Blizzard tossed the RTS community an awesome bone this week by lifting even more restrictions on their Starcraft II Starter Edition. Aside from providing the first five missions within the single player campaign and even allowing some multiplayer options, the highly modifiable Arcade and all of it’s user made maps, mods and games within the starter is now completely free-to-play.
Arcade has come a long way from it’s initial release, giving players the liberty to create not only new mods and campaigns, but even completely new games themselves. Users who are more about the framework than the strategy can freely take advantage of a world editor that configures terrain, UI, AI and objectives; there is even a specific editor for cut scenes dedicated to all the potential film makers looking to walk the red carpet in the Battlenet realm.
So if you are an aspiring game developer, enjoy yourself a good mod or two, or maybe just want to take advantage of an unconditional opportunity, make sure and check out all the possibilities in StarCraft II Arcade.