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Niche Spotlight – Merchant of the Skies

Merchant of the Skies

This is Niche Spotlight. In this column, we regularly introduce new games to our fans, so please leave feedback and let us know if there’s a game you want us to cover!

Today’s Spotlight is Merchant of the Skies, a trading management game by Coldwild Games that recently left Early Access.

Merchant of the Skies is a sandbox trading game set in a whimsical world of floating islands and cities. Explore the world in an airship, establish new trade routes, build outposts, and restore downtrodden towns to their former glory.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Merchant of the Skies is available on Windows PC, Linux, and Mac (all via Steam) for $14.99.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:


In Merchant of the Skies you’re the captain of an airship! Sell items, gather resources and build your own trade empire in the clouds!

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 traveling 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.


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Frank Streva

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Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.