Star Wars video games go back to 1982 (a year I am also fond of because it brought me to the world). Some readers may not be old enough to remember the earliest Star Wars games but it’s safe to say any Star Wars fan knows that there have been many more than just the recent surge in games. What if there was a way to see them all in one place? What if you could literally track Star Wars gaming back to 1982? Well, you can.
Of course you can. This is the internet and the internet has everything.
Huge thanks to Josh Bush (who goes by the name of “Cheese”) who has made this a possibility via an interactive timeline.
The timeline covers basically every Star Wars game released, from the Empire Strike Back title published for the Atari 2600 in 1982 to Force Arena, which arrived to mobile platforms just this year. Each entry will give you vital information about the games such as the publisher, the platform it was released to, the number of players the game supports, information on how it relates to Star Wars canon, and also what Star Wars period the game is set in. That’s pretty impressive!
You can imagine it took a long time to complete this project. Bush says he spent several months on it from November 2016 to February of this year. That is dedication and we greatly appreciate his time and efforts. This will be a grand trip down nostalgia lane for many of you and for the younger Star Wars gamer fans, you’ll learn a great deal when you look it over. It’s fun! Share it with your friends.