_Herrscher der Meere_ (“Ruler of the Seas”) is a traditional German business
simulation. The player trades goods, explores ports or becomes a pirate. First
the player needs to buy a ship out of five different ship types. Then some
goods need to be acquired in order to become a trader. The game proceeds in
real time and makes it possible to see other ships sailing on the map. In
friendly ports the player can build factories to produce one of the sixteen
types of goods. The battles are also in real time. Defeated enemy ships can –
when not destroyed – be taken possession of.