Prepare to be blown away, people. Mojang's Scrolls is actually a game, and not just a media frenzy/controversy stirred up by Bethesda to advertise The Elder Scrolls. Seriously, we're not kidding here, and we have a new Scrolls trailer and some screenshots to prove it. The tactical RPG/card game now has its very own website too, as Scrolls.com has been relaunched with a fresh update from the dev team.
According to Jakob Porser, co-founder of Mojang, Scrolls is on the verge of beginning its closed alpha. This phase will include multiplayer matches, single player vs. the AI and deck building features -- and will not be available to the public. The next phase after the alpha, the open beta, will add in a single-player campaign and be open to the public, but will require you to purchase the game for a discounted price. Expect more information on that later.
It sounds like Scrolls will be following the same path that Minecraft cut out, as in an incomplete version of the game being made available for purchase. Those purchases will help fund further development of the game and gage interest, with the bonus that beta purchasers will receive the full version at no cost. It's really a genius business plan, and hopefully it means Scrolls becomes the best game it can be.
That's right, Scrolls is a game -- we have proof.