Trade Nations is a casual, social econ sim by Z2Live with art and gameplay assistance from Bight Games. Initially developed for iOS, it is now available on Facebook. The difference between the iOS and Facebook versions is slight but the development for iOS has slowed down, while new features are being tested weekly on the Facebook version by Bight Games. The premise of Trade Nations is that you are a ruler of a medieval commune of naive peons. These peons work around the clock and serve you without question. It is the dystopian world of Marx's Capital. Or, one could argue, Trade Nations is a simulation of the forced labor of the Five Year Plan of Mao and Stalin. I mention economics because Trade Nations does a great job of offering an accurate economics engine that is easily understood and accessible by casual and serious gamers alike.
Das Kasual Kapitalist
|Submitted by sebastian sohn on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 19:44.|
Chess Meets Magic Online
|Submitted by costik on Thu, 05/14/2009 - 18:17.|
Zatikon is from Chronic Logic, who have produced a whole slew of interesting games over the years, including Gish and Bridge Construction Set. It's a bit of a departure from them, both for its business model and for its gameplay.