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Tilesets are background elements of a StarCraft or StarCraft II map.

StarCraft tilesetsEdit

Tileset Examples Related Critters
Ash Char Ragnasaur
Badlands Antiga Prime, Chau Sara, Mar Sara, Tarsonis, Moria Rhynadon
Installation Amerigo, Jacobs Installation, Psi Disrupter, Into the Darkness None, but appear in several installation missions.[1][2][3]
Jungle Aiur Bengalaas
Space platform Char Aleph, Dylarian Shipyards None

Brood War tilesetsEdit

Tileset Example Worlds Related Critters
Desert Korhal Scantid
Ice Braxis, Dark Moon Ursadon
Twilight Shakuras Kakaru

StarCraft II tilesetsEdit

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty features 20 unique tilesets.[4] They are named after planets.[5]

There are tilesets that uses the same basis, like "Jungle (Bel'Shir)" and "Jungle (Aiur)"[5] and "Wasteland (Mar Sara)" and "Wasteland (Shakuras)".[6]

Tileset names are based on observation.
Tileset Examples Related Critters
Cave Ulaan
City Korhal,[4][7] Tyrador[8] Automaton 2000
Shattered City[9] Tarsonis[7]
Desert Xil Urubu
Forest Haven, Agria
Ice[10] Kaldir
Industrial Braxis Alpha[11]
Installation Castanar
Jungle[12] Bel'Shir, Zhakul[13][6][5]
Korhal Wastes Korhal
Lava Redstone III Lava crab
Lunar Monlyth, Meinhoff, Valhalla
Ruined Jungle Aiur
Space platform Braxis Alpha, Avernus Station Automaton 2000
Worldship (space platform)
Twilight Jotun,[14] Shakuras[15]
Volcanic Char, New Folsom
Wasteland Mar Sara, Typhon

Variant volcanic, space platform and installation tilesets will feature in Heart of the Swarm.[10]


  1. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Jacobs Installation (in English). 1998.
  2. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Amerigo (in English). 1998.
  3. StarCraft 64. Nintendo. Mission: Patriot's Blood (in English). 2000.
  4. 4.0 4.1 2009-04-04. Samwise Didier, Dave Bergain. WWI 08 Coverage - StarCraft II Art Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-06-17.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Karune. 2009-09-30. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 53. StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-09-30.
  6. 6.0 6.1 hawks911. 2009-07-02. Protoss Late Game Experience. Inc.Gamers. Accessed 2009-08-07.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II beta. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). February 18, 2010
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II beta Galaxy Map Editor. (A|}ctivision Blizzard)
  9. Yup, there will be several new tilesets in StarCraft II, including the Shattered City one mentioned in the post above. These aren't quite ready to be revealed yet, but are definitely worth the wait. Karune. 2008-09-26. Karune: new tilesets? StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-09-26.
  10. 10.0 10.1 SoMuchMass. 2011-10-23. BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). Youtube. Accessed 2011-10-26.
  11. "Berggren also introduces Braxis Alpha, the Terran settlement that appeared in yesterday's video presentation. Braxis Alpha will be a combination of industrial wasteland and mountainous regions, covered in craggy rock formations and factory-like debris, such as loose gears and turbines that jut out from mountain faces." Park, Andrew. 2007-05-19. Blizzard talks Starcraft II art design. Gamespot.
  12. 1Up, 2008-05-05, StarCraft II Preview. Accessed 2008-05-06.
  13. 2008-02-28. BlizzCast: Taking you deeper into the World of Blizzard: Episode 2. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2008-02-28.
  14. 2007-08-03. StarCraft II Single-Player Campaign BlizzCon Preview. Gamespot. Accessed 2007-08-07.
  15. Blizzcon Video Archive (Sonkie vs Yellow). Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2008-10-19.

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