Mojang's turn-based game Scrolls to hit open beta on June 3

After the success of Minecraft, Mojang has been working on a fantasy card-battle game dubbed Scrolls. Mojang has announced that the release date of the game is drawing ever-so-close, and the beta for the game will start on June 3. To take part in the beta, you'll have to buy a copy of the game, which costs £13/€15/$20, depending on where you live. The price roughly translates to roughly Rs 1,100. To commemorate this, the company has released a launch trailer for Scrolls:

 

 

The trailer shows a dwarf-looking guy opening a scroll and suddenly getting powerful, in a completely 2D hand-drawn art style. After this, the trailer switches to show us some of the gameplay of Scrolls. If the trailer is anything to go by, the game will have a hexagon-based playing area, with characters on either side. It will be a turn-based game where moves are pulled off by playing the right cards. The game will let you unlock and buy new cards to create your own specialised deck.

One of the cards has this angry guy on it

One of the cards has this angry guy on it

 

The game will have a tutorial that will teach you the basics of the game, and if single player is your thing, you can play from a bunch of trials. Trials are basically meant to let players practice their mettle in matches with custom rules. After this, you can go for Quick Matches to play quick games against the AI. This is where you can test out a new deck that you may have made. The meat of the game seems to be in the Ranked Matches section, where you will be pitted against players with similar skill levels. The game will have its own ranking system where you can rise up by winning battles. If you want to battle against someone specific, such as a friend, you can try out Challenge Matches.


Published Date: May 28, 2013 07:50 pm | Updated Date: May 28, 2013 07:50 pm