Quirky free-to-play MMO, Salem, is due to launch in the latter half of 2012. Anyone interested can apply for the beta by following this link. It won’t have the team at Crytek shaking in their boots as far as visuals go, yet there is something strangely endearing.
In the developer diary above, creative director Björn Johannessen explains Salem’s civilisation mechanics. He also mentions the untamed wilderness and how players can prepare themselves before venturing into what the team has nicknamed “Mordor.” Johannessen’s advice may just save your life, after all in Salem, once dead, there is no coming back.