Mojang Veils Its Online Card Game ‘Scrolls;’ One Year Extension For Playtime

By Subhro Prakash Ghosh | 2 years ago
Mojang Veils Its Online Card Game ‘Scrolls;’ One Year Extension For Playtime
Mojang’s Scrolls

“Minecraft” developer Mojang has finally stopped the development of its computer card game “Scrolls.” However, “Scrolls” will be available for the game enthusiasts to purchase till July 1, 2016 and the company servers will be up and running as long as possible. Read on.

The Swedish video game developer, Mojang has declared in its website that “Echoes” would be the last major content patch for “Scrolls.” “Echoes” was the last set of 60 scrolls. It comes with the option to see the replay, custom matches, a wild new judgment mode, skirmish matches, new pre-constructed decks and plenty more. It was launched on June 9, 2015.

“The launch of the scrolls beta was a great success. Tens of thousands of players battled daily, and many of them remain active today. Unfortunately, the game has reached a point where it can no longer sustain continuous development,” Mojang said in its website without mentioning any particular reason for discontinuing work on the game.

Bethesda claimed that Mojang’s game title “Scrolls” was too close to its game title “Elder Scrolls.” However, Mojang declared a legal settlement with Bethesda in 2012. The founder of Mojang, Markus Persson tweeted that the two companies had settled, adding “Yaaaay! <3.”

It seems the similarity in the name augments a stiff competition between both the companies. Although, Persson said in early 2012 that keeping the same name would not make Bethesda’s “Elder Scrolls” a competitor of “Scrolls.” This could be a reason why Mojang decided to interrupt the continuation of “Scrolls.”

On the contrary, due to Mojang’s recent acquisition by Microsoft, the giant conglomerate is probably trying to merge Mojang’s resources into its flagship product.

Presently, Mojang has in its development process is an action-oriented side-scrolling video game titled “Cobalt.” It would be the outcome of Mojang’s collaboration with Oxeye Game Studio. It is currently being developed for Windows and Mac OS X, Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions.

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Having over 9 years of experience in retail magazines and portals, Ghosh has served lot of overseas clients in the last couple of years. Presently, he is a regular contributor for MNG. He had spent a self-imposed exile at the bank of river Narmada between 2012 and 2014 where he had mainly lived in the dense forests, ancient caves or with seriously devoted monks involved in penance and spiritual introspection. He is personally inspired by the great eastern and western mystics like Osho Rajneesh, Helena Blavatsky, George Gurdjieff, P D Ouspensky, Buddha, Lao Tsu, Confucius, Bodhidharma, J Krishnamurthy, Japanese Zen masters just to name a few.