Star Wars: Commander is a mobile strategy game by Disney Interactive, featuring characters, locations, and technology from the Star Wars Saga. The game was released on August 21, 2014 for iOS devices, with a limited early release for select international markets.
- Choose your side: Will you command AT-ATs and TIE Fighters as the Empire? Or call on iconic heroes like Han Solo and Princess Leia as the Rebellion?
- Build and defend your base: Train unique troops specific to each faction, and fortify your base with deflector shields, turrets, heavy artillery, and other defenses!
- Lead epic battles: Strategically deploy powerful armies, units, and vehicles against enemies and players around the galaxy!
- Form the ultimate Squad: Build strong alliances with friends and other players!
- Travel to multiple planets and complete special missions: Play an all-new story as a valiant leader on the front lines of the Galactic Civil War.
- Upgrade your strike team and its defenses: Strengthen your forces with multiple levels of upgrades for each unit!
The game features a storyline which takes place between the Star Wars episodes A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. A band of mercenaries has arrived on Tatooine to build a new base of operations. The group is lead by Saponza and his partner. The mercenaries settle in at Saponza's homestead as their new base.
Upon returning from their contract jobs, the mercenaries find their base destroyed by Jabba's forces. In order to get it rebuilt, the mercenaries must fully align with either the Empire or the Rebels.
After Saponza's partner helped win the battle for Tatooine, the agent was cleared to move his forces to other planets to continue fighting in the war against enemy forces.
Star Wars: Commander is a strategy game that is available for Android, iOS, and Windows devices. Players use the touchscreen as their input and receive orders from the characters using holograms. They build up their base by acquiring credits, alloy and deploying various buildings. Troops and vehicles can be upgraded through the Research Lab. Special hero units can be created in the game. These heroes are unique to each side. For example, players on the side of the Rebel Alliance can recruit Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and R2-D2. The Empire can recruit Darth Vader, Elite AT-AT, Royal Guard and Veteran AT-ST.
The game was announced on the Tumblr page of its publisher, Disney Interactive, on June 24, 2014. It had a limited release in certain markets, including Australia, followed by a general release on the iOS platform on August 21, 2014  and a subsequent release on the Android and Windows 8 platforms on September 18, 2014.  However, the Windows servers and Apple/Android servers are separate from each other, preventing players from interacting across servers.
A "hackathon" was held in mid October 2014 in which developers of the game brainstormed on ideas for new features. The best-in-show winner feature was "faction flipping," a feature that would allow players to create a secondary account that would allow them to play for the side they had not chosen previously, either the Empire or the Rebellion, without having to restart the game, retaining all progress on the current account. The people's choice winner was traps, such as a Sarlacc pit that would swallow troops that came too close.
Limited Edition CharactersEdit
Ithorian Raider= Rebels
Kuba Raiders= Empire
Rage Rancors (Generalist)
Shadow Rancors (Generalist)
Hunter Rancor (Striker)
Security Droids= Empire (Generalist)
Drabatan Saboteur= Rebels (Generalist)
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Limited Early Access Unveiled for 'Star Wars:Commander,' a New Combat Strategy Game for Mobile Devices on Disney Interactive's Tumblr
- ↑ Chawan, Abhishek. Abhishek Chawan, Mobile Developer. Linkedin.com. Retrieved on July 13, 2015.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 StarWars.com - "Crush the Rebellion or Restore Freedom in Star Wars: Commander"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Calimlin, Aldrin (25). Clash Of Clones? LucasArts Soft-Launches Star Wars: Commander For iOS (Article). appadvice.com. Retrieved on June 27, 2014.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Star Wars: Commander Empire Gameplay video
- ↑ Star Wars: Commander Rebels Gameplay video
- ↑ http://cheatspulse.com/star-wars-commander-launches-android/
- ↑ Grubb, Jeffrey (October 22, 2014). How Disney is making Star Wars: Commander better by letting its developers go wild. Venture Beats. Retrieved on October 23, 2014.