One of the most beloved and critically acclaimed real-time strategy games has joined the elite names in video games, as Blizzard’s Starcraft has been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame — joining a class that includes Microsoft Flight Simulator, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, and Animal Crossing!
Being given this great honor, here is the press release from the Museum of Play themselves!
California-based developer Blizzard Entertainment took the real-time strategy genre to new heights in 1998 with the debut of StarCraft. The single-player mode of the immersive, science-fiction game proved popular, but the multiplayer mode, which included a ladder ranking system, turned it into the largest esports title of its day. StarCraft won multiple Game of the Year Awards, and generated its own lines of novels, graphic novels, licensed toys, clothing, and gaming accessors.
“StarCraft added a new twist to the strategy game formula while leading a revolution in multiplayer gaming,” says Andrew Borman, digital games curator. “It’s regarded as one of the best real-time strategy games of all time and significantly impacted many of the real-time strategy games that have followed in the past two decades.”
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Source: Museum of Play