Trade Empires spans four continents . Your merchants
will trade and build civilizations from Ancient China, across Central Asia
and out to the Mediterranean. Trade continues west, across North Africa,
Europe and across the Atlantic to the New World.
Trade Empires spans four thousand years. Early
scenarios include Ancient China, Mesoptomia, and the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
Mid-game scenarios track the Roman Empire, and follow the devlelopment of
trade during the Middle Ages around the world. The most advanced scenarios
witness the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.
From humble beginnings with one merchant on a
donkey, you will build a dynasty whose power extends across a vast trade
and transport network. Buy low, sell high. Develop expensive luxury goods
from cheap resources, and make money every step of the way.
From what began as rural areas, sophisticated
cities grow up around the trading centers. Diverse consumer goods, new industrial
workshops and a network of roads all contribute to the growth of the cities.
Your merchants profit from the higher prices and increased
Pentium II 300 or equivalent, 64Mb RAM, 300Mb hard drive