tinydeathstariconA few weeks back, Nimblebit and Disney's collaborative effort Tiny Death Star, a Star Wars themed spin on the 2011 Apple Game of the Year Tiny Tower, soft-launched in the Australian App Store. While no firm worldwide release date has been announced as of yet, it does appear that Tiny Death Star has expanded that soft-launch to include the New Zealand App Store as well. Now, if you're like me then you were too lazy at the time to set up yet another App Store account in order to grab the game early in Australia, but seeing as many of you hardcore iOS gamers likely already have an NZ App Store account in order to download weekly releases early or get in on these sort of soft-launches – or heck, if you're actually a legitimate New Zealander for that matter – now is your chance to get in on some Tiny Death Star action.

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Below you can find links to both the Australian and New Zealand versions of the game, and checking around some of the other international App Stores it doesn't look like its appearance in NZ is an indication that it's simply starting in that territory and worming its way across the globe like normal weekly releases do. More than likely the developers just wanted to expand the territory of the soft-launch for further feedback and tweaking. The game is being actively discussed in our forums, and if we do get word on an official worldwide release for Tiny Death Star we'll be sure to let you know.

Australian App Store Link: Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, Free (Universal)

New Zealand App Store Link: Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, Free (Universal)

  • Phoenix24

    Too lazy to set up yet another AppStore account? - Me too. Will pick up now its on the NZ AppStore though :D

  • RunningWild

    Unless you're diehard Tiny Tower fan, there's really nothing in this title. This is coming from a huge SW fan too.

    • The_Blue_Sticker

      Is it just a texture pack? I might download to satisfy my Tiny Tower craving I've been having for awhile.

    • anabolicMike

      Never tried tiny tower. Didn't look interesting. This is Star Wars. I will try it simply because it's Star Wars. Maybe ill like it maybe I won't lol. I liked that train game. You know the one um.... Pocket trains. The push notifications really drove me crazy and I deleted though. To bad it's fun. Why did I bring that up? No reason at all lol

  • Durduhdur

    I'm very excited for this game, I didn't spend too much time playing tiny tower so it'll be all new to me. Plus Star Wars theme YAY.

  • ste86uk

    Played to floor 50 odd and got bored stopped going back now and doubt I'll pick it up properly.

  • toxiccheese

    Brace yourselves... TA article incoming... How to play "Star Wars: Tiny Death Star" with as little real world money as possible.

    • Holcman

      Another one of your uncanny predictions, toxic!

  • http://www.googlepants.com/ Wizard of Odyssey

    Awww heck, I thought we'd finally see it in the USA. It won't be much longer, I bet. I'm really digging the casual Star Wars games right now, between Zen Pinball and the promise of this. I "played" (well, more like watched/supervised) the first one for a long time before I decided I was wasting my life.

  • anabolicMike

    Oh! I thought this was on the Canadian store too. I woulda grabbed it hmmm

  • mondoz

    Looking forward to this one.

  • devilmachine

    Legitimate New Zealander here, I loved tiny tower and I love this game too! totally hooked on restocking and expanding my tower! just totally suits how I use my iPad. The only problem at the moment is there is no cloud support, which seems odd seeing as pretty much all the other nimblebit games have cloud support.

    • rewyan

      But it's a Disney game, using Nimblebit's successful idea. I'm pretty sure the cloud thing would be with Disney's servers or whatever they want to use.

      • Karol Klimczak

        Or they could use Google+ Game Services for cloud saving!

  • hellscaretaker

    anyone else having the issue of the store is not available right now please try later??