Minecraft mastermind Markus "Notch" Persson had a surprise for Kotaku today. He literally handed me the first trailer for his next game.
The game, announced several months back, is Scrolls. It's recently been in the news because it sent the lawyers behind The Elder Scrolls series (think: Oblivion, Skyrim) into a trademark-protecting tizzy. But I believe Notch and his colleague Jakob Porser would like you to know that Scrolls is their love-letter to some classic video game styles. It's a video game that combines ideas of collectible card games and strategy games, giving players virtual cards that players might become attached to as if they were physical cards. The game will be written by Jerry "Tycho" Holkins, of Penny Arcade fame.