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Spice Trade v1.2 released

Rejoice! A new and improved Spice Trade has been released. Please see the changelog for more information about the release.

Spice Trade is a Java based rpg/strategy/adventure game set in the 12th century world.

Posted by Juha Holopainen 2005-05-17

SourceForge at last

Spice Trade game has finally reached the safe have of SourceForge. The current release (v1.1) of this rpg/strategy/adventure game hybrid has been put on the SourceForge and is available for download.

The game has been implemented in Java (1.4 or higher) and should run on pretty much any machine with a +1.4 JVM. Spice Trade is an artistic simulation made with a twinkle in the eye, with an emphasis on placing yourself
in someone elses shoes and questioning European values systems as universal, rather than historic
accuracy. The game character is a poor man who has lost his parents, inherited some land and a house.
He becomes a trader of spices and herbs in Baghdad at a time when Europeans are starting their great
voyages of exploration. The game character has to ensure that the Europeans do not take over his
country and his culture, while he has to expand the sphere of influence of his own culture.... read more

Posted by Juha Holopainen 2005-05-11