StarCraft, still cool after all these years


In 1997 I was really getting into computers. I had started to program, and I was graduating high school. Video Games were a huge part of my life. I didn’t play many PC based games, with the exception of DOOM, Duke Nukem, Warcraft, and Warcraft II.

In 1997, Blizzard released StarCraft. My life was forever changed. StarCraft is a real time strategy game with 3 alien races, terians, protos and zerg. I myself was a protos specialist. In 1997, it was the peak of PC gaming winning th game of the year.

It is now 2008, 11 full years after the release of StarCraft. We are in an age where my cell phone has enough power to run games like DOOM. Video games have reached limits that are astounding. I don’t play many games now. I miss playing games sometimes though.

The other day I was hanging out with my good friend Jason Keller and he says “Lets play some StarCraft”, so we did. After nearly 6 hours and many successful campaigns, our wifes came home from shopping, so we had to stop playing, or I imagine we would have been there for another 6 hours. It was so awesome that I want to set up a StarCraft LAN party at my house. If you want to join in, let me know!

I think this goes to show that good design can carry something well past its prime and still be very relevant, making it a classic. I cant wait for StarCraft II though! HOT DAMN!