Mojang's next cash cow?

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As Geoff told you, Mojang’s first non-Mincraft title, Scrolls, released at the beginning of June. Still in beta, it’s a card-battling turn-based strategy game for PC and Mac (the TRUE master race).  So far, it has already sold 100k units, bringing in a cool $2 million.

The game’s developer, Henrik Pettersson made the announcement on twitter:

So, at $20 a pop, that’s $2 million.  Of course, some people may have paid in pounds or euros.  Whatever the exact amount may be, that’s still pretty impressive for a paid beta.  If they’ve hit this milestone after only a month-and-a-half, with relatively no publicity, I wonder if we will see the same kind of insane growth as Mincraft eventually saw.  At least it’s already raking in a decent amount of cash.  I’m with Geoff on this one – sounds like a cool game, but I’m just not sure it would have gotten the same attention if it wasn’t from “the guys who made Minecraft”.  Although, I suppose the same could be said about plenty of crappy games from established studios.

In case you’re still wondering what the game is all about, here is the launch video again.  You can buy the game here.

Last Updated: July 24, 2013

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