today announced the start of the open beta test for Salem: The Crafting MMO
, a free-to-play community-driven MMORPG developed by Seatribe
. In Salem, players can step into the well-worn boots of brave pilgrims, arriving in a fledgling settlement and attempting to carve out their new homes in the untamed wilderness. To survive, pilgrims will need to learn from the land to boost their skills, scavenge for food, and harvest natural resources in a wide-open sandbox environment to craft tools and homes, and even establish their own in-game settlements.
Danger lurks around every corner, however, and between wild animals, unseen perils, and their fellow players, surviving Salem is no lean feat: there are few restrictions on Player-versus-Player (PvP) attacks, no law except what the community makes, and in Salem, death is permanent.
In related news, you can join the Salem developers and see what awaits you by tuning in at 9 p.m. GMT (1 p.m. PST) on the official Twitch TV channel for Paradox Interactive which is located here