Science of Starcraft

I’ll freely admit than I’m something of a video game culture nut, as well as being a shameless science geek. So when I discover something that makes a reasonably good effort to combine the two, I find it rather exciting!

A fairly new blog, written by Ryan Anderson of Martian Chronicles fame, The Science of Starcraft is perhaps the most fascinating blog I’ve stumbled across recently, exploring the game Starcraft and taking a closer look to see if there’s any kind of scientific truth behind it. Everything from precisely what a gauss rifle is and how it works, to ways in which the terrifying Zerg race is similar to both tardigrades and slime mould are covered eloquently and informatively.

All in all, it makes for quite a fascinating read. And you don’t even need to construct any additional pylons…

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Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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3 Responses to Science of Starcraft

  1. invaderxan says:

    Re: Thanks!
    You’re very welcome! And I may have been pondering other things from the game for you to sink your teeth into… :)

  2. sandalfon says:

    The game sounds great even though I don’t play. I hate killing things and such but I totally love this icon.

  3. nova1021 says:

    Thanks for linking to the blog! I’m glad you’re enjoying it. If you (or any readers who see this comment) have any ideas for future posts, just let me know!

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