Civ 4 lead designer's RTS Offworld Trading Company launches this month

There's a trader in our midst.

Civilization 4 lead designer Soren Johnson's upcoming economic real-time strategy game Offworld Trading Company is leaving Steam Early Access on 28th April.

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Offworld Trading Company is the debut effort of Johnson's new studio Mohawk Games. It's been on Steam Early Access since February 2015 and has seen 10 major updates since the beta went live.

"We don't view release as the end of the project but as another milestone in the game's progress. We will be supporting, updating, and playing the game with all of you as we have always been," Johnson said in the announcement.

Offworld Trading Company prides itself on being about manipulating money, not militia. "Offworld Trading Company is a real-time strategy game in which money, not firepower, is the player's weapon. Players lead their developing companies in cutthroat economic warfare against other companies looking to become the dominant economic power on Mars," Mohawk said of its impending title.

"Loosely inspired by such classics as M.U.L.E., Offworld Trading Company forces players to make tough choices on what resources to acquire, what goods to build and sell, how to interact with the planet's thriving underworld, and when and what stocks to acquire. "

You can play its Early Access release for £29.99 or wait for the full thing in three weeks.

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