tiny death star

Great news gamers! Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is now available in the US App Store. The game is a joint venture between NimbleBit—the maker of popular games like Tiny Tower and Pocket Planes—LucasArts, and Disney.

First announced back in October, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star offers up similar gameplay to Tiny Tower, in that it tasks players with helping construct a Death Star with over over 80 types of residential and commercial floors…

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From the App Store description:

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! 

And here’s your gameplay trailer:

Star Wars fans will find tons to love about this sim, which features over 30 unique species including Wookies and Ewoks. You can also expect to see break-ins from rebel spies like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and more.

Like Tiny Tower, Tiny Death Star is a free-to-play app with various in-app purchases. If you’re interested, you can find it in the App Store as a universal app for both the iPhone and iPad, for free.

Have you played Star Wars: Tiny Death Star yet?

  • Derik Stroisch

    anyone know of a good IAP for this game?

    • Tristan


      • Guest

        He’s looking for a way to get In App purchases for free.

  • Liam Mulcahy

    looks fun

  • Chuck Finley

    IAP infested rubbish.

  • omrishtam


  • Sean Clark

    To those complaining about the IAP, if its anything like tiny towers, the IAP are very non-invasive. You can earn all the IAP without paying, they just take time to get. Nimblebit simulation games in general are very long term (i.e. ten minutes per day) sorts of games and so all IAP let you do is skip a couple days of waiting around.

    I “beat” tiny towers over three months playing it on a bus ride. Never spent a dime. By the end of the game the value of IAP also degraded quite a bit as you generate more income much more quickly.

    My two cents. I think Nimblebit makes some nice games and they make an effort to keep the IAP pretty non-invasive.