Rise of Venice is the latest trading simulator by developer Kalypso. Its gameplay is based on the same concept as Port Royal and Patrician, which are two popular series from the genre. The only difference between Rise of Venice and the other games mentioned is where the game takes place. Instead of occurring on the Caribbean coast, you are located on the European coastline of Venice. Just about everything you have come to love from Kalypso releases is present in Rise of Venice. Since the game is based in Venice, you cannot explore beyond the borders of the European coast. But there is no need to fret — the environment is big enough for the player to explore.