I am willing to bet most of you relate Mojang to Minecraft and Minecraft only. It would make sense, none of their other games have reached such popularity levels, but some of their less mainstream games happen to be a hit among fans. We have sad news about one of these popular titles – Scrolls is dying.
The team has published a blog post telling fans Echoes will be the last major content patch for the game. After that, they will simply keep a close eye on game balance. Though the game is losing support, Mojang promises the servers will continue running at least until July 2016, so you still have a year to play around until they truly shut it down. And maybe even longer, as the post does state “all future proceeds will go towards keeping Scrolls playable for as long as possible”.
For those of you who don’t know about Scrolls, it’s an online card-based battle game. Players take turns trying to destroy each other’s idols by using creatures, structures, spells and enhancements. It was an awesome game, really. And it has been pleasing a plethora of gamers since June 2013, when it was released for PC.
Sadly, us Android users didn’t get to enjoy it too much. Scrolls was released for Android only last December 11th! We didn’t get much time with it, and Mojang is not being direct about the reason behind ending support for Scrolls.
I have my suspicions that it’s about the legal victory they had over a case with Bethesda. After this case, Mojang was allowed to keep the name “Scrolls”, but they could no longer use it for future iterations of the game.
Could it be that they are planning a successor to be released under a different moniker? Seems possible! For now all we can do is get upset and keep having our Scrolls fun for another year. How many Scrolls players do we have around? Will you miss it? Do you think Mojang has another title in the works?