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Rise of Venice Limited Closed Beta Announced
Bracknell, UK – 17th July 2013 - Kalypso Media is inviting gamers to help test out their upcoming game, Rise of Venice, in a new closed beta. The Rise of Venice beta will allow a select number of interested fans to help test the game, and provide feedback into gameplay, combat mechanics and more. There are only 50 slots available worldwide, so those interested in helping test and offer feedback on Kalypso’s upcoming merchant simulation should apply immediately at It is also important that the applicants PC meets the minimum specification for the game. The minimum specs are:
OS: Windows Vista/7/8  
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo or similar  
RAM: 2GB Ram  
Free space on HDD/SSD: 3 GB  
Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible at least 512MB
Venice was at the peak of its power during the Renaissance and was viewed as a city of decadence, beauty and intrigue.  Renowned as the linchpin of civilisation and the cultural centre of Europe, Venice was the most important trading post between Western Europe and the eastern stretch of the Mediterranean Sea.  It was also the stage for political corruptions and clandestine dealings.           
This is where your story begins.  As a young man striving for success, power and wealth and with the support of your family, you begin to build up a trading empire across Genoa, Tripoli, Rome, Alexandria, and Constantinople in addition to many other significant cities from the Renaissance.  As you progress through the ranks of Venetian society, increasing your power with smart trading moves and calling in the occasional favour, you can begin to assemble your own fleet.  With this you will start to build up new production facilities and test yourself in challenging sea battles where you will face off against pirates as well as political enemies.
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Rise of Venice will be available on Windows PC in autumn 2013. For more information please visit

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