Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Mojang's Upcoming Game Scrolls Enters Beta
The creators of the still popular Minecraft have finally brought their next project, Scrolls, into open beta. This is the same game that gained notice when in 2012 Bethesda slapped Mojang with a lawsuit over the trademark use of Scrolls, claiming it infringed on the Elder Scrolls franchise. Thankfully, the lawsuit was settled with the promise that Mojang "would give Bethesda the trademark, get to keep the name, and won't make an Elder Scrolls competitor using the name. The actual document I signed was like a billion pages, so at least we know a bunch of lawyers got rich. Good, wouldn't want them to starve".
Based on what's seen in the trailer (posted above) players will collect cards and build decks that use characters and abilities on a battle field, both in single and multiplayer mode (including the ability to trade cards). Though seemingly simple in design, this is Mojang we're talking about and we know that they're not ones to be considered lacking in creativity.
Beginning June 3rd, PC and Mac owners can purchase a key for the open beta off the game's official website for $20.