Rogue One Helmet Creator (lost "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" browser-based promotional online game; 2016)
An image of a finished helmet, displaying the fields where the user would fill in squadron and pilot names.
Rogue One Helmet Creator was a browser-based online game used to promote the release of the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The game allowed the user to create their own Star Wars starfighter pilot helmet.
In the game, users could choose the arrangement, color, and decals of a 3D helmet. The decals included the styling of pilots from both the Star Wars original trilogy as well as Rogue One, the film promoted by the game. Users could customize the top of the helmet mohawk, the sides of the mohawk, the sides of the helmet proper, and the "hero symbol" on the front of the helmet.
Not only could users create their own helmets, but also create names and squadrons to which the helmet belonged, with the name appearing on the side of the helmet in the Star Wars alphabetical script of Aurebesh. Once finished with their helmet, the user could view a 3D model of their creation, download a GIF file of the helmet spinning, use the "Add Your Face" feature where one could place their face onto a cutout of a Rebel pilot wearing their helmet, and share their creations on social media sites. The game also featured a link to buy tickets for the film.
The game used to be hosted on http://www.rogue-one.co.uk/helmets/. In an attempt to enter the website nowadays, the user will be re-directed to the Solo: A Star Wars Story page on Disney's UK site. Using an archived version of the website from the Internet Archive will hang on the loading screen, before an error message comes up: "There was an error loading the ROGUE ONE Helmet 3d model. Check your network connection." The game was also later added to the official Star Wars site, which doesn't host the game anymore, either.
- Wookieepedia page on the Rogue One Helmet Creator. Retrieved 27 Jan '20
- StarWarsNewsNet article on the game. Retrieved 27 Jan '20
- The Helmet Creator's website on the Internet Archive. Archived 11 Dec '16