Starcraft for the Nintendo DS sign now

This petition was created in order to convince Blizzard Entertainment to create a version of their popular Real Time Strategy game, Starcraft, for the recently released Nintendo DS portable game system.

Traditionally, Real Time Strategy games have been limited to the PC market, since they rely on the mouse for game play. There have been a few exceptions, such as Starcraft 64, but for the most part, Real Time Strategy games work best on the PC with a mouse.

However, the recently released Nintendo DS system introduces an entirely new type of control scheme for the portable gaming market. Using a stylus, your finger, or the included thumb stylus, users can interact with the game through the touch-sensitive bottom screen. Games that would never play properly on a portable system, such as first person shooters, can now be played with ease with the stylus.

The stylus control scheme could be used very effectively in a Nintendo DS rendition of Starcraft. Selecting units, issuing commands, and more would be very easy with the stylus, and very similar to the mouse, which would appeal to players of the PC version. The second, non touch-sensitive screen of the DS could be used to display statistics of the game, such as resources, and time left in a mission, as well as the currently selected units and their statistics.

There are other new features that the Nintendo DS brings to the portable gaming market that could be used with Starcraft. Using a proprietary wireless protocol by Nintendo, up to 16 Nintendo DS systems in relatively the same area can be linked together for wireless multiplayer game play. Starcraft would only need 8 players, unless Blizzard wished to expand on the Starcraft multiplayer on the Nintendo DS version. The Nintendo DS is also compatible with the 802.11b wireless network protocol. This could be used to connect Starcraft on the Nintendo DS to Blizzard's own for online multiplayer gameplay either between DS systems or PC users. Communication between users would be an issue, as the Nintendo DS does not feature a keyboard. However, it has a built in microphone, as well as a jack for an external microphone. The microphones could be used for voice communication between Starcraft players instead of communicating via a keyboard interface.

This version of Starcraft for the Nintendo DS could either be a straight port of the PC Starcraft and Starcraft: Brood Wars, or a port with extra features, such as a single player campaign exclusive to the Nintendo DS, extending the storyline of the Starcraft universe. Either way, Starcraft for the Nintendo DS would likely sell very well.

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Latest Signatures

  • 24 February 20161000. Anon Holland
    please make it
  • 21 February 2016999. Guillaume Wilkins
    Its sounds great
  • 21 February 2016998. Joub Noble
    I support this petition
  • 21 February 2016997. Alaa S
    Please think of the fans!
  • 18 February 2016996. Javier A
    I support this petition
  • 13 February 2016995. Danny Dean
    I support this petition
  • 13 February 2016994. Jason P
    I support this petition
  • 12 February 2016993. Jude B
    Me and all my friends talk about this all the time. its sound like it would be a awesome idea, and it should be done.
  • 12 February 2016992. Rasmus Branch
    plz, give us starcraft for the DS!
  • 07 February 2016991. Colonel S
    Yes, eat my chicken
  • 06 February 2016990. Chris Nh
    I would definitely buy this game, as long as its not full of bugs like Settlers DS! Would shift many DS Lite consoles guaranteed!! We need more Real-Time Strategy games on the DS and this is one of the best.
  • 31 January 2016989. Joanne Ramos
    Spread the word to everyone you know!!
  • 25 January 2016988. Kilua Peters
    i relly want this game for ds
  • 17 January 2016987. Jorge F
    Quiero Starcraft!!...
  • 15 January 2016986. Joey Velazquez
    I support this petition
  • 13 January 2016985. Dave M
    I support this petition
  • 12 January 2016984. Philip Mcgrath
    woot i can't wait for tthis
  • 08 January 2016983. Rick H
    Huge Starcraft Fan Would Deff buy it!
  • 07 January 2016982. Kyle Er
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016981. Fabrizio Blake
    Please! I will buy the Nintendo DS if you make this game!
  • 29 December 2015980. Chris S
    I support this petition
  • 25 December 2015979. Chakra V
    Very nice idea, SC deserves it.
  • 16 December 2015978. Doom Rivera
  • 16 December 2015977. Zachary Huff
    I agree completely....starcraft would make me buy a ds
  • 15 December 2015976. Oskar L
    starcraft is going to own
  • 14 December 2015975. Keenan S
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015974. Toms V
    I support this petition

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