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Star Discord is a StarCraft lookalike optimised for mobile by a one-man team, out now on iOS and Android

Star Discord is a StarCraft lookalike optimised for mobile by a one-man team, out now on iOS and Android
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Illogical Games has just announced the official release of Star Discord, the one-man indie dev's charming StarCraft lookalike on mobile. Featuring complex commands typical of Real-Time Strategy games revamped and optimised for mobile devices, the competitive title lets players experience the well-loved genre in an entirely new way.

Previously named "Starkrafts", Star Discord features a building planner for macro efficiency, a two-finger selection box optimised for smaller screens on mobile, and a smart cast function to help players micro like a pro. Amarul Natenan, the indie dev behind the one-man studio, has simplified the complicated PC RTS commands intuitively so that it all works on mobile with a fresh yet familiar feel.

Apart from the single-player campaign, the game also lets players duke it out in an unranked PvP mode online. Despite the simplified commands, the game stays true to the depth of a true RTS game but with redesigned control schemes. You can have a look at the launch trailer embedded below to get a little taste of the gameplay.

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As a StarCraft fan, I feel like this does look appealing in many ways. The low-poly graphics add to its charm, and everything from the unit designs to the structures is very reminiscent of Blizzard's insanely popular IP. I mean, if StarCraft can't come to mobile, might as well make it yourself, right?

If you're eager to give the game a go, Star Discord is available to download on the iOS App Store and on the Google Play Store for Android devices among others. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases, with future plans to add additional races, ranked modes, and a battle pass.

Are you on the hunt for more strategy titles on your mobile device? Why not take a gander at our list of the top 25 best strategy games for Android phones and tablets in 2022?

Catherine Dellosa
Catherine Dellosa
Catherine plays video games for a living, reads comics for inspiration, and writes because she’s in love with words. Her Young Adult fantasy novel, Of Myths And Men, has been published by Penguin Random House SEA and is her love letter to gamer geeks, mythological creatures, aliens, and epic quests to save the world. She one day hopes to soar the skies as a superhero, but for now, she strongly believes in saving lives through her works in fiction. Check out her books at, or follow her on FB/IG/Twitter at @thenoobwife.