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StarCraft is a military science fiction media franchise created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney, and owned by Blizzard Entertainment. The series, set in the beginning of the 26th century, centers on a galactic struggle for dominance between four species—the adaptable and mobile Terrans, the ever-evolving insectoid Zerg, the powerfully enigmatic Protoss, and the "god-like" Xel'Naga creator race—in a distant part of the Milky Way galaxy known as the Koprulu Sector. The series debuted with the video game StarCraft in 1998. Since then it has grown to include a number of other games as well as eight novelizations, two Amazing Stories articles, a board game, and other licensed merchandise such as collectible statues and toys.

Story Edit

See also: Races of StarCraft

The story focuses on the activities of the three species in a part of the Milky Way known as the Koprulu Sector. Millennia before any of the events of the games, a species known as the Xel'Naga genetically engineer the Protoss and later the Zerg in attempts to create pure beings.[6][7] These experiments backfire and the Xel'Naga are largely destroyed by the Zerg.[7] Centuries before the beginning of StarCraft in 2499, the hardline international government of Earth, the United Earth Directorate (UED), commissions a colonization program as part of a solution to overpopulation. However, the computers automating the colony ships malfunction, propelling the Terran colonists far off course to the edge of Protoss space.[8] Out of contact with Earth, they form various factions to maintain their interests. Intrigued by the behavior and mentality of the Terrans, the Protoss remain hidden to examine the humans, while protecting them from other threats without their knowledge. However, the Zerg target the Terrans for assimilation to harness their psionic potential,[7] forcing the Protoss to destroy tainted Terran colonies to contain the Zerg infestation.[9]

Games Edit

StarCraft (1998-2004) Edit

  1. Stellar Forces
  2. Brood War
  3. Revelations

StarCraft II (2010-2018) Edit

  1. Wings of Liberty
  2. Heart of the Swarm
  3. Legacy of the Void
  4. Animals of War
  5. Wrath of Dinosauria
  6. Insect the Attack
  7. Robots on the Herald
  8. Shadow of the Xel'naga

StarCraft III (TBA) Edit

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