Remember StarCraft Universe
, the fan-made mod that turned the RTS into an MMO
? The project is still going strong after two years, but its development team is in dire need of funds to push it over the hill and into open beta testing. The solution? Kickstarter, of course
hopes to raise $80,000 or more to finish the first act of the game and get it into public testing. Currently there are two races in the game (Terran and Protoss), although with stretch goals the Zerg are a possibility.
The team has some respectable names attached to the project, including Composer David Orr
and voice actors Danielle McRae
and Eric Dieter
. StarCraft Universe
will require Battle.net to play and will be completely free to all.
If you're concerned about Blizzard
finally lowering the boom on this mod, well, don't. The team says that it's gotten the studio's approval: "While Blizzard is not directly affiliated with this project's production, we do communicate with them to submit bug reports and make technical requests. They have given their blessing/permission for us to launch this Kickstarter, and they are supporting our efforts by featuring SCU
as an arcade highlight."