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Star Wars: Tiny Death Star and Assault Team fall to the dark side, Disney shut off the lights
Perhaps there is a joke in here about the Disney rebels taking out the Death Star, but that would be a tiny assault to the level of frustration that some players are feeling right now. More so, Nimblebit, the actual game developer commissioned by Lucas Arts before the Disney takeover, claims they were given absolutely no notice either that Tiny Death Star was headed for the trash compactor.
Both games have been available for less than a year and some reports claim that Disney scrapped them in order to focus on Star Wars Commander, their Clash of Clans style title released post-disney ownership. Luckily, both Tiny Death Star and Assault Team were free to play games, so we are sure you’ll be able to find an apk out there, if you are still interested. However, in-app purchases for in-game powerups and currency won’t be of any use to you, which could be a bonus, depending on your preferences.
The obvious concern here is the apparent disregard on Disney’s behalf of a couple key things. First and foremost, if you’ve ever dropped real world cash on these games, I mean, I hope you knew it was for entertainment purposes, but it still feels pretty shifty to kill something that you’ve invested in. Second, while the developers are simply commissioned to build the product and don’t really have a say in the matter, I somehow doubt these devs will be eager to do business with Disney in the future.
Wait, I have the wrong focus, the problem is Disney disrespecting the power of the force that lives within fans of Star Wars. We’re only just recovering from that googley-eyed lunatic who’s name I shall not mutter and our immediate fears from the Disney takeover – why give us more pain now? Why live up to those fears?
Seriously though, the games are now removed from the Google Play Store, Apple’s App Store and even Microsoft’s app store. Play them if you’ve got them, otherwise, head on over to Star Wars Commander or one of the Lego or Angry Birds versions for your current fix, and buckle in for Episode VII.
What do you say, is Disney doing the right thing keeping tight reigns and focus on the Star Wars franchise, or is this just another sign of the end of the franchise as we know it?