NEW YORK – September 22, 2011 – Paradox Interactive today announced details surrounding the first in a new series of live stream demos that will allow players to get a look behind the scenes into the progress being made on the company’s forthcoming titles. The first game to be featured will be Salem, the highly anticipated MMORPG being created by Seatribe that is due to release in Q2, 2012. A live demo of the game will be broadcast over the internet on Tuesday, September 27 th, at 3PM EST via the Official Paradox Interactive Channel on Justin.tv and Twitch.tv at: http://www.twitch.tv/paradoxinteractive
"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.”
Set in a fantastical New England, Salem 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.
Although Salem takes place in a light-hearted gothic setting with a charming and cute art-style, there is also open Player-versus-Player 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.
- Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game
- Persistent and mutable world
- Crafting, farming and building
- Open PvP combat with permanent death
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Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe.
Its steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established PC franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron series, as well as now encompassing titles on other platforms such as Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West released in 2010 on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 and the forthcoming Defenders of Ardania on console, iPad as well as PC.
2011-2012 will be Paradox Interactive’s most ambitious line-up of titles to date with such anticipated releases as War of the Roses, Sword of the Stars II, King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame and Crusader Kings II. It is also expanding its presence in the free-to-play arena through Paradox Connect.
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