Aspyr Media has released a free demo of its forthcoming Star Wars: Empire at War for Mac, licensed from LucasArts.

The 892MB demo is available now as a free download at MacGameFiles.

The game puts players in command of a war for the Star Wars galaxy. Players can decide their own strategy within the completely scalable gameplay. Events are set a few years before the events of Episode IV A New Hope. Players do battle on the ground and in space, and can attempt to create their own Rebel Alliance.

Star Wars: Empire at War is compatible with Intel-based Macs only. The game ships next week.