The Scrolls development team released this statement on the status of Scrolls updates:
Just wanted to give some quick info about the state of Scrolls development.
The alpha has been going on a couple of weeks and we have been able to gather some great feedback and bug reports (thanks everyone who has helped us out). We are currently working on fixing these issues while also working on the single player mode. However, this time of year is normally when swedes go on vacation, and Mojangutangs are no different. Because of this, the progress is slower than it normally would be. Most devs will be back in 2-3 weeks from now, and we hope to pick up speed again at that point.
Meanwhile, a discussion about when we should release Scrolls is going on both in the office and on the official forums at ScrollsFans.com. Although we are still weighing our options, things are leaning towards a release before the game is ready, with a price model similar to that of Minecraft. Meaning you will be able to buy an unfinished version of Scrolls at a reduced price. Expect more info on this during August.
Lastly, there are many people who wonder if we will send out more alpha codes. As we currently have a pretty long list of things we want to implement and because of the fact that we are currently missing some devs, we will most likely not be posting new codes for at least 2 weeks. We still check the forums though, so please keep posting!
Thats all for now.
Be sure to check back frequently for more updates, and keep honing your skills!