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You won’t have to wait too long to get your hands on Scrolls, the upcoming title from Minecraft developer Mojang. The title will release on PC late next month in the form of a discounted beta, Polygon reports.

“We’ll release it early at a discount,” said Mojang co-founder Jakob Porser. “With the help from our community, we’ll take the game to the next level and see what we want to do and what they expect out of the game and you can work around that.”

Minecraft sold for €10 at the outset. The price increased steadily as the product achieved various levels of completion, before it settled at its current price point of €20. Scrolls will follow a similar pricing structure when it becomes available in late April.

Like Minecraft, there will be a variety of ways to play Scrolls. In addition to PC, a Mac version is in the works, and the developer has a team looking into Linux as a potential platform as well.

Scrolls is a strategy game combining components of trading card games and tactical board games. It will be a very different experience from what fans of Minecraft are used to, and occupies a niche market by comparison.

“We don’t want to screw people over by saying, ‘Here is Minecraft 2, it’s exactly like Minecraft 1, but give us more money,'” Porser tells Polygon.

We’ll find out in April whether Scrolls can live up to the precedent Minecraft has set for the developer. Blizzard Entertainment announced a similar title in the form of its free-to-play trading card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft at PAX East this past weekend. Mojang set the stage for a new genre of gaming with its previous release, but this time it may have some real competition out of the gate.

SOURCE Polygon

Scrolls, Minecraft developer Mojang’s next big title, hits beta late next month
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