StarCraft is a real-time strategy computer game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment in 1998. On November 30 of the same year, an add-on was released - "StarCraft: Brood War", which added new game units to the game and continued the story of the original. In 2000, the game was ported to the Nintendo 64 game console - the port included both the original game and the Brood War add-on (to activate it, an Expansion Pak accessory was required, which was installed in the console instead of the Jumper Pak, increasing the console's RAM. "Nintendo 64"). In 2010, the first part of the sequel-trilogy StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was released, in 2013 - the second, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, in 2015 - the third, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.
In Russia, the game was released by Soft Club, but was not officially localized.
On March 25, 2017, the official announcement of the re-release of the game called StarCraft: Remastered took place.
StarCraft bears similarities to Blizzard Entertainment's previous game, Warcraft II, in both name and gameplay.
The parties to the conflict are represented by three playable races: Terrans, Protoss and Zerg. One of the most important innovations in the game is the difference between the belligerents while maintaining the balance of power. StarCraft is one of the first real-time strategy games in which each side differs not only in appearance, but also in the characteristics of their representatives, as well as in the overall strategy of the battle. The protoss have powerful but expensive warriors and vehicles, while the zerg outnumber their enemies in numbers and speed. All other things being equal, no race has a significant advantage over the other. These conditions include the number and location of resources in the immediate vicinity of the first base, the conditions of the defensive terrain, and the location in relation to other players.
The multiplayer game can be played via a local area network (LAN), modem, or by connecting to Blizzard Entertainment's free official game server Battle.net. There is also the possibility of battles with a computer opponent. The conditions of the game can be chosen based on your experience. Players can edit cards in StarEdit as needed to give themselves or the computer an edge. Several years after the release of the game, Blizzard also released several cards of increased difficulty. Over time, patches have also improved the intelligence of the computer enemy.