How 'StarCraft II' is powering a clever HD remake of 'Diablo II'
“The Curse of Tristram” is the kind of inspired, over-the-top modding project that could only be hatched in the mind of a fan.
The idea is straightforward enough: deliver a remastered version of Diablo II by rebuilding it inside StarCraft II. Nevermind the fact that the latter is a finely tuned strategy game and the former is a loot-focused action-RPG.
For Etienne Godbout, the French Canadian programmer behind The Curse of Tristram, it was really the only choice. He wanted to remake the second Diablo game and the Blizzard-supported modding software for StarCraft II is the only option for citizen programmers that want to do things with Blizzard games. Read more…