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Star Wars: Commander battles its way to Windows Phone

Update: Now on Windows 8.1! Link below

The recently released iOS-based Clash of Clans-like action-strategy game Star Wars: Commander has now made its way to Windows Phone, allowing those owners to join either the Rebels or the Empire in this free-to-play title that's based on the classic Star Wars movie trilogy timeline.

Here's the quick bullet list of features (you can also watch the accompanying trailer):

  • 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!
  • Download now and play in your choice of English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish!

While the game is free, it does support in-app purchases for content. The bad news? This first release of the game does not support 512MB phones. Hopefully this will be dealt with in future updates. The game is also supposed to be released for Windows 8.1 as well but so far that has yet to go live in the Windows Store. We will update this post when that happens.

Will you be downloading and playing Star Wars: Commander for Windows Phone? Thanks to Usama for the tip!

Update: Star Wars: Commander is now out on Windows 8.1 Download it from the Windows Store with the link below and battle on your Surface Pro 3 or other Windows 8.1 device!

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92 Comments
  • Waiting for candy crush..!!
  • Lol.. Thank god..
  • Seriously ??????????? this is Star Wars and you mention a game for 13 year old girls lol
  • Star Wars is for 13 year old girls. :D
  • The Disney esque Spiderman game, now this... Something dark is coming...
  • play sweet crush, frozen free fall which also has OneDrive support.
  • They just announced that they are not going to do it.
  • unfortunately candy crush and the rest of King Games are the reason my SO wont try WP. oh well.    Back the game at hand. I enevr cared much for these types of games on the pc. but the more things to draw people into the platform the better. 
  • Regarding the candy crush I've already tweet them , and they tell me that they will not make it for WP for the moment , & if they do, they will announce.
  • And It's not on android!
  • I'll give this a go
  • Is AoE like this game? I've never played just curious given it was just released too
  • Yup. It's the whole 'Clash of Clans' halo effect.
  • Cool, thanks. Games like this should be fun on my 1520\Surface 2 while I'm flying to\from clients.
  • Well, it's AoE meshed with the free-to-play MMO model, and it's basically a clone of Clash of Clans with a Star Wars skin. Not saying that as a bad thing, just as a fact. You build up your base and army, and can send the army on missions either in campaign mode, or against other player's bases. Meanwhile, other players can attack your base. You don't get to control anything when your base is attacked, so it's just your planned defenses against their army. I have been enjoying it on the iPad, (then again, I also enjoy the critically panned Dungeon Keeper) and it will be fun to try it out on my preferred Windows platforms as well.
  • Woohoo!Tip Credit again! :D That's 3 times in 3 days! Thanks John! :) Sadly,can't play the game because of 1GB ram requirement :(   EDIT:3 times in 3 days actually,forgot the Benji Bananas tip credit :D xD
  • On a roll, aren't you!
  • Ikr? xD
  • Daniel should give you a job in mobile nations lol
  • I have been mentioned once does that mean I have tip credit?
  • Tip credit simply means that your name is mentioned in the article, kind of a thanks from Wpcentral for "tipping"/reporting to them about some new news :)
  • Will I be downloading this? Nope, no 512 Mb support,maybe WP should stop making low end stuff with 512 and goto 1 GB as the standard, high price specs become low spec after a few years anyway, 1 GB isn't so high spec anymore :P
  • It will support 512MB in a future update, most developers release the game first then optimize for lower ram later.
  • If wth time they can make it run properly with less RAM and SoC with less power that means that they weren't doing their best. The next thing that you will find is that 1 GB is not enough and you need 2 GBs. The cycle will repeat again and again.
  • If 1GB became standard, then 2GB would be what games were made for. Developers will be more messy. They NEED to make it work on 1GB devices, or it wont run at all. They also know people with expensive phones are more likely to spend money on games.
  • Just like bola, Disney ll make it for 512 mb ram
  • These games can be fun, until they want you to spend money..
  • Yes, because every game\app you use is a humanitarian volunteer effort on the Devs part...
  • I would rather pay for the game all at once instead of the perpetual nickel and dime crap Disney pulls in all their games lately.
  • This. Anyone who defends F2P games are blind mindless dim wads.
  • No thanks, I'll be playing real mobile gaming on my Vita.
  • I'm gonna go play Battlefront II on my PS2
  • Modded Battlefront II Ultimate Pack 2.2 (20 gigs) or Battlefront II on my Xbox 360 :3!
  • Gasp
  • Nice Year!
  • Aww yeah good to be WP user
    Been WP user since WP7
  • Not XBL, not 512... no go. Age of Empires is fun though.
  • Aw I may have to do this. The AoE game isn't doing it for me, but I am a major Star Wars nerd.
  • No, I wont be playing since there is no 512mb support.
  • At least its from Disney and not Gameloft. I'm tired of these half ass Gameloft efforts. They look good but most wont even launch any more or just crash over and over.
  • +1520
  • Report then to Microsoft for performance issues... If enough people do that then they'll have to listen
  • Gameloft can't make a stable game lol. Always crashes in middle of game.
  • Age of Empires: Castle Siege > All these other games
  • Agreeing so far. Definitely feel the early pace could be more rewarding, but as something I can play on the commute in the morning and evening, it's pretty great.
  • I totally agree, it gets to be too much of a grind early on but AoE:CS is a great game regardless. The graphics are the same as the ones on AoE Online.
  • +1520
  • Really like they game, but hitting tiny icons on a 920 gets very frustrating sometimes. Much better experience on my Surface 2. Wonder if it is a big difference on a 1520 screen size vs the 920?
  • Another indicator of a dev recognizing that it CAN produce apps on WP. I still can't believe King and Supercell won't bring their games over. Seriously, not even a statement indicating when/if and why?
  • Except this is from Disney who've been a big supporter of Windows Phone.
  • Maybe coz they are the bullies who won't accept WP..!! I don't need CoC , Candy crush or Hay day.. I can live without them!! I won't leave WP for some stupid games!!
  • I hope you, wpcentral push for an update to make it available for our Lumia's with 512mb ram too, this game looks awesome! :)
  • wpcentral?
  • Yes, it's a windows phone and more news website
  • Yawn .. Stick with AoE or pickup a android tab for some Clash of Clans
  • Is it cross platform?
  • Needs achievements.
  • I'm actually surprised Microsoft hasn't made a halo version of this for the WP yet.
  • No kidding. Surely a halo wars port would do well here and on rt.
  • They would rack in if it had live support also
  • Nah, I'm games out!
  • Windows 8.1 link is in the youtube video. Here is the Swedish windows store link  http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/sv-se/app/star-wars-commander/48e11314-dd1c-4122-baaa-b53c61fa690e
  • "Clash Of Clans" anyone???
  • Universal app!!! Yes :)
  • No its not. It doesn't sync between platforms.
  • That sucks.......
  • Rts!way to go WP~!
  • I've barely mastered Assault team and now this?
  • Fun game but has a long load time on my Lumia 822 running dev preview.
  • How come the clash of clans clone in windows phone but not the cloned?
  • Seems exactly like Age of Empires: Castle Siege, which is cool.
  • Great game this. Some loading lagg on my 1520 (installed to internal memory.
  • same game mechanism in every new release. i'm so sad about the companies ruin their great franchises with some crappy micropayment based "flashgame".
  • Question: If I play this on my VivoTab Note 8 and then download it to my Windows Phone, can I pick up where I left off? Y'know like on iOS? The reason I ask is that most iOS games are part of Game Center, but this game and most other Windows games are not part of XBox Live.  I invested a booty load of time in Asphalt 8 on the Windows Phone, and was disappointed that I could see my purchases or progress kn Windows 8.1
  • I built a base on the phone, and the PC made me start over, unlike AOE which syncs perfectly.
  • AoE has 512mb support, you wouldn't think it would be asking too much with this title as well.
  • Age of empire wasn't so fun and this looks fun but I don't think this game requires 1 gb ram at all
  • Looks better like Age of Empires
  • It doesn't look as nice as AOE, and it doesn't seem to sync between my PC and phone :(. I'll come back when they get that working, AOE has already spoiled me and I want my campaign on all my devices.
  • Damm, its not cross plataform with WP, but it does with Android and iOS, >_<!!  pff
  • I noticed this too, I hope they fix this!!!
  • According to the response in the official forum they don't intend to enable sync between the WP and iOS/Android versions. They said we'll just have to pick a platform and stick with it!! 
  • I saw this game and thought sweet star wars but after playing the game for abit I realize its pretty crap very quickly (4th mission set) the cost of upgrading already proves to be ridiculous the match making is awful it either wont connect or if it does my troops are different to what I've trained im playing on a 1320 so plenty of screen space but the game still lags,moving fence/walls is a nightmare when fighting a opponent there is no real ranking so they might be easy or impossible to beat on your level just luck if it connects that Is But my biggest gripe the thing that makes me hate this game you cant control your troops they just shoot at what ever and can get picked off by a single turret. I give it a 2.5/5 stars but if it wasn't star wars id give it a zero and uninstall.
  • I surely miss some games, because of 512MB limitation. Time to upgrade. . . 
  • its frustrating because i just upgraded.
  • This game... is not good at all... You can control your troops when attacking...
  • If anyone is still checking this thread, can you play this on two different Win8 devices (PC, tablet or laptop) and it will pickup where you left off between the "like devices" - notice i said Windows and *not* Windows Phone. I'd like to be able to go between my home PC and my Surface while on the road.
  • Anyone been able to install the latest update? I cant get past the main screen update when starting up
  • Has the latest update wiped anyone's progress? It's kicked me back to the start!
  • This works with 512 mb ram on the iphone. why not on the windows phone? so frustrating...
  • AOE DOESNT NEED 1GB RAM AND IT LOOKS JUST AS RESOURCE INTENSIVE AS STAR WARS COMMANDER.
  • powerful units? when do i get those? my units run around shooting single tile wall sections while getting blasted by turrets, even though the wall sections are not in thier way. they remind me of retarded 3 year olds. let me know when you upgrade units to at least act like kindergardeners, then ill re-install.