Star Wars: Tiny Death Star out in Australia and NZ
Name one thing that could make NimbleBit's pixel-art hit Tiny Tower better.
If you said planes, trains, or automobiles, then you're wrong (and at least two sequels too late).
If, however, you said a fully-automated space station with the firepower to destroy an entire planet, then the force is clearly with you.
Late last week, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star was soft-launched in Australia and New Zealand. As you have no doubt guessed, it is essentially a Star Wars-themed re-imagining of Tiny Tower.
You play as the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth "I don't like sand" Vader. Instead of brooding silently on the bridge of a Star Destroyer, however, Vader has to act as an intergalactic landlord by building and renting property within the Death Star incomplete shell.
If you do your job right, you'll attract Bitzens to your interstellar pads. Once there, you can coerce them into getting jobs at one of the space station's boutiques, canteens, and stores.
Though it sticks pretty rigidly to the Tiny Towers formula of building, tapping, and waiting, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star does come with a few new twists. These include mini-missions from the Emporer, and the opportunity to capture pesky rebel traitors Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker.
If you happen to live in Australia and New Zealand, then you can download Star Wars: Tiny Death Star for free right now. As you'd expect, it's packed full of in-app purchases which allow you to reduce wait timers, or perks like additional costumes.
Look out for an AppSpy hands-on video in the very near future.