Disney is launching a free Facebook Instant Games mini game to coincide with the release of The Last Jedi. The retro arcade game is called Porg Invasion, and you can play it with your friends on Facebook Messenger, both on mobile devices and desktop computers.
In the latest of Star Wars themed games, you become BB-8 and find yourself on the Millennium Falcon, fighting off a porg infestation. Porgs are a birdlike creature from Rian Johnson’s film, which is the latest installment of the mega successful franchise created by George Lucas. In the movie, the porgs live on the planet Ahch-To, where the film’s hero Luke Skywalker finds himself on. Like the tribble from the original television series, porgs like to reproduce in great numbers.
Films have become only part of the Star Wars money-making empire. It is an empire that includes games, toys and books. Porg Invasion is just one of a number of games based on The Last Jedi. Other games include Star Wars Battlefront II: The Last Jedi Season and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
This particular game has a similar theme as Google’s new CAR stickers, with the big difference being that the Disney game is not being played in augmented reality. It is also easy to play and perhaps a little silly. Though Star Wars fans should find it entertaining.