A student at Chicago’s University of Illinois’ Electronic Visualization Laboratory named Arthur Nishimoto has developed a pretty impressive new Star Wars strategy game called Fleet Commander, but unfortunately it’s not one you’ll get to play anytime soon. Unless you’re friends with Arthur, of course. Which I am, despite the fact that Arthur does not yet know it yet.
Basically the game is like Angry Birds on your iPhone, except for the fact that there are no birds, it’s played on a touch screen big enough to take up a large wall (I can’t WAIT until every home has a wall–sized touch screen for movies and gaming!), and that it’s really not like Angry Birds at all.
If confused, the best way to see what the game looks like is to just continue on below now and see it for yourself. Once there, you’ll find two videos: the first is the latest version of the game on said gigantic touch screen; while the second video is an earlier version on a tabletop–like touch screen.
This is just “Star Wars: Empire at War.” The guy may have
adapted it for the touch screen, but he clearly ripped off the rest of
the game and gave no credit to LucasArts.
“George Lucas gonna sue somebody!”
Comment by Steve — July 15, 2011 @ 8:27 pm