Creep: that purple, fibrous, living mat that extends from zerg "buildings" in the computer game StarCraft. Its ominous presence indicates you're entering unsafe territory...unless you're playing as zerg, in which case it says "Welcome home!" But what exactly is it?
On July 27, Blizzard Entertainment will release Starcraft II, the sequel to the real-time strategy game so popular that it's still the gold standard of the genre 12 years later. Today, we'll be looking at Starcraft as a scifi narrative.
Sun Tzu said, "Know your enemy," and it's as true in the 25th century as it ever was. That's a good reason to learn all you can about the planet Char, the new homeworld of the creepy alien Zerg in Starcraft II. You certainly wouldn't want to vacation there, what with the lava oceans and the 10 billion or so Zerg…