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Scrolls Alpha Nears; Beta Plans Explained

The Scrolls Website announces Mojang's next game is approaching the closed alpha testing phase, also taking the opportunity to look ahead an explain how they envision beta testing to progress for their upcoming collectable card-style strategy game (thanks Videogamer.com). Word from Mojang cofounder Jakob Porser is this will be handled much like they did Minecraft:

We are rapidly approaching the closed alpha of Scrolls. Although this alpha version will be far from a feature complete version of the game, it will include multiplayer matches, single player matches vs AI and the Deck Builder, where you can build your decks out of the 100+ scrolls that currently exist in the game.

As we get closer to a stable build, we will stop the closed alpha, and move to an open beta, where you will be able to buy the game at a reduced price and with some added benefits (more about that later).

At that point, we will also look to include the single player world, where you can explore and do battle to earn new scrolls to your collection.

Keep in mind, that the beta will not be feature complete. We will still have a big bag of goodies that we plan to include over time, such as an auction house where you may buy or sell scrolls from each other and additional features in the world such as character customization, items, quests and so on. If youíre wondering why we would release a game thatís obviously not finished, the reason is simple: We want your feedback in good time to help us shape Scrolls to be the next big online Collectible Card Game!

So if youíre curious enough to pick up a copy of the game, please donít be shy. Hit the forums and help us out!

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12. Re: Scrolls Alpha Nears; Beta Plans Explained Jun 25, 2012, 12:49 Alamar
 
Dev wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 12:11:
They say to hit forums to enter alpha, but clicking on Community says "coming soon" LOL
Tip: If you tell people to enter forums, you might want to enable said link to forums.

After a quick google, here's the scrolls forum link:
http://www.scrollsguide.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=1

They don't seem to have any details as to entering the alpha.

Hellbinder wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 12:09:
i dont know... scrolls seems pretty memorable to me. Only one of its kind. simple, easy to remember etc.

Its perfect.
I disagree. Regardless though, they agreed not to trademark it. So if it hits it big, someone could easily make a flash version of a similar game and call it the same.

http://www.scrollsguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=567 for a 12 min video of a full match... So at least that portion of the game is viewable (assuming it'll have other portions, which seems unlikely)...

Bring on some Etherlords III : ) With or without RMAH... : )

-Alamar
 
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