Less than a year since they arrived on the Google Play Store, the sudden removal of 2 Star Wars titles — both Tiny Death Star and Star Wars Assault Team — is leaving some scratching their heads. This includes Tiny Tower developer NimbleBit.
According to the Tiny Death Star developer, Disney (whom recently acquired the Star Wars properties) didn’t do them the courtesy of so much as shooting them an email or giving any kind of warning what-so-ever that their game would be taken down. A pretty sh*tty thing to do considering the title was so well received and no doubt generated a good amount of revenue for the company. NimbleBit issued the following statement to Game Informer:
“We’re very disappointed to see Tiny Death Star shuttered less than a year after launch. We had no prior knowledge that the game would be removed and no longer even have a contact at Disney after the recent layoffs. Suffice to say if you’re a developer looking to partner with Disney this might not be the partnership you’re looking for.”
After doing some digging around, it appears the game is still very much live under Disney’s Google Play developer account where it now remains. Sometimes these things take some time so if you were interested in checking out Tiny Death Star, download it now and it’ll forever remain available to you, even if you uninstall down the road.
So what about Star Wars Assault Team? Disney says they removed both titles so they can focus on their other
money grabs titles like Star Wars Commander, a Clash of the Clans style RTS from the now defunct LucasArts. Had we have known, we would have downloaded it before it was gone forever. Anyone upset over the move?