Mercand is an economic management game which takes place the county of Forez (France) during the hundred years war. The player will embody a merchant who will take economic control of the region with the goal of establishing his own business empire.
The player faces environmental challenges and natural hazards, either historically based or fictionalized, that affect his gameplay.
The main objective of the game is for the player to acquire a certain amount of money and a number of workshops in each of the five cities throughout Forez county, which is currently known as the Loire region.
The game’s context and environmental details are historically accurate. For this project, we are working with a number of iconic references and an history professor, who has been guiding us since the beginning.
Available on : https://artfx-school.itch.io/mercand
Developer : Team Red Dwarves (student project) ArtFX – Montpellier (France)
Release : June 2018
Game plateform : PC
Genre : Strategy
Language : English (menus) ; Game without text or voice –
PEGI 7 (not officially rated)
Jean-Edouard MARCONNET – Project Manager/Game Artist
Vincent GAUTIER – Lead Artist/Game Artist
Guillaume HUC – Game Artist
Thomas CAYUELAS – Game Designer
Sebastian VILLALBA – Game Artist