And yet Ryuta has managed the seemingly impossible if not terribly arduous task of making it all work. Heck, he even managed to replicate the same cheat codes used on the original Starcraft game. The end result? A game of Starcraft that can be played in a browser, no need to install anything on your own computer. Of course, someone else will have to host the game on their webserver to make it happen.
And that is were things will get a bit tricky. This HTML5 port of Starcraft actually reuses and ships with the original game assets, unlike emulators which require that you have your own copy of the game (where you acquire that copy is up to you). This opens up the project to legal action from Blizzard, who has been known to crack down on even fan-made infringing content.
Should Ryuta manage to get through that hurdle somehow, there are still other obstacles to overcome. As it stands now, the game only has level demos and not the original campaigns. Still, for an early port, it is showing a lot of promise.