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Utgivningsdatum: 23 okt, 2008
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Köp Space Trader: Merchant Marine

 

Rekommenderat av kuratorer

"Very unique game that mixes immersive trading and fast paced shooting sections. The game was also created by prominent Showtimer SuperYuriGagarin."

Recensioner

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

Om detta spel

Vi befinner oss i en avlägsen framtid där mänskligheten styrs av Räkenskapsministeriet, en förtryckande byråkrati som spårar, registrerar och beskattar alla transaktioner i människornas dagliga liv. Men ur paragrafrytteriet växer det fram en helt ny grupp av affärsmän som utmanar myndigheterna och börjar tjäna pengar, därav namnet Space Trader!

Som handelsman försöker du göra dig en förmögenhet av gastronomiska mått genom att köpa och sälja varor och ta till våld mot förtryckarregimen eller rentav ta på dig prisjägaruppdrag för att jaga rätt på kriminella bossar och deras underhuggare.

  • Handelskampanj: Du börjar som rookie och arbetar dig upp till handelsmästare genom smarta affärer, affärsuppgörelser på mörka bakgator, mutor, en välplacerad kula här och där och så vidare genom en utmanande enspelarkampanj i fem nivåer.
  • Tre utmaningar: Testa dina handelsfärdigheter i de tre unika bonusuppdragen Moon Madness, Free Trade och Red Eye Trader.
  • Från järnmalm till organ: Vänd motgångar till medgångar. Köp billigt, sälj dyrt. Möt efterfrågan med över 40 olika handelsvaror.
  • Ta ditt skepp och res: Besök sju planeter med tillhörande månar, gör små stopp på vägen och slå dig i slang med över 100 figurer.
  • Konflikter gör dig starkare: Använd dig av en mängd olika vapen, leta rätt på kriminella bossar och tjäna pengar på att sätta dit dem.
  • Lagbaserad tävling: Utmana vänner och familjemedlemmar. Sällan har samarbete varit så tävlingsinriktat!
  • Steam-prestationer: Lås upp sammanlagt 40 Steam-prestationer.

Systemkrav

    Minimikrav:

    • Operativsystem: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1,0 GHz-processor
    • Minne: 512 MB arbetsminne
    • Grafik: DirectX-kompatibelt grafikkort 128 MB
    • DirectX-version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Ljud: DirectX-kompatibelt ljudkort
    • Hårddisk: 300 MB ledigt hårddiskutrymme

    Rekommenderas:

    • Operativsystem: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: Processor med dubbla kärnor och 2,0 GHz
    • Minne: 1 GB arbetsminne
    • Grafik: DirectX-kompatibelt grafikkort 256 MB
    • DirectX-version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Ljud: DirectX-kompatibelt ljudkort
    • Hårddisk: 300 MB ledigt hårddiskutrymme
Hjälpsamma kundrecensioner
13 av 17 personer (76%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
1.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 december, 2014
Remember that game Drug Wars that you'd play on your TI-83?

This is it.

Okay, so its not exactly the same. But all the basics are there. You buy stuff and then go somewhere else to sell it in hopes of making a profit. There isn't a whole lot else to this game worth mentioning.

There is a shooter element tossed in that just feels clunky and out of place, that I personally just avoided as much as possible.

If you want to hone your trading skills before stepping into the TF2 Trading Market, then go ahead and get this game.

But if you never play it, you're not missing out on anything.
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9 av 13 personer (69%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
7.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 11 januari
Have really enjoyed this game, bought on a whim during a sale. A mix of a space-trading game, NPC quests, and a basic FPS, this game has a unique quirky feel to it. The campaigns are well structured and self-explanatory for the most part.
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1 av 2 personer (50%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
9.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 6 maj
As I live and breathe, This is by far the best FPT-game I've ever played. The graphics aren't great but if you can see past that you'll realize that this is actually an supprisingly good game. The creators have put a lot of effort in the dialogs and storyline and thanks to the creative trading-and-exploring-system in this game, the player realy get a feeling of making an impact on the bigger happenings of the solar system.
Completed with many easter eggs, novel references and other secrets (like shipdriver Jamal) that can only be discovered by true fans of the ST:MM-saga this truely is a worthy game of the great storyline.
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1 av 2 personer (50%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
22.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 14 maj
I LOVE this game. FPS play is fun, functional, and rewarding; the Drug Wars-style is my favorite kind of fast-paced, strategic trading; and to top it off, it all takes place in space with a kickass atmospheric soundtrack.

Such a shame these guys (Hermitworks) went under -- every few months I do a search for more games like this one...always to no avail.
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397 av 442 personer (90%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
10 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
5.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 december, 2013
Did you ever play 'Drug Warz', the game that introduced a generation to the 'buy low, sell high' method of wealth attainment which probably led to the tragic american housing crash of 2008? Did you ever wish that you could have that very game wrapped up in a semi pointless 3D world you could navigate by clicking on someone's name to instantly teleport to them instead of walking all that distance? Did you ever wish that you could do all that and get to utilize those elite twitch shooter skills you gained through endless hours of Quake III Arena while all of your friends left you behind to obtain quality educations, well-paying jobs and loving spouses?

I know I did!

So when I came across Space Trader: Merchant Marine I knew I'd found the game for me. Marvel at the 2004 era graphics in a game that came out in 2008! (Same year as that housing market crash, I smell the NWO behind this) Throw your hands to the sky when you first break the 7-figure ceiling just by virtue of buying things when they're crashing hard because it's bound to bounce back in the next 48 hours!

Weep when you realize your job is terrible, you're lucky if you have thee figures in the bank and rent is coming due, the Illuminati forced the bank to foreclose on your house four years ago, (BECAUSE YOU KNOW TOO MUCH, DAMN IT!) and you aren't actually flitting between the stars flogging over priced Bananabis at every starport between Earth and Cygnus, you're sitting at your computer waiting to die.

9.5/10 it's okay from a gameplay persepctive.

1/10 for being a front for the Bilderberg group and secretly manipulating the masses, you foolish sheep.
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65 av 71 personer (92%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
13.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 21 december, 2013
Space Trader is a very casual trader game. You mostly trade stuff and try to make as much profit as possible in a predifined timelimit. Trading side is like playing the old drug wars but it has some extra quests dialogs and events added.

On top of that there are bounties you can collect which take you to combat mode. If you catch the target, it's just more money. Additionally you will occationally get boarded by officials who try to make you pay taxes. If you are greedy, you will try and fight em, which will make the game even more interesting. Hard Stakes =) While the basic game is easy, the challenges can feel ridicilously hard giving something extra to the game.

If you are looking for something special you will definitely be disappointed, but I found it to be a fun and easy going game.
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83 av 98 personer (85%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
3.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 juli, 2014
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 market price for the item is declining or not, however the graph is pretty much nonsense, seeing as there's no trend whatsoever, and seems to be entirely, 100% random. To add to that, 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 you sell.

You can also find random commodities strewn throughout the worlds you find yourself, so there's no real reason to actually BUY commodities, as you'll find some semi-valuable stuff just laying on the floor in the map, free for the taking. Items range from wool to fetuses and radioactive metals and whatnot, and the "illegal" stuff is more valuable than the legitimate trading commodities. The game doesn't punish you for owning or selling illegal commodities, which was a wasted opportunity for some amusing gameplay as an actual smuggler. Shame.

The second source of money is through doing contracts or helping people out with 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 slight instance of gameplay, by introducing an FPS arena, however, this falls flat as well, because the gunplay is so barebones it physically hurts to play through the FPS stages. The missions where you help people out aren'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.

Also, the game came out 2008 if I'm not wrong. I originally thought it came out around 1999, when Freelancer came out, but holy ♥♥♥♥ 2008????????????????????????????????

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.
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58 av 76 personer (76%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 15 april, 2014
This game blows. The idea is great, but the execution is just plain awefull. I understand this is an indie title, but the graphics, gameplay, sound, just everything suck. Travelling between planets is just a click, you never even see your spaceship takeoff. The npc's look lifeless, and never change their facial expression. The enviroments are small and boring. The shooter levels are almost all the same, and play like a shovelware crap shooter. No strategy or anything. You cannot buy weapons for the fps stages, but you can by generic crates of weapons to trade. This is beyond dumb. I can't believe anybody enjoyed this game.
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48 av 61 personer (79%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
17.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 25 november, 2013
Strangely likeable despite being somewhat terrible. The trading side of the game is solid and fun if lacking a little in inventory. Unfortunately it also has a really crappy FPS element to it which definitely lets it down as a whole. That aside, I find it quite enjoyable and the price is low enough that it serves its purpose as a timekiller. Your mileage may vary.
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71 av 102 personer (70%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
6.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 december, 2013
If you just want something to kill time then its an ok game, very basic FPS scenarios that you can do when collecting bounties and such in missions and basic buy cheap/sell for a profit system...the only downside to this game is there is not a sandbox mode...which ends up making the game dull and redundant when you have to start from scratch every time you complete a mission.

Def not worth the full price...worth the 49 cents I paid for it while on sale.
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31 av 36 personer (86%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
21.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 12 augusti, 2014
Space Trader Merchant Marine was released in Oct 23, 2008. It boasts a score of 89% from a review by GameFocus saying, ""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."

This is very akin to the how 'reviews' reflected Bubsy 3D on its own packaging, to those that remember.

The game is broken down into four different areas, exploration, trading, time management, and fighting/bounty hunting.

The exploration is very limited, your only goal being to find crates of goods floating about, merchants, and the bar keep. The problem is that once you've gone through it once, you know where it all is, no variation, same boring bland walls, ect., and it honestly starts to feel like a chore.

The time management is very simple. Go to X location from y location = z time spent. You have a set amount of time in every 'chapter' to complete a set $$$ quota. Besides the time spent traveling through the travel menu, any time spent at a location does not diminish the time that you have left. And as thus, does not really give you any time pressure.

The trading is a joke, as, all you do it buy what's not doing well, and travel, and get guaranteed profit. It hardly reflects actual market value in the real world and makes the game largely unchallenging.

The fighting/bounty hunting is terribly bland and cycles through the same maps. Stupid AI, overpowered guns, and cheap kills, makes it horrid.

Now, all that said, this was made in 2008, 2-0-0-8, to be sure. Other games that were made in this period were:

Fable 2
Fallout 3
LittleBIGPlanet
Rock Band 2
Gears Of War 2
Spore
Grand Theft Auto IV
No More Heroes
Left 4 Dead
Professor Layton & The Curious Village

Compared to that list, the time period the game was released, and actual content in the game... it makes it look mediocre, a joke, something that belongs in a 2000 release.
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63 av 94 personer (67%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 9 maj, 2014
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.
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28 av 35 personer (80%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
82.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 maj, 2013
Space Trader Merchant Marine is that strange situation where two very different genres have been combined together in the hope of hitting that once in a lifetime combination that everybody agrees is pure genius, like Vampires and Teenagers, or Ninjas and Cheerleaders. Space Trader doesn't quite hit that special recipe however.

Space Trader is a combination of a numbers trading simulator and a first person shooter and by far and large the biggest problem is that playing the game you have trouble telling which of these two aspects feel the most tacked on.

The trading part of the game is simple enough. You travel between various planets in the solar system, each planet has a a few merchants each selling a few goods. You buy as much as your bank account and cargo space will allow and then travel to the next world. Space Trader has no real in game economy however and everything is decided by the almighty Random Number Generator. The challenge of choosing which products to buy is virtually non-existent as all items for sale lists how below normal market value they are next to their name. There is also a legal/non-legal system in place however it has no real effect in game making the actual buying and selling of products extremely dull and predictable.

You explore the various locations on foot, in a first person shooter aspect. The various trade hubs allow you run around a small area, collecting various sellable items littered about the place, trade with the local merchants and take on a number of missions. The missions mostly come down to "Bring X items", "Transport X items" or, the more common, shooter mission. The majority of the missions in the game, and perhaps one of the easiest ways to make money early on in the campaigns is the various bounty missions which are your basic FPS. You spawn in one of a few predetermined maps, kill a few henchmen and eventually a boss will spawn. All the while you can pick up loot that you can sell out in the proper game, and weapons, health and shields that'll help you on this mission only. The shooting is fairly poorly implemented, even for it's time. The weapons feel like pellet guns, the enemy AI is non-existent and the whole experience usually boils down to just sniping at enemies from around a corner.

The music throughout the game is a high speed techno beat that, while I am sure some of you will love it, made me play with the sound off after a few sessions. There is no voice-acting and very little ambiance. Even gun shots and hit sounds leave much to be desired. Graphically the game is nothing to write home about but not much below what you would expect from an indie title either.

All in all, Space Trader Merchant Marine is a game that tries to do two things and fails at doing either in an acceptable fashion. It's not a very good trading simulation and not a very good shooter. It doesn't sound or look very good and it doesn't feel very good. This is a game that can easily be skipped.
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29 av 40 personer (73%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 3 maj, 2014
This Game isnt even worth 50 cents
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21 av 26 personer (81%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
12.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 18 augusti, 2014
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.
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17 av 21 personer (81%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
8.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 5 juni, 2013
Ever since I played the original Starflight, I've always had a soft spot for space trading type games. While Space Trader: Merchant Marine has a good trading foundation, it feels severely unpolished and overly repetitious. The game is essentially a hybrid shooter with trading elements. The gameplay is fun, but after the second chapter, you've pretty much done everything there is to do. I'd say most people will get bored with it after the first couple hours. The graphics are definitely dated, the limited voices are horribly comical, and the music does not fit the game at all. With another 6-12 months of polish, this game could have been decent. As it stands now, it is completely forgettable.
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12 av 15 personer (80%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 5 maj, 2014
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.
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40 av 68 personer (59%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 10 februari, 2014
Nice game, on sale for 50 cents... AWESOME DEAL... but yeah a lot of game for your buck, or half buck in this case.
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13 av 18 personer (72%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 10 februari, 2014
Playing this game is like a rite of passage, like riding a bike and falling off repeatedly and skinning your knees. Or smashing your knee into a cabinet. Or stubbing your toe so hard, you think you may need to go to the emergency room.

It's like that bad feeling in your stomach when you realize that unless you get to the bathroom in about ten seconds, you will lose control of your bowels.

I was not complete before I played this game. I thank the developers for making such an impressive masterpiece cost only 50 cents.
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10 av 14 personer (71%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
10.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 18 juni, 2011
Recension av förhandsvisning
Cool little game mixing FPS and trading mechanics. Pretty easy to get into, but enough different challenges and unlocks to keep you playing as you expand into new systems. Solid cheapie title!
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