Mojang, the Microsoft-owned developer behind hit game Minecraft, has a new game coming to the iPad. And good news! It’ll be getting a price drop across all platforms when it does.
Called Scrolls, it’s a hex-tiled collectible card battler, something like Heroes of Might and Magic meets Magic: The Gathering or Hearthstone. It’s a very different style of game than Minecraft, but early reviews of Scrolls have been very good.
The game has been available as a beta on the Mac and PC for a while, but Mojang is now gearing up for an iPad release later this fall. The price will drop from $20 to $5 for the iPad version, which will then ripple outward to other platforms, such as PC and Mac.
“We’ve realised that our current price point is not feasible for flatter, more touchy, machines,” Mojang writes in their announcement post on the official game blog. “As you probably already know, games are cheap on those things. Free-to-play would be an option, but we’re not keen on the way that that form of monetisation can affect gameplay.”
What if you already bought Scrolls for $20? For you, Mojang has a gift: $20 worth of Shards, one of the game’s currencies used to buy cards, decks and items.
Sadly, there’s no firm release date for when Scrolls is coming to the iPad (and leaving beta on the Mac), except “late autumn.” I’m hopeful that means next month.