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StarCraft Universe hits KickStarter

A project set up by Upheaval Arts is set to interest many gamers who enjoyed  StarCraftII. StarCraft Universe is set in an ‘alternative reality’ where the ending of StarCraft II:Wings of Liberty has a grim conclusion for Kerrigan. Without the Queen of Blades to stop the hybrid’s assault, the protoss are overwhelmed and defeated.

In this reality, what would the survivors of these shattered worlds do? StarCraft Universe tells this story.StarCraft Universe (SCU) is a game mod (Note: it is not a standalone game) for StarCraft II. Originally named World of StarCraft, SCU focuses on telling an epic story and intense combat action, as well as multi-player raiding experiences. StarCraft Universe will be released as a series of custom games published through Battle.net.

The objective of this game is to experience the universe of Starcraft from a third person view and master challenges and missions. The focus of the game is to have a team of players/friends creating/customizing their own hero character which they use to battle together through enemy forces and powerful bosses.

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This title will apparently have dozens of models designed by Kiefer Traub. His nickname is ‘Ghostnova’ and has a reputation for one of the best ‘kit bashers’ in the world. He rips apart, dissects, then re-imagines Blizzard assets in his own vision by combining and altering models and textures from World of WarCraft and StarCraft II.Upheaval Arts based in St. Louis, MO have set a basic Kickstarter funding goal of $80,000, although if they get more than this then they will expand the game. Pledges start at only $5 and go right up to $8,000.You can read all the details and join in, over here.

Kitguru says: We would imagine StarCraft fans will be all over this!

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