Scrolls: Notch takes Legal Paperwork to PAX
That cheeky, cheeky Notch. The leader of Mojang and developer of the outstanding Minecraft has thrown yet another punch at global conglomerate Zenimaz, this time in the gentleman’s version of flipping the bird.
For those of you who do not know, Mojang are currently working on a card game called Scrolls. Zenimax, the umbrella corporation who owns Bethesda, The makers of The Elder Scrolls games, took umbrage at the use of the term Scrolls, stating that gamers will not be able to tell the games apart and will thus damage their brand. So yes, despite one game being a card playing game and the other being a massively, sprawling RPG, us lowly gaming dweebs would not be able to tell the games apart. Mojang in fact won the right to use the name Scrolls, which is essentially the only thing their game is about against a massive franchise that basically only casually mentions their scrolls as part of its lore.
Markus Persson then, the cad that he is, took his official cease and desist letters to PAX where he proudly displayed them, framed, along with various Minecraft parafanalia in a rather classy Minecraft museum. If you are at PAX and speak Swedish (we can do neither) then you might be able to read it. Failing that you can probably find the letter online somewhere, as I see to remember Notch rage publishing it.