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Mojang ceasing development on Scrolls, closing servers next year

by Joey Davidson | June 30, 2015June 30, 2015 3:30 pm PDT

There’s probably a decent chance that you have no idea what Scrolls is. I know it in name and premise only, as this battling card strategy game from the makers of Minecraft is one that I’ve never tried.

It looks like I won’t have much of a chance to try it at this point, either. Mojang has announced that they are bringing work on Scrolls to a close following its most recent content update. That content update will be the last, though they will keep an eye on balance. They will keep the servers up until at least July 1, 2016. Beyond that? There’s no point, it seems.

Here’s the word from their official announcement.

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.

If people keep buying the game, it’ll stay open. Otherwise, the server time will run out along with the money.

Did you play Scrolls? Will it be sorely missed?


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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