Don't be fooled by the above gallery. This is not a prank or a proof of the concept. StarCraft: Cartooned now lives at Blizzard's online store as an official $ 10 add-on for 2017's StarCraft Remastered . It redraws every work of art in the classic RTS game to watch and animate as a children's cartoon without otherwise changing the core gameplay.
Specifically StarCraft: Cartooned resembles a Carbot Animation cartoon because the YouTube channel operated by Canadian artist and animator Jonathan Burton was tapped to create Blizzard's first complete cosmetic overhaul for a retail game.
Cartooned DLC does not add any new gameplay or mechanical content to the StarCraft Remastered package. Instead, it transforms every single graphic element of the game, from menus to sprites to mid-mission briefings, to resemble the animated career series "StarCrafts", now in its seventh season on YouTube. (Carbot's YouTube channel also contains unofficial animated series based on the Blizzard game series Diablo and WarCraft .)
As you can see in the above gallery, all Burtons have Existing designs have been translated into the work game in their stupid, frantic, shady glory. In fact, they watched their gameplay world premiere last month on an official StarCraft tournament in South Korea, where pro-players tested the courage and confirmed that yes, stupid as it looks, gives it courage otherwise ] SC : Brood War action.
Burton says Blizzard's work on StarCraft Remastered paved the way for his courage to become a reality as the updated engine supports a complete sprite swap without disturbing the core gameplay. (It is essentially how the original Remastered release works. Unlike Carbots 2016 StarCraft 2 mod that only accounts for assets in the subsequent arcade mode, today's new counteracts against full StarCraft Remastered experience in Burton's redrawn characters.
A few original assets remain, like FMV sequences and some interstitial art at the beginning of each campaign. Otherwise, you'll find a ridiculous amount of restored comic book material – even in mid-mission briefings. In these you will see Burton's full treatment look its craziest as the game's original dramatic music and voice acting plays beyond childish art. After testing the courage shortly before submitting this report, I would argue that this is a whole new way of experiencing the game simply because it is easy to follow Burton's bold, primary colors when fighting becomes hectic and Zergling's rush a lot .
Reminder: If you simply scratch for classic StarCraft: Brood War action, either single player or online, and don't care what it looks like, you can get the complete original game in its 640p, 4: 3 ratio honor free at Battle.net. Then, buy both the StarCraft Remastered upgrade ($ 15 if you don't already have it) and StarCraft: Cartooned mod ($ 10) to take your classic StarCraft experience for a Saturday morning level.
List image of Blizzard Entertainment / Carbot Animations