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The studio behind Minecraft prepares to launch its next game, Scrolls

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If you're anxiously awaiting the next big thing from Mojang, the studio behind popular sandbox game Minecraft, the wait is almost over. Scrolls, the company's newest game, will soon be entering a closed alpha test, with a paid beta soon behind.

Scrolls is a deck-building, collectible card game; a digital take on popular card games like Magic: The Gathering. In it, you collect various scrolls in an effort to put together the perfect strategy for defeating your opponents on the battlefield. According to Mojang, the game will include both single-player and multi-player modes, tournaments, and ranked play.

Mojang told Joystiq that the game was "rapidly approaching the closed alpha," a period where a select group of players will playtest the game and hunt for bugs. Shortly after, the game will enter an "open beta and thusly be open for purchase."

Purchasing the game at the beta stage means you'll be playing an incomplete version of the game, at least at first. But Mojang is sweetening the pot to make it all worth while: Early adopters will get Scrolls cheaper, with a few yet-to-be-announced bonuses.

[via Joystiq]

This article was written by Fox Van Allen and originally appeared on Tecca

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