Patrician IV puts the player in the role of a Northern European merchant in the late Middle Ages, living through the splendour of the Hanseatic League as it moves into the Modern Age. The main objective is to become the most prosperous merchant and leader of the trading league, and to this end, maintaining good diplomatic relations with the nobles of the various counties represented on the game map is of great importance.
The game starts by trading with common goods manufactured by the player himself and distributed using a small merchant fleet. From here the goal is to grow at a faster rate than other ports and historical families, using contrasting strategies such as price wars between supply and demand. All of this takes place while dealing with disease, famine and enemy sieges placed with a notable historical basis.
Project: 2. Social and economic impact of technological revolutions in Europe., 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity., 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Chronology: XIV, XV, XVI, XVII
Scope: Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Video game
Source: Gaming Minds Studios
Owner: Roberto José Alcalde López (Modernalia)
Copyright: ©Kalypso Media Digital
Abstract: Patrician IV puts you in the shoes of a European merchant of the Hanseatic League in the transition from the Middle Ages to the Modern AgeImage