Mojang recently re-launched the website for Scrolls, their upcoming online card game. With the redesign came a new trailer which shows both gameplay and deck building.
Mojang co-founder and Scrolls development leader Jakob Porser announced on the new website that Scrolls is now approaching closed alpha, open to those who applied months ago. Scrolls will be available as an open beta to people who pre-purchase the game later in its development.
Hit the break for the trailer and even more upcoming features to be implemented in the best Scrolls game ever to not be the Elder Scrolls.
Included in the alpha version of the game will be multiplayer matches, single player vs. AI matches, and the Deck Builder. Using the Deck Builder, the player will be able to choose the scrolls (read: cards) which they want to use in battle.
When the game enters open beta, Mojang plans to make it available for a reduced price, and will throw in extra goodies for those who purchase early. Porser said the team plans to make the single player campaign available at that stage.
In the final version, Mojang plans to have added an auction house, character customization, items, and quests.
Scrolls certainly doesn’t look like a game which will automatically appeal to fans of Mojang’s original hit, Minecraft, but those interested in strategy and card games should take note.