Salem is a free-to-play, sandbox crafting MMORPG from Seatribe and Paradox Interactive. Set in a fantastical New England, the game allows players to take the role of colonists and build their homesteads in the wilderness with unique crafting, farming, and building systems. Salem features a cute, gothic art style that offsets its hardcore permadeath rules and open PvP combat.
Salem players have been informed by the development team that, in preparation for a large update, all characters will be wiped and that servers will be completely reset. Because of extensive reworking of several in-game functions, the team felt this was the better option. Players will not lose purchased items or items gained by preordering Salem. The wipe is expected to take place approximately two weeks from now.
Paradox Interactive has announced that Seatribe, a two-man development team, will take over full ownership and management of Salem, the Crafting MMO. According to GamesIndustry.biz, the transition will allow the game to "mature" and reach its potential to increase its odds for longevity.
Paradox Interactive released its first MMO, Salem, not too long ago. It's a hardcore sandbox experience, according to the development team. Does it deliver? Find out in our latest review before heading to the comments.
Paradox Interactive has announced that the open beta for Salem: The Crafting MMO will launch today, Thursday, February 28th. The objective is, of course, to settle, thrive and stay alive in this unforgiving game world.
Part of our ongoing effort to keep our readers informed is to make sure they have the knowledge they need to be excited about a game. We've reached out to every developer releasing a game this year to have them talk a bit about why their game is special. Next up in this ongoing series is Paradox's Salem. Read our mini-interview and then talk about it in the comments.