The Spawning Tool is a site for sharing StarCraft 2 replays and build orders. Our goal is to help the community learn more about the game with a lot of data. We know that StarCraft is a very hard but rewarding game to play, and it's hard to discover and focus on StarCraft strategy when you're only thinking about mechanics. By watching professional replays and reading build orders, every player has access to the current meta-game and the best thinking in StarCraft strategy today.
Spawning Tool started when Blizzard announced that they had added more information to replay files for analysis with a library for basic parsing of the replay files. The first version of the Spawning Tool was written overnight after the Blizzard announcement, and the result was a semi-functional build order extractor coupled with a shoddy website. It was a poor, sleep deprivation-induced release, but it was exciting enough to continue work.
By day, Kevin is a software engineer at Zanbato building fintech to trade stock in private companies. He moonlights as the web developer for Spawning Tool and also some community outreach. He built the first version of Spawning Tool in April 2013 as a concept demo for the technology but has developed it to demonstrate the value of quantitative analysis and as a test ground for using machine learning. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be found at his personal website and on reddit as /u/StoicLoofah.
MorN is a Masters Terran that lives in Florida, USA. He attends Florida State University where he is studying Computer Science, which he is hoping will help him contribute to Spawning Tool even more. MorN handles public relations, advertisement, social media, and partnerships for Spawning Tool. He joined Spawning Tool in early 2015 hoping to give back to the scene and grow Spawning Tool as a whole. MorN streams at http://twitch.tv/morn_sc and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, @MorN_sc or /u/MorN_sc.
We can definitely use the help if you're interested in contributing to Spawning Tool in any capacity (coding, content, etc.). Reach out to us about it!