Mojang has confirmed that its Scrolls project is now in alpha stage and that it’s begun sending out invitations to those who registered for access to the upcoming game.
Scrolls got quite a lot of attention last year, not just because it looked like an interesting take on the card game genre, but also because Bethesda, owner of The Elder Scrolls franchise, decided to sue developer Mojang for infringing on its copyright.
After plenty of legal struggles
, Scrolls kept its name and Mojang continued working on the project.
Now, after quite a lengthy wait, Scrolls has entered alpha stage, meaning players outside of the independent studio can get to try it out.
Mojang is already sending out invitations in waves to those who manifested interest in the game. Unlike Minecraft
, the studio’s most successful game, Scrolls won’t be sold in alpha stage, as there are still plenty of features that the developer wants to implement in it.
In the current alpha stage, already quite a few things are included, which you can check out below.
As you start the game, you will have a pre-constructed deck so if you wish, you can start playing right away. However, sooner or later you will probably like to explore the rest of the content in the game, and that’s when you go to the Deck Builder.
The alpha account comes with a full set of scrolls. Meaning you will have 3 of each available scroll in the game. A deck must be at least 40 scrolls big, and you can have no more than 3 of each scroll in it. You can have as many decks as you like and you may use the same scrolls in different decks.
Although you will not be able to venture the world or go toe to toe against the powerful bosses that inhabits it, the alpha will allow you to test your strength against an AI opponent.
You will have the option of 3 difficulty settings, each of which has a number of different decks to play against.
In the Arena section, you can chat with other players as well as challenge them. You can also queue up for a multiplayer match against a random opponent. When playing a multiplayer match, there will be a round timer allowing the players no more than 90 seconds to make their move. It is advised to try out the tutorial and some single player matches before testing your skill against another player.
After the alpha test concludes, Mojang has revealed that an open beta will be organized for all those interested in the project.