announces Mojang's plans to close up their virtual card-based
strategy game, a surprise revelation just a couple of hours after the release
of an Echoes balance update
The Microsoft-owned Minecraft
developer is committing to operate the game
for at least another year, and they are continuing to sell it, saying they will
use all future proceeds to keep it playable for "as long as possible." Here's
After much deliberation, we’ve come to an important decision that we’d like to
share: Echoes will be the last major content patch for Scrolls. We won’t be
adding features or sets from now on, though we are planning to keep a close eye
on game balance.
Scrolls will still be available to purchase for the time being, and our servers
will run until at least July 1st, 2016. All future proceeds will go towards
keeping Scrolls playable for as long as possible.
The launch of the Scrolls beta was a great success. Tens of thousands of players
battled daily, and many of them remain active today. Unfortunately, the game has
reached a point where it can no longer sustain continuous development.
We’ve had a great time working on Scrolls, and appreciate every last player
who’s downloaded our game. Extra big thanks to the most dedicated members of our
community; some of you have logged in almost every day since release and
dedicated a large portion of your time to dominating the leaderboards and taking
care of new players. We salute you, honourable scrolldiers.
We will do our best to answer any questions you might have on the standard
Thanks for reading, everybody.
The Scrolls team <3