Slave Trade Tycoon is a game that is similar to other “Tycoon” games like Roller Coaster Tycoon, Railroad Tycoon, and Marine Park Empire.
You can choose from many time periods to slave trade in, including “the past” (easy), “the present” (normal), and “the future” (hard). The further in time you go, the harder it gets to keep your slave trade in business, due to new humanitarian laws and the rise of individual self-worth among developing nations.
The goal of this game is to try to make money by raising and selling slaves. You can build many kinds of things that promote your slave trade business, making it easier to supply your customers (short-term profit) with slaves or put them to work on your own personal properties (long-term profit).
You can allocate which slaves work where, and they increase in sale value depending on conditions such as youth, strength, current health, will power (bad), stupidity (good), and how many different types of jobs they can do.
Another element of the game is keeping a balance in the morale of your slaves. Being nice to your slaves is good, but you don’t want your slaves to think you are too nice of a guy, that would mean they’d walk all over you. There are many ways to be a slave trade master — rule with an iron fist, a warm blanket, or both!
Many different cultures/themes are available, along with their own specific goals, such as:
Egyptian – Making the pyramids.
American – Plantations
Germany – Slave Camp
Russia – Prostitution
Alien – Human slave camps
Different problems that occur during the game that challenge your skills include:
Slave escape (Underground Railroads)
Civil Wars/Wars with other nations