In the far future, humanity is ruled by The Ministry of Accounts, an oppressive bureaucracy that tracks, records and taxes every transaction of daily life. From the depths of Red Tape, a new breed of marketeer arises to challenge the authority and make a profit: the Space Trader is born!
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Data de lançamento: 23 Out, 2008

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Análises

GameFocus — 89%

"One of the best indie games of 2008. An innovative and addictive experience. Addictive, very fun and innovative are the best words to describe the game and the bottom line is this is a welcome addition to any gamer's library so buy this game and enjoy it." Read the full review

GenerationGamerz — 84%

"If you loved the old BBS trading games and love FPS games then you will probably love this game as well. It's all great fun, well-balanced and has a good deal of replayability." Read the full review

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In the far future, humanity is ruled by The Ministry of Accounts, an oppressive bureaucracy that tracks, records and taxes every transaction of daily life. From the depths of Red Tape, a new breed of marketeer arises to challenge the authority and make a profit: the Space Trader is born!

As a Trader, you will attempt to amass a fortune beyond your wildest imagination, buying and selling commodities and taking up arms against the oppressors or even accepting bounty missions, hunting down crime bosses and their thugs.

  • Trader Campaign: Start as a rookie trader and earn your way to Master Trader using shrewd trades, back alley deals, bribes, a well placed bullet and more through a challenging 5-level single-player campaign.
  • Three Ways to Challenge: Master your trading skills in three unique challenge missions; Moon Madness, Free Trade and Red Eye Trader.
  • From Iron Ore to Organs: Turn misfortune to profit. Buy low, sell high. Over 40 different commodities to supply the demand.
  • Have Ship, Will Travel: Visit seven planetary locations, their moons and stops along the way and interact with over 100 characters.
  • Conflict Builds Character: Using an assortment of unique weapons, bring dozens of crime bosses to justice and turn a tidy profit.
  • Competitive Cooperative: Challenge your friends and family, not just your peers. Working together has never been so competitive!
  • Steam Achievements: Unlock all 40 Steam Achievements

Requisitos do Sistema

    Minimum:

    • Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX Compatible 128 MB Video Card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB of Available Hard Disk Space

    Recommended:

    • Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual-Core processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX Compatible 256 MB Video Card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB of Available Hard Disk Space
Análises úteis de clientes
1 de 2 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
0.1 hrs em registo
Waste of time and disk space
Publicada: 18 Outubro
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2 de 4 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
1.1 hrs em registo
vaporwave
Publicada: 23 Outubro
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0 de 1 pessoas (0%) acharam esta análise útil
1.1 hrs em registo
clunky with a bad UI definately an older game
Publicada: 2 Outubro
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0 de 1 pessoas (0%) acharam esta análise útil
5.5 hrs em registo
Pure sh!t.
Publicada: 12 Outubro
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0 de 1 pessoas (0%) acharam esta análise útil
1.1 hrs em registo
It looks like it was made for the PS2.
Publicada: 13 Outubro
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0 de 3 pessoas (0%) acharam esta análise útil
1.5 hrs em registo
this game is a ♥♥♥♥ing time killer, i swear if you ever want to play a cheap game, seriously just buy this during a sale, i can tell you this game is not worth the full price of 5 dollars. trust me this game is only worth 50 cents. the only thing this game is good for is teaching you about the stock market in different places and learn how trading works. the graphics are ♥♥♥♥ty, the music sucks balls, and the gameplay is just run around, buy stuff, sell stuff, shoot stuff when your out of money, repeat. seriously. thats all you do. if anything this game is just to kill time or to send to your friends as a joke.

Total Score: 4/10
Publicada: 9 Outubro
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2.8 hrs em registo
Rather entertaining. Was not expecting that gun fights when I picked it up but I have to say they only make the game a better deal.
Publicada: 17 Outubro
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0.2 hrs em registo
excuse me
Publicada: 20 Outubro
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1.2 hrs em registo
It cost me .24 cents and I'd rather have my money back.
Publicada: 10 Outubro
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1.0 hrs em registo
Best game I've played in years. The next-gen Graphics are so realistic and it has such a great storyline. But the multiplayer has to be the best thing abot this game. The amount of people playing online is enormous and especially the LAN mode works just so good. Gameplay is just amazing. The variation between shooting up enemies and trading your stuff gives a perfect spin to the game.

totally worth the entire €0,50

10/10
Publicada: 4 Outubro
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0.9 hrs em registo
It's cute, it's short, it's got some enjoyable old school combat, and the trade aspects are fun and simple (although it's too easy to make a ton of money). If you've got a couple of hours to kill then you can blaze through it pretty fast. (My hours on record are bugged, I'd say I spent about 10 hours unlocking everything.) This isn't a stellar title, but if you liked the games that came out in the Doom era then you'll enjoy this, and it's often bundled or on sale. It's easily worth a buck.
Publicada: 5 Outubro
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59 de 70 pessoas (84%) acharam esta análise útil
3.5 hrs em registo
Honestly, the game completely lacks any and all substance. It's bland, forgettable, boring and tedious.

In the game, you play as an unnamed adventurer/trader, that sets forth to do one thing, become the Master Trader of the known universe/galaxy. One of the first missions is to find some chick that will give you a million credits on loan in order for you to buy a ship and start trading. You have a deadline when to get the million credits needed, and this formula repeats itself several times throughout the game, so much so that even the multiplayer is basically only that. Oh, and no one plays the multiplayer. In order to GET the million credits, you have to buy some commodities on Earth, and go to the Moon (which is just clicking a button) and selling your merchandise. Or you can do contracts. More on that later.

The trading system is very simple. You get to one of the merchants, you see the commodities they have for sale, and you buy it. There is a bar graph showcasing whether the marketprice for the item is declining or not, however the graph is pretty much nonsense, as the prices will not rise or fall following any kind of trend whatsoever, instead it is completely random. The trading is a pretty pathetic source of income, as even if you get lucky, you won't really earn a huge profit on anything.

Oh, you can also find random commodities strewn throughout the worlds you're at, so there's no real reason to actually BUY commodities, as you'll easily find everything from wool to featuses just lying about. Not even joking about those fetuses.

The second option for earning money is through doing contracts or helping people out via arduous tasks. To get a contract, you have to go to the bar, where the barman will give you a target which you have to kill. This is where the game gets a bit better, as it introduces SOMETHING into the game, however the FPS part is amazingly barebones and unrefined, and it feels much like a chore than anything else. The missions where you help people out isn't much better, as the case often is that you're simply collecting or buying X commodity and bringing it to some random dude or chick. Again, incredibly tedious.

The music is obnoxious and not memorable in any way (read: elevator music), it features abysmal graphics, the little mechanics the game has are horribly unrefined, the economic system is non functioning, trading is next to useless unless you get some very rare, expensive commodities from missions, and the entire game feels like a chore.

Overall, I'd give it a 3/10, would not recommend unless you have literally nothing else to do in your life.
Publicada: 1 Julho
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60 de 90 pessoas (67%) acharam esta análise útil
0.2 hrs em registo
I bought this game for 50 cents when it was on sale. I should have spent that 50 cents on a bag of chips. Or a soda. Or maybe a bottle of that pure water stuff.
It's playable until you realize your entire goal is to buy ♥♥♥♥ and then sell it for more money. Good thing it was only 50 cents.
Publicada: 9 Maio
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26 de 37 pessoas (70%) acharam esta análise útil
1.0 hrs em registo
This Game isnt even worth 50 cents
Publicada: 3 Maio
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10 de 13 pessoas (77%) acharam esta análise útil
0.3 hrs em registo
This is a waste of time...
The only positive element is the trading (buy low and sell high in another market), but the layout and the other elements ruin this part totally. Would not recomend this to anyone.
Publicada: 5 Maio
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4 de 4 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
12.2 hrs em registo
This game is ok, so long as you understand that it is a very basic economic game with a little FPS thrown in. What sucks about this game is that your money resets after each section. So do not get a good sales route going thinking that you will have some extra cash to play with after you close out the level you are on.
Publicada: 18 Agosto
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3 de 3 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
1.1 hrs em registo
Ok, so , graphics aside the gameplay is......
Ok ,so , graphics and gameplay aside the gunplay is.....
Ok ,so , graphics , gameplay and gunplay aside the game is......... worth the 40 cents :)
Publicada: 22 Agosto
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5 de 7 pessoas (71%) acharam esta análise útil
0.5 hrs em registo
"It's like Skyrim but with traders in space"

-IGN
Publicada: 19 Junho
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6 de 9 pessoas (67%) acharam esta análise útil
1.6 hrs em registo
Presentation
Steam Sales are always a great way to buy more games than you'll ever be able to play, but between all the big purchases you will often find some random games to keep you busy when there's nothing else; Space Trader: Merchant Marine is exactly that kind of game, but unlike most small, indie games this one managed somehow to keep me around more than it should have, just because at its core, it's an addictive experience. The premise of the game is simple: you are a new trader trying to find your way in this business and since you don't own a ship yet you need to find someone who is willing to give you one. What follows is a simple story and you will see the little twists coming from miles away, but even with that in mind, the missing excitement of what's going to happen next isn't the thing that will keep you around. The campaign has only five chapters and once you understand the mechanics of the game you will have no problem making millions from trading food stamps, oil or even organs. This game simulates the stocks trades perfectly, following the same: buy low, sell high premise, and even though at first it may be hard to figure out how to make all those millions, once you get the idea, it will be only profit for you from that point on. There's no real reward for doing this except the fact that once you reach a goal you will advance to the next chapter and start all over, trading between different planets, but that little sense of advancement is what will keep you playing.
Rating: 5.5

Gameplay
The gameplay in Space Trader is pretty straight forward: you start on a planet and you have to buy commodities that will bring a profit and travel to another planet to sell them at a higher price, keeping a constant watch on the time limit that each mission has, calculating the profit per shipment and the travel time in order to choose the best option. Finding good deals is easy since those always have a gold star indicating that you should buy them, so eventually it becomes just a matter of having enough money in your pocket or enough cargo space, and your only enemy becomes the time as you carefully have to choose where to sell the stuff you just bought. You can make money by taking bounty missions from bartenders or by completing small tasks for different people, so it's always a good idea to talk with everybody because you might find out some interesting things or take on some missions that will give you some extra cash. The shooting mechanic feels old, but that's probably why it feels so addictive at the same time, as you will most likely instantly connect the dots between those shooting sequences and games like Doom, and even though all those bounty missions will get boring pretty soon as each map looks and feels the same and there are only two to three different types of enemies plus the target that you're supposed to assassinate, it is a good distraction from the boring buy and sell mechanic that the game generally delivers.
Rating: 6

Graphics
If you look at this game you will assume it was released in the early 2000's because it looks like it was made a generation ago; from the simple and stiff characters to the environments everything looks pretty bad and the repetitive level design doesn't help either. By the end of the game you will know every corner of each planet, you will start to love a certain section for how easy it is to complete a combat mission and you will hate another for how difficult it is.
Rating: 5

Audio
The sound in this game ain't exactly bad, but it's simply mediocre at best. The voice acting is horrible, but the soundtrack manages to save it sometimes, especially in the heat of a battle, but otherwise there is nothing that stands out, it simply gets boring as you will end up ignoring the other characters or laugh at how bad they sound no matter the serious, story essential thing they just said. There are intentional comic lines too, such as the robot that answers by saying WTF, but those only make the entire thing feel worse, as the game is undecided between trying to be serious and making fun of itself.
Rating: 5

Extras
After completing the main campaign you can also try the challenge mode that offers three extra missions that are pretty easy to complete and the only real challenge comes when you try to get the achievements, and if you're into that the game can get interesting and it has even some decent replay value as you can spend up to 18 hours struggling to complete everything. It's also supposed to have a multiplayer mode, which puts you and a friend in a race to get the most cash from those challenge missions, but after an hour of banging my head against the wall I couldn't figure out a way of making it work.
Rating: 5

Verdict
When a game is getting such a low score no one would actually recommend buying it, but in this case I'll make an exception: you should give it a try if it's on sale and you can get it for less than an euro, as for that amount of money it will keep you busy more than enough to justify the purchase. It is in no way a great game, one that you will remember after leaving it aside, but as long as you play it you will be entertained simply because it's so stupid it becomes like a good parody.
Rating Overall: 5.3
Publicada: 29 Maio
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7 de 11 pessoas (64%) acharam esta análise útil
0.4 hrs em registo
The best thing I have ever played in my entire life.
Changed me as a person.
When I brought that bannabis all the way to the moon- the game forced me to look inside my soul. All of my repressed memories, I confronted and beat. With the help of this game, I beat debt, depression, obesity, you name it.
cons: during a powerful moment, the world around me shuddered and a lamp broke, but it was okay because the devs sent me a antique lamp crafted from compressed stardust that will never break. I didn't even ask
Publicada: 2 Setembro
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