'Star Wars: Tiny Death Star' Hits the U.S. App Store

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    Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is now available in the U.S. App Store after soft launching in Australia a few weeks ago. The app, first announced in early October, is the result of a collaboration between Disney, LucasArts, and NimbleBit, the developer behind free-to-play hits like Tiny Tower, Pocket Planes, and Pocket Trains.

    In Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, players help the Emperor construct a Death Star level by level, earning credits to expand the Death Star further and further. Gameplay is similar to Tiny Tower, where players were tasked with managing an ever-growing tower of businesses.

    According to the game's description, there are more than 80 Star Wars themed residential and commercial floors to build and more than 30 unique galactic bitizens to employ, including Wookiees and Ewoks.

    In addition to standard galactic businesses, players will also be able to build secret underground imperial levels to create supplies that will aid in a fight against the Rebels, who will attempt to break into the Death Star. Players can expect to see (and capture) heroes like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and more.
    Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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    Anyone know if it's also available in the German App Store?
     
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    After watching the trailer, they aren't taking themselves too seriously. Which is a good thing.

     
  5. Shuri, Nov 6, 2013
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    Just searched it: nope, not yet :(

    UPDATE: Available now!
     
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    That 8-bit Star Wars theme reminds me of the old LucasArts Adventure games...
     
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    These are the guys that Zynga tried to put out of business by stealing their game, so it's great to see them hitting back with a deal like this. Hope it's a huge hit.
     
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    I didn't realise Tiny Death Star wasn't available in America. Hope they have fixed the crash issues I've had since it launched over here.
     
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    looks cool actually. i'll give it a try although i'm not a fan of such pixel graphics and star wars mini-games in general
     
  13. Puzuk, Nov 7, 2013
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    So it is! Not under nimblebit but under Lucas arts !
     
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    er… so no, it isn't compatible with my original iPad which can't go past iOS 5.1.1. It should say 'iPad 2 or later'.
     
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    Can't install it on my 5th gen iPod Touch. Seriously?
     
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    It's due to the intense graphics.
     
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    I like it too. That and the graphics give it that old original Nintendo feel to it.
     
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    I can't wait to try this out! Should make for a fun time killer.
     
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    Cool idea. I hope the game itself isn't dependant on constant in-app purchases, though.
     
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    Free to install but IAP out the whazoo if you want to play effectively.
     
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    Am I the only one that looked at the YouTube screenshot and immediately heard "MIMSYYYYY!!!!!!"?
     
  24. dutchah, Nov 7, 2013
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    It's not dependent, it just speeds things up a whole bunch (if it's anything like Tiny Tower). It's perfectly doable without IAPs, just slow-paced. Something you can check and fiddle with a few times a day.

    In other news, I just downloaded it on my 5th gen Touch. For those of you who couldn't before, try again.
     
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