Kalypso Media has today launched Rise of Venice, a trading/political simulation videogame for Windows PC. Rise of Venice puts players in charge of a burgeoning Renaissance-era trading and political empire and is now available via Steam and other digital portals.
Venice was at the peak of its power during the Renaissance and was viewed as a city of decadence, beauty and intrigue. Renowned as the linchpin of civilization and the cultural centre of Europe, Venice was the most important trading post between Western Europe and the eastern stretch of the Mediterranean Sea. It was also the stage for political corruptions and clandestine dealings.
This is where your story begins. As a young man striving for success, power and wealth and with the support of your family, you begin to build up a trading empire across Genoa, Tripoli, Rome, Alexandria, and Constantinople in addition to many other significant cities from the Renaissance. As you progress through the ranks of Venetian society, increasing your power with smart trading moves and calling in the occasional favour, you can begin to assemble your own fleet. With this you will start to build up new production facilities and test yourself in challenging sea battles where you will face off against pirates as well as political enemies.
Rise of Venice is available now, earlier than the originally announced date of October 2013. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Rise of Venice and other titles from Kalypso Media.