Paradox Leave Salem In The Hands Of 2 Man Development Team, Seatribe
Paradox created an interesting game world with their first MMO title, Heaven and Hearth but it appears they may have failed to build on that success with its successor, Salem. Appealing to fans because of its intense crafting features and perma-death mechanic, Salem was all set to build on the features set out by Paradox’s first title, but expectations were not met and Paradox have announced that they will be passing publishing duties over to Seatribe, a small development team consisting of 2 employees.
Personally I think this is great news. I was unable to enjoy Heaven and Hearth because of a constant problem with the Java updater. I tried every fix under the sun and even tried from 2 different PC’s and a laptop but despite my best efforts I was met with the same frustrating Java error. Salem came about and I was lucky enough to get a beta key very early in the games development scheduled. Fill with anticipation and excitement I immediately went to experience the unique features of Salem only to be met with the exact same error.
It would probably be morally wrong for me to type my exact thoughts in a public space but it’s safe to say I was disappointed. Whether or not Seatribe can make a big enough impact is yet to be seen but they couldn’t do the game any harm.