Game News Star Wars video games hold no secrets for you? Prove it with this quiz!
With the Star Wars Celebration and the recent release of Obi-Wan Kenobi, we hear a lot about the Star Wars series. But these last few days have also been the occasion to formalize the sequel to Jedi Fallen Order. This is one of many Star Wars video games planned for years to come. And while waiting for them, the editorial staff of JV invites you to test your knowledge of Star Wars games, whether they are future or past.
- LEGO, Jedi Fallen Order, KOTOR… 40 years of Star Wars games
- Find our quiz here
In 1977, a film was released that would profoundly mark the film industry and even pop culture: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. This is George Lucas (American Graffiti) who imagined the screenplay for the film in the early 70s. It quickly became clear to him that his whole little story of Jedi, Star Wars and tyrannical Space Empire could not fit into a single film. He needs not one, not two, but nine films, divided into three trilogies. And to start, he decides to focus on the central episodes, and therefore this famous fourth opus. Building on the success of his latest film, George Lucas manages without too much difficulty to sign a contract with 20th Century Fox for his first Star Wars, despite a market that is not very favorable to science fiction films. And it’s not just the market that isn’t in favor of the project. The shooting is chaotic, the studios are more and more pressing and the test screenings are not really a success. But despite everything, the film comes out and… it’s a hit. Then follow episodes 5 and 6, then 1, 2 and 3, to end with the last trilogy, almost thirty years after the release of A new hope. Gradually, the Star Wars universe grows and expands to become an essential brand. There have been cartoons, series, derivative products and even video games. And the least we can say is that the video game industry has been rather prolific on this side.
LEGO, Jedi Fallen Order, KOTOR… 40 years of Star Wars games
A few months after the release of the first film, Apple Computer is already taking over the successful universe. Without even worrying about having the official license, the studio delivers the game to us star wars in 1978. This title takes the form of a combat simulation aboard a TIE fighter. The following year, Star Wars even offered an official adaptation with Star Wars Electronic Battle Command (1979). After which, the door is open to adaptations of all kinds. Between arcade terminals, FPS, space combat games, RPGs, MMOs, the games follow one another and are not alike. And it is not ready to stop. Currently, development studios around the world are working on a dozen titles stamped Star Wars. Among them are a large-scale strategy game by Bit Reactor, an open-world title from Ubisoft and a mysterious project headed by Amy Hennig’s studio, Skydance New Media. More than forty years after the release of the very first Star Wars adaptation, this rich universe has not finished making us dream in game. But are you worthy of the titles to come? This is a whole other question that we will try to answer today. To make sure, we have concocted a little quiz for you to test your knowledge of past and future Star Wars games. May the force be with you.