Your main goal is to keep your shop running by trading with wanderers, whilst keeping the enemies at bay. The game features a fairly simple randomly generated adventure system, and enables the player to generate a new location every time they wish to explore and find loot to sell/use.
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Jul 30, 2021

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Why Early Access?

“The game is listed as Early Access as I believe there is still a lot of work to be done on it. However, I want players to be able to experience the game as soon as possible, therefore the use of Early Access. The Trader will be actively worked on, and updated as regular as possible in order to make it a full game, with no bugs. The goal is to make the came as feature rich as possible to allow for a fun and long playthrough.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“1 Year”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full game will feature an improved random generation system, a greater number of buildings, more enemies, and other things yet to be decided.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Everything that the game currently features will always be listed within the About This section. Whenever there are changes to the game, those changes will be updated within the About this section.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes the game will be reduced during Early Access”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community of this game will have a big impact on the development process, as I want to involve you all in the journey.

This game is for the players, and so I will listen to any and all recommendations or suggestions that you as the player might have. I will not be able to implement every feature requested, but if there are any that make sense for the game, then they will be looked in to. If you wish to contact me, my twitter and email are linked on this page, and I will reply as soon as I can.”
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About This Game

The game is set in the "Wasteland", and is the bi-product of a long lasting war. Your main goal is to keep your shop running by trading with wanderers, whilst keeping the "Wastelanders" and raiders at bay. The game features a fairly simple randomly generated adventure system, which enables the player to generate a new location filled with buildings, enemies, and loot every time they wish to explore the Wasteland and find loot to sell or use.

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The Trader allows for trading with NPC's that are designed to resemble someone playing an RPG. This is because the idea of The Trader is that you are a trader within an RPG game, and the people who come to trade with you, are in fact the players.

The Trader also features a looting mechanic. This is designed to allow you to go off into the Wasteland so that you can still have your own adventures if you do not wish to spend all your time in the store. Looting is also one of the better ways to acquire new stock for the store, as any loot you find is free to grab, and can be sold to NPC's should they need the items you find.

As mentioned above, you are able to adventure into the Wasteland. This feature is primarily for looting purposes, but you are free to explore the randomly generated locations should you wish to do so.

Whilst you are pottering around your store, doing whatever it is you wish to be doing, there are also threats that will lurk within the Wasteland. This is why you are equipped with a basic handgun at the start, as without this the Wastelanders and Raiders would surely overrun you. If the handgun is not enough for your needs, then there are other weapons you can acquire within the Wasteland, such as shotguns, rifles etc.

One of the key features of The Trader is the building mechanic. This will allow you to build defences, upgrade your storage in the store, and just generally make your store your own.

As the player you can choose how you wish to play the game. For example; you could choose to stay in the store and simply trade with wanderers, whilst decorating your store via the materials you've received from trading. However, this would be a very slow way to progress in comparison to the alternative play style. This would be to adventure out into the Wasteland and find loot for yourself whilst fighting off zombies. But remember, the longer you are away from your store, the more likely it is to be looted by raiders, or damaged by zombies.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Violence, Zombies, Guns, Blood

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700k / AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 580
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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