Let Them Trade by Spaceflower – and a mapeditor!

From the Let Them Trade Steam page:

Let Them Trade is a minimalistic trading simulation in which you build a network of towns. What’s particularly special about that is that this network is only used by AI-controlled merchants! So it is in your best interest to keep up the towns’ supply and demand of their resources, and pocket a big part of the traders’ coin – via tolls!

Note: Let Them Trade and its Steam page are still in an early alpha state. Everything is subject to change. Wishlist the game and press the follow button to stay informed about future updates! Also, feel free to follow us on our various social media channels! :)Explore the World!
What riches does nature have on offer for you? Where are the strategically best places for your cities? Explore a world rich with many different resources and choose the best ones to kickstart your economy!Build Your Network!
Build trade routes between cities, overcome natural obstacles such as wild waters and soaring mountains, and be on the lookout for evil bandits. Only with wit and ingenuity, you will be able to build a trading network that maximizes your merchants’ profits – and, in turn, your wealth!Let them Trade!
Interact with a multitude of trader characters! Each with their own personality, their own field of expertise and of course their own preferences on where to spend their money. Butter them up and make their life as easy as possible:
Fend off bandits by hiring knights in shiny armors

Optimize trade routes so they pass by their favorite resources

Adjust tolls to make them happy – no one likes tolls! Don’t feed the toll! Just make sure that you don’t come away empty-handed!
State Of Development
We just finished the prototype. Now we’re searching for a publisher!Special Thanks
…to the FFF Bayern for funding the development of the game!

As you can see, it is a beautiful game.
It is currently in a very early pre-alpha test-phase, and as such, access to it is very much limited.

That being said, however, didn’t stop me from making a mapeditor for it! A publicly running instance of this mapeditor is available on GitHub Pages: https://github.com/Griefed/ltt-mapmaker and it looks something like this:

It can generate maps in sizes of up 100×100 tiles. You can let the mapeditor generate a random map, which you only need to fill with resources, or you can generate an empty one, only filled with grass tiles, so you can set a map up all by yourself.

If you’re interested in Let Them Trade, wishlist the game on Steam (that REALLY helps Spaceflower out) and you can also check out their social media accounts. Beware though: Most of the stuff on there is in german, especially their TikTok stuff. It’s hilariously funny though.

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/spaceflowerde

Homepage: https://spaceflower.de

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@spaceflowerde?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/spaceflowerde

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpaceflowerDE

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/yaTeefS

So, really, there is no excuse to not start making maps for this upcoming game, so that it already has tons of user-generated content once it’s released! Jokes aside though. Spaceflower are currently looking for a publisher, so they can use all publicity and support they can get. Hence this blogpost.

If you wish to contribute to the mapeditor, check out the GitHub repository linked above and see whether you can help in any way.

Until next time!