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.

Amidst a civil war in a galaxy far, far away, the Emperor is building a Death Star level by level, and he needs your help. Intergalactic war is expensive, and space stations are, too. Do you have any idea how much it costs to build one the size of a moon?

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! With that hard-earned money, fund the Empire's evil schemes to defeat the Rebels and conquer the galaxy once and for all!

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

BHP41 Avatar
107 months ago
Can't install it on my 5th gen iPod Touch. Seriously?

It's due to the intense graphics.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mw360 Avatar
107 months ago
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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hayesk Avatar
107 months ago
Free to install but IAP out the whazoo if you want to play effectively.

DESTROYED BY IN APP PURCHASE!
Arrgghhh just let me pay a price for games instead of giving me the feeling of sitting infront of a slot machine!

IAP is only required if you are extremely impatient. I have almost 200 floors in Tiny Tower and never once used IAP. This will be the same.

Nimblebit is one of the few game devs that get IAP right. Good game play, only punish the impatient.

Apparently, the game needs a digital compass in order to function. :confused:

No, it's an install error. My coworker got it on his iPod Touch yesterday, by "purchasing" it on iTunes on his desktop, and then going to "Purchased" in the App store app on the iPod and downloading it then.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porco Avatar
107 months ago
When was the last time anyone saw anything from Star Wars take itself even remotely serious?

The multi-Emmy-award winning The Clone Wars series which ended... this year? Maybe you missed that. :p
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dutchah Avatar
107 months ago
Can't install it on my 5th gen iPod Touch. Seriously?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Silver78 Avatar
107 months ago
DESTROYED BY IN APP PURCHASE!
Arrgghhh just let me pay a price for games instead of giving me the feeling of sitting infront of a slot machine!

I hate fremium slot machines
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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