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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Kickstart The Town Of Salem
2:53 PM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

An IMG reader recently emailed us about a new Kickstarter campaign to fund further development of Town of Salem from Blank Media Games. Currently a browser based free to play multiplayer flash game, Town of Salem is described as "all about mind games and understanding the human psyche to get an edge over the other players in the game." It is a digital adaption of the party games Mafia and Werewolf, set in the witch trial era in an alternate universe Salem, MA. Blank Media plans to use Kickstarter funds to create mobile and Steam versions of the game, as well as add more support for non-English speakers.

Town of Salem is a fresh innovation on the classic party games Mafia and Werewolf. It is a game of murder, accusations, deceit and mob hysteria.
Town of Salem takes place in the era of the Salem witch trials in an alternate universe version of Salem, MA. 

Mobile, Steam and Localization

Town of Salem is currently operating as a free-to-play browser game. Since the launch of the Alpha version our fans have been clamoring for 3 things:

  • When is the mobile version coming out?
  • When is the Steam version coming out?
  • When will there be support for non-English speaking players?
That is what this Kickstarter is all about. We need help from the community to be able to tackle all of the difficulties and challenges that will come from doing the mobile and Steam ports, as well as the localization support.

About the Game:

Town of Salem is a browser-based game that challenges players on their ability to convincingly lie as well as detect when other players are lying. The game ranges from 7 to 15 players. These players are randomly divided into alignments - Town, Mafia, Serial Killers, Arsonists and Neutrals. If you are a Town member (the good guys) you must track down the Mafia and other villains before they kill you. The catch? You don't know who is a Town member and who is a villain. If you are an evil role, such as a Serial Killer, you secretly murder town members in the veil of night and try to avoid getting caught.

Town of Salem has 29 unique roles ensuring a different experience each time you play. Before a game starts players are put into a lobby where the host can select what roles will be in the game. Players are then assigned roles at random from the list of chosen roles. Players have an in-game role card that explains their roles abilities and alignments.

Learn more at the links below.

Town Of Salem Kickstarter
Town Of Salem
Town Of Salem Trailer

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