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Merchants of Kaidan
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Genre: Strategy, RPG
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Merchants of Kaidan
Description
An unique trading game with RPG and strategy elements.

Life of a traveling merchant is not easy. Constant fear of being robbed while carrying precious cargo, not seeing your loved ones for weeks at a time, deadly predators living in the uncharted lands waiting to feast on you, rough conditions that you have to travel in and uncertainty if all the effort you go through is even going to pay off. Yes, it is certainly not for the weak.

But it was not always like that. You, Ollivean de Calinn, was once one of the most influential people of the land, a member of Merchant Knights'. You had it all: wealth, status, power... a young beautiful wife. And, if it weren't for this treacherous harpy, you would still have it. She conspired behind your back and framed you into a murder, fabricating all the evidence. She gave you no choice but to feign suicide and live a life in exile, stripped you from all your titles, all your wealth. You lost everything except your trading skills, and with them you will be able to exact revenge.

Put your vengeance into effect, travel as a merchant over the troubled land of Kaidan. Conduct your business wisely, climb the social ladder and restore the dignity that your wife took from you. Search for amazing bargains, expand your network of caravans. Hire mercenaries to help you with your business and protect you from the unknown. Embark for quests and missions that will help you to expand your network of influential friendships. Buy cheap, sell high, after all that is what's merchant's life is all about.


What is Kaidan?

Kaidan is a fictitious world, that was once a home to a space-faring civilization. It's history is almost unknown. Only that, once they developed starships, they relatively quickly left the planet. And on the remnants of the old civilization a new one has sprouted. A far less developed. If not for the artifacts left by the predecessors, they would be no different than a medieval country.

What do you do in Merchants of Kaidan?

You travel from town to town seeking opportunities to conduct a successful transaction, you collect scraps of info where specific goods are cheap and where expensive. From time to time a great harvest or an unexpected shortage will arise so you better have your finger on the pulse! You upgrade your caravan to carry more goods. You slowly become wealthier and wealthier until you overthrow your ♥♥♥♥♥ of a wife and reclaim your good name.

Wait a minute, I've played it on Amiga, like, 20 years ago! What the hell?

Well yeah! Some of the guys that created "Kupiec" from Amiga are working on MoK now! You can say that "Merchants of Kaidan" is "Kupiec's" spiritual successor. Of course it's brought up to date with many improvements in every aspect of the game. But if you played Kupiec, you will find some similarities in core mechanics.

Hey, show some content not artworks

This is exactly how the game looks, the cities interface are hand drawn graphics, the NPCs look exactly like in the gallery. This is not concept art.
Popular Discussions View All (3)
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Aug 8, 2014 @ 3:43pm
GAMEPLAY !!!
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Sep 27, 2013 @ 10:18am
Power
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Feb 12, 2014 @ 4:31am
Language?
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chevalier.jeremie Aug 4, 2014 @ 1:58pm 
Is it working on Win 8.1?
dearcarte Jul 19, 2014 @ 9:58pm 
finally you have a Trailer.
wacek1989 Jun 29, 2014 @ 2:14am 
it`s not dead project. They officially released on 25 July
Ladislav Bonita Jun 27, 2014 @ 5:04pm 
This is dead project.
c704710 [#LinuxOnly] Apr 24, 2014 @ 7:42am 
Forever Entertainment has made some light hearted games for kids (and for kid-hearted adults) Is it fair to say this isn't one of those? Is it non-suitable content for kids or just much more serious subject matter? Unto the treacherous harpy ♥♥♥♥♥ parts?
stinkypantsr Apr 19, 2014 @ 12:57am 
congrats on Greenlight
kamillo55855 (GameMiner) Apr 17, 2014 @ 4:01am 
Zagłosowane
Grand Apr 17, 2014 @ 2:40am 
kiedy więcej info na temat gry?
john stanton Apr 11, 2014 @ 11:24pm 
Sounds like an interesting concept and I really like trading games. I gave you the benefit of the doubt and voted yes.
Deus Apr 10, 2014 @ 8:41pm 
I like voted