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Custom Campaign Initiative

Welcome to The Custom Campaign Initiative. The CCI is a centralization of authors and projects that are intended to mimic the Blizzard single-player campaign format.

All campaign mission designers are welcome to become a part of this group and contribute, the only request is that you must have completed a mission of your own that is at least at a beta level of completeness. (i.e. not polished and perfect, but playable with minimal or no show stoppers)

All projects are the creations of their respected authors. PM Terhonator if you'd like to be listed or included with a link to your current project.

Please visit the individual campaign page for download and install instructions and more information regarding each campaign. The following is a brief description of each campaign to aid your browsing. WARNING! Some campaigns are Incomplete!

NEWS

10.11.2014 Added Jayborino's Youtube channel. He does playthroughs of Custom Campaigns!! So cool!!

10.2.2014 Added 'Rise of the New Agent' by AegisRunestone. The oldest Campaign on Mapster!! Woo Hoo!

REFERENCES

Jayborino plays SC2 Custom Campaigns

StarCraft 2 Fan Campaigns & Scenarios Listing on SCLegacy

How to create your own StarCraft 2 Campaign by Eivindl

Talking Portrait Animations by Gradius

CAMPAIGNS

Starcraft I and Brood War Remakes!

Starcraft: Mass Recall, by various authors

This is a high quality remake of Blizzard's 1998 original campaigns. It features Starcraft II UI and graphics with Brood War missions, units and dialogs. Mass Recall has a total of 62 missions, including three hidden missions from various supports.

Starcraft I Extra Campaigns

Enslaver and Dark Vengeance by opupu

Resurrection IV by Gradius

Independent Campaigns

Annihilation by DudkiSC2
"Annihilation" is a 24 mission campaign with three different story perspectives that will intertwine into one final conclusion. Featuring high-quality terrain, lots of different characters as well as a wide variety of mission scenarios, this campaign, featuring 4 difficulty levels, will hopefully create an enjoyable experience for players of every skill level.

Hand of Humanity by Terhonator
Banished Brood by Terhonator
Hand of Humanity is Terran campaign with 15 missions. Banished Brood is Zerg campaign and sequel to Hand of Humanity.

Brood by Debe2233
Follows Az’Khar a Broodmother of a small Zerg Brood following the fall of the Queen of Blades. While the Dominion and rival Broodmothers battle across the face of Char, Az’Khar must plot to escape or face extinction.

Ashes of Freedom by designerdougm
A complete adaptation of the original StarCraft 1 Terran campaign "Rebel Yell" into a StarCraft 2 experience. Not a strict port, the campaign has been designed with the intent of capturing the soul and feeling of the original game, while using Wings of Liberty's campaign as a benchmark for quality level design. As such, many levels will play out in a completely different way than they did in the original. There will also be the addition of new levels, as well as modifications to tech, units and the addition of new units.

Proditor Campaign by nimbusqwe
"The year 2500 is the year that made history as the year of the zerg invasion of the planet Aiur. Meet the fate of the biggest traitor to the protoss race and see what is the price of honor and dignity."Protoss / zerg campaign. The plot parallel to the SC Third Campaign - The Fall. At the moment: released episodes I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII. Episode VIII (final) in plans. In all episodes is functioning the difficulty level selection mechanism, so you can choose your level of gameplay. Different types of tasks, the high computer's AI. No voices for characters, subtitles on! :) Have a nice play!

Bio-Tech Company by njordys
The Bio-Tech company conducts high quality, affordable research on extraterrestrial lifeforms. Our motivated team of experienced scientist have a thorough understanding of the care and breeding, and subjugation, of alien species. What could possibly go wrong?[/i]

Crimson Moon by EivindL
"Crimson Moon" is a 10-mission campaign. It features high quality terrain, an engrossing storyline with a high amount of cut scenes, many memorable characters, and a varied set of mission scenarios. Mission objectives range from the familiar (bring a limited amount of units to a special location, destroy the enemy base, survival), to the more unique (stealth, investigation, puzzle solving). The storyline has its fair share of twist and turns, so not too much will be revealed.

Amber Sun by EivindL
"Amber Sunrise" is the follow-up to the "Crimson Moon" campaign. It continues the story over the course of 10 missions. Featuring high quality terrain, recurring characters, new characters and top-of-the-shelf story-telling, the campaign will take you to many places, including dead cities, shallow water grounds, heavily guarded installations, and perhaps even locations you might remember from the previous installment. The emphasis on gameplay originality is higher than ever, with little overlap between missions. Hopefully the maps will both challenge and entertain you.

Aureolin Eclipse by EivindL
The final chapter in my campaign trilogy, following "Crimson Moon" and "Amber Sun". Finish the story over 10 missions.

Ride the Lighting by doonken
Doonken brings to us a simple campaign that should bring plenty of nostalgia for Starcraft I. Join Tosh's bounty hunters as they take on dangerous jobs, and hopefully get paid for them.

Marauders! by acidragoon
Marauders is a lighthearted campaign featuring wildly different scenarios and ideas every mission. Follow the Marauder Squad on their various shenanigans involving revenge, hostile takeovers, and kickin' ass.

Subjection by Gradius
StarCraft: Subjection is a fully voice-acted 8 mission singleplayer campaign for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty that features four difficulty levels of Brood War style gameplay. Search for the keyword "Subjection" on the North American or European server on Battle.net.

Prime Resurgence by Revolution
Prime Resurgence is a single-player campaign with a focus on high-quality terrain and exciting, varied gameplay. The story follows the UED's declining fortunes in the Brood War. As captain of the UED forces, your objectives are to contain the situation and regain the initiative against the ravenous Swarm. It is currently being followed up by a Protoss campaign, so stay tuned!

Reclamation by Revolution
A 5-mission Protoss campaign based on the events in Enslavers: Dark Vengeance. The campaign begins with Zeratul's warband conducting a routine recovery operation on Aiur. Ulrezaj will feature as the primary antagonist.

The Mercenaries by Edhriano
With the Terran and the Protoss military force greatly demise from previous conflicts many of their colony have to rely on a more private company for protection. The Mercenary. Among many mercenary company there is one that is considered to be the black sheep of the family, for when other mercenary work for highest bidder they work for what they believe is the right thing to do. They are the Mercenary Company number 452, also know as Knight Wings. This is their story.

Abandonment by Hockleberry
The Dominion is collapsing under the onslaught of Kerrigan and the Zerg. Where does your loyalty lie in the chaos of the Korpula Sector? You rendezvous with an elite group of Dominion soldiers on the planet Ixion-4 as they try to stop a massive Zerg invasion as well as an Insurrection tacitly supported by the Umojan Protectorate. 8 mission campaign to see which side your loyalties lie on.

The Ignos by njordys
The Ignos is an ongoing Protoss campaign featuring high quality terrain, varied and unique gameplay and a cut-scene driven story. We follow an isolated Protoss tribe fighting the Zerg invaders. The campaign will take you to many locations, including the golden protoss city of Altan and the planet Selinox with its pristine forests and deep underground caverns. The first chapter will include 5 missions, of which 3 are available now.

Legacy of the Void by Wunterwaffen
So you don't have to wait for Blizzard's Legacy of the Void! 5 missions of Protoss Play, where you decide the fate of the Korpula Sector.

Rise of the New Agent by AegisRunestone
The setting begins on Aiur, a month after the Overmind landed there. He is creating a new agent of the Swarm. Why, especially when he created Kerrigan already? We do not know the answer yet. Regardless, he says he has a new purpose in mind ever since he landed on Aiur, and wants this new agent (a creation embodied in a Hydralisk) to be the one to carry out the Overmind's purpose. It is the reason for this Hydralisk's creation. Yet, the Overmind is destroyed before young Kheldrun was told his purpose, and now, he is left to himself. [1st Campaign registered on Mapster...2010]

Co-op Campaigns

Shadow of the Xel'Naga by OutsiderXE
Campaign with 7 missions, based on the novel Shadow of the Xel'Naga. Each map offers gameplay from a different subgenre of strategy games, and the maps themselves offer varied gameplay with multiple types of objectives. High quality terrain and cinematics, supported by many custom assets. Playable in singleplayer or two-player co-operative mode on four difficulty levels.

Exodus| by Cacho56
Raynor and Fenix had chosen to stay in the Protoss homeworld deteriorated by the devastation of the Zerg invasion. As the Executor of the remaining Protoss forces and the commander of the Hyperion, Is your responsibility to extract from Aiur as much Protosses as possible.

Story-Driven Single Mission Maps

Colony M-35 by igyman
Lead an elite team of Dominion marines as they investigate a mining colony suddenly gone dark. Use each team member to their full potential as you combine their abilities to survive the various dangers that await in the darkness of M-35...

Stukov - Man or Monster(Available on Arcade) by MaskedImpost
A mixture between the Blizzard maps, New Folsom (Tosh Mission, WOL). Infested (Space platform with lots of infested terrans, HoTS) and tug of war genre. Stukov is sent by Kerrigan to take out a Dominion Base (Taking place soon after Mengsk's death). Stukov can choose to infest the local civilians and use them against the Dominion, or he can choose to leave them in peace (Has an effect on the ending).

Plan H by MaskedImpost
This is a comedic map with voice acting and some of my favorite Starcraft songs (Void rays :D. See teaser video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1xBOnkMuKM ). There's not much in terms of gameplay, but its loaded with jokes, even at the start with the difficulty options (Easy and Hard are their own jokes and lead to a quick ending. Normal difficulty is longer with several branching possibilities). To start, Stukov finds himself with amnesia at an unknown Terran base. The Zerg attack soon afterwards. Not knowing what to do, they go look at the commander's backup plans labeled Plan A - Plan Z.

The Signal|by GnaReffotsirk
When a team of researchers disappears on a mysterious planet, Marcus Grant - leader of a highly sophisticated and elite mercenary faction, embarks on a mission that will change his life forever.

Misc

CCI Dependencies Mod File by Tyneara

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  • Avatar of DingoDyno69 DingoDyno69 Nov 14, 2014 at 20:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey guys has anyone thought of Remaking the old Antioch Chronicles maps? just a thought, not a map maker, but willing to Donate just to see them done, there to good not to be remade like Mass Recall maps, and i think it would also give the CCI more attention like Mass Recall did

    Last edited Nov 14, 2014 by DingoDyno69
  • Avatar of Hockleberry Hockleberry Oct 17, 2014 at 18:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey Jay,

    I will PM you. We should be PMing as a group to promote more cohesion. Unfortunately, I'm such a newbie at this still that I feel totally unqualified for your video. However, Gradius, Dudki, Njordys and Evindl, Revolution Tehrnonator would be great folks to talk too and interview!! Your idea sounds really cool!!

    I'll try to send something out to our crew in the next day or two.

  • Avatar of JayborinoPlays JayborinoPlays Oct 16, 2014 at 16:52 UTC - 2 likes

    Thanks for adding a link to my channel!

    I'm not sure who will end up seeing this, or which authors are even still active on the site, but I have an idea for a video/series. Would any mapmakers be interested in doing a one time podcast-type interview to discuss mapmaking for Starcraft over Skype? It could be from a technical perspective, your personal motivations/ideas, or really anything in any format. The only issue is that I am a spoiled American who only speaks English (the more time I spend involved with this community, the worse I feel about this!), so anyone who wants to try something like this with me would have to be comfortable with speaking at least somewhat understandable English. If there's a decent reception, it could be multi-part with multiple authors. This is something we could post on Reddit and Battle.net to maybe get CCI more attention.

    We have really seen a renaissance of sorts in the mapmaking community this year and I think it may continue to grow as many are anticipating a LotV announcement at Blizzcon this year. I'm hopeful this will breathe more life into the Arcade scene and maybe Blizzard will give it some much-needed attention.

    PM or respond here if there's any interest.

    Last edited Oct 16, 2014 by JayborinoPlays
  • Avatar of Gradius12 Gradius12 Sep 20, 2014 at 13:42 UTC - 2 likes

    I created a list of pretty much every map/campaign since SC2 was released:

    http://sclegacy.com/forums/showthread.php?16088-StarCraft-2-Fan-Campaigns-amp-Scenarios-Listing&p=195078

    A bit different than the CCI since it includes pretty much everything else, sorted by release date with some extra information. Will continue to update.

  • Avatar of Terhonator Terhonator Aug 25, 2014 at 14:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks to all authors who have created, found and added more campaigns to this project!

    http://www.sc2mapster.com/media/images/76/529/logo2.jpg
    Custom Campaign Initiative is project that gathers best single player campaigns and their makers together.

  • Avatar of Terhonator Terhonator Mar 27, 2014 at 22:22 UTC - 0 likes

    All "Authors" of this project: Remember that you can update this CCI page so you can edit description or link to your own project page if needed by yourself.

    Last edited Mar 27, 2014 by Terhonator
  • Avatar of Hockleberry Hockleberry Mar 14, 2014 at 01:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey folks,

    I'm trying to get new folks who are making custom campaigns to group up and test, learn, critique and push each other's campaigns along. The group would be open to all new, newish or just can't get the editor working for them modders. The end goal is to get a decent map or set of maps out for the larger Mapster community to play test and eventually get published onto the Arcade for all eternity.

    PM or post here if you are interested.

    PS. I've been working on my campaign for 3 months...so PM me even if it is 3 months after the date of the post! :)

  • Avatar of Terhonator Terhonator Feb 11, 2014 at 15:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Forum deleted, there was not any messages. Main page updated. I made own project pages for my two campaigns and deleted my own files from this page. I have asked Tyneara to do the same so we can use this page only as a link page to independent projects. I also deleted all images from "Images" section except logo.

    Last edited Feb 11, 2014 by Terhonator
  • Avatar of Hockleberry Hockleberry Feb 11, 2014 at 00:11 UTC - 0 likes

    We should delete the CCI Forum link as it is inactive and a let down for those new to the page.

  • Avatar of Terhonator Terhonator Feb 09, 2014 at 07:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi. I'm now the manager of this project. If you want to get your project listed on this page send me PM.

Facts

Date created
Jul 19, 2011
Category
Last update
Jul 19, 2011
Development stage
Planning
Language
  • enUS
License
Public Domain
Downloads
14,291

Authors