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SharePlay Press Release About the Original Space Merchant

Charles Rector's Weblog; Jun. 12, 2012; By Charles Rector
Type: News

A Golden Oldie from times long gone about a game that died over a decade ago..............





SharePlay Press Release




SharePlay announces that Space Merchant 1.0 has been released on January 6, 2000, after more than one year of beta testing. The release version has incorporated feedback from more than 15,000 beta testers. Space Merchant currently has 2,500 active players. SharePlay will upgrade its servers by the end of January to handle the increased load. Space Merchant can be played completely free at


Space Merchant

Space Merchant is a turn-based science-fiction strategy and role-playing game, where players explore the universe in a spaceship, trade, form alliances and war with each other. Cooperation with other players is pivotal to success. Playing through a simple web interface, players interact and compete with thousands of other players within the same game. The games run at all times and players play their turns whenever they wish. Space Merchant is one of the most interactive massively multiplayer games of the Internet today. Space Merchant can be played at



SharePlay ( is a free multiplayer online gaming service operated by Manton Communications Corp. SharePlay develops and offers massively multiplayer online games that are highly interactive, require no downloads and are completely free.


Current games besides Space Merchant include Monarchy, a highly popular turn-based strategy game set in a fantasy world; and Panumbra, a graphical role-playing game currently in demo version. SharePlay is currently developing two other games, M.A.C.E., a web-based graphical strategy game, and The Magellan Conflict, a space strategy game; both scheduled to be available in the first half of 2000.

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