BlankMediaGames, the studio behind Kickstarter success video game Town of Salem, has launched a new campaign on the crowdfunding portal to raise $10,000 for a new card game version. Within 24 hours, not only did the game surpassed its initial goal quickly, it also reached $100,000.
Town of Salem is described as a game of murder, mayhem, and Deception pitting players against each other to find out who is the most cunning. Each player engage in a battle of wits until one side remains and is given a random role and uses their ability to investigate, kill, or protect other players.
The rules are simple, each player gets a card that reveals what role they will be playing. The evil roles secretly kill at night while some of the good roles may save players, check their roles or even kill them. In order to win the game, players must avoid suspicion and eliminate the opposing players.
Each Town of Salem card box features a deck of 40 cards. Those who own the game will get get 11 unique Town cards, 5 unique Mafia cards and 6 unique Neutral cards. They also get 2 blank cards that you can use to create your own new roles, a good/evil card that the moderator uses, a moderator card and the rulebook.
Some backers tiers include the “Pilgrim”, the “Mafia” and the “Serial Killer”
- The Pilgrim: For $20 you get one copy of the card game.
- The Mafia: $65 gets you 2 copies of the game, along with 2 NSFW packs (adult supervision advised).
- The Serial Killer: $500 gets you one copy of the party game, a NSFW pack, an extra copy of the game and NSFW pack signed by the creators, and finally the creators will each hand draw a custom card for you.
Each reward tier comes with free bonus digital rewards that don’t add to the physical game cost. They include in-game currency (Town Points), in-game icons, forum titles, and exclusive characters and achievements.
Since its launch, the campaign has secured over $130,000 thanks to 3,200 backers. It is set to close on May 26th.
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