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Town of Salem - Mafia-style indie game

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Town of Salem

Play the alpha version at: www.blankmediagames.com/townofsalem

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.

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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.

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Roles

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

Game Phases

Night


The night phase is when most roles use their abilities. For example, Serial Killers stealthily murder people, Doctors heal people who are attacked, and Sheriffsinterrogate people for suspicious activity.

Day

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.

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Defense

The defense phase is when you plead your innocence to the town. Have a convincing story or find yourself facing the gallows!

Judgement

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!

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Influenced By The Community

We want the game to be influenced by the community. There will be forums to allow users to suggest anything they would like to see added to the game. This can mean new roles, characters, houses, maps or features. These suggestions will then be put up to a community vote. If the vote is successful the suggestion will be added to the game!

Game Platform

Town of Salem is a Flash game that uses the Facebook API to have players log in so their achievements can be saved. You can play Town of Salem from any computer and still have all of your characters, houses, maps, items and achievements. We are currently working on features that will allow users to play with their friends. A multiplayer game like Town of Salem is the most fun when we can all invite our friends to play with us!

Customization

Players are able to choose their own map (town setting), character, house, pet, particle effects and a custom name. The other players in the game will see your chosen character, house and name. As the game grows we will add many more cool maps, characters and houses. There are currently, 4 maps (1 is exclusive to Kickstarter), 6 characters (1 is exclusive to Kickstarter) and 6 houses (1 is exclusive to Kickstarter) to choose from.

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Achievements

We have an achievement system! There are currently over 300 unique achievements in the game. Earning achievements will grant special tags that will be displayed above you character (however the tags for rewards are exclusive to Kickstarter).

Last Will

The Last Will allows players to leave a message that will be displayed upon their death. This is your last chance to leave valuable information to the town in case you die!

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Death Note

Roles that can kill people can leave a Death Note. This note will be displayed anonymously to the town when you kill someone. Use it to throw the Town off your tracks by framing someone else or just use it to taunt the Town!

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How Much Does It Cost?

Free!
Town of Salem is a free to play game.

About Us

We are a small team of game enthusiasts that consists of one programmer, two artists (one focusing on UI and characters, the other on backgrounds and houses) and one sound designer. We are spread across the globe but united by our passion for gaming. We want to bring the fun of playing party games like Mafia and Werewolf into a video game that can be played with friends online. Sometimes it isn't easy to get 15 people to meet at your house for a game!

Work In Progress

We have spent the last year creating Town of Salem out of our own pockets and unfortunately we can't keep working for free forever. We have more features in progress that we feel are core to enhancing the game play experience of Town of Salem. These features consist of:

-Achievement Browser - Everyone wants to be able to see all of the cool achievements they have earned and the achievements that they still need!

-Playing With Friends - Town of Salem is a social game and we want users to be able to play with their friends. We are developing a system for inviting friends into your game and creating private games that only your friends can join.

-Items That Let You Play Your Favorite Role - With 29 unique roles in the game there will be some roles you love playing but it could be hard to get that role from a random allocation. We want to have items that will increase your chance to be certain roles (25%, 50%, 75% increased chance). The item you get as a donation reward will be the best version of these items.

-Tutorial System - The game can be confusing to new users who aren't familiar with the game genre. We would like to have a tutorial system that detects new users and displays useful tips as they play the game.

-More Maps, Characters, Houses, and Roles - There are many more map designs, houses, characters and roles we want to add to the game!

Town of Salem is currently in Alpha testing (www.blankmediagames.com/townofsalem)

We hope that you enjoy games of this genre as much as we do and that you will help us finish this project we have worked so passionately on for the last year.

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  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    Thanks for the post! Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Town-of-Salem/1436824076554384

    We will be hosting a large alpha testing event Tuesday 02/11/2014 at 8pm CST. We want to get as many people on to stress test our servers before launching our kickstarter

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    Alpha Testing Event starting in 1 hour! https://www.facebook.com/events/1457103367837717

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    Hey guys, we are working on the Kickstarter video as I type this. We think everyone will will like it Until we finish it, check out this concept art for an in-game baby dragon pet!
    http://i1047.photobucket.com/albums/...s13/dragon.jpg

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    We have reached 10% of our goal! If you like murder mystery games help us reach 100%!

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    Our rules on kickstarter links are pretty strict

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  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    Okay Tube. We will be doing a Let's Play with youtube channel TakeThisStudios today.

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    We have reached 22% funding! Please check it out if you like murder mystery games and tell your friends!

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    Hey guys, thanks for your interest in the game :) I wanted to let everyone know we are doing a testing event tonight, 8pm CST. Check out the event on our Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Town-of-Salem/1436824076554384

    There will be a lot more people on so we can get some full games going and the Devs will be in teamspeak answering peoples questions.

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    There will be a testing event at 4pm this Saturday, 03/01/14. It's targeted at that time so we could get more Europeans on.

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    We are at 31% funded! The $50 early bird specials sold out very quickly so we added 25 more of them. With a $50 donation you will unlock all of the cosmetic effects for life, you won't need to pay for anything in the game ever. The game is free to play but the shop sells things like new houses, character skins, pets and other cosmetic effects.

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited March 2014
    Since they were so popular, we just added 50 more $50 special tier rewards! They will go fast so get 'em while you can.

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  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    We just pushed our new login system so you don't need facebook to play anymore

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    We have had an awesome week so far. We are now at 71% funded. We got discovered by some pretty big YouTubers including Minx and we pushed our new login system which now has 7000 registrations. In fact, we have gotten so big that Meg Turney (cosplayer, host at SourceFed) started playing our game. She is raving about it on her twitter and has said SourceFedNERD will be covering it in an upcoming indie-cent gaming video. :D

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    We just hit 92% funded with 4 days left. We are working on a complete front end UI rework that should be pretty awesome for everyone :) If you haven't tried the game, try it out and let me know what you think of it. I am always interested in hearing the perspective of new players.

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    We are now 103% funded! :D We will be doing a lot of awesome stuff in the coming weeks, including our video with Meg Turney, so stay tuned :)

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    We just put up a new stretch goal to immortalize the YouTubers (Minx, LordMinion, OhmWrecker, Meg Turney, EntoanThePack, TheTeshTube, dlive22891, Deafinition) who helped us out when we were just a starting out. Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2002718381/town-of-salem-mafia-style-browser-game/posts/781448

  • blankmediagamesblankmediagames Co-Founder Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    It has been a wild ride. We are now in the last 24 hours of the Kickstarter with hope of reaching even more stretch goals.

    Meg Turney was nice enough to give us consent to sell her likeness in the shop so even if we don't hit the $20k stretch goal, you will be able to get a character based off of her

    We will be doing an Ask Me Anything (AMA) at 6pm CST today (03/20) and will be streaming it live via twitch.tv. We will also upload it to youtube afterward.

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