Might of Merchants is a game about trade, wealth and dynasties in a dynamic game world where you have to prove your skills as a merchant.
Inspired by games like Die Fugger II and The Guild, Might of Merchants combines the classic medieval economy simulation with a mystical world full of secrets.
A dynamically changing game world
In Might of Merchants you experience different seasons with a day and night cycle and changing weather. In addition, random events and disasters, such as sickness and fire, influence the course of the game.
From birdsong in spring to a warm breeze in summer and stormy days in autumn to black clouds of smoke in cold winter.
Two beliefs fight for supremacy. The old religion sticks to the past and teaches traditional values. The new faith preaches about new beginnings and independence.
There are different population groups that have different needs. Their growth depends on the availability of the required goods. While the wealthy prefer delicious cakes, the poor eat simple grain meals.
Become a successful merchant
Obtain raw materials, process them in your factories in various production chains and sell the manufactured goods profitably. Depending on your company, you will have to fulfill different tasks. Also take into account the influence of the changing environment. Respond to supply and demand of the population and increase your wealth.
With growing success you can expand your business or construct new buildings. Change the attractiveness of your buildings and protect them and your workers against disasters such as burglary, sickness and fire.
Create your own dynasty. Rise in politics and demonstrate your diplomatic skills to influence decisions and laws. Assert yourself against your adversaries and defend yourself and your family against intrigues and dark forces.
Made with hand-drawn top-down graphics
The individual graphics are hand-drawn and are composed of simple and clear lines. These graphics are edited and then combined with other textures in the game world to form an object.
The different textures result in many variations, which can be rotated by up to 360 degrees. This allows the game world to be varied. No additional 3D modeling software (e.g. Blender) is used.
Developed with the lovely Godot Engine
Might of Merchants is created by an indie dev. The initial experimentation has turned into a project that I follow during the weekends.
The Godot Engine is a great open source engine for creating games with a growing community.