Scrolls (video game)
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Scrolls is a strategy collectible card game, independently developed by Mojang, which aims to combine elements from trading card games and traditional board games. Scrolls was originally conceived and developed by Jakob Porsér, who along with Mojang founder Markus Persson, intended to create a type of game that was currently missing from the market. The game is being developed using the Unity game engine, allowing it to run on multiple gaming platforms. Scrolls was announced on March 2, 2011, as Mojang's third game.
Scrolls entered open beta on June 3, 2013.
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The game revolves around the use of cards, or "scrolls", to put units on the battlefield, and ultimately destroy three of the opposing player's five idols, which are static objects on either end of the battlefield.
Markus "Notch" Persson and Jakob Porsér were inspired by a missing genre; they wished to make a new type of game missing from the market. They envisioned a game which included elements from collectible card games as well as traditional board games, which "would be a strategic game with a strong foundation in tactical game play".
In July 2012, Scrolls moved into a closed alpha phase, with a small portion of those who signed up given full access to the game. Additional invites will be given out, as the testing period expands into an open beta phase. As of June 2013, the game has entered its open beta stage, with the game now being available for public purchase.
On July 11, 2013, it was announced that Scrolls would implement crafting. This will not change individual Scrolls, it will only cause them to appear differently.
In October 2013, Scrolls announced 'Judgement Mode', which would be a mode where players drafted cards into a new deck from a card pool, then plays several games with those cards. After these games, the player gets to keep an amount of cards proportionate to how well they did in their matches.
Mojang was involved in a legal disagreement with Bethesda Softworks, who claimed that the use of the name Scrolls would cause confusion with its own The Elder Scrolls series. Mojang won the interim injunction regarding the issue with the name "Scrolls", and is allowed to continue using that name for future development. In March 2012, Mojang and Bethesda reached a settlement, in which Mojang would not trademark Scrolls, but Bethesda would not contest the naming of Scrolls, so long as it would not be a competitor against The Elder Scrolls.
- 0.97 Beta (July 18, 2013): Introducing Crafting to the Game. Minor bug fixes.
- 0.95.1 Beta (July 3, 2013): 3 new Scrolls. Minor bug fixes.
- 0.95 Beta (June 26, 2013): Improvements to the deck builder. Streamlining of in-game chat. Multiple bug fixes.
- 0.94.3 Beta (June 19, 2013): 3 New Scrolls.
- Scrolls: Mojang To Release Game On Multiple Platforms Accessed 2012-02-02.
- "We've hit open beta! Scrolls is now on sale!". Scrolls.com. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
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- "Introducing… crafting!". Scrolls. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
- "Mojang Can Still Use 'Scrolls' For Now". Rockpapershotgun.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
- Graft, Kris (2012-03-11). "Bethesda, Mojang settle 'Scrolls' trademark lawsuit". Gamasutra.
- "changelog 0.97". Scrolls. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
- "changelog 0.95.1". Scrolls. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
- "changelog 0.95". Scrolls. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
- "changelog 0.94.3". Scrolls. Retrieved 2013-07-12.