Merchant of the Skies

Coldwild Games

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Merchant of the Skies

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJul 30, 2020
PCApr 17, 2020
Xbox OneJul 30, 2020

Developer: Coldwild Games

Genres: Adventure, Strategy

Merchant of the Skies is a 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. Merchant of the Skies is an experimental game: it does not have a distinct genre, but tries to capture the feeling of travelling the world and establishing your own company. That means we try to incorporate exploration, base building, trading and some minor rpg elements into the game. 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 - Establish trade routes to transport and sell goods without your direct involvement - Get rich and build your own mansion from more than 200 different building blocks Merchant of the Skies offers you a 6-8 hours campaign where you can help different characters and restore the world to its former glory, as well as a sandbox mode where you can forget about the plot and focus on building your own company, establishing caravan routes and developing your mansion.

Merchant of the Skies Reviews

Destructoid

Adzuken
7 / 10.0
Destructoid

Merchant of the Skies is just disappointingly flat. It's enjoyable enough to play through — once. However, after you've accumulated your wealth, there's little left to be done. Another layer of challenge would have done the game a world of good, but as it stands, it's just a one-way trip.

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Merchant of the Skies has some rough edges, but the overall experience is an engrossing one, scratching a variety of gaming itches at once since it fuses resource management together with tycoon elements and base building. The controls and presentation are a tad clumsy on Switch, but the sense of discovery in this off-kilter world is fun. I enjoyed spending time in this world.

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