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Author Topic: Scrolls: New game in development by Mojang (Notch's company)  (Read 6628 times)

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Scrolls: New game in development by Mojang (Notch's company)
« on: March 02, 2011, 01:24:38 am »

There isn't much info yet, but this might bear watching.  Just thought I would point it out.
http://www.scrolls.com/
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 02:07:59 am »

The idea itself sounds promising, but knowing that Mojang (and Notch) is behind it, I doubt it'll be very impressive. Not to mention the following of his. Yeah, a great bunch of 'beta testers' they are.

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a strong foundation in tactical game play but with a touch of random and chance guaranteeing a never ending stream of curve balls

The balance will never be found, not by them. I'm betting that it'll be painfully annoying to play, even after it has been worked on for a year or two. Hopefully I'm wrong.
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 02:18:10 am »

You might be right, but I'm an unabashed fan of notch.  I suppose it all comes down to personal preference in the end.
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 02:41:28 am »

So, a lot like Pox Nora it sounds like. Did they do their homework?
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 06:58:16 am »

It seams they didn't get my telepathic waves of a steampunk flymashines wars a "design and build your ship/Strategy/simulator/FPS game" i send them.
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 07:05:42 am »

Really?  Notch becomes Sweden's best-known self-made millionaire after two years of programming Minecraft, so he can put it out to pasture before he's even called it done, and traipse off to make a generic-fantasy tradan/battlan card game?  What the fuck dude?
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011, 07:11:13 am »

Really?  Notch becomes Sweden's best-known self-made millionaire after two years of programming Minecraft, so he can put it out to pasture before he's even called it done, and traipse off to make a generic-fantasy tradan/battlan card game?  What the fuck dude?

Notch himself isn't going to be working on Scrolls apparently, and is going to continue working on Minecraft. At least, for now, says this article.
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2011, 07:32:44 am »

I think what he wants is a revenue stream he can keep people buying into
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2011, 07:39:02 am »

I think what he wants is a revenue stream he can keep people buying into

Mojang is like a pyramid scheme, except instead of a trail of broken dreams and fake investments, it leaves a trail of slightly used PayPal accounts and reasonably good half-finished Java games.
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2011, 07:41:24 am »

I think what he wants is a revenue stream he can keep people buying into

Mojang is like a pyramid scheme, except instead of a trail of broken dreams and fake investments, it leaves a trail of slightly used PayPal accounts and reasonably good half-finished Java games.
I am only gonna be mad if he starts TF 2ing it with minecraft goodies, capes could become the new hats ....
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2011, 08:15:07 am »

Hmm...I've never been a big fan of CCGs - I mean, I did and still do collect Pokemon cards, but I never got heavily into the battling and trading thing.

That said, this looks like an interesting take on the genre. I do so love 4X and RTS games, and injecting that sort of cerebral, strategic mindset into a game is, in my opinion, a good thing as long as it's done well.

I'll be keeping my eye on this and I'll see if I can get into the closed alpha. At the very least, Notch was right when he said people would be annoyed because it's not Minecraft.

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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2011, 08:27:26 am »

I'm gonna keep my eye on this.
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2011, 08:32:26 am »

Do I have to pay for new cards?
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2011, 08:33:17 am »

Really?  Notch becomes Sweden's best-known self-made millionaire after two years of programming Minecraft, so he can put it out to pasture before he's even called it done, and traipse off to make a generic-fantasy tradan/battlan card game?  What the fuck dude?

Notch himself isn't going to be working on Scrolls apparently, and is going to continue working on Minecraft. At least, for now, says this article.
I sure hope he does, its nowhere close to version 1.
And he's had almost 1.500.000 people buy the thing, putting trust in it.
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Re: New game from Notch, creator of minecraft
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2011, 09:39:48 am »

Maybe people who bought Minecraft while it was in alpha will get closed alpha testing...
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