In Patrician IV, the player takes on the role of a young merchant in the area of the Baltic and North Sea during the late Middle Age, the zenith of the Hanseatic League and its naval trading empire.

Starting from meagre beginnings as a small stall trader, players must use every skill at their disposal to rise through the merchant ranks and become the most powerful merchant in Europe. The authentic supply and demand-based trading system allows players to grow their business and head out to the high seas to form trading routes with other Hanseatic cities negotiating better prices for the buying and selling of goods.

Patrician IV is being developed by Gaming Minds Studios GmbH, a studio created with members of the original Patrician development team.

Rise through the merchant ranks using your increasing fame and wealth to shape towns from small villages to glorious capitals during the middle ages

Thrive based on your ability to prosper in a realistic supply and demand driven economy

Balance competing interests, trade routes, political turmoil, disease, weather, piracy and greedy royalty to maximise your wealth reputation

Construct buildings and hire workers, stimulating demand for common and more exotic goods

Fortify your convoys to hold off pirate attacks or hunt them down in realistic sea battles

Set up your trading routes along the Baltic and North Sea and visit bustling medieval cities such as London, Novgorod, Cologne and Bergen

Compete against eight computer-controlled merchants to become the most famous leader of the Hanseatic League.

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