You Can Now Play Starcraft In Your Browser

Requires a bit of coding know-how

Starcraft is arguably one of the most influential games of all time, and we can’t count how many hours we lost getting zerg-rushed by our friends when internet cafes were still a thing back in the day. That’s why we were pretty pumped up to learn that someone has managed to port Starcraft into a web browser through the magic of HTML 5, allowing people to play Blizzard’s tour-de-force using only their web browser.

The user, only known as Ryuta managed to get the thing going using game assets he managed to run on HTML 5. It doesn’t require you to install anything, though it does require a little bit of skill to make it work, skills that we obviously lack because there’s no step-by-step instruction how to get it up and running. In our defense, we’re writers, not coders.

The Next Web says that there are only a couple of demo levels in there, though it is a great demonstration of what HTML 5 can do. If you’re curious to see how it runs, you can check out Ryuta’s entry here, but you have to hurry – Blizzard isn’t known as a company that forgives fan projects that use┬átheir IP without permission, so there’s a big chance that it’ll get taken down sooner or later.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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