Scrolls announced. New card videogame by Minecraft creator

3 March 2011
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Scrolls CCG game from Minecraft developer
Scrolls is the official name of the next game by Minecraft-developer Notch and his company “Majong” in collaboration with Penny Arcade’s Jerry “Tycho” Holkins!

The game is a collectable card game (CCG) that will be released and playable at the official web-site later this year.

Scrolls features the fun of collectible card games with the strategy element of board games, as players’ placement of units, buildings and siege weapons on a game board are vital to victory. Scrolls also offer a strong meta game strategy aspect, as players will assemble their collection of scrolls prior to entering battle mode. Spells, units, equipment and resources must be managed just right to be successful.

“Notch and I started discussing the idea of Scrolls nearly five years ago,” said lead designer Jakob Porser. “We are both great fans of the CCG genre, but we felt that there were some common gameplay flaws in the available titles. We’re excited to finally put all our thoughts into action with the realisation of Scrolls.”

Meanwhile Holkins will obviously bring his unique writing skills to the table, giving life to the backstory and, one assumes, all the card descriptions in a humorous way.

“Ever since Minecraft took root in the offices, it’s transformed once vital staffers into shambling hulks, concerned only with the construction of monolithic structures,” said Holkins. “When Notch said the Mojang guys had an idea for another game, I decided it would probably be safest just to join them.”

Minecraft is the PC gaming sensation that has sold over 1.4 million copies and has over 4.5 million users; not bad for being independatly developed and released by ONE guy (Markus “Notch” Persson). Due to the success of his creation, he formed his own 9-person studio called “Mojang” and based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Are you excited for this game from what you know thus far?


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