Beijing, China – DreaminGame, the creator of Flight Tycoon, today revealed Era of Sail, a new game heading to iOS soon. Like Flight Tycoon, Era of Sail is a simulation game incorporating social components, in which players can record their own seafaring saga by building ports, exploring uncharted waters and gaining profits from trades.
Era of Sail is set up in a world composed of the unbounded ocean and eight countries where the proud descendants of Columbus venture into the mysterious vastness in pursuit of treasure. But one may wonder: do I have to be a learned historian to play this game? No. Era of Sail comes with comic-style graphics and a musical soundtrack all in a casual setting. There is also a personalized tutorial so there is no need to panic.
Era of Sail’s monetary system is essentially a trinity of Gold, Gems and Energy. Players use gold to buy, construct…and even drink beer, while using gems helps your construction projects finish quicker. Exhausted following a day’s hard work? Refresh yourself with energy, represented by the blue lightening icon.
No lavish spending; lots of investments are waiting, which require discretion and good investment strategy. Cogs, caravels, or luggers? Different vessels vary in cost and profitability. The right choice has to be made to grip a good ROI. Keep Mark Twain’s remark in mind, “there was a great difference in boats, of course. For a long time I was on a boat that was so slow we used to forget what year it was we left port in.” Remember to load plenty of beer onto your vessel and let the sailors indulge themselves in revelry after every voyage.
Unique pricing mechanisms serve to challenge the mind in this game. Prices of goods, including beer, fluctuate every 2 hours, meaning one has to be smart enough to practice the ‘buy low, sell high’ doctrine. Also, tasks in varying difficulty emerge as experience grows and ports expand, in which players get rewarded by solving problems. If a task is too tough or if the player is simply too lazy to be bothered, a gem can always help.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 49.3 MB
Era of Sail is slated to launch shortly on Canadian App Store before its global release.
Headquartered in Beijing, China, Dreamingame co, ltd. is the developer of a wide variety of games for the iPhone and iPad. Flight Tycoon, when released in Australia became the 7th most downloaded game app in the region. Copyright (C) 2012 Dreamingame co, ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.