Command history as head of the Medici. Become the patron of such luminaries as Da Vinci and Michelangelo by using your wits to build your banking empire, establish your reputation, and commission artworks. But beware - your choices have consequences. Will you prosper or perish?
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Mixed (14) - 57% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 6, 2016

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“Turn-based games usually don’t hold my attention for very long, but I was glued to this game for a few hours.”

“I just all night binged on an educational game, what is happening. I'll tell you what is happening... art.”
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“ARTé is a rather neat distillation of profit-seeking that cuts out just about everything besides cutting deals. You’re a representative of the Medici, one of history’s most famous trading houses, and your job is simple: make that sweet cash.”
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About This Game

Enter the ITALIAN RENAISSANCE and shape history as head of the Medici family

Follow in the footsteps of history as head of the Medici family. To prosper you must balance your banking empire with smart political strategy. Prove yourself a true patron of the arts and take risks as you commission and support works from upstarts such as Brunelleschi, Donatello, and Raphael. Be wary of your relationships with powerful city-states, merchant factions, and the Pope as you navigate the treacherous political landscape of the Italian Renaissance. Succeed and your family will become one of the most powerful in all of Europe. Fail and history will be changed forever.

ARTé: Mecenas is a turn-based strategy game where your decisions leverage historical circumstances, conditions, and events surrounding the Italian Renaissance. You will experience the impact of political maneuvering, economics, and the Catholic Church on the creation of revolutionary artworks. Featuring the most influential artworks of the 15th and 16th centuries, the game presents over 130 pieces of art by more than 70 artists, including many of the most celebrated in history.

ARTé: Mecenas on Steam is intended for entertainment purposes only. This Steam edition does not contain access to the Triseum instructor or student web portals and cannot be used for credit in a classroom.

For information on how to purchase a classroom edition of ARTé: Mecenas visit the Triseum store or speak with your instructor for more details.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Classical artworks from famous Renaissance artists which may include nudity.

System Requirements

    • OS: 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 1.87GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS 10 Sierra or OS X Yosemite v10.10.2
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 1.87GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 800 MB available space

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