It’s hard not to like, or at least respect a plucky indie outfit who managed to make a dinky tech demo
into a mega-selling franchise before even reaching a development stage
where QA wouldn’t even bother to turn up their noses on other games.
It’s pretty hard not to like one of the few purveyors of quality
hardcore RPGs left in the business either.
Which meant when Bethesda started threatening Minecraft creator Mojang with legal action over their new game
"Scrolls”, it was extremely difficult to know which way our knees
should jerk. It’s all in the early stages, but here’s what Mojang
founder Notch had to say on the issue:
"I agree that the word ‘Scrolls’ is part of that trademark, but as a
gamer, I have never ever considered that series of (very good) role playing games to be about scrolls in any way, nor was that ever the focal point of neither their marketing nor the public image.
"The implication that you could own the right to all individual words
within a trademark is also a bit scary. We looked things up and
realized they didn’t have much of a case, but we still took it
seriously. Nothing about Scrolls is meant to in any way derive from or
allude to their games. We suggested a compromise where we’d agree to
never put any words in front of ‘Scrolls’, and instead call sequels and
other things something along the lines of ‘Scrolls – The Banana
Expansion’. I’m not sure if they ever got back to us with a reply to