About the game

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!

Main 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.
  • Three game modes: Millionaire, where the first player to get to $1,000,000 wins; Conquest, where the last player standing wins and Marathon, where the player with the greatest net worth after 10 years wins.
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Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that we've uploaded a new version of the game to the beta branch. The differences between the main branch and the beta branch now are as follows:

  • A new algorithm to calculate goods sale prices in order to make the economic simulation more realistic.
  • A fix for a bug in automatic trading routes that rendered the 'minimum sale price' feature incompatible with the change mentioned above.
  • Players now can manually specify a world seed for the procedural generation of the world.
  • Fixed bug that caused country relationship tooltips to display incorrectly if they had too many items inside.
  • Fixed bug that caused rival AI companies to steal your captains occassionally.
  • Decreased the volume of ambient sounds a bit so they are not too invasive.

World Seed

All feedback is welcome! You can enter the beta version by right clicking Winds Of Trade in your Steam Library, selecting "properties" and then using the code "30tonnesofrum" (without quotes) in order to have access. You can go back to the stable version whenever you want, of course.

Preview Of The 1.3 Update

Preview Of The 1.3 Update

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WoT updated to version 1.1!

WoT updated to version 1.1!

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New ships coming to Winds Of Trade!

New ships coming to Winds Of Trade!


A quick overview about the three new ship types that will be available in the next update of Winds Of Trade!

What's coming in the next update of Winds Of Trade

What's coming in the next update of Winds Of Trade

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A quick preview of some of the most exciting features that will be included in the next update for Winds Of trade.


looks really cool!

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Thank you! :)

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