news\ Oct 24, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Scrolls Alpha Sign Up Coincides With Launch of New Site


Five years ago, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson and Mojang co-found Jakob Porser talked about a game that they felt was missing in the gaming market.  The game they "envisioned had elements from the collectible card game genre as well as from traditional board games. It would be a strategic game with a strong foundation in tactical game play but with a touch of random and chance guaranteeing a never-ending stream of curve balls. You would control the outcome of battle by creating, modifying and refining your arsenal to overcome the obstacles in your path. The game would challenge you with ever changing content and let you explore the world and cleanse the lands of harm, one monster at the time. It would give you the opportunity to test yourself with your peers by battling other players using a long list of tournament templates ranging from friendly matches to ranked league matches. From quick, small sized tournaments to world championships!"

That game was Scrolls, and it's website is now officially live.

Scrolls is the successor of Minecraft, Mojang's smash-hit indie adventure game which officially launches in November during MineCon.  Confirmed last week, a playable demo of Scrolls will be available at MineCon.  Mojang co-founder, Jakob Porser, confirmed Scrolls will follow a similar launch process to Minecraft where fans can be included in the Open Beta for a reduced price.  Notch recently confirmed, "Scrolls will contain aspects of "free to play". We won't call it "free to play", though, as it's not a "free" game."

According to the official description on the newly launched website, Scrolls "offers a new and unique game play where you fight to outmaneuver your opponent on the battlefield using the destructive powers in your collection of magical scrolls."  Scrolls is a digitally-based card game where players "obtain the powerful scrolls and decide which ones you will take to battle as you fight to become the mightiest Magician of all."

In addition to the game description and the thought behind the development of Scrolls, there is a sign up for Alpha at the bottom of the page.  Check out the official Scrolls website.

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