The Empire needs your help! In collaboration with LucasArts and Tiny Tower creators NimbleBit, Disney Mobile introduces Star Wars™: Tiny Death Star™, a new game for mobile devices. Live life on the dark side and join Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader on a mission to attract Galactic bitizens, run intergalactic businesses, and build an all-new Death Star. Construct unique Star Wars themed locations to attract iconic characters and species to your space station in this 8-bit style game.
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is a building/simulation game created by Disney Mobile, LucasArts, and NimbleBit. You build up a Death Star level-by-level and gradually install stores, services, exercise clubs, and other amenities that are necessary on a giant laser-shooting space station. The more you build, the more products and services you are able to sell, allowing your profits to go back into improving the Death Star. Gamezebo’s quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to build a machine of death that could never be mistaken for a moon.
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Aw, lookit the tiny Empire and its widdle Death Star! Lookit the teensy aliens living inside! It's hard to believe something so adorable is still capable of turning teeming planets into asteroid fields with a single, well-focused laser shot. That's evil for you. Turn your back for a second, and bam. That doesn't mean you should stop the Empire's shenanigans. In fact, stifling the activity in Star Wars: Tiny Death Star would be like scolding a child for painting a picture. You don't want to smother blossoming talent, right? Of course you don't.
Tiny Death Star is the latest in NimbleBit's Tiny series (which includes Tiny Tower, Pocket Trains, and Pocket Planes), with Disney Mobile taking over the developing duties on this one. As its name suggests, you're in charge of assembling a Death Star level-by-level. Forget innocent airlines and rail-based shipping routes. Now you're building for keeps.
But despite the magnitude of building, y'know, an intergalactic weapon of immeasurable destruction (however tiny), Tiny Death Star is more or less Tiny Tower with a Star Wars skin. That's either good news or awful news depending on your outlook. Players desiring a unique new experience coupled with the chance to create some Empire-style mayhem will be disappointed. That said, Tiny Death Star's Star Wars references and themed Bitizens are pretty stinkin' adorable.
If you've played Tiny Tower, firing up Tiny Death Star should feel like moving back home. You build up the Death Star level by level, complete with residential areas, restaurants, shops, and services. Yes, to build up funds and complete construction, the Emperor decided the Death Star should essentially become a condominium/shopping mall hybrid. Read more »
If there’s one thing that gets people talking around the mobile community these days, it’s the highly stylized and wildly addictive 8-bit experiences from developer NimbleBit, like Tiny Tower and Nimble Quest. Now couple that winning formula with a full-on Star Wars theme, and you’ve got yourself one serious contender for an all-out good time. Star Wars: Tiny Death Star has just gone live on the App Store and Google Play Marketplace today, but earlier this week I had the chance to speak with Jon-Paul Dumont, the Studio Director at Disney Mobile Palo Alto, and discuss everything from what it was like working with NimbleBit on this exciting new project, to what kinds of Star Wars fun and humor players can expect to find inside their own Tiny Death Stars.
The folks at Disney Mobile have actually been fans of NimbleBit and their impressive catalogue of mobile hits for quite some time, and according to Dumont, the idea for a possible collaboration with the Tiny Tower formula and LucasArts’ Star Wars license just seemed to materialize out of nowhere. Disney Mobile had come up with the name “Tiny Death Star” right off the bat, and loved how you could say that name to anyone and have them instantly understand exactly what it means. Yes, I think even Obi-Wan himself would go so far as to say that NimbleBit and Disney Mobile could not “escape their destiny” together.
The first thing that might come as a surprise to some Tiny Tower fans is that the team at Disney Mobile took over the actual developing duties here for Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, with NimbleBit stepping back in a more consultative role. However, you shouldn’t let that fool you, because Dumont tells me that one of Disney Mobile’s biggest goals with this game was to stay true to the iconic 8-bit world of Tiny Tower and preserve its unique niche of gameplay, a modern mobile legacy which Dumont describes as being almost sacred to him and his team. Well just playing through the game for a few minutes, you can already tell that Disney Mobile has done NimbleBit proud with this release, as Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is certainly a Tiny Tower game here in every sense of the word. Read more »
Earlier this month we brought you the exciting news that NimbleBit would be teaming up with Disney to bring us a brand new tower-building adventure set in the realm of Star Wars. Tiny Tower and Stars Wars just seem like the perfect match to us, and the upcoming 8-bit mobile game is already perched high atop our list of most anticipated releases.
Well to give us another little taste of all the awesomeness that’s still in store, Disney has unveiled four new images of Star Wars: Tiny Death Star in action, and they’re everything we hoped they would be and more. From tiny pixelated Stormtroopers to 8-bit Darth Vader himself, it looks like our Tiny Death Stars are really going to be where all of the action is at in the universe!
So now enough with all of this writing, and on to the Star Wars: Tiny Death Star screenshots!
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NimbleBit have done some pretty amazing things in short time that smartphone gaming has been a thing, though none of their subsequent releases have managed to reach quite as high on the popularity scale as 2011’s Tiny Tower.
Now, more than two years after their top game’s release, NimbleBit are taking us on a tower-building adventure in a galaxy far far away. Star Wars: Tiny Death Star will, as the official press release puts it, let players “live life on the dark side and join Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader on a mission to attract Galactic bitizens, run intergalactic businesses, and build an all-new Death Star.”
This isn’t the first collaboration Disney had made with a popular studio in recent months. My Muppets Show was a re-working of My Singing Monsters, tackled by the game’s original developer Big Blue Bubble. And let’s not forget Imangi tackling games like Temple Run: Brave and Temple Run: Oz for the House of Mouse.
There’s no word on an exact release date for Star Wars: Tiny Death Star quite yet, but Disney are saying that we can expect a worldwide release “soon.” Though if you ask me, it can’t be soon enough. JUST LOOK AT THOSE LITTLE JAWA BITIZENS!! Read more »