StarCraft Universe reaches Kickstarter goal

Fan-made MMORPG StarCraft Universe, an impressive-looking StarCraft 2 mod, has achieved its Kickstarter goal of $80,000. In doing so, it means the third-person MMORPG from Upheaval Arts will release a multiplayer beta of the mod that comes with an opening and closing story-based act.

"StarCraft Universe tells a story set in an alternate reality, where the ending of StarCraft II:Wings of Liberty has a grim conclusion for Kerrigan," the game's description reads. "Without the Queen of Blades to stop the hybrid’s assault, the protoss are overwhelmed and defeated. In this reality, what would the survivors of these shattered worlds do? StarCraft Universe tells this story."

With 30 hours left on the Kickstarter, there's still a chance for fans to pledge more money in hopes of unlocking stretch goals. At $100K the Zerg will be added as a character class and at $135K a PvP zone will be added along with female character models for all classes.