Mojang Publishing Cobalt On February 2nd

Mojang have tried to be more than just ‘Those Minecraft Folks’, but their other projects have been troubled. Their second game, card ’em up Scrolls, is on life support, and Cobalt [official site] has been in paid alpha for over four years. We’ll soon finally see the final form of the multiplayer side-on shooter, which is made by Oxeye Game Studio and only published by Mojang, as Mojang have announced it’ll launch on February 2nd. Look at these angry little robots shooting each other:

Calm down, robots. It’ll be okay.

While Cobalt is focused on multiplayer with loads of modes for local and online play, it does also have a campaign with shooting and dancing and pets and chatting and upgrading and whatnot. Y’know, a campaign. It’ll also have Steam Workshop support for player-made levels.

Cobalt’s coming to Windows via Steam on Tuesday, February 2nd for $19.99.

Mojang will always be known as Those Minecraft Folks, I’m sure, but maybe one day folks in the know will add “Actually they’ve got this other really good game too…” This is their last non-Minecraft project known publicly, though. Maybe they will just be Those Minecraft Folks. That’s fine too!


  1. Phenomen says:

    woah.. I forgot it was a thing

  2. Robert The Rebuilder says:

    Regarding Scrolls: Mojang has said they have stopped development, but will keep its servers running as long as possible. Why did you say they are shutting it down?

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      Aerothorn says:

      Well, they aren’t really keeping the servers running as long as possible, though. Mojang has absurd wealth (or, well, did before being acquired by Microsoft) and could have run the servers till the heat death of the universe, but they announced that they will not put one red cent into doing so; only proceeds from the game will keep the servers alive, and those proceeds will probably be pretty small, because who wants to spend money on something that will soon disappear?

      So yeah, it is likely it will be shut down.

    • Alice O'Connor says:

      Ah, sorry, memory mix-up – they promised to keep the servers running until July 1st, 2016, but beyond that there’s no guarantee.

    • badmothergamer says:

      I hate to hear that about Scrolls. As someone who had never played a card based game I enjoyed getting in early when the card count was still small enough for me to keep up with. I did reinstall it recently on our tablet and enjoyed a few matches on a flight.

      • pepperfez says:

        It’s especially disappointing because a card game would be the very easiest thing to open up and allow to run on peer-to-peer connections should they decide to do so.