Posts Tagged ‘Patrician IV’

Patrician IV: Rise Of A Dynasty Released

By Quintin Smith on April 12th, 2011.

Tpwned!

Our sterling coverage of Patrician IV: Risk of a Dynasty continues! Yes, as of today the first expansion pack for Patrician IV has arrived on Steam (or you can get it here on Gamersgate), bringing a load of revisions, six new scenarios and a few new features to the historical trading simulator. With Rise of a Dynasty you’ll be able to trade via roads as well as seas, and buy up parts of entire regions. You greedy bastards! Did you ask for that as a new feature? Yes, you, at the keyboard? No? Fine.

I’ve embedded a Patrician IV tutorial video after the jump, so you can take a look at the game and see if it’s for you.
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Patrician IV: Rise Of A Dynasty Announced

By Quintin Smith on January 28th, 2011.

Snow is what happens when God leaves a tissue in the tumble drier.

RIGHT. Kalypso’s announced an expansion for Patrician IV. I’m struggling to concentrate here as I’ve just found out that Kalypso are based in Worms, Germany, which is such a messed up name that I couldn’t have invented it if I tried, but I’ll soldier on. Rise of a Dynasty will add a new co-op mode, six new scenarios, eight new missions and all sorts of smaller improvements, including the chance to “interact with individual citizens to gauge the populace‚Äôs attitudes and concerns”. Presumably so you can ask the weird banana guy what he’d like to see in your merchant caravan and end up with thirty tons of bananas rotting in the city docks. Full press release follows.
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European Union: Patrician IV English Demo

By Kieron Gillen on August 26th, 2010.

Oh no! This screenshot is stuck.

One Mr Bastock informs us that following the release of the German demo there’s a PC version of the September-releasing economics game demo available on Steam. You can totally download it now. Or later. Or earlier, if you knew about it before we told you. Go demo! Go demo!

EDIT: This is interesting. The demo was up there earlier and now appears to have been removed. We’ll update with further – er – updates.

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Banking On It: Patrician IV German Demo

By Kieron Gillen on August 24th, 2010.

I was thinking of some kind of Stephen Merchant gag, but just gave up.

A micro choose your own adventure. 1) Are you very excited by the Patrician IV? If yes, go to 2. If no, go to 5. 2) Do you speak German? If yes, go to 4. If no, go to 3. 3) Do you care enough about Patrician IV to deal with the fact the demo isn’t in a language you understand and you figure that you can get by just clicking stuff randomly? If yes, go to 4. If no, go to 5. 4) There’s a 700Mb Patrician IV German demo out you can download. Woo! If you’re excited enough to just go and get it now, go here. If you can’t remember what it looks like, go to 6. 5) Go Sumotori! 6)
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In League: Patrician IV and Patrician Online

By Jim Rossignol on August 17th, 2010.


The Medieval trading business is going to be well catered for in the coming months, as Patrician IV (see trailer below) is out next month, and Kalypso have – in partnership with Gamigo – also just announced Patrician Online. They explain: “The browser-based game, which is planned for 2011, will be based on the well-known trading simulation series The Patrician. Thousands of players can experience the glory days of the Hanseatic League and build up their own trading empire. The focus of the game will be on trading goods between players and creating effective production chains.”

My production chain is particularly effective. That’s what I tell the ladies, anyway.
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The Taxman Cometh: Patrician IV

By Alec Meer on March 26th, 2010.

Screengrabbing the website = investigative journalism

Patrician II was one of the earliest game reviews I ever wrote (the first was something called Stunt GP), and the first one that anyone ever told me was any good. It was a game about old-world tax and trading, ambient and cheerful but definitely on the boring side – and it was the moment in which I thought “yes, I am a games journalist.” I distinctly remember that Bruges wanted to buy an awful lot of coats, but not a lot else. I don’t have a copy of that review anywhere, because I’m hopeless at filing and backups, but as I’m sure that nine-year-old piece of writing is probably awful in the harsh light of 2010, this is probably for the best. Now we have Patrician IV, and it sounds like the same deal – Elite in the middle ages, without any of the shooty-bang-bang. It is German. Oh boy, is it German.
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