Release the mooring lines, fire up the boiler, and prepare to lift off in this high-flying game of airships, sky cities, and pirates! Welcome to Sky Trader!!
Theria is a mysterious world, full of intrigue and danger. Use your airship to map the far reaches of this strange land, bringing safety and prosperity to it's people.
The islands of Theria have a wealth of natural resources. Harvest these, or trade with the locals to fortify your wealth. You will need every penny for ship repairs, upgrades and crew replacement!
Unfortunately, this world is not without its dangers. There are those who would rob you of your riches, and your airship! In other places you may encounter less-than-friendly creatures of the sky. Arm your ship well, it is a long ways down!
The action in Sky Trader takes place in three dimensions! You have full control of the direction and altitude of your ship. Manage your fuel and crew as you explore every nook and cranny of the world. But be careful, some places are safe and others are very, very dangerous.
Explore a beautiful living, breathing world. Theria, the world of Sky Trader, is anything but static. Watch sunsets and sunrises while commanding your airship. Keep an eye to the weather too, as rainstorms and foggy days can make navigation difficult.
Find friendly settlements, then buy and sell goods to turn a tidy profit. Some towns require goods that other towns have a surplus of. Take advantage of supply and demand, and trade your way to fame and glory!
Talk to NPCs and take on quests. Villages, towns, and cities will serve as a focal point for your adventures. Take the time to visit with the townspeople, and you may discover important information. Some may even have profitable quests for you!
You will face many enemies. While you will encounter many friendly airships during your travels, sky pirates will undoubtedly find you and try their hardest to defeat you. Eventually you will take the fight to them, attacking their bases and making the airways safe. Also, its best to remember that there are places in this world that even the pirates dare not tread.
Combat is a tactical playground in three dimensions. You will have to trust your crew to track targets accurately, but it is up to you to position yourself and fire at the perfect time. Give the command, and let loose volley after volley of lethal iron cannonballs! If the cannons aren't powerful enough, you may need to invest in a range of more esoteric steampunk weapons. Flamethrowers, electric arc rifles, and gatling guns are available to round out your arsenal. Don't forget to add armor to your ship, so that you can stay in the fight a little longer!
Purchase and fly new ships. Save those copper pieces, and soon you will be able to afford a fancy new airship! With more than 8 craft to discover, you will have plenty of options. Pick the light and nimble Flitter class if maneuverability is your thing. The Stalwart class vessels are known for their exceptional cargo capacity and luxurious accommodations. Or, choose the Awestruck class if sheer front-line firepower is what you are after.
Invest in your trading company. If you secure an area, you will have the opportunity to establish your very own bases and outposts. From here, you can set up trade routes and dispatch airships, providing a steady income to support your adventuring!
Wow, Canadian dudes... this game looks awesome!! Can I buy it now?
Sorry, but Sky Trader isn't quite finished. Soon, for sure, but we don't want to get your hopes up with an actual date. We will keep you posted as work progresses.
How much is this thing going to cost? Is it going to be one of those fancy free-to-play games?
We think free-to-play games are great, but this doesn't feel like one of them. We plan to charge a fair, upfront price for the finished game.
I have lots of friends, and I really like playing games with them. Is your game multiplayer?
While we have tossed around the idea of making Sky Trader multiplayer, we are currently focusing on a single-player RPG experience. We have been careful to maintain a multiplayer focused code base, however, and introducing multiplayer co-op (or even pvp) is a definite possibility. If this is important to you, let us know!
Roguelikes are super popular right now. Is this game a roguelike?
Well, that's an interesting question... we are considering "roguelike" procedural elements to make the game more fun to re-play, but I wouldn't call this game a roguelike. We are planning a pre-built narrative story, taking place in a hand crafted world. While games like this one are a lot of work, we think we have a really great story to tell and hope you agree!
Is it cold in Canada?