Each Episode Kilroy and myself (Epicinsanity) sit down and play a Blizzard Arcade game. On the show, we call it the Starcade mainly because it was the Arcade inside of StarCraft. But before we knew it, Blizzard decided to call it the Blizzard Arcade. It is a free to play Arcade of games inside the StarCraft universe. The creators of these games are given access to use the StarCraft API (Application Programming Interface) and map editor to create arcade style games. Out of these creations have come first person shooters, tower defense style games, recreations of Classic arcade games, games like Pokemon and beyond. But the fun doesn’t stop there, there are thousands of amazing community created games just waiting to be played.
But do you want to know the best part? All of these games can be played… completely for FREE! All it takes is a Battle.net account and the free StarCraft II Starter Edition. But now that you know what the Blizzard Arcade is, lets talk about how to play it. Every so often, we get asked about how to play the Blizzard Arcade, so I wanted to take this time today to do an instructional post on how to do just that!
First, you have to sign up for a Battle.net account. If you don’t already have one, click here to get one.
Second, you have to download the StarCraft II Starter Edition which you can download by clicking here.
Lastly, you have to open up your Battle.net Desktop App. Don’t have one, download by clicking here.
Once you open up the Battle.net application, click on the Starcraft II icon on the left side of the application then hit “play.” Here is a picture showing just that!
Now that you have done that, you are now inside StarCraft II and almost ready to play some amazing games! In order to enter the Blizzard Arcade, click on the “Arcade” button. Here is a picture showing just that!
Now you are inside the Blizzard Arcade and ready to play a wide variety of games. Here is a picture showing the inside of the StarCade!
From here, you can browse the wide variety of games, check out the ones currently in the spotlight, play one of the Top Played games, or search for one in the top right corner. When it comes to the Blizzard Arcade, the stars are the limit in the type of games you can discover and play!
Each week on Frozen Nerdz, we play a different Blizzard Arcade game and highlight it in our Starcade segment. We discuss the Stupid Funability, ease of play, and the controls of each game. The stupid funability factor is how stupid fun the game is to play. The higher the stupid funability, the more insane the discussion and the game is to play!
If you want to hear more about the Starcade, don’t miss an episode of Frozen Nerdz! Below you will find all the information you need to subscribe, listen, and enjoy!
We produced two 100% Blizzard Arcade Episodes:
Episode 10 – Rock the Cabinet
Episode 19 – Rock the Cabinet Finale
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