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'Space Trader: Merchant Marine' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT

Meridian4 has signed a publishing agreement with Hermitworks Entertainment Corporation for their unique, habit-forming action/trading game; Space Trader: Merchant Marine.

In the far future, humanity is ruled by The Ministry of Accounts, an oppressive bureaucracy that tracks, records and taxes every transaction of daily life. From the depths of Red Tape, a new breed of marketeer arises to challenge the authority and make a profit: the Space Trader is born!

As a Trader, you will attempt to amass a fortune beyond your wildest imagination, buying and selling commodities and taking up arms against the oppressors or even accepting bounty missions, hunting down crime bosses and their thugs.

"We're really excited to be working with Meridian4. They share our vision in offering players a unique game play experience. We've changed the rules of traditional action games to challenge both new and veteran players and Meridian4 supports us in this." said Cameron Tofer, President and Co-Founder of Hermitworks Entertainment.

“When we were first presented Space Trader, we were thrilled to see a small, independent developer, close to home producing such a unique title.” said Andy Sher, CEO of Meridian4, “With its clever mix of FPS and Trading, we were, as I’m sure gamers will be, hooked immediately.”

Key Features:

  • Trader Campaign: Start as a rookie trader and earn your way to Master Trader using shrewd trades, back alley deals, bribes, a well placed bullet and more through a challenging 5-level single-player campaign.
  • Three Ways to Challenge: Master your trading skills in three unique challenge missions; Moon Madness, Free Trade and Red Eye Trader.
  • From Iron Ore to Organs: Turn misfortune to profit. Buy low, sell high. Over 40 different commodities to supply the demand.
  • Have Ship, Will Travel: Visit seven planetary locations, their moons and stops along the way and interact with over 100 characters.
  • Conflict Builds Character: Using an assortment of unique weapons, bring dozens of crime bosses to justice and turn a tidy profit.
  • Competitive Cooperative: Challenge your friends and family, not just your peers. Working together has never been so competitive!

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