Fact Sheet

Game Description

Winds Of Trade is a strategy game about running an ocean trading company in the 18th and 19th centuries. Building your trading empire will not be your only goal! Ruthless pirates, shady smugglers, wartime and fierce competitors will make the way to the top a long and hard road for you!

Key Features

  • Procedurally generated worlds: You will face different challenges and you will have to learn how the cities’ production chains interact every time you start a new game.
  • Realistic economic simulation: All prices respond to the basic laws of supply and demand. Every raw material comes from somewhere and every final product goes somewhere to be bought. No arbitrary game rules set, just the will of the free market.
  • Smuggling: Some goods that can be freely bought in one city may be illegal someplace else… Are you willing to take risks for some extra profit?
  • Dynamic world economy: Events such as forest fires, bad harvests or war alter the supply, demand and prices of the different commodities.
  • Contracts system: You can accept contracts from governments, private companies and even shady smugglers in order to make some extra money transporting goods. But don’t forget, failing comes with a price.
  • Turn based battle system: Pirates may attack you if your cargo is valuable enough… Do you have what it takes to defend yourself? Also, be very careful during wartime, especially if you are transporting weaponry or troops.
  • Your very own colonies: Once you are powerful enough you can found your own colonies in order to exploit natural resources and play with the rules of the market.
  • 8 different ship types from the Age of Sailing, including brigs, galleons, frigates and schooners.
  • Automatic Trade Routes: Once your fleet is big enough you can make scripts for your ships to follow and they will trade according to your rules automatically.
  • Improve your ships’ stats by hiring experienced captains or purchasing upgrades.
  • Stock market: Invest in companies, help them sell their goods worldwide and collect the profits.
  • A rich and authentic soundtrack to make you feel like you’re in the 18th or 19th centuries.
  • Support for Steam Cloud, Steam Trading Cards and Steam Achievements.

Release Information

  • Release Date: February 13, 2017
  • Platforms: Windows only at launch. GNU/Linux support planned a couple of weeks after the Windows release.
  • Available on Steam
  • Download size: ~250 MB

About the Developer

“Winds Of Trade” has been developed by Hermes Interactive, a small indie game studio from Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is the first title developed by the studio.


  • I hope you like numbers!
  • Moving illegal stuff around
  • War!
  • I have a bad feeling about this
  • Enjoying the view
  • Do what I say!
  • Money makes money
  • I see everything
  • Looking for work
  • Automatic routes are the best!
  • The more firepower, the better
  • Information is power
  • Buy low, sell high
  • Illegal means business opportunities
  • So many places, so little time


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Production & Design: Federico Casares

Programming: Federico Casares

3D & 2D Art: Federico Casares, Sanchai Noichan, Unknown Entity, Wildenis

Soundtrack: Fredrik Drønen

Special Thanks to: Christian Casares, Damián Wagner, Horath Drak, Jesica Rodriguez, Oreste “Axios” Gamba, Sabrina Vernaz, Spot “Spotnyk” Allen, Unknown Entity