Collector Finds Long Lost StarCraft Gold Master Source Code Disc
Ron Perillo / 3 weeks ago
A reddit user by the name of Khemist49 has made an amazing discovery from his recent eBay storage lot haul: Blizzard’s long lost StarCraft gold master source code disc from 1998. The disc contains the source code for the original StarCraft game that came out almost two decades ago. It is quite the discovery for any game collector. Khemist49 asked the users of the sub-reddit /r/gamecollecting what he should do with the discovery, with some suggesting he rip it into an ISO and post it online for everyone while some question its validity, claiming that the original story about Blizzard losing the original StarCraft gold master source code disc was just an April fool’s joke by GameSpot.
Where is the disc now?
After some deliberation, however, Khemist49 decided to contact Blizzard instead. He decided to return the long lost StarCraft gold master source code disc to its rightful owner. Blizzard was obviously glad to finally have their property back. For his efforts, they rewarded Khemist49 with some Blizzard-related loot. This includes a $250 Blizzard in-store credit and a copy of Overwatch Origins.
The rewards did not just stop there however, as Khemist49 updated the original reddit thread to also say that Blizzard contacted him to let him know that they will be sending him to BlizzCon on November 3 and 4 in Anaheim, California all expenses paid, including dinner and drinks with the staff.
Apparently, the disc was not just lost but was actually stolen from Blizzard’s office. So now at least there is a happy ending for everyone involved. Except maybe for that guy who stole it almost 18 years ago.