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Old 04-02-2012, 03:21 PM
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Default Spaceward Ho! (4x Strategy by Ariton Games/Delta Tao) [Now Universal!]



It's out and it's great. Dunno how this was released with zero fan-fanfare....fans of 4X games are in heaven right now. $4.99:





Tutorial movie: Tutorial on Youtube

Developer site: http://ariton.com/






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Old 04-02-2012, 03:28 PM
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I loved this game when I played it on my Mac many years ago. The colors look pretty atrocious, though. Was it like that originally? I don't remember it being like that, but maybe it was. In any case I might have to pick this up. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:26 PM
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Whoa, awesome. What is this 4x week?
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:35 PM
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It's out and it's great. Dunno how this was released with zero fan-fanfare....fans of 4X games are in heaven right now. $4.99:
Well, looks like you beat me to it! I'm the developer of the game and we were just working on posting about it everywhere. As it is our first gaming release on iOS devices we don't have the huge publicity yet.

Glad you love it. If you have any suggestions, we are actively working on improving it. We are also at work on making it run on the smaller screens (iPhone/iPod).


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I loved this game when I played it on my Mac many years ago. The colors look pretty atrocious, though. Was it like that originally? I don't remember it being like that, but maybe it was. In any case I might have to pick this up. Thanks for the heads up.
And yes, those are the original colors. Only difference is the sidebar is blue instead of white. We had it white originally and it looked quite bad and too bright. But we are using the original graphics for the ships, planets and players.

Also, don't forgot to play next Sunday to see a special hat
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:37 PM
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I have also submitted (and hopefully it will get released this week) an update to take advantage of the retina displays. You can see the difference at http://ariton.com/post/19841883926/n...pad-aka-ipad-3

We are also working on a 1.0.2 update right now with bug fixes and more features.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:33 PM
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Any sort of single player stats?
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:05 PM
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I cannot recognise this game until I see that ship with a big green ball in the middle of it...

On my wish list already
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:53 PM
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I have also submitted (and hopefully it will get released this week) an update to take advantage of the retina displays. You can see the difference at http://ariton.com/post/19841883926/n...pad-aka-ipad-3

We are also working on a 1.0.2 update right now with bug fixes and more features.
Awesome! This is one of my favorite classic games. Thanks for bringing it to iOS!
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:00 PM
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Wishlist as well, will have to wait until next payday for this, but totally buying it as I too am a sucker for 4X games! Too bad I didn't already buy imperium Galactica 2, operation: Eradicate and Elder Signs: Omens last week otherwise this would have taken some of my app budget!
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:33 AM
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YEEEESSSSSS!


Thank you! The greatest game ever on my iPad!

The AI is state of the art! It is a real learning AI ... this game is simply one of the best ever!!!
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