Star Wars: Uprising

Star Wars: Uprising - Announcement Trailer

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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

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

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 HAPPY DAPP....Chapter I
UPRISING

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, COMMANDER BRAGH, seeks to kill anyone who might have seen the recording, forcing the siblings to seek refuge in the orbital colony of CLOUD CITY....Chapter II
THE PURGE

Gameplay

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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]

Development

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]

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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]

Continuity

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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Bibliography

Notes and references

  1. 1.01.11.21.3 Star Wars: Uprising Official Website. Kabam. Archived from the original on October 14, 2016. Retrieved on June 4, 2015.
  2. 2.02.1 Star Wars: Uprising Release Date Revealed. IGN (2015-09-07). Archived from the original on February 20, 2020. Retrieved on September 7, 2015.
  3. 3.03.1 Discussion Thread: Star Wars Uprising is Shutting Down. Kabam. (backup link not available)
  4. 4.04.1 YouTube.png 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. 6.06.16.26.3 Martens, Todd (2015-06-04). Kabam's 'Star Wars: Uprising' brings post-'Jedi' world to mobile gaming. The LA Times. Archived from the original on October 27, 2017. Retrieved on June 4, 2015.
  7. Spangler, Todd (2015-06-04). 'Star Wars: Uprising' Mobile Game to Open New Chapter in Star Wars Universe. Variety. Archived from the original on March 31, 2016. Retrieved on June 4, 2015.
  8. Plunkett, Luke (2015-06-04). Now This is How You Do Star Wars Art. Archived from the original on August 11, 2017. Retrieved on June 10, 2015.
  9. Kohler, Chris (2015-06-04). There's an Epic-Sounding Star Wars RPG Coming to Mobile. Wired. Archived from the original on April 10, 2020. Retrieved on June 14, 2015.
  10. 10.010.1 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
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