If you’re a dedicated World of Warcraft player, you may have already spent a good deal of time wondering when developer Blizzard would give its StarCraft property the MMO treatment as well. StarCraft Universe is that MMO, but it’s not being made by Blizzard; a group called Upheaval Arts is creating the game as a mod for StarCraft II, and if its Kickstarter campaign meets its goal you’ll be able to play it on your Mac (or Windows PC) early next year.
StarCraft Universe takes the real-time strategy franchise and gives the player control of a single character, complete with class abilities, questing, leveling, and all the other mechanics MMO players have come to expect. The campaign is roughly half way to its $80,000 goal amount, and has a further 20 days of fundraising left to go.
If you’re interested in the mod, but don’t currently own StarCraft II, you’ll be happy to hear that Universe can be played using the trial version of the game which can be downloaded for free.
A fully realized Starcraft MMO is in the works, but it needs to be Kickstarted first originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.