Released in April 1998 by Blizzard, Starcraft is a wildly popular real time strategy game considered by many to be one of the best multiplayer games ever. Its single player is driven by a series of campaign-style missions following the interactions of the three alien races. The primary protagonists are the Zerg, a race of insectoids that overwhelm planets and incorporate the strongest species into their fold. The wise yet stubborn Protoss are the most technologically advanced and wield powerful psi forces in combat. The Terran are the scum of humanity that was shipped away from the earth eons ago -- they fight amongst themselves as much as with alien invaders.