Pilgrim’s Progress: Salem opens beta sign-ups

Seatribe’s New World settlement MMO, Salem, is now open for beta sign-ups. Beware though, because the land of Salem is a dangerous one (not just for women accused of being witches). A ‘permadeath’ mechanic is in place in the game, to represent the harsh, wilderness lifestyle of the European colonists.
Salem will be free-to-play when it launches later in 2012, and the beta is scheduled to begin at the end of April. You can sign up at the link below.
Here’s the latest developer diary, in which Seatribe explain how building churches will increase ‘civilisation’ (um, so not, I dunno, sanitation or something?)
Source: beta.salemthegame.com