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Merchants of Kaidan

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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 shortcuts 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 artifacts 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.

  • A complex trading algorithm
  • Over 100 quests each with multiple steps to success.
  • 2 out of 10 planned mini games that accompany events with next ones upcoming in the updates
  • Possibility to create a partnership with other traders and control 3 characters simultaneously
  • 1 main and 2 quick scenarios
  • 15 types of goods for trade with varying characteristics, some illegal, some perishable
  • Beautiful hand-drawn localisations.

Your name is Olivean de Calinn, and this was supposed to be the most important day of your life. Your father has been preparing you, for all these years, for this exact moment. Your 21st birthday.

You were finally a grown-up, able to take care of yourself, a person worthy of continuing your fathers' legacy.

He wasn't born into money. To buy his first cart, he had to work very hard saving every silver and copper. One trade after trade, step after step, he climbed the ladder, transforming his tiny one-man venture into a trading company of a rather significant size.

Then he met Van Talodd, the most famous merchant in the whole kingdom, and soon enough he entered into partnership. This enterprise proved very profitable, and Van Talodd promised your father something more precious than wealth. A lordship. Few weeks ago he left to the Capital – Ovoros – to accept the title. He was taking a little longer to come back than you expected, but recent weather was unfavourable, maybe he got stuck, or a road turned into a swamp... it happened all the time.

It was almost dusk when you heard the knocking to the door. A messenger, his clothes soiled with mud, brought you a letter. There was no lordship, your father was found a traitor, an enemy of the Kingdom, and hanged for conspiring against the king, after a very hasty trial. All his assets and estate confiscated and handed over to the person who exposed the entire plot – Van Talodd.

Suddenly everything became crystal clear, Van Talodd maimed him with promises of lordship, the only thing money can't buy. But his real purpose was to entrap your father and take over his fortune.

Instead of your birthday present, you got carts full of kings' sell-swords approaching quickly. There was no time to loose, you had to run fast and far. Flee from the men that were certainly sent to kill you.

That is only a beginning of your story, you're left with only your family ring that you had on you. Take a fake name you need to avenge your father. Follow the same path as him, grow rich and destroy Van Talodd. The road there is hard and long – are you strong enough to make it?

Kaidan is a fictitious world, that was once a home to a space-faring civilization. It's history is almost unknown. Only that, once they developed starships, they relatively quickly left the planet. And on the remnants of the old civilization a new one has sprouted. A far less developed. If not for the artifacts left by the predecessors, they would be no different than a medieval country.
Release date
Forever Entertainment
Forever Entertainment S. A.
Forever Entertainment
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for Android

4.0.3 and up

System requirements for Nintendo Switch

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.4
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 MB RAM
  • Storage: 2 MB available space
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OSX 10
  • Processor: Intel Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 MB RAM
  • Storage: 2 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7800, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen
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Merchants of Kaidan reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
To be a game focused on trade has little weight in the economy of the game relapsing almost in exclusive in what you take out of the expeditions
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Microsoft from Spain
Product received for free a Merchant RPG, which I have taken a few cards (which is why I put it in my library and thanks to Indiegala Giveaways)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
You should really take your Time for the great Trading Game. You should read in properly and think carefully! So really no Game for in between. Unfortunately, the last Update was on 05.03, 2015.
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Microsoft from Spain
Honestly, it's an excellent game to hang out with... Pity that it does not have multiplayer, but still, is local, to play with your little brother or something like that (? The weapons of this game I love, the characters, the enemies and others have a very good design.
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Microsoft from Russian
In the game about trade itself and no, all prices are rendomny and logically meaningless. The Move from point to point is quite expensive and besides a lot of rendomnyh events. All This makes development purely by trade unrealistic slow and complex. Normally enrich possible only by doing different quests and getting information in the bar, it takes a lot of reading in English. (
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Microsoft from Russian
Originally purchased as part of the bandit game and was not destined to start. But somehow there was absolutely nothing to do-and here I am already a violin cart on the nonexistent world. He is pretty drawn and the main thing-here is great music. This is a game about the way from nowhere to nowhere, no matter how much you try to make millions, still there are always trouble, but it very soon becomes unimportant. The Soundtrack takes to another world and you just want to sail on it from the kingdom to the Kingdom and forget about their real worries. Total 15 hours of play, which I do not regret, and replenished playlist for relaxation or sleep.
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Microsoft from Spain
It'S an entertaining game. Recommended If you buy it on offer, the central idea was good, the concept and art were the reason I bought it, has a learning curve, but with a single game that you play it can dominate, in fact it becomes repetitive very but very fast , and just focus on having a large storage space to move forward smoothly. The campaign is linear and totally generic helpers, which does not contribute anything to the replayability, I would have liked the game map to expand as you advance level and also that the assistants had more personality and even secondary missions focused on them. If more RPG elements had been integrated into the game it would be much better. I enjoyed it but I was left with the impression that it could have become something much more powerful...
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