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App description: !!!! Due to the demanding nature of the games' trading algorithms and 3D environment, Merchants of Kaidan is not going to run on devices older than iPad 3 and iPhone 5. If you have such a device please DO NOT BUY THE GAME!


Regain your riches, restore your honour and punish those who have wronged you.

Merchants of Kaidan is a challenging trading game fused with lots of RPG elements. You start very humble, one cart, a purse of gold and silver coins is all that you have. Your task is to roam the world and search of opportunities to score some profit. Buy low, sell high - a merchant's motto is easy to grasp. And yet the job is harder than it seems.

A good merchant needs to know everything about the market, he is always on the lookout for a deal, always listening, always engaging and deepening his knowledge. He knows what forces influence the prices, what events affect them. A good merchant listens to rumours and gossips spread by travelers at inns and taverns; hoping for a clue, a hint where to go, where a good deal awaits. A good merchant surrounds himself with specialists smarter than him, people who help him maximize profits and minimize losses. He always expands his fleet of carts, he balances risks, calculates profitability.

The conditions are constantly changing, and supply and demand for different goods with them. Maybe you'd like to pay a cheaper price for furs in the summer, and sell them for a hefty profit as the winter is coming and people need warmth.
But is it worth carrying them for so many days, risking robbery, moths and taking precious space that you could use to transport something now and make a profit immediately?
Or is it worth to buy illegal herb in the out of reach swamps where it cost's next to nothing, and risk smuggling it into the city where you can sell it for an amazing profit? But what if the city guards want to control you? Should you pay a bribe? How big? Maybe the best course of action is to say that you have nothing and hope they don't find anything?

These are the types of questions you will have to ask yourself constantly.

- Merchants of Kaidan has 4 story lines each with many quests. Main quest that brings you closer to avenging your father's murder, and 3 side-quest lines. A total of over 100 quests each composed of multiple steps.
- A set of random events that influence your journeys. A storm on the sea, attack by dragons, highway robbery and many, many more.
- Three types of transport of your goods: by roads, by sea and by flight, each has its advantages and disadvantages and a unique set of events associated. As you grow your fleet you can join a partnership and you'll get to manage 3 traders.
- You can hire advisers each specializing in a different field. Their council will help you in a variety of issues. Some will show you short cuts on the roads, some will help you fight of the bandits, some will council you on how to sail better and in case of a storm, how to minimize risks and losses. If you wish, you can also send them to school to improve their abilities for additional cost.
- 4 seasons of the year that influence the prices of goods, open some paths for travel and block the others. They also impact the way the game looks, each city has a distinct look at different time of the year.
- Random blessings and curses that influence your statistics. They in turn affect how well you conduct business.
- A set of artefacts that influence your statistics or can help negate the effects of random events.
- A complex market fluctuation algorithm that include many variables such as: demand, supply, seasons of the year, localization of the city, random events like droughts or rat infestation.
02-18-2015, 11:10 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 640
Downloading now, looks good

02-18-2015, 11:16 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 3,230
02-18-2015, 11:18 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Ah man, I was so excited to see this hit iOS and then I notice my old crappy device is too old and crappy to run it. Looks like I'll have to pick it up on Steam then. Thoroughly enjoyed the demo, I can always have fun with a merchant/trading sim so I can see a lot of people liking this.

Good old Forever Entertainment, I think I own literally every one of their games on iOS and Steam lol.
02-18-2015, 11:27 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 834
Definitely interesting. Keeping my eye on this one. Would love to hear imps.
02-19-2015, 10:51 AM
Anyone grab this? Look good? I'm dying to buya game even though I have 1000 to play
02-20-2015, 08:16 AM
Originally Posted by anabolicMike View Post
Anyone grab this? Look good? I'm dying to buya game even though I have 1000 to play
Bought it immediately. Best trading game I've ever played. Very highly recommended. Heaps of depth to this. I'm just learning the ropes so my social status at the moment is 'beggar'. Lol. I'm real bad at maths so this is challenging but I love it.

Got a few very good games already this week. 5 stars for this. A hell of a lot of work went into it.
02-20-2015, 08:34 PM
Saw this on the new games list on the App Store looks legit.
02-21-2015, 07:34 AM
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: Belgium
Posts: 351
I don't wonna be a party pooper but the reviews from the Steam version are at best so, so. The randomness seems to be the major problem, making it more a game of chance then a game of strategy.
02-21-2015, 08:53 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,022
Originally Posted by Dragan View Post
I don't wonna be a party pooper but the reviews from the Steam version are at best so, so. The randomness seems to be the major problem, making it more a game of chance then a game of strategy.
Not sure what reviews you were reading but ones I have seen on Steam and Metacritic all sounded pretty positive (maybe 20% less good but for reasons that may only bother the person writing it).

Anyway it's enough for me to splash the cash for it, so my imps coming soon