8-bit Starcraft: I would have played this

This prototype for Starcraft was found by the son of an old-school Blizzard programmer — it dates from the early ’80s. Really quite shocking how advanced it is for the time! Check out this footage of a PvT game!

Heh. Yeah, of course it’s not real. But with Starcraft II’s release date only about two months out, I figure we may as well grease up the ol’ hype machine. Of course, the game has been out in beta for so long over in Korea that there is already a pretty well-established elite player hierarchy and many entrenched strategies (M&M&M, anyone?).

Whatever, it’s the weekend, you can spare two minutes for some Ataricraft 2600.

[via Reddit]