App description: TOP 1 ON THE GERMAN GAME CHARTS
TOP 2 ON THE GERMAN OVERALL CHARTS

--- ON THE MEDIA ---

"Medieval Merchants is this young year's discovery for us."
- Article on apptalk.de

"David: A lot of developers are entering into freemium models, but we decided not to. Were going into flat rate gaming: Pay once and play as long as you want to because we believe a gamer doesnt want to pay for every single step in a game. He or she should enjoy the gameplay, the story and have fun while playing, not paying."
- Developer Interview on phonerpt.com

"Things are fixin to get Hanseatic up in here: Deutsch devs Rapidrabbit have been in touch about their forthcoming trading simulation Medieval Merchants. (...) Trading simulations are yet another I cant believe no ones made one of these yet genres on iOS."
- Article on pockettactics.com


--- THE GAME ---

Do you have what it takes to become one of the mightiest merchants of the Hanseatic League? Prove your trading skills in this multi-device trading simulation which is one of its kind on the App Store.

Discover the Hanseatic League of the 14th century and fight for gold and prestige - transition-free on your iPad and your Mac.

Take on the role of a medieval merchant and allow the City of Lübeck to rise from a little fishing village to the most important trading center of Northern Europe.

Build ships, sail the Baltic and the North Sea and compete for valuable trade goods throughout the Hanseatic League. Invest money and resources in the City of Lübeck and become its mayor - but only if your competitors arent faster.

SHOW YOUR SKILLS AS A SINGLE PLAYER OR COMPETE AGAINST OTHERS
If you like to play against the computer, the extensive singleplayer mode will guide you through the historic development of the Hanseatic League with a character driven story. You prefer to compete with other players? Here you go: In the multiplayer mode you can go for the gold against up to three fellow players.

CLAP ON YOUR SAILS - AT HOME OR ON THE GO
With the help of a fresh technology, taking advantage of Apple's latest OS Mountain Lion, you can play Medieval Merchants not only on your iPad but also on your Mac transition-free with iCloud and Game Center support. That way you can fight against pirates and competitors from anywhere. And if you have to manage battles in your daily life, just save your score on one device and continue the game on another one.

OVERVIEW
experience a round based trading simulation in a historical setting
see Lübeck grow and invest in major buildings to improve the city
send ships to 18 historic towns and trade with 16 different goods
play the same save game on iPad and your Mac with iCloud and Game Center support (multi-device)
demonstrate your trading skills against the computer (singleplayer) or against other players (multiplayer)

rapidrabbitApps's comments:
Ahoy fellows!

Medieval Merchants has casted anchor on the App Store today and is now available for an introductory price of only $2.99.


GAME SUMMARY
It is the beginning of the 14th century and a new power is rising in Northern Europe – the Hanseatic League. Based on wealth and ships instead of land and armies, the Hanseatic League is connecting merchants from London to Novgorod. But there is one city which is getting the biggest share: Lübeck, a North German harbor town. Right here many wealthy merchants are competing for power, but only one can become the Mayor of Lübeck and the mightiest Patrician in the Hanseatic League.

GAME OUTLINE
As a player you take on the role of a medieval merchant, competing for valuable trade goods throughout the Hanseatic League and investing money and resources in the city of Lübeck to become its mayor. You build ships to sail the Baltic and the North Sea and have to capture the trade goods in demand, before your competitors get the chance to do so. The extensive singleplayer mode guides you through the historic development of the Hanseatic League with
a character driven story, while the multiplayer mode is all about competition to go for the gold against up to three fellow players. Center of all player actions is the city of Lübeck – developing from a small fishing village to a mercantile metropolis.

OVERVIEW
- experience a round based trading simulation in a historic setting
- see Lübeck grow and invest in major buildings to improve the city
- discover an authentic economic system which allows cities to produce and to consume goods
- send ships to 18 historic towns and trade with 16 different goods
- play the same saved game on iPad and your Mac – with iCloud and Game Center support (multi-device)
- demonstrate your trading skills against the computer (singleplayer) or against other players (multiplayer)

SIMILAR GAMES
Patrician III, Anno 1503, East India Company

FACTS AND FIGURES
Compatible with iPad, iPad mini and Mac.
Requires iOS 6 (or later) and/ or Mountain Lion.

Introductory price iOS: $ 2,99/ € 2,69/ £ 1,99.
Regular price iOS: $ 4,99/ € 4,49/ £ 2,99.

Introductory price Mac OS: $ 4,99/ € 4,49/ £ 2,99.
Regular price Mac OS: $ 7,99/ € 6,99/ £ 3,49.

Release date iOS: March 20th, 2013.
Release date Mac OS: TBA.




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QUOTES

"David: A lot of developers are entering into “freemium” models, but we decided not to. We’re going into flat rate gaming: Pay once and play as long as you want to – because we believe a gamer doesn’t want to pay for every single step in a game. He or she should enjoy the gameplay, the story and have fun while playing, not paying."
- Developer Interview on phonerpt.com

"Things are fixin’ to get Hanseatic up in here: Deutsch devs Rapidrabbit have been in touch about their forthcoming trading sim Medieval Merchants. “Do you remember the countless hours you spent playing Patrician III?”, their PR asked me. Yes ma’am I do. Trading sims are yet another “I can’t believe no one’s made one of these yet” genres on iOS. Besides the under-rated Star Traders, there aren’t any free-roaming trading sims to speak of on iOS."
- Article on pockettactics.com

"Uns hat Medieval Merchants – Händler der Hanse mehr als überzeugt. Unsere gesamte Redaktion schippert derzeit mit ihren Schniggen durch Nordeuropa und verteilt die Waren in den Häfen. Durch das rundenbasierte Spielprinzip, wissen wir endlich, wofür wir unser Geld ausgegeben haben – und durch unseren Test, dass es sich gelohnt hat. Die Grafik besteht aus einem sanft gezeichneten Comicstil und ist schön anzusehen. Die Musik und die Soundeffekte sind thematisch abgestimmt. Die Steuerung wird zu Beginn des Spiels ausführlich im Tutorial erklärt. Das Spielprinzip ist für iOS-Geräte beinahe revolutionär und beschert dem Nutzer ein Menge Spielspaß. Für uns ist Medieval Merchants die Entdeckung des noch jungen Jahres."
- Article on apptalk.de


FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information and more picture material visit our website and our facebook page.

ABOUT RAPIDRABBIT
We are a small indie app-studio. Our homebase is Greifswald, a tiny hanseatic town in Northern Germany. Not to say it‘s at the back of beyond, but you‘d probably not exactly expect an internationally oriented indie game developer right here. But hey, here we are and this is what we do: We love developing games - from soup to nuts. And it seems we are not half bad at it. At least our iOS painting-app Spray Can cracked the US download-charts’ Top3 and hit the Top25 several times. Medieval Merchants is our biggest project so far.

With our applications we want people to follow us, the rabbit, and fall down our rabbithole into, well, call it the matrix, call it wonderland. A place like a huge, fantastic playground which lets you forget reality for a moment. A place which makes you marvel and grow beyond yourself, and which lets you experience this genuine feeling that we all know from back in the days, this simple but beautiful feeling of how it is to „play“.

CONTACT
Marketing & Communications: franziska@rapidrabbit.com
03-30-2013, 10:49 AM
#41
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Location: Canton, Ohio
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Congratulations on the update but you should post this info in the original thread. If there was a new thread everytime a game got updated there would be 20+ different threads for the same game for thousands of games.

Last edited by ojtitus; 03-30-2013 at 10:55 AM.
03-30-2013, 11:09 PM
#42
deleted as ojtitus' post summed it up more succinctly...

Last edited by iPadisGreat; 03-31-2013 at 01:28 AM.
03-31-2013, 12:49 AM
#43
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,883
The idea is it's easier to keep all the info in one thread instead of having to search through multiple threads for scattered information.
03-31-2013, 01:37 AM
#44
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,530
Like ojtitus said, please keep all "Medieval Merchants" news in this thread.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
04-01-2013, 09:51 AM
#45
Quote:
Originally Posted by ojtitus View Post
Congratulations on the update but you should post this info in the original thread. If there was a new thread everytime a game got updated there would be 20+ different threads for the same game for thousands of games.
Thanks! We'll follow this advice from now on Happy Easter! /Franziska

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