What if the year's most noteworthy MMO release wasn't a mega-budget corporate themepark but a crazy-detailed mod produced by a tiny team of fans? A lot of gamers out there would love to see a StarCraft
-flavored MMORPG, and modder Ryan Winzen
is in the process of making that dream a reality with StarCraft Universe
, a total conversion for Blizzard's StarCraft II
that turns the strategy title into a full-blown massively multiplayer experience.
has published a four-minute video of the mod in action, and viewers will get a good look at the alpha-state UI, combat, and a glimpse of character creation before the clip is done. As to the legalities involved, we reported earlier this year on Winzen's amicable accord
, and though the gaming giant invoked its right to block the distribution of videos promoting the mod, it allowed development on the project to continue.