StarCraft is a popular video game. It is actually a real-time strategy video game based on a plot which is a hybrid of military and science fiction. The game was developed by the company, Blizzard Entertainment.
StarCraft is the first game in the popular StarCraft series. It was first released on 31st March 1998 for the Microsoft Windows platform. The very next year a MAC version of the game was created and launched in the market. In June 2000, the company also came up with a Nintendo 64 adaptation of the game. It was created with the help of Mass Media Interactive Entertainment.
Till now the game has sold more than nine million copies all over the world. This makes it one of the best-selling games played on a personal computer. It is not only popular among users but is also favored by the industry people. In fact many reviewers and industry experts have praised the game. They even called it as one of the best and most important video games ever released. The game is especially praised for raising the bar for the real-time strategy games.
The video game's popularity is unchallenged all over the world. Apart from the United States the game is also very popular in many European countries as well as in the Asian continent. One of the biggest Asian countries with a huge fan following for Starcraft is South Korea. The most popular version of this game in that country is the multiplayer version. In South Korea, there are professional players as well as teams that participate in various matches that are held as a part of the televised tournaments wherein they can earn sponsorships.
The fact remains that Starcraft indeed is very popular and is counted amongst the best video games ever created.