Mojang’s collectible card game Scrolls will be entering the paid beta phase next month.

“We are aiming for the release at the end of April and it’s looking pretty good, ” said game designer Jakob Porser. “We’ve been wanting to release it for awhile because we want to have the same sort of development as Minecraft. We’ll release it early at a discount.

“With the help from our community, we’ll take the game to the next level and see what we want to do and what they expect of the game and you can work around that.”

Scrolls is launching initially on the PC with a Mac release following short after. The studio is also considering the possibility of developing a Linux version.

Porser noted that Blizzard’s recently announced free-to-play CCG Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be ultimately be good for the consumers.

“I’m a huge Blizzard fan, they make great games… If Blizzard believes in this genre then maybe we’re moving in the right direction.

“In the end the consumer gets multiple choices and we have to step our game and try to make the best possible product, the best possible game we can.”