Deathstar Rescue was my second level for Movie Battles 2, a total conversion mod for Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. At the time I was still learning how to design levels properly (my first proper level; Streets of Theed, had been an all open level and this was my first attempt at designing a smaller indoor map). Due to this I reached out to another level designer in the community; Postman8686, who had released several single player mods set in Imperial bases. Several sections were given to me to incorporate into the level which helped shorten the development time considerably.
The level became an official map of Movie Battles 2 in later releases after getting visual and gameplay overhauls from MaceCrusherMadunsus, a level designer on the Movie Battles 2 team. Overall construction of the map was done with GTK Radiant which is part of the Quake 3 Arena SDK.