Town of Salem card game raises $100k in first 24hrs on Kickstarter
The Kickstarter campaign for the card game adaptation of indie free-to-play social deduction game Town of Salem has raised over $200,000 so far, with half of that coming on the very first day.
The new campaign comes from the same team that created the original online version of Town of Salem, Josh Brittain and Blake Burns of BlankMediaGames, after another successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2014.
The card game version hit the fundraising platform on April 26th and received backings totalling over ten times the original goal of $10,000 in just 24 hours.
Town of Salem has over half a million active players and has received extensive coverage from many top YouTube stars.
In the game, players are assigned a random role, some gain unique abilities. Players can heal, attack or investigate other players in the game.
Players can be accused and put on trial, and if they are found guilty they are sent to the noose. After nightfall, the Mafia conspires to kill off the town leaders. Players can also find themselves hexed by witches, and must fight to eliminate the evil forces attempting to take control of the town.
The card game works in a similar way, and features 40 cards that include towns, mafia and neutral roles. It supports between 3 and 38 players.
For information on the Kickstarter, which is now working towards fulfilling its stretch goals, see the video below.
Find out more about the game on the Town of Salem - The Card Game Kickstarter page