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Merchant of the Skies – Build a Trade Empire

svgMay 24, 2019NewsJoelle

In Merchant of the Skies you’re the captain of an airship! Sell items, gather resources, and build your own trade empire in the clouds! Merchant of the Skies is the trading game with light base-building and tycoon elements. You start off as a captain of a small cloudship and work your way towards establishing your own trade company. The game is created by indie developer Coldwild Games and will be available on Steam Early Access July 30th, 2019.

Key Features

  • Become a trader! Find the best trade routes and profit from them.
  • Discover the world! Travel between flying isles and face different encounters.
  • Sandbox gameplay: do what you want at your own pace.
  • Gain experience and become more savvy when it comes to trading, then start your own goods production.

Current Updates

Coldwild Games is currently working on adding set goals for Merchant of the Skies. In other words, you will have tasks to complete for those of you that like to have a purpose. For those of you that don’t, you can always set the game to “no objectives” and play at your own leisure. The goals will vary by length which you can often customize. For example, it will take 20, 40, 60, or 90 minutes to complete.

Uncover new islands on your map and visit each destination for information and goals. Once you have discovered the area and see what it has to offer, you can easily plan your trade routes accordingly.

With this game you can build a company in the skies. Similarly, check out our article on Flotsam where you build your village on the open seas!



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  • James

    May 24, 2019 / at 11:22 amsvg

    Well this one is a definite wishlist

    • Joelle Lavoie

      May 24, 2019 / at 1:07 pmsvg

      It does look fun and relaxing! You should try the Early Access and be part of the feedback ????.

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