In a Nutshell:
Faced with an impossible task and moral dilemmas, a stray merchant fox girl must trade and pay back a mysterious debt of 10,000 gold coins in order to reach her homeland.
Developer: Cynthia (Qingxia) Wang, Founder of Thousand Tonic. Based in Auckland, New Zealand. Detailed info here
Genre: Strategy, Trading, Narrative-driven, Single-Player
Platforms: PC - Windows (Steam)
Other Platforms & Stores - TBD.
Planned Release: TBA
Game Modes: Story Mode, Challenge Mode
Steam Page: https://buff.ly/2Pkojdc
Ten Thousand Coins: The Golden Merchant is a story-driven merchant adventure about a bold merchant fox girl who gets into big debt trouble against the mighty Basilisk Company while trying to find a way back to her homeland. She soon finds herself in the midst of chaos and must trade, earn coins, and make tough decisions in order to pay back a colossal 10,000 gold coins.
Moral Choices and Conflict - A heavy emphasis is put on the consequences of the actions you take, reintroducing a humanizing element into the trading game genre. For example, would you help a merchant back on their feet and make a new friend, but potentially lose out on a profitable deal, or ignore their cries for help to make sure you come out on top? Would you smuggle illicit goods for some easy coins, despite the negative effects it could have on a town's inhabitants? As you make these choices, you are also pitted against time to save your own skin, creating a sense of urgency to amass as many coins as possible.
Bartering System - More than just buying and selling with currency, Ten Thousand Coins: The Golden Merchant features a system where you can barter goods directly with other traders. Depending on the trader's mood and what each trader needs, different items can have a higher value, therefore knowing what items to offer and when to offer them is the key to a successful trade.