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"This is a fairly uncovered time frame within canon. What happened right after the Emperor died? How did the news reach the people? What happened to the rebellion? This is a really fertile and interesting time period to be playing in."
―Aaron Loeb, senior Kabam executive[6]

Star Wars: Uprising was a mobile game by Kabam. The game had a beta rollout in the summer of 2015, with a full release on September 10, 2015 for iOS and Android.[2]

Uprising is set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi and deals with the aftermath of the Battle of Endor, which saw the deaths of Darth Sidious and Darth Vader. The Galactic Empire, reeling from its loss, locks down the Anoat sector. A rogue band of resistance fighters comes together to create an uprising against the Empire in the sector.

On September 22, 2016, it was announced by Kabam that Star Wars: Uprising would be ceasing operations on November 17, 2016. The game's servers were taken offline at 9 AM PST on that day.[3]

Publisher's summary[]

In the days following the Battle of Endor and the fall of the Emperor, The Anoat sector has been locked down by the Empire. With the Rebel Alliance on the other side of the Iron Blockade, it falls to the sector's smugglers, freedom fighters, bounty hunters and gangsters to join forces and form an uprising.

The Galaxy needs a new hero. What kind will you be?
Decide and become a part of Star Wars history.[1]

Plot summary[]

Chapter I[]

Chapter I
It is a time of chaos. In the
months following Emperor
Palpatine's death, Imperial
Governor Adelhard has forged
an IRON BLOCKADE around the
Anoat sector, preventing its
planets from learning of the
Emperor's fall.

Desperation and rebellion grow
in the shadows of the blockade.
On the impoverished mining
planet BURNIN KONN the people
turn to local crime bosses for the
goods they need to survive.

Evading the vicious Imperial
forces, a young SMUGGLER
carries a dangerous but highly
profitable shipment of explosive
crystals for the gangster

Chapter II[]

Chapter II
The galaxy reels from the death
of Emperor Palpatine. Yet in the
isolated Anoat sector, the
Emperor's fall remains a terrible
secret thanks to the crushing
grip of Governor Adelhard and
his Iron Blockade.

Now two siblings working
alongside smugglers and
gangsters have learned the
truth, stealing a recording that
proclaims Palpatine's death
and urges an uprising against
the Empire.

The governor's chief enforcer,
kill anyone who might have
seen the recording, forcing the
siblings to seek refuge in the
orbital colony of CLOUD CITY....



Commander Bragh, a new character created for Star Wars: Uprising, enforces Imperial rule in the Anoat sector.

Players will begin Star Wars: Uprising as a smuggler targeted by the Galactic Empire, which catches the smuggler transporting contraband in the Anoat sector. The smuggler is put on the run, and the player learns how to fight and flee from Imperial forces.[6]

The player begins missions that allow them to go on new smuggling and recovery operations, as well as to begin creating a crew of characters. According to Kabam executive Aaron Loeb, players are able to create the kind of Star Wars hero that they want to be. The game also includes large-scale, staged sector battles that players can take part in with other players.[6]


Star Wars: Uprising was first announced on June 4, 2015. The game was developed by Kabam, guided by senior VP Aaron Loeb, in collaboration with Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company.[7] Kabam designed the game to evolve throughout gameplay, with staged events that bring players into sector battles that allow players to engage in real-time battles with fellow players. The game's story is part of the canon storyline between Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.[6]


Concept art by Brian Matyas picturing Riley on Lothal

Artwork for Star Wars: Uprising was done by Brian Matyas,[8] with Danny Keller serving as head of animation.[9]


Star Wars: Uprising is a canonical game set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and it is the first mobile game to be set in that era.[6] The game, which deals with the aftermath of the events of Return of the Jedi, is set in the Anoat sector,[1] which first appeared in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[10] Two of the game's locations, Cloud City and Hoth,[1] also first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back.[10]


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars: Uprising Official Website on playstarwarsuprising.com (archived from the original on October 14, 2016)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Uprising Release Date Revealed on IGN (September 7, 2015) (archived from the original on February 20, 2020)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Discussion Thread: Star Wars Uprising is Shutting Down on community.kabam.com (content obsolete and backup link not available)
  4. 4.0 4.1 YouTube Star Wars: Uprising Announce Trailer on the Kabam RPG YouTube channel (backup link)
  5. The opening crawl for Star Wars: Uprising states that it takes place "in the months following Emperor Palpatine's death", which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places in 4 ABY. Also, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary places the Liberation of Cloud City twenty-nine years before the Starkiller Incident which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places in 34 ABY. Therefore the Liberation, which is depicted in Star Wars: Uprising, takes place in 5 ABY and Star Wars: Uprising takes place between 4 and 5 ABY
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Kabam's 'Star Wars: Uprising' brings post-'Jedi' world to mobile gaming by Martens, Todd on The LA Times (June 4, 2015) (archived from the original on October 27, 2017)
  7. 'Star Wars: Uprising' Mobile Game to Open New Chapter in Star Wars Universe by Spangler, Todd on Variety (June 4, 2015) (archived from the original on March 31, 2016)
  8. Now This is How You Do Star Wars Art by Plunkett, Luke on kotaku.com (June 4, 2015) (archived from the original on August 11, 2017)
  9. There's an Epic-Sounding Star Wars RPG Coming to Mobile by Kohler, Chris on www.wired.com (June 4, 2015) (archived from the original on April 10, 2020)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

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