• Publisher: Ariton
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 21.0 MB
  • Version: 1.2.5
  • Price: $4.99
  • Average User Rating: 3.8 (5)
App description: Spaceward Ho! is a strategic game of awesome scope. You control the entire military and economy of a spacefaring race. Your goal: explore and colonize the galaxy.

Unfortunately, you are not alone. Alien enemies bent on galactic conquest will oppose your expansion. You fight them by developing new technologies and expanding your empire, or you can ally with them to turn enemies into friends.

Terraform newly discovered worlds or mine their natural resources. Maneuver your starship fleets, both in defense of your own systems and in offensive strikes against the evil aliens. Your strategic decisions will determine the fate of the galaxy.

Based on the original Mac/PC/Palm game and updated for iOS.

For new players, read the Help file and also watch the tutorial video online. Please contact us on Twitter @SpacewardHo or Our Website, or send us email.

Jaklar's comments:


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/





04-03-2012, 12:45 AM
#11
Just for info, this is the "old Mac" Site: http://deltatao.com/

The complete guide to Spaceward Ho!: http://www.deltatao.com/ho/ho/

FAQ (Version 4 but "works" also for Version 5: http://deltatao.com/ho/ho4faq/

Schenker P505 Notebook | iPad Air 2 | iPhone 6+

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
04-03-2012, 01:16 AM
#12
@Dev: Some small points:

1. I miss a way to give my Player a name!

2. Where is the history graph???

3. Optinal a way to save games in the iCloud ...

4. A iPhone Version ... I had the game also on my old Palm Handheld and it was great on the small screen ... so I think, the iPhone should be a great device for Spaceward Ho ...

5. A Bug: Autoplay stops at 2200 ... no way to let him autoplay after the year 2200


It seems there are still some flaws ... Nevertheless ... great game!

Schenker P505 Notebook | iPad Air 2 | iPhone 6+

I reject your reality and substitute my own.

Last edited by Mythbuster; 04-03-2012 at 04:21 AM.

04-03-2012, 04:28 AM
#13
After missing the "history graph" where I can see how my empire develops I am now missing also the window where I can compare myself with the other players ...

I had also some shut downs and crashes ...

Sorry, but it seems that this is only a 75% Version ... I hope the rest will come ...

Schenker P505 Notebook | iPad Air 2 | iPhone 6+

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
04-03-2012, 08:45 AM
#14
I played this game, as I noted, on my Mac many moons ago, but what is this "4X" thing? What does that mean? I'm clueless.

I also hope all the missing features get added in.
04-03-2012, 08:49 AM
#15
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunc View Post
I played this game, as I noted, on my Mac many moons ago, but what is this "4X" thing? What does that mean? I'm clueless.

I also hope all the missing features get added in.
eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate

Yes, let's hope together ... with all of the Mac Features it is a perfect game!

Schenker P505 Notebook | iPad Air 2 | iPhone 6+

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
04-03-2012, 08:52 AM
#16
Looks good. I may buy now depending on download size (someone please post appinfo on page 1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by crunc View Post
I played this game, as I noted, on my Mac many moons ago, but what is this "4X" thing? What does that mean? I'm clueless.

I also hope all the missing features get added in.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4X
04-03-2012, 08:52 AM
#17
4x = "Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate" referring to strategy games where the main gameplay elements are divided into these four main phases.

The original 4X game is Master of Orion. Some current iOS 4X games are Starbase Orion and Distant Star. There are a few others, but those come to mind as a couple of the best available.

Xbox Gamertag & Game Center: CzarCastic
04-03-2012, 09:41 AM
#18
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunc View Post
The original 4X game is Master of Orion. Some current iOS 4X games are Starbase Orion and Distant Star. There are a few others, but those come to mind as a couple of the best available.
Though the term 4X was coined for Master of Orion, MoO is not the first 4X. That distinction generally goes to Reach for the Stars, which I fondly remember playing on my Commodore 64, and later the Amiga.
04-03-2012, 12:35 PM
#19
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaklar View Post
Though the term 4X was coined for Master of Orion, MoO is not the first 4X. That distinction generally goes to Reach for the Stars, which I fondly remember playing on my Commodore 64, and later the Amiga.
oh yeah! Reach for the Stars! great memories come up. but even some memories on ugly bugs in combat result calculations!
i loved Spaceward Ho! on the Amiga and will be VERY happy to meet it again on my ipad.
btw i can 100% recommend Starbase Orion and Ascendancy too.
We need all those great 4x space empire games!
04-03-2012, 12:39 PM
#20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mythbuster View Post
4. A iPhone Version ... I had the game also on my old Palm Handheld and it was great on the small screen ... so I think, the iPhone should be a great device for Spaceward Ho ...
Please...

Alternatively, if you could tell me how to swap all the graphics with My Little Pony, my daughter might sit and play this one with me...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

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