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StarCraft: Nostalgia by Mr--Jack StarCraft: Nostalgia by Mr--Jack
In a very short time it's going to be the 15th Anniversary of the launch of the first StarCraft, and as part of our celebration I had the honour of producing this nostalgia-heavy wallpaper!
It was a heap of fun working on this, both for the enjoyment of working with the old-school designs, as well as trying to capture some of the oeuvre of the incredible J C Leyendecker for this look back on the game that put me where I am today.

Following its release on March 31, 1998, StarCraft warped millions of us through time and space to the 25th century, where we explored the unruly Koprulu Sector for the first time. We built armies and brought ruin to countless enemy bases as we helped the terrans, protoss, and zerg wage war against each other. The release of StarCraft: Brood War just nine months later saw the Queen of Blades become one of the most iconic villains of all time, and the popularization of professional StarCraft competition in South Korea.

Fast-forward through twelve long, anticipation-filled years to 2010, when StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was finally unleashed upon the world. We guided Jim Raynor's actions as he fought valiantly against Arcturus Mengsk's Dominion forces, and cheered on as professional competition, now fondly referred to as StarCraft II eSports, exploded in popularity on a truly global stage. Now, with less than one month behind us since the release of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, we're faced with not just Kerrigan and her ferocious brood, but the realization that time really does fly when you're having fun. In just a few short days, we'll be celebrating fifteen wonderful years of StarCraft.


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covert-ops Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The classic really shines through all of starcraft 2.
masterrico81 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Hell I still have starcraft 1 wooo!
zhenyue Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Love it, original Starcraft all the way <3
TheSwarmMaster Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
deirgderc Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Protoss had slimmer fingers in StarCraft I., but other than that, this picture is very well done.
apocalipsis666 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
buenos tiempos
great work
ToaLittleboehn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG,you made this?! I hope you don't mind that I did pencil drawings of these 3 ^^;
GTvox Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I love SC classics representation, yours truly magnificent
Svetly-Nikolaev Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist
WOw awesome I'm a fan of Starcraft 1 but I have only one day I bought 2
weerdboy118 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
one big happy family
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