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Project Info

What is OpenPatrician?

OpenPatrician is a free implementation in Java of Ascaron’s classic The Patrician and The Patrician 2.

The game is economic simulation located in the European North- and East-Sea in the late middle age. The player takes the role of a merchant in the Hanse and tries to gain a fortune by buying and selling wares in different cities and shipping them. His fortune is the base of candidateing for mayor in his home city and ultimately become the big boss of the whole Hanse (Elderman).


The project stands under the Apache License 2.0. All art work (graphic, sound, video) are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


Information about game engine, design, development concepts and recomendations on how to get started can be found in our Wiki.


There is much to be done till first playable version, however, if you are interested, you can find up-to-date roadmap here.