Paradox Interactive has presented Salem, the perma-death free to play MMORPG

Paradox Interactive has revealed the first details of Salem, a MMORPG created by Seatribe that is due to release in Q2, 2012.

Set in a fantastical New England the game offers free form Massively Multiplayer gameplay in a persistent, ever-changing, online world. Players take the roles of intrepid colonists from the Old World seeking to make lives for themselves in the New. The colonists are able to use a unique crafting, farming and building system inspired by 17th century alchemy.

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Salem takes place in a light-hearted gothic setting with a charming art-style, there is also open PvP combat complete with permadeath and inheritance.
Players will also experience a mysterious darker side to the world with creatures based off actual colonist folklore like Squonks, Hidebehinds and of course witches in an open sand box world.


"Our players have asked for more info, more access and a greater view into how our title line-up is coming along,” said Gordon Van Dyke, producer at Paradox Interactive. “We’ve found a way to bring our community deeper into the process through live streaming demos, show off our progress and give our fans and players the chance to ask about how things are developing.”