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Rise of Venice begins trading September 27


Get out the sump pumps, because Rise of Venice will row its way to digital distribution platforms on September 27. The game is the latest from the developers of Port Royale 3, so expect some unapologetically hardcore trade simulations going down.

The economic strategy game puts players in the role of an up-and-coming family in Renaissance Italy, building a trade empire across the Mediterranean. That's all good, but we'll be happy if every time a ship enters port the captain simply exclaims, "Ciao!"

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Upcoming Kalypso Title Rise of Venice Goes Gold
Political/trading strategy simulator set for release on the 27th of September
Bracknell, UK, 30th August 2013 – Kalypso Media is pleased to announce that Rise of Venice, its trading/political simulation game for Windows PC, has gone gold. Rise of Venice puts players in charge of a burgeoning Renaissance-era trading and political empire and will be released on the 27th of September for PC, Steam and other digital portals.

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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 favor, 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

For more information on Rise of Venice please visit or 'Like' the game on Facebook.
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