Captain's log, stardate 17-06-13.

This has been a hard mission. There were times when the crew and I felt all was lost.

Luckily, while investigating a devastated Steel Media outpost, we found The Official Pocket Gamer Guide to Star Command HD, and everything has changed.

Priced at only 69p / 99c of your earth money, this tiny codex contains everything we need to tip the balance in our battle with Star Command's invading forces.

You see, this ancient manuscript has enabled us to fine-tune our ships, ensure maximum efficiency, and helped us make the right decisions regarding matters of staffing.

Science report

Our very best brains over in science have discovered that the guide was created by the team over at Pocket Gamer. Help and input was seemingly provided by Star Command creator War Balloon Games.

Because of its simple downloadable format, The Official Pocket Gamer Guide to Star Command can be easily distributed to every crew member via an engineering console, tricorder, or iPad.

Alongside the Star Command Guide on the Pocket Gamer Guides databases, we have discovered some mysterious codexes by the names of The Official Pocket Gamer Guide to Galaxy on Fire 2, The Official Pocket Gamer Guide to Bubble Witch Saga, and The Official Pocket Gamer Guide to Ridiculous Fishing.

Engage!

We have spent weeks deciphering each codex.

We have come to a single and singular conclusion: as the world in which we play evolves, so too does the Pocket Gamer Guide itself.

Due to the incredibly useful nature of The Official Pocket Gamer Guide to Star Command HD, we have decided to distribute this iPad-only app through the App Store [buy].

Expect to see it on the Academy's reading list from the start of next term.