Do you remember Scrolls? It was a strategic card game developed by Mojang, the same development studio who made Minecraft. Unlike Minecraft however, Scrolls always struggled to find its place within the gaming world. In fact, development on the game ended in 2015 with servers being shut down in February of this year. There was also the whole saga of Bethesda suing Mojang due to the name ‘Scrolls’ believing that name to be synonymous with The Elder Scrolls series.
Despite its struggles, Scrolls is now back as a free-to-play game and to Bethesda’s joy it is now titled Caller’s Bane.
“It’s time! We’re releasing the game for free, for anyone to enjoy. The team’s been working towards this behind the scenes for a long time now. I’m thrilled we’re finally here! To those of you who’ve waited patiently for this, thanks. You’re the best. <3”
“Ah, but hold on. We’ve got a new name – “Caller’s Bane”. I’m sure there’s a good reason for it. Perhaps we just didn’t like the sound of “Scrolls”. Either way, it’s still the same game you’ve known and loved.” – [source]
The game will run on player hosted servers, meaning it really is up to the community to keep this game alive. With the re-release of the game comes a reset of everyone’s card collections too, so don’t expect to jump in and not start from scratch. Thankfully the tools being given to server owners seem pretty powerful and versatile. A server owner can give players access to a full set of cards immediately, for instance.
For anyone wanting to give Caller’s Bane a go you can download the game for Windows or Mac here.