Witching Hour: Salem Beta Sign Up, Video Diary

By Jim Rossignol on March 23rd, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

Salem‘s chilled out lead man Björn Johannessen talks a bit more about the nature of his intriguing colonial fantasy MMO in a new diary, which you can see by peering onto the next page. In this latest video Johannessen explains how civilisation works in Salem’s player-formatted world: making it more civilized makes it easier to use, and the further you get from these centres of peace and civility, the nastier it becomes. You may need to trek out there into the dark, however, because of the weird things that live out there, and the resources they provide. The lo-fi sandbox MMO is also now taking sign ups, so if this sort of thing interests you it might be worth putting your email in the box over here.

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  1. Torgen says:

    Someone please use this link to sign up: http://beta.salemthegame.com/?ref=98081164a0a

    We can start a referral chain in this thread to get RPSers in the beta. :)

    EDIT: If JackShandy and krisanto used my link, I have my 3 now. Spread the love!

  2. d33p says:

    Please use my referral link;

    I got nothing to play right now, and this looks really interesting for some reason! O_o

    Thanks guys

    • Torgen says:

      Thought of checking that after the fact, sorry for starting a new one!

  3. Stupoider says:


    Referral link for the kind people of RPS!

  4. Computer Spirit says:

    Here’s mine. I hope three of you can help me out since I have no other friends to turn to for something like this. (wow…my life seems so sad all of a sudden…I’m a lonely gamer)


    • Computer Spirit says:

      Ummm…doesn’t it kind of defeat the purpose if we all post links that we want others to use but have no indication of who used what?

      We could end up with some links clicked by a bunch of people while other links aren’t clicked by anyone.

      If people indicate when they’ve used a link then we can track how many links have the required three friends and new people can use other links.

      Click me! Click me!

  5. Rioghal says:

    Thank you all for the links!

    Here’s mine,


    • Torgen says:


      this may be the only comment thread where the spambot can sneak in and be unnoticed. :-)

  6. Crumpled Stiltskin says:

    keep the chain going:


  7. Bork Titflopsen says:

    Here’s mine:

    Thanks for the links, people!

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    Devenger says:

    Is this post a contender for the Staring Eyes tag? Those are pretty big eyes.

    • Torgen says:

      Gene Wilder could play that guy’s dad in the live-action movie :)

  9. weizur says:

    Sounds good here’s my link (Note it’s cuter than all other links)

  10. Berzee says:

    Is this referral chain just…for people who don’t like making fake Mailinator emails? =P

    I think this game looks amazing, but I’m not sure if I want to play the beta for fear of making the final product less exciting. Still — if I get in, I probably will play forever and ever. =P

    Heck, I even asked for (and received) that old book full of the monsters of the woodlands, from which this game draws inspiration!

  11. Noi says:

    Yet another lonely link:


    It needs a soothing click!

  12. Deadly Habit says:

    this and hawken have to be the 2 biggest things i’m waiting on
    if anyone feels like being so kind

  13. the.celt says:

    I’m not sure if I should have clicked on someone else’s link or created my own. Is it basically taking people in groups of 4? Or does everyone have to get 3 others? At any rate, here’s the link it gave me:


  14. Muzman says:

    You know, I only just worked out that picture is a caricature of the lead designer.

    • thebobfoster says:

      Used yours Dharoum, since it was at the bottom of the list when I posted…Not sure how we’re keeping track of this, but someone out there please feel free to use mine:


      • Lykurgos says:

        Keeping track of what? This is just chaos, plus one happy spam-bot! :-)

        • thebobfoster says:

          In light of recent developments (i.e. actually looking at the rest of the comments), I realize the folly of putting forth the notion that some semblance of order could ever be imposed on this…

          MOAR LINKZ!!

  15. proudpheeple says:

    Much appreciated if anyone wants to use it.

  16. Zindaras says:

    http://beta.salemthegame.com/?ref=1d64828a7cf Hope the one I clicked on earlier still needed any, heh…

  17. Arglebargle says:

    Because everyone’s doing it…..

    Not usually a fan of this sort of thing, but they seem to have considered a lot of the ramifications of how they are organizing their game. Will be very interested to see if they can actually pull this off.


  18. thebigJ_A says:

    I don’t think he knows what churches really do…

  19. thebigJ_A says:

    Oh, here’s my thingy: http://beta.salemthegame.com/?ref=e10960ec17e

  20. LutherBlissett says:


    Need two more sign ups!

  21. Skoul says:

    Used yours karmafarm – here is mine:



  22. BilbyCoder says:

    Used Ledi’s Link
    http://beta.salemthegame.com/?ref=5d09b3f7f80 is mine.

    Let’s flood the server with RPS types

  23. Evil Star says:

    I used yours Skoul…cheers

    My sign-up link…


  24. J-snukk says:


    There is mine, also this comment thread is really quite amusing.