Publishers Kalypso Media have announced that their upcoming trading/political simulation from the developers of Patrician and Port Royale; Rise of Venice has gone gold for its release on Windows PC. Rise of Venice transports players to the Renaissance era when Venice was at its peak of power due to its location between Western Europe and the eastern stretch of the Mediterranean Sea that made it one of the most important trading posts.
Rise of Venice starts the player out as a young merchant looking to pave his way to a trading empire during Renaissance era Venice, whilst you begin with a meagre group of trading ships, it won't be long until you've turned them into a mercantile fleet! Rise of Venice isn't all about the trading, and Renaissance Europe was ripe with political machinations that you will have to pay attention to if you wish to succeed.
In a story full of intrigue and treason in Venice you won't be alone; with your own family tree you can interact with family members, send them on missions and watch how your family grows as your trading empire expands across important cities such as Rome, Alexandria, Constantinople and Athens through production facilities and fleets.
Rise of Venice is scheduled for a release on Windows PC September 27th.