A game that I have been heavily playing every day recently is ‘Town of Salem.’ I have been sucked into this game really badly for some reason. No matter whether there aren’t that good graphics or even a storyline, the game has been a big hit. Town of Salem is a game about murder, deception, lying and mob hysteria.
Town of Salem is a game that is a browser-based. It seems very similar to that of murder in the dark game I used to play when I was younger. Easy and simple for any gamer to pick up on. It challenges players on their ability to convince others either to lie or detect when other players lie. The game ranges from 7-15 players. Each player is given a separate sections than the other as it is randomly chosen from these groups: (There are 29 different roles)
-Town (Good Guys: track down the Bad Guys before they kill you)
-Mafia (Bad Guy: Murder all Good Guys and avoid getting caught)
-Serial Killers (Bad Guy)
-Arsonists (Bad Guy)
Before the game begins, the players are placed into a lobby where the host can select what roles will be given in the game. At random, the players are given their roles and get to choose their own name. On the left top part of the screen will be an in-game role card to explain your role and ability, each role is different.
The two game phases are Night AND Day.
Night: Is mainly when the roles of the players use their abilities the most such as the Doctor (heal), Serial Killer (kill) or Sheriff. (Investigate)
Day: Allows town members to discuss who they believe to be a suspect. Once the voting phase starts a majority vote from the town will put someone on trial.
The defense phase is when you plead to the other players your innocence. Make up whatever lie or story you like, be creative as you can to convince everyone you’re either good or bad. Once the judgement is made, the town will vote on the fate of the player by either Guilty or innocent.
There are currently over 300 unique achievements found within the game. And the game is free to play and you can easily join in with some friends.