Modders At Last Launch The 'StarCraft MMO' Over Battle.Net

Remember StarCraft Universe? The mod was the "Starcraft MMO" that kicked up a brief fuss in 2011 but was smoothed out, eventually, with Blizzard's blessings. Ryan Winzen, the project's creative director, is happy to share news that SCU: Chronicles of Fate is now available, and will be going out over Battle.net.

Originally called World of Starcraft, StarCraft Universe is a mod designed to deliver multiplayer raids such as those found in World of Warcraft. It's a game mod, so you'll need StarCraft 2 to play it. The mods are released as a series of custom maps published on Battle.Net.

It's a game mod, so you'll need StarCraft 2 to play it. The mods are released as a series of custom maps published on Battle.net. For gameplay, StarCraft Universe offers eight playable classes and advanced character customisation, plus mounted vehicle combat. StarCraft Universe features its own custom physics engine, built by DarkRevenant, known as the author of the "Mafia" mod for StarCraft 2.

Winzen, in an email, said that no one working on StarCraft Universe has met face-to-face, yet. This is the product of a group of dedicated modders working remotely. There are more than 40 custom player and NPC models, with professional voice actors working from a script edited by two team members. (Michael Gough, who voiced Deckard Cain in the Diablo series, can be heard in SCU, as can Danielle McRae, who voices Karma in League of Legends.) The game even has its own music composed by David Orr, the composer for Castle Crashers' soundtrack.

Enjoy the trailer above, and if you want to know more about StarCraft Universe, and see a list of everyone who worked on this project, see the link.

StarCraft Universe [Upheaval Arts]


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    Originally called World of Starcraft, StarCraft Universe is a mod designed to deliver multiplayer raids such as those found in World of Warcraft. It’s a game mod, so you’ll need StarCraft 2 to play it. The mods are released as a series of custom maps published on Battle.Net.

    It’s a game mod, so you’ll need StarCraft 2 to play it. The mods are released as a series of custom maps published on Battle.net. For gameplay, StarCraft Universe offers eight playable classes and advanced character customisation, plus mounted vehicle combat. StarCraft Universe features its own custom physics engine, built by DarkRevenant, known as the author of the “Mafia” mod for StarCraft 2.

    Oopsy.

    Last edited 19/02/13 12:46 pm

      Oh, and also:
      It’s a game mod, so you’ll need StarCraft 2 to play it.

      In case you weren't aware.

        I don't have starcraft 2, can I play it without it?

          No. It’s a game mod, so you’ll need StarCraft 2 to play it.

            I have starcraft 2, but not the mod. Can I play without it?

            But what if I don't have Starcraft 2?

              I'm not sure, you may still be able to play.

              Let me check the article.

                It's a game mod, you don't need StarCraft 2 to play it.

                  Do I need an internet connection to play it?

    I have two questions:

    1. Is this a game mod?
    2. Will I need Starcraft 2 to play it?

      It's a game mod, you'll need Starcraft 2 to play it. But I'm still wondering if it's a game mod and if I'll need Starcraft 2 to play it...

        But what is this mod and where has it been published? The article isn't very clear on it.

    So it's not a mod then? Then why do I need Starcraft II for?

    It says in the article several times it is a MOD and you need startcraft 2 to play the mod so why is most of the comments asking something that is written in the article several times over.

    But my god this looks good, may need to load up SC and check it out.

      I think that's because it says in the article several times that it is a mod and that you need Starcraft 2 to play the mod.

        It's probably because several times in the article, Starcraft 2 is mentioned that it's needed to play this mod of Starcraft 2

      So wait, are you confirming that this is in fact a mod and you will need starcraft 2 to play it?

    ...and when is this free weekend ?

    So.. is this a mod?

    Oh man.

    I needed a good laugh, thank you.

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