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StarCraft Universe

A project in St. Louis, MO by Upheaval Arts

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A free to play science fiction Multi-Player Online Role Playing Game played through on StarCraft II.
Backers: 1753
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $84,918 of $80,000
Dates: Aug 11th -> Sep 10th (30 days)
Project By: Upheaval Arts
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Latest News

Ambitious Mod Turns StarCraft II Into 'World of StarCraft'

September 19th - via:
With a successful Kickstarter campaign funding the rest of its development and a name change to StarCraft Universe, Ryan Winzen is finishing up one of the most anticipated fan mods ever. (Read More)

StarCraft Universe Kickstarter Campaign Finishes With $84k In Pledges

September 12th - via:
If you were interested in playing the new StarCraft Universe Kickstarter project that launched at the beginning of last month you will be pleased to learn that the project has now been funded with nearly $85,000 in pledges from gamers and supporters. (Read More)

StarCraft Universe Kickstarter ends with $84K pledged

September 11th - via:
Fan-made MMORPG StarCraft Universe didn't reach any stretch goals, but it did end its 30-day Kickstarter campaign fully funded, meaning we'll be getting an open beta release, the first act of the original storyline, as well as the final act of the story. (Read More)

Non-Blizzard StarCraft MMO ‘StarCraft Universe’ Funded on Kickstarter

September 11th - via:
Though it’s not being developed by Blizzard (but is sanctioned by it), the world is about to get its first real StarCraft 2 MMO. StarCraft Universe is a fan-developed mod of StarCraft 2 that was launched on Kickstarter one month ago – and just nailed its goal (with some pocket change to spare). (Read More)

StarCraft Universe Kickstarter ends at nearly $85,000

September 11th - via:
For those who haven't been keeping up with it, it might be hard to wrap your brain around StarCraft Universe. It's a StarCraft MMO that's actually a mod of StarCraft 2. Oh, and it's not being made by Blizzard ... but it has been sanctioned by Blizzard. And it just raked in almost $85,000 on Kickstarter. (Read More)

The Zerg Class. StarCraft Universe's 9th Class.

September 9th - via:
It's not too late to make a stretch goal! This is an early concept of the planned Zerg class for StarCraft Universe: The Zerg Surrogate The Zerg Surrogate is a sentient Zerg evolution which occurred pursuant to the Hybrid invasion of 2512. It is... (Read More)

104% Funded! Now... For the swarm!

September 9th - via:
Hey everyone! We're officially funded and now working towards the Zerg Class stretch goal! We still have a little under 24 hours to realize this goal! If you want to see this come to pass, please don't withdraw your pledges! We'll be throwing up a... (Read More)

Final changes to reward tiers

September 9th - via:
Hey everyone!First off, remember not to cancel your pledges just because you think the Kickstarter is going to fall through! Kickstarter will automatically refund your money if we fail to reach our goal!Moving on. We've added a new reward tier at $60... (Read More)

The Final Hours - 97% funded!

September 8th - via:
We can't begin to express what an honor it is that 1,500 people have put their good faith in us to complete this project. You've all given life to something that was very close to death, and for that we are extremely grateful.We can promise you that... (Read More)

Make My MMO: Crowdfunding August 25 - September 7, 2013

September 7th - via:
If you build it, they will come. While that adage hold true for baseball diamonds in cornfields, it's a little bit different for MMOs. If you're set on developing a new virtual playground, you get them to come so you can build it! That's the philosophy behind crowdfunding, anyway, and many are latching onto it. (Read More)

Starcraft Universe mod releases multiplayer boss battle in Kickstarter's final days

September 6th - via:
There are four days left on the Starcraft Universe Kickstarter klock, and the fan-made multiplayer RPG still needs to raise just over $10,000 to reach its $80,000 goal. In an attempt to drum up some interest, the mod’s developers have released a new module on, and – unlike the singleplayer prologue – this time players can go online to find similar, like-minded dungeon crawlers, who can team up to slap a boss around some neon squares. (Read More)

Pulling out all the stops!

September 3rd - via:
Every once in a while a poker player down on his/her luck gets an amazing hand. HERE'S OUR ACE Share this video with anyone and everyone you can via social media, ESPECIALLY World of WarCraft players. We'll contact the gaming media. We're going to... (Read More)

Day 21 - 70% Funded and multi-player boss raid release!

September 1st - via:
Dear totally awesome backers, Over the last two weeks, we've been working non-stop on something we didn't originally have planned for this campaign. We decided to release a MULTIPLAYER demo of what an end game boss raid is like in StarCraft Universe.... (Read More)

It's coming...

August 29th - via:

Day 17 - 53% Funded with 47% hope!

August 28th - via:
Hey everyone, Just wanted to post an update to address the state of our campaign. We know things look a bit bleak at the moment, and updates have been sparse, but we want you to know that we've been hard at work on something BIG. If all goes... (Read More)

Gunnery Sergeant Error Correction

August 24th - via:
Quick update: Our last reward matrix contained an error for the Gunnery Sergeant tier. Gunnery Sergeants WILL receive the Troop Transport vehicle. Posted is a matrix to reflect the proper rewards.  (Read More)

Day 13 - 50% funded!

August 23rd - via:
Hey everyone! Half way there and we still have over two weeks left to make this thing a reality! We had a great start but things are starting to slow down a bit. The current forecast on Kicktraq does not have good projections at our current rate of... (Read More)

Day 11 - Class Videos Released and Developer Interviews

August 21st - via:
Hey everyone! We were going to wait until the halfway mark to release these videos, but we can't wait any longer! Below are some of the abilities for all eight classes currently in StarCraft Universe. Please note that all disclosed content will be... (Read More)

Day 8 - New Rewards and Add-ons

August 19th - via:
We've added some new rewards and add-ons to existing rewards recently. Check below for details. CHECK LINK FOR BONUSES AND ADD-ONS #1: Name an explorable Planet and create its environment! + More outlined on reward page. ($210) In Act 1 of SCU,... (Read More)

Day 7 - Blizzard shows their support!

August 18th - via:
Hey everyone! If you haven't already heard, Blizzard Entertainment released their Arcade Highlight Video of the StarCraft Universe demo this weekend! If you haven't already seen it, check it out here! In other news, here's a write-up of all the... (Read More)

Starcraft Universe Kickstarter Campaign Underway and Trailer

August 17th - via:
A free to play science fiction multiplayer online RPG played through on StarCraft II (no StarCraft purchase required) (Read More)

Days 4 and 5 - 40% funded!

August 16th - via:
Alright guys, awesome! 40% of the way there and still moving up at a great pace. We have an amazing announcement for everyone today. Our close friend at Upheaval Arts, Cristian "Freespace" Scubli would like to announce that if we're successfully... (Read More)

Day 3 - 30% funded! The media wave, AMA, and more eye candy!

August 14th - via:
Wow! We thought we'd lose some momentum by the third day, but things are still moving as fast as when we launched. We're getting a consistent 10% backing per-day and couldn't be happier. We have a lot of cool things we want to share with you guys... (Read More)

Day 2 - 20% funded, AMA, and more!

August 12th - via:
Still riding the wave guys! We're through day 2, and have kept all the momentum of our launch thus far. If we continue this trend, we'll be funded in 8 days and then into our stretch goals!We've had such an awesome fan base so far. Everywhere I read... (Read More)

Day 1 - 10% funded!

August 12th - via:
In only 24 hours, we've already managed to realize 10% of our funding goals! We're extremely thrilled to have received such an outpouring of support so quickly after launching the Kickstarter campaign! If I could line all of you up and shake your... (Read More)

StarCraft Universe MMO hits Kickstarter

August 12th - via:
Blizzard-sanctioned third-person StarCraft II mod asking for $80,000; first chapter aiming for release in late 2013 or early 2014. (Read More)

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