Rise of Venice floods the market this October

Rise of Venice
Kalypso Media announced Rise of Venice today, a new strategy and trading simulation from the developers of Port Royale 3. The game puts the player in the role of Venetian mercantile family, working the sea trade routes of the Renaissance and the politics of the city.

The game is set to sail through digital distribution networks for PC this October.%Gallery-190476%
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Prepare to Set Sail – 'Rise of Venice' – Coming for Windows PC in Q3

June 5, 2013 – Kalypso Media today unveiled its latest strategy/trading simulation, Rise of Venice, for Windows PC. Rise of Venice drops players in the Renaissance era, where they start out as a young merchant, looking to make his mark and build a trading empire. Begin with a meager group of trading ships and build them into a mercantile fleet that will make your enemies and friends alike green with jealousy as you fill your coffers with gold! Rise of Venice is much more than trading, however, as Renaissance Europe was filled with treachery and political machinations of all sorts – which you must take part in if you plan to succeed!
Download the press kit for Rise of Venice here

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 civilisation 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.

Features of Rise of Venice:
Experience a compelling story full of intrigue and treason in Venice at the time of the Renaissance
Trade a variety of goods in the most important cities of the time such as Rome, Alexandria, Constantinople and Athens.
With your own family tree you can interact with your family members, send them on missions and watch how the power of your family grows over time.
Meet other important families who are pulling the strings in Venice's government and influence political decisions yourself.
Build your own production facilities and trading fleets
Take fate into your own hands and test your skills in furious sea battles
Multiplayer mode for up to 4 players via LAN and Internet

Rise of Venice will be available digitally on Windows PC in October 2013. For more information please visit www.kalypsomedia.com

About The Kalypso Media Group

Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with 120 employees world-wide.

Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. Subsidiary, and owns three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH – and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media's titles include the critically acclaimed Omerta – City of Gangsters, Port Royale 3, Tropico 4, Sins of a Solar Empire, and Dungeons. Upcoming multi-platform titles include DARK and The Dark Eye – Demonicon. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.