It’s been quite some time since I updated you on the progress of my X-wing Targeting Computer app, and to be honest this post will likely be the last on the subject. So what exactly have I been up to over the last few months? After all, wasn’t it more-or-less ready for release on the Android Market?
Well yes it was, but as a few people had pointed out, simply releasing an application based on someone else’s intellectual property without getting their permission isn’t likely to end well for me. So I thought I’d go down the legitimate route and actually contact the licensing division of Lucasfilm. After all, the app was just too cool for them to possibly say no to me. Right?
Anyway, rather than bore you with paragraphs of text I thought I’d do this little comic strip telling my story of how things went when I eventually got in touch with them – which wasn’t easy by the way. I’ve decided to use Darth Vader to play the role of Lucas Licensing for this one. As usual, I’ll simply be played by myself. Anyway, enjoy.
So there you have it, my hopes and dreams of getting the app out to you guys have been crushed. I guess I was being a touch naive thinking I could actually get it out there but the reaction was just so positive from everyone that I started to think there was actually a real possibility it could happen. It’s also a shame that the iPhone version I’d been working on won’t see the light of day either.
Looking on the bright side though, it’s been an incredible experience and was actually a really great project to work on. Positive things have come from the attention I received and it was fun being kinda famous on the web for a few hours. I even received an email from a dude who played a Naboo Starfighter pilot! How cool is that!
Sorry to disappoint everyone, and thanks for the encouragement and overwhelmingly positive response to the initial video I posted all those months ago.
May the Force be with you all.