UPDATE: In October 2014, Disney removed Tiny Death Star from all app stores. Why? Disney says that they want to take Star Wars games in another direction. The decision was a major blow to the game developer, NimbleBit, because the game was a significant source of revenue for the company.
We’ve been waiting to see what Disney would do with the LucasArts gaming division. Disney purchased LucasFilms in October 2012 and while there’s been a lot of speculation and news on the next batch of Disney-produced Star Wars films, not much has been revealed on Disney’s plans for the interactive and gaming piece of the George Lucas empire, LucasArts. But this week we saw the first Star Wars game from Disney, Tiny Death Star, show up in app stores and it’s free.
How To Download Tiny Death Star
Tiny Death Star is a Star Wars version of the popular NimbleBit game Tiny Tower (10 million downloads in 2012). The only difference is players in this game build their own Death Star, not a tower. The game is available for free now on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.
Tiny Death Star: Screenshots
Here are some screenshots from the game that show gameplay, characters, upgrades and the game’s currency, Imperial Bux.