StarCraft is a franchise of video games, novels, and other media originally created by Blizzard Entertainment. The StarCraft franchise is primarily made up from two games, both of which are military science fiction real-time strategy:
+ StarCraft: Brood War
DStarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
+ Heart of the Swarm
+ Legacy of the Void (upcoming)
Set in a fictitious timeline during the Earth's 25th century, StarCraft revolves around three species fighting for dominance in a distant part of the Milky Way galaxy known as the Koprulu Sector: the Terrans, humans exiled from Earth skilled at adapting to any situation; the Zerg, a race of insectoid aliens in pursuit of genetic perfection, obsessed with assimilating other races; and the Protoss, a humanoid species with advanced technology and psionic abilities, attempting to preserve their civilization and strict philosophical way of living from the Zerg.
StarCraft II is set four years after the events of 1998's StarCraft: Brood War, and follows the exploits of Jim Raynor as he leads an insurgent group against the autocratic Terran Dominion. The game includes both new and returning characters and locations from the original game.