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Minecraft developer announces Scrolls

Minecraft developer announces Scrolls

Mojang Productions, the dev behind Minecraft, has announced a new game, called Scrolls.

Mojang Productions, the developer behind indie phenomenon Minecraft, has announced it has a new game in development, called Scrolls.

Scrolls is a card-battling game which borrows elements from board games and collectable card games, such as Magic: The Gathering.

'The game we envisioned had elements from the collectible card game genre as well as from traditional board games,' says Mojang's Jakob Porser on the official website.

'Scrolls offers a new and unique gameplay where you fight to outmaneuver your opponent on the battlefield using the destructive powers in your collection of magical scrolls. Tear your opponent limb from limb with the might of your summoned armies, lay waste to the defenses with the obliterating power of your siege weapons or open up the very skies and let bolts of lightning shower his minions until only ash remains.'

Meanwhile, Minecraft continues lumbering towards a full release after having already passed the millionth-sale mark.

An iPhone version of Minecraft was recently announced.

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Mraedis 2nd March 2011, 13:05 Quote
I don't see the appeal of this type of cardgames, personally. There are already a ****ton of them out there and a 'new and unique' way of battling? Please. See first then believe.
niro 2nd March 2011, 13:17 Quote
Sounds interesting, wonder what they are planning to make it a new and unique experience.
Flanananagan 2nd March 2011, 13:45 Quote
I hope this doesn't flop...

I unfortunately think it will though :(. A pretty poor follow up to the hype of Minecraft.
KayDat 2nd March 2011, 14:02 Quote
I believe in the heart of the cards...to summon Exodia, the Forbidden One!
TWeaK 2nd March 2011, 15:38 Quote
The thing you're all missing is that I don't think they're looking for a massive success with this though. They've made enough money with Minecraft that they can afford to take risks, and apparently this is the game they've always wanted to make. It might not be for you (it's probably not for me either tbh) but if they get a big enough audience they'll do alright out of it. Also, they've said that if the game doesn't do well they're prepared to cut their losses, which is a pretty hard thing to do if it's the game you've always wanted to make.

One other thing, before people start complaining about Mojang neglecting Minecraft, Notch is still full-time on that (aside from office Nerf-battles) and there is another member of staff who is putting as much work in as Notch was before Minecraft went viral. Apparently about half the staff (of about 9) are working on Scrolls, and when you bear in mind that Minecraft was just 1 guy originally there's no reason to believe that work on Minecraft will be slowing down any time soon.
SMIFFYDUDE 2nd March 2011, 17:19 Quote
Cards belong in pockets not on hard drives
Phalanx 2nd March 2011, 17:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
Cards belong in pockets not on hard drives

What about vCards? :p (Sorry, couldn't resist!)
sausages 3rd March 2011, 01:05 Quote
The 'progress' of Minecraft couldn't be any slower. But I'm excited about this new game. I love card games, and MTG is/was great. I don't like it so much any more because they are releasing new sets far too often and they are becoming too overpowered, and it's expensive to play that game. So a good and cheaper alternative could be great.
BLC 3rd March 2011, 14:19 Quote
I really want them to concentrate on Minecraft: fix the bugs and actually get it to final release, but that's just because Minecraft is so much damned fun!

Good on Mojang as far as I'm concerned. It's great that they can now afford to diversify and take risks on new projects; this company is a real success story. If it's something that they've always wanted to do, you can be damn sure that they won't put out something half-arsed.
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