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A game of murder, mystery and deception where town members try to survive the noose or the knife.
Play online at www.blankmediagames.com/TownOfSalem to lynch the Mafia, Serial Killers, Arsonists and Witches!
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.
How To Play
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 role's abilities and alignments. For an in-depth look at the abilities of each role please visit: www.blankmediagames.com/roles
The night phase is when most roles use their abilities. For example, Serial Killers stealthily murder people, Doctors heal people who are attacked, and Sheriffs interrogate people for suspicious activity.
The day phase allows the Town members to discuss who they suspect of being an evil role. Once the voting phase starts a majority vote from the town will put someone on trial.
The defense phase is when you plead your innocence to the town. Have a convincing story or find yourself facing the gallows!
During this phase the town will vote on the fate of the defendant. Players can vote guilty, innocent or abstain. If there are more guilty votes than innocent votes the defendant is sentenced to death by hanging!
Players are able to choose many of their own customization options:
- Death Animations
- In-Game Name
These customization options are displayed to everyone else in the game unless you decide to hide them.
Play With Friends
Town of Salem has an in-game friends list that lets you easily play with your friends!
Town of Salem has over 200 achievements with an in-game browser to check out which cool achievements you have earned!
Earning achievements grant Town Points which are used to purchase items from the shop.
We have already been Steam Greenlit!
We were on the front page of the of the June issue of Indie Game Magazine.
Reviewed by SourceFedNERD via Indiecent Gaming
#1 Best Rated Indie Game on Gamejolt (at the time of writing this)
People who backed our last Kickstarter and also back this one will receive an awesome unique 'Angel' lobby icon!
Risks and challenges
Town of Salem is already a complete game. The difficulty comes from porting the game to each platform and testing it thoroughly as well as having the hardware to do so. We don't foresee any problems with porting but if we do face problems, we will have to re-code the client side to be compatible with the problem devices.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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