Sir, as the eldest son of your late father the task is up to you to lead the ailing merchant fleet in London and bring back the old fame to your dynasty. Build merchant-ships to support London with exclusive goods from distant lands and bring prosperity to the city and your family.
Soon the whole Kingdom will know your name. It is up to you, sir!
***UNIQUE DUAL-MODE REALITY SIMULATION GAME***
Choose on yourself whether you want to play the racy simulation-mode or the exciting reality-mode. In simulation mode, the time is gathered so the events occur in rapid succession and you are challenged by fast decisions. The reality mode is perfect for playing in between. In a short work- or school break you can send your ships. A few hours later, they are probably arrived with new goods. You can do whatever you want with your iPhone at this time and there is no need to run the game meanwhile. In this mode there is only minimum time-lapse.
***TRADING WITH 6 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES***
Six different countries wait for a trading relationship with you. Each country has various characteristics such as trade duration, pricing or supply of goods depending on the season. If you win a nation's sympathy they will probably allow you to establish a permanent branch office.
***USE DIPLOMACY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE***
At Sea there are many risks of loss for your ship. Storms, pirates or diseases are dangerous enemies of your success. With alliances you are able to get your ships protected in their territorial waters. Furthermore Diplomacy allows you to negotiate with other nations to get better trade conditions or low internal tariffs. Also you can give credit to other nations.
***PROTECTION AGAINST INFLATION***
Gold has a very stable value. So to protect your business against the ever-lasting inflation that threatens to destroy your wealth, you can invest in Gold at different emporia. Gold has a stable value (Of course you can disable the inflation in settings).
***SELL THE GOODS AT THE RIGHT TIME***
In your central office in London are all your goods in the interim storage. You can sell them at any time at the market. But better pay attention to the demands and needs of London. Those are not always equal for each good. Consider also the storage fees and the perishable nature of some goods.
In order to see your expenses and income you can have a look in the balance sheet at any time.
***EXPANSION WILL PROVIDE FAME AND GLORY***
With your private assets you can upgrade several buildings like the market or even the church. Upgrading may increase the population of London which leads to a higher request at the market. While earning more and more money you are able to upgrade your personal flagship, which represents your personal status as well.
Be clever, have fun!