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StarCraft (SC) is a real-time strategy computer game by Blizzard Entertainment. Introduced in 1998, it was the best-selling computer game in that year and won the Origins Award for Best Strategy Computer Game of 1998. It is praised for being a benchmark of Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games, due to its depth, intensity, and play balance. Blizzard estimated in 2004 that 8 million copies of StarCraft had been sold since its release, and it has achieved an international cult-like status in the computer gaming world, especially in its online multiplayer form.