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Scrolls is reborn as a free title, Caller’s Bane

It was back in February when Mojang’s – you surely remember it from Minecraft – online card game Scrolls was pronounced dead, but it was apparently just pining for the fjords. It’s back right now, and more to the point it’s completely free now. With the new title Caller’s Bane, you can download the game and play it right now… well, as long as someone has set up a server to play on. Yes, all of the servers now are going to be hosted by the community rather than officially.

The new version of the game also doesn’t feature a friend list or any progress transfer for veterans, so you’ll have to start that all over again. Fortunately, server administrators can also choose to just give you a full collection right away if they so desire. So while it’s not a grand new dawn for the game, it means that the whole thing can be downloaded and played once more. Isn’t that pretty good by itself?

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Minecraft developer announces the shutdown of card game Scrolls

Minecraft developer Mojang revealed this week that it will be shutting down its online card game Scrolls on February 13th. This shouldn’t come as a huge shock to the community, as the studio announced back in 2015 that it was ceasing development for the game but keeping the servers on for a while.

“The game has reached a point where it can no longer sustain continuous development,” the studio said then. Before next week’s sunset occurs, there will be a final community tournament on Saturday the 11th.

This doesn’t mean that Scrolls will go away for good, however. The team also said that it has plans to allow the players to host their own game servers within the next few weeks or months, but not as open source.

Source: Scrolls via Gamasutra

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