Kalypso Media and Stardock are thrilled to announce the launch of the boxed retail edition of the economic real-time strategy game Offworld Trading Company across the UK and Export territories. Set in a future where humans have begun to colonize Mars, the player will take on the role of an investor trying to control the Martian market and drive all of the competition out of business and back to Earth.
To celebrate the launch of Offworld Trading Company, Kalypso has released a new gameplay trailer outlining the challenges facing players as they take on the Martian market and prepare to ship their goods offworld.
Developed by Mohawk Games, founded by Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson, 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. 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.