patrician IV is the game for you. Developed by Gaming Minds Studios and published by Kalypso Media Group, this game offers a unique and immersive experience in the world of merchant trade and politics.
Patrician IV puts you in the role of a merchant, starting off with a small ship and a modest amount of money. Your goal is to become the most successful and influential merchant in the Hanseatic League – a powerful and influential trading alliance in medieval Europe. The game is set in the 14th century and offers a historically accurate representation of the time period.
You start off in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, with the option to choose from three different characters to play as. Each character has their own unique background and starting conditions, adding to the replay value of the game. As you progress, you will have the opportunity to establish trade routes, build your own factories, and expand your fleet.
The game offers a vast number of resources to trade, including goods such as fish, salt, beer, and even slaves. You will need to carefully monitor market demands and supply to ensure you are making a profit. However, be warned – your competitors will be constantly trying to undercut your prices and gain control of your profitable trade routes.
Politics and Diplomacy
In addition to trade, politics and diplomacy play a crucial role in Patrician IV. As you expand your trade empire, you will need to maintain good relations with the cities and rulers within the Hanseatic League. You can achieve this through gifts, alliances, and even marriage. The relationships you build will directly impact your reputation and influence within the league.
Your ultimate goal is to become a Patrician – a noble and influential title within the Hanseatic League. To do so, you must prove your worth through successful trade, diplomacy, and politics.
Graphics and Sound
Patrician IV offers stunning graphics that are sure to immerse you in the medieval world. The cities and harbors are intricately designed, and the ships are beautifully crafted. The soundtrack, composed by renowned composer Dynamedion, adds to the overall ambiance of the game.
Expansion and Multiplayer
If you’re looking for even more challenges, the game has two expansion packs: Rise of a Dynasty and Conquest by Trade. These expansions add new scenarios, maps, and features to further enhance your gameplay experience.
In addition, the game offers a multiplayer mode where you can compete against friends and other players to see who can build the most successful trade empire.
Patrician IV is a highly addictive and challenging game that offers a unique blend of trade, diplomacy, and politics. With its historical accuracy and immersive gameplay, it is a must-play for fans of strategy games. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the genre, this game is sure to provide hours of entertainment and excitement.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your ship, gather your resources, and get on the journey of becoming the ultimate patrician in the Hanseatic League.
- OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
- Processor: 2 GHz
- Memory: 1 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 5 GB
- Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible PCIe (Geforce 6 Series/Radeon X1000 Series)
- Sound: DirectX compatible
- DirectX®: 9.0c
How to Download
- Click on the "Download" button above to start the download process.
- A pop-up window may appear asking you to choose where to save the downloaded file. Choose a location on your computer and click "Save".
- Wait for the download to complete. The time it takes may vary depending on your internet connection speed.
- Once the download is finished, locate the downloaded file on your computer. It will most likely be in your computer's "Downloads" folder.
- Double-click on the downloaded file to start the installation process.
- Follow the instructions on the installation wizard, agreeing to the terms and conditions and choosing where to install the game on your computer.
- Once the installation is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer. If not, you can proceed to the next step.
- Locate the Patrician IV game icon on your desktop or in your "Start" menu and double-click on it to launch the game.
- If you encounter any issues during the installation process, refer to the installation instructions provided by the game developer or contact their customer support for assistance.