So what is going on?
As some of you may have noticed, we've been working on a project for the past four months that we have kept somewhat quiet about...
Long story short: For the past for year or so, I've been employed at the internal development team of Paradox Interactive (Working as an event scripter on Victoria 2, among others, Brother Bean on dem Paradox forums). A couple of months ago H&H got some internal attention over at the office, and after some discussions with the company bigwig(s) we arrived at the conclusion that we should build a game together. Or... that they should finance me and loftar's building of a new game for them, rather. Ipso facto, Salem.
What does this mean for Haven?
Absolutely nothing. Development on Haven has continued, continues and will continue as per usual, although with the less than weekly updates that you have witnessed for the past four months or so. As soon as Salem is released, we intend to bring the development of Haven back up to normal speed.
What is Salem?
Salem is a new take on a concept that should be familiar to y'all. Freeform building MMO with permanent death, yadiyadi, except set in colonial New England this time.
We're at the Paradox convention in NYC right now, and I'm drunk and tired. We'll have more info for you when we get back to civilization and sound humors. For now, the message is:
Salem is awesome.
Haven is not Salem.
In no way, shape or form have we, or would we ever abandon this our most beloved game. It's business as usual around here, except the family is expecting a new child.
We're going 3d with Salem, btw.
Please spam the following threads and forums to your hearts' content:
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/01/20/parad ... mmo-salem/
http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/for ... ?590-Salem
Tired, drunk, had a scientologist hand me a note advertising free "scientometric" reading on Longacre Square yesterday. Am tired. Loved the Mario and Luigi picture. Love you. Will be back in Sweden in a couple of days. More in depth info then.
Here's some updated sites for info.
http://www.salemthegame.com/ -- Seems like the "official" site for now.
http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/salem -- The Paradox page
http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/for ... ?590-Salem -- Paradox's forum for Salem
http://www.facebook.com/SalemGame -- The official Salem Facebook page