Star Wars™ has always been big business, and there is a long history of Star Wars games that have oodles of dosh poured into and spent on them. Now, making money is the ultimate goal for players as the Tiny Tower mobile game gets a blockbuster makeover.
In a galaxy far, far away, NimbleBit's Tiny Tower business simulation building game has been downloaded over 10 million times; a strong foundation for the LucasArts / Disney Empire to create a brand new Star Wars title.
With pixel perfect 8-bit graphics, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is full of virtual people (referred to as 'bitizens') who players must lure to their ever growing tower to live but more importantly, work, with the higher goal of funding the building of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader's brand new Death Star.
Managing the block, players must construct in real-time, floors which can be either residential or commercial. Renting out floors not only brings in the cash, but provides employees to work on whichever Star Wars themed commercial floor the player assigns them. In the shops, Star Wars themed products are sold automatically, even when players are away, leaving the money to stack up and be spent on building ever higher.
As the tower grows taller, construction takes longer, but can be speeded up through in-app purchases or by the appearance of VIP bitizens. These special residents can also attract iconic characters and species to the expanding space tower; cue Han, Leia and Luke!
Running a successful, intergalactic business takes time and dedication, but one of Tiny Death Star's charms will be, as seen in its predecessor, the fact that all the detailed, cute, 8-bit characters won't start menacingly plotting clone wars or battles in the player's absence; it doesn't punish players who don't return to the game frequently with carnage, mutiny or death. When players do return, they can pick up where they left off, and see what's on the bitizens' minds by peeking at the “BitBook” virtual social network for their tower.
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star will be available to download and play for free, coming soon to mobile devices across the galaxy.