Earlier this October, it was announced that NimbleBits’ Tiny Towers would receive a Star Wars makeover, just like how Rovio’s Angry Birds got their own Star Wars makeover. Well the app has been available in the Australian iTunes App Store for a couple of weeks now, and for those living in the US and want to get in on the action, well you’re in luck because the game has finally made its way onto the US iTunes App Store. For those unfamiliar with the Tiny Towers game, it’s basically a bit like Maxis’ SimTower which debuted back in 1994.
It tasks players to build up a tower, with players being able to choose from residential floors, to retail outlets, to food outlets, entertainment, services, and more. The goal is to build as high as possible and collect money. For those who haven’t played it, it can be pretty addictive, as we’re sure those who have played it can agree. Star Wars: Tiny Death Star will build upon the same concept, but instead of merely building floors, you will be building up the Death Star, or at least in concept, where the floors and residents will be Star Wars related where you will get famous guests in the form of Chewbacca, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and more.
The game itself is a free download, but gamers can purchase Imperial Bux for real money which can be used towards speeding up building time of the levels.