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Offworld Trading Company

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Stardock
Developer: Mohawk Games
Release Date: April 28, 2016

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'Offworld Trading Company' To Get Free Multiplayer Client And New DLC Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2019 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Offworld Trading Company is a market-based real-time strategy game where corporations struggle for dominance of the astronomical profits that lie in the Martian market.

In the race to colonize planet Mars, everything is up for grabs.

Offworld Trading Company’s quick and intensely competitive matches pit up to 8 players against each other on randomly generated maps. Players must quickly determine the best path toward building a self-sufficient colony that can extract the abundant Martian resources while maintaining profitability – and surviving the “talents” of shady black-market characters who are all too happy to raid any player’s shipments or smuggle a paralyzing EMP device into any colony for the right price.

Stardock and Mohawk Games have announced a new multiplayer client for their real-time strategy game, Offworld Trading Company, that will allow players to face off against each other for free, even if they don't already own the game.

The multiplayer client will release on February 28th, along with a new DLC called Market Corrections, which tells the story of why Earth needed to colonize Mars.

Players who enjoy the multiplayer mode can upgrade to the full version of the game to gain access to the campaign, daily challenges, and skirmish mode starting on February 28, 2019.

The Market Corrections DLC tells the story of why Earth needed to colonize Mars through the eyes of the people currently trying to survive there. It features 3 new single-player narrative campaigns that focus on three different CEOs - Reni-6, Ilana Kamat, and Frank Dawson.

Market Corrections also contains 12 new maps modeled after various locations on Mars, including the pointed formations of Two Points Lakebed, the cratered land of Mangala Valles, the deep canyon of Mangala Fossa, and more.

The Market Corrections DLC will be available for $3.99 on Steam on February 28th, 2019.

Unlike traditional RTS games, there are no military units and what you need to win can change at a moment’s notice because on Mars, there are no rules in the free market. None of the 13 resources is more powerful than any other, and everything is for sale. Players gain cash by selling excess resources like carbon, fuel, and silicon on the open market, and spend it buying the resources they’re short on. Prices fluctuate in real time forcing players to adapt their strategy; dump a bunch of iron on the market and its price will crater, making other players’ stockpiles worth much less in the near term.

The game is won when the ultimate cutthroat capitalist completes buys out the stock of all their rivals, thereby seizing control of the entire planet’s economy.

In Offworld Trading Company, the marketplace is the battlefield.

Offworld Trading Company is currently available on Steam or through Stardock.

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