Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG, Simulation
Developer: Arvydas Žemaitis
Publisher: Excalibur, Merge Games
Release Date: 20 May, 2016
Release Name: Shoppe Keep v1.0u2
Size: 480 MB
About This Game
***With the exciting announcement that Shoppe Keep has now moved from Early Access to full release comes further good news! Only today developer Strangefire has declared a number of significant game play enhancements and new and expansive content. We will continue with our planned seasonal updates, but the really exciting news is about the new Street Market and the Inn!
If you haven’t played Shoppe Keep yet, why not join nearly 100,000 gamers who are already enjoying this unique business management game, and create your own fantasy retail consortium! ***
The skill is to shrewdly set the price of each item and watch the money roll in – too expensive and you will find your stock shrinking as stealing increases. Deal with thieves quickly with a swing of your sword or a zap from a lightning spell!
Price your wares competitively and adventurers will travel from miles around to your one-stop shop to spend their gold.
Four memorable characters will visit your store, including a hardened warrior, magical mage, sneaky rogue and wise druid. Each of these character types will seek to purchase items relating to their skill set – a warrior will be hard pressed to take a flimsy magical robe into close quarter’s battle!
You have a daring clientele to add pressure to your role as a shop keeper. After beating up goblins and even battling the great ol’ Dragonclaw they can be a little aggresive. This might mean your displays can be spoilt and tables and shelves damaged. They are not too careful about bringing in dirt from the street either!
However help is at hand! As the owner of the store you’ll be armed with awesome tools for combating these issues. The broom will sweep away dirt brought in from your customers and the hammer will repair furniture damaged by these extraordinary visitors. A few sweeps and a couple of swings means your shop will be in tip top shape. Expand your empire and you can employ an army of “Helper Bots” – the latest in imaginary technology.
Set your prices too high and your customers may think twice about investing their hard won (or stolen) gold in your shop. They’ll throw the dice and attempt to steal it right under your nose! A quick swing of the sword or a zap of a magic spell can make quick work of these thieves. But be cautious not to hit any innocent bystanders or you’ll suffer the monetary penalty of paying a high fee!
And let’s not forget the Barbarians, they live on the outskirts of the city, regularly invading the town, and if your shop is popular enough will cause as much damage and destruction as possible. They will even fight you directly if you try to stop them. Eliminate a few dozen barbarians and they’ll invite a much larger friend to come and visit you.
It’s tough running a shop, as there are often not enough hours in the day to go out and procure new items. Thankfully, you can employ a champion that can be unlocked in the skill tree. Select a class, equip them with your finest armour and weapons, and send them out to bring back new wares. Some of these items can be sold, some are junk and others can be crafted into more powerful gear.
Your champion will need to gain experience. The first time out they may fall in battle, and whilst they will not return with any new goods, the experience will have taught them valuable skills that will improve their chances next time.
“Helper Bots” are your robotic staff team. The MK III was created by a Gobliness engineer to increase the artificial intelligence of this mechanical chap. Originally, these bots would break down and refuse to acknowledge orders. However a few bugs have been ironed out and the MK III is the latest in robotic technology.
The helper bot has three duties; zapping thieves who attempt to steal from your shop, picking up items that customers may have thrown to the floor, and restocking items back on the shelves. You can purchase several helper bots to help run your shop, and to help automate the process of running your shop.
- Manage your own shoppe, from ordering stock, setting prices and placing stock for sale
- Design your own shoppe layout by ordering tables, shelves and weapon racks
- Unlock new abilities and perks in the skill menu, including gardening, alchemy, the grinder and higher tier stock
- Use the helper bot to collect items thrown by customers, zap thieves and restock items
- Create a champion, select its class and send them out on adventures
- Arm yourself with a sword and magic spells to defend your shoppe from cheeky thieves and destructive barbarians
- Maintain your shoppe using the hammer to repair furniture and the broom to sweep away dirt (And corpses)
- Cycles through 4 seasons, with each season featuring a most wanted item. Frost Resists potions sell best in Winter etc.
Over the next few weeks the new content we mentioned at the beginning of this announcement will be added. You will be able to expand your business to include the selling potential in the local street market. The street market employs a vicious guard to protect market sellers stock – put your most expensive stock for sale here to ensure it will never be stolen! Also to be added is the new local Inn. All shoppers need a place to relax and refresh so why not include the Inn as an extra arm to your business. Your customers can sit and enjoy a drink and some food whilst you sit back and watch the profits roll in. And enjoy a drink yourself too!
- OS: Windows 7 or above
- Processor: Dual core CPU 2.4 GHz or above
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: Dedicated video card with at least 1GB memory
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Storage: 900 MB available space
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: 64Bit Architecture: AMD Phenom II X4 / Intel i5 or equivalent
- Memory: 6 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750 / ATI Radeon HD 5670 or equivalent
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Storage: 900 MB available space
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