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The Force goes back to sleep for one mobile game publisher.

Mobile developer Kabam announced that Star Wars: Uprising, its action role-playing game set in the popular film universe, is shutting down its servers on November 17. It launched just a bit more than a year ago, September 9, 2015, for iOS and Android.

Uprising was one of the first pieces of Star Wars media released that took place in the new story canon, and it gave players a glimpse into the post-Return of the Jedi world of the series before The Force Awakens released. You would think that would make it a slam-dunk hit in the $36 billion mobile industry, but Kabam said that interest didn’t last long enough to keep the game profitable.

“While Star Wars: Uprising was enjoyed by a great community of players since its launch, the game is no longer achieving the level of success needed to maintain the game and the decision was made to discontinue support,” Kabam noted on its forum.

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While the game won’t shut down until November 17, Kabam has disabled in-app purchases starting today.

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