Inspired by the party games Werewolf and Mafia, Town of Salem is a game of murder, mystery and deception.
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Release Date: Dec 15, 2014

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March 8

Patch 1.5.11 Cauldron and Taunts!

Patch 1.5.11 - The Cauldron and Taunts

Hey Townies!

With Patch 1.5.11, we are releasing two new features (Taunts and The Cauldron), tweaking a couple of roles, making some minor improvements to existing features, and fixing some bugs. This release is for Steam and Web. The mobile release will be coming at a later date. Please check out the details below!

New Features

The Taunt/emote system allows players to anonymously interact with each other in-game with short animations. For this initial release of Taunts we are including a RIP Tombstone taunt, a Witch hexing taunt (turns the targeted player into a frog), and a Dog Peeing taunt. Taunts are visual only and do not affect game play other than the potential mind gaming aspect that Taunts introduce. In the future we will be introducing many new Taunts, including positive taunts which impart respect or praise. Taunts are consumables and can be purchased through the shop or won from the new Cauldron system. You can access Taunts in-game by clicking on a player’s avatar or on their name in the player list. A popup lets you choose which Taunt to use on the targeted player. If a Taunt is not allowed during certain times (such as during voting) the menu will gray out the Taunt so it cannot be chosen. Have fun taunting, or being taunted!

The new Cauldron system lets you earn free stuff! The Cauldron works like this: Everyday that you log on you can visit the Cauldron where a Witch awaits you by clicking the Daily Brew button at the top of the screen. The Witch gives you a free daily potion that you apply to the Cauldron brew, awarding you 20 Merit Points (or 40 MP for Steam linked accounts). Return each day (yes, you can skip days without resetting your progress) to apply your free daily potion, and on the seventh day you will win a free random Prize, which can include anything from the Shop minus certain exclusive items (such as Refer-a-Friend, SteamBot, Kickstarter award items, and Boat Load of Swag). Yes, this includes Town Point-only items! Skins, pets, houses, maps, lobby icons, scrolls, taunts, themes, death animations, merit points…they’re all potential prizes that can be awarded.

If you choose to, you can specialize your brew by purchasing a potion that enhances your Cauldron to ensure you receive a certain kind of prize. For instance, you can purchase a Character potion which guarantees your prize on the seventh day will be a character skin or a Legendary potion which will grant you a high value item from the shop (above 2,000TP) such as Uriel, Beezlebub, or Map Pack bundles! These specialization potions are optional. The Cauldron will not award items that you already own except for consumables such as scrolls and taunts.

Role Changes

Change to tell mafia if a Spy is in the game or not. This comes in the form of a nightly message to Mafia members telling them whether they can speak freely or not. This change is intended to allow Mafia to have some games where they can freely communicate and come up with great strategies to use against the Town without the threat of being thwarted by the Spy. We think this change will create some interesting and fun new game play strategies for the Mafia.

Change to make douses silent (Arsonists will still know if they are doused) and to change investigative results on doused players (doused players will appear to be Bodyguard/Arsonist/Godfather). This is a buff for the Arsonist since this role has a hard time keeping up with its Neutral Killing counterparts. This change will give the Arsonist a much better chance of hiding in the shadows until they ignite as well as having lots of claim space from the Investigator.

Other Improvements
• Characters have been re-positioned to have more uniform alignment on the map. This change should help prevent some skins from bumping into each other too much.
• Web Version - Remember Password on Login Screen. Clicking the “Remember Me” checkbox will now remember the password in addition to the user name. No more typing your password! You should only use this option on non-public computers.
• Added double-click ability on the custom lobbies Selected Roles list to allow removal of the role from the list using a mouse double-click.
• Custom/Rapid games now give Merit Points based on the length of the game to help prevent "Coin farming" games.
• For Custom/Rapid games, we added a notice on the End Game Screen that the MP award calculation is based on length of the game.
• The daybreak rooster crowing and night time wolf howl are now treated as sound effects rather than music as far as how volume/muting are controlled in the Settings dialog box and with the in-game sound controls.

Bug Fixes
• Resurrected Graveyard Bug - fixes issue where blank graveyard line caused by resurrected player being removed from graveyard could still be highlighted and clicked to open LW/DN.
• Fixed bug that allowed bypassing of Ranked Requirements when joining a Ranked game.
• Centered the Shop in the middle of the screen.
• Fixed bug in custom lobbies where Any or Neutral Killing selections were not being mirrored to other players from the host. Also fixed off-by-one issue on some of the other roles.
• AllAny and RapidMode button text - added spaces between words.
• SteamBot DeathAnimation Sound - Reduced volume.

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February 27

PTR is now open!

Hey Townies!

We are very excited to be opening the PTR and show you all of the cool things we have been working on.

At the top of the home page you will notice a button for the Cauldron. It is a new reward system for players to come back and play everyday! Each day you will get 20MP for adding a potion to the Cauldron and on day 7 you will get a special big reward. This can be almost any item in the game (excludes special items like Refer-A-Friend, Steam exclusive robot and Boat Load of Swag). There is also an option to enhance your cauldron for town points to influence the rewards you can get! Note that the MP earned from the Cauldron is doubled for Steam users and will be effected by double merit point weekends as well.

Taunts are an exciting new in-game feature that allows you to mess with other players anonymously. You can summon a dog to pee on their leg, summon a witch to turn them into a frog or summon a RIP tombstone to tease them about an upcoming death. We plan on adding more taunt cosmetics in the future but wanted to get this system out as soon as we could!

The arsonist douses now trick the investigators results to think the doused target could be an arsonist. NOTE: Douses are silent. We decided to take one step in this direction and see how it goes. If there is still wide support for silent douses we will add them. We want to thank everyone who participated in the community survey!

We have added a message sent to Mafia members if the game started with a Spy in it. Note that this does not tell Mafia members if there are 2 Spies and 1 dies or if a Spy is converted to a Vampire. It is simply a way for Mafia to know if a game starts with no Spy and they are able to communicate freely.

Coin Farming
We heard from our community members that some players were abusing Custom lobbies to farm coins (especially during double Merit weekends). We have changed the way Merit Points are awarded for Custom/Rapid game modes to be time based. Normal users should see no change in the amount of Merit Points earned but those who try to coin farm with unbalanced role lists will get few Merit Points when the game ends in only a few minutes.|

Come check out the changes here!

Edit: Changed the note in the Arsonist section to say douses are silent, because, well, they are. This means players are not notified that they are doused.

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About This Game

Purchase comes with the exclusive SteamBot3000 Character Skin with unique death animation, 2,000 Town Points ($8 Value) and you will earn double Merit Points forever!

Town of Salem is a fresh innovation on the classic party games Mafia and Werewolf. It is a game of murder, accusations, deceit and mob hysteria.

How To Play

The game ranges from 7 to 15 players. These players are randomly divided into alignments - Town, Mafia, Serial Killers, Arsonists and Neutrals. If you are a Town member (the good guys) you must track down the Mafia and other villains before they kill you. The catch? You don't know who is a Town member and who is a villain.

If you are an evil role, such as a Serial Killer, you secretly murder town members in the veil of night and try to avoid getting caught.


Town of Salem has 33 unique roles ensuring a different experience each time you play.

Before a game starts, players are put into a lobby where the host can select what roles will be in the game. Players are then assigned roles at random from the list of chosen roles. Players have an in-game role card that explains their role's abilities and alignments. For an in-depth look at the abilities of each role please visit:

Game Phases


The night phase is when most roles use their abilities. For example, Serial Killers stealthily murder people, Doctors heal people who are attacked, and Sheriffs interrogate people for suspicious activity.


The day phase allows the Town members to discuss who they suspect of being an evil role. Once the voting phase starts a majority vote from the town will put someone on trial.


The defense phase is when you plead your innocence to the town. Have a convincing story or find yourself facing the gallows!


During this phase the town will vote on the fate of the defendant. Players can vote guilty, innocent or abstain. If there are more guilty votes than innocent votes the defendant is sentenced to death by hanging!


Players are able to choose their own map (town setting), character, pet, lobby icon, death animation, house and a custom name. The other players in the game will see your selections. There are currently 10 maps, 29 characters, 20 pets, 5 death animations and 20 houses to choose from.


There are currently over 220 unique achievements in the game. Earning achievements will grant various in-game items (however the items for donation rewards are exclusive to Kickstarter).

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.4
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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