Posts Tagged ‘seatribe’

Bewitched: Salem Being Dropped By Paradox

By Jim Rossignol on June 17th, 2013.


Salem, the “boutique” MMO that mythologises the colonial era of North America, while terrorising players with nudity and permadeath, has been dropped by publisher Paradox. The game has spent a year in beta, and I have to admit that I haven’t made time to play it during that long stretch. That probably says something.

The game is not over, however, as the game is being handed off to developers Seatribe to do with what they will. Here’s the announcement.

Anyone actually play this?

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Witching Hour: Salem Beta Sign Up, Video Diary

By Jim Rossignol on March 23rd, 2012.


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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Of Bile And Building: Salem

By Adam Smith on September 28th, 2011.

a place I'd be happy to live
Is anyone interested in watching an hour and a half of Salem’s developers playing an early version for an hour and a half while answering viewers’ questions? Salem isn’t the easiest game in the world to describe, being a crafting-based MMO set in 17th Century New England, with permadeath, alchemy, farming and beasties. That’s why it’s so impressive that I just described it, even if I may have told you nothing you don’t already know. Thankfully, you’ll find out lots you don’t know in the video. The audio is more informative than the actual game footage, with combat in particular looking a bit of a chore at the moment, but there’s a lot of detail on how things will actually work. The first fourteen minutes of the video is dead air, as this was originally a livestream that started too soon.

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