• 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, 01:13 PM
I just bought another $50 gift card from walmart.com (for $40), so I guess I'm buying this. Done. I'm looking forward to trying this out tonight! Hopefully I remember well enough how to play. It has been years. I did read a bit of the guide on the web, so hopefully that's enough to get started.

Last edited by crunc; 04-03-2012 at 01:18 PM.
04-03-2012, 03:30 PM
OMG I've been Waiting for this ever since iPhone came out, is ther going to be a graphic update, cos the graphic seems extremly outdated.

04-03-2012, 04:57 PM
Totally floored this came out! Classic game!
04-03-2012, 09:03 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Need the iPhone version. I also had it on my old palm devices.

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04-04-2012, 01:57 PM
Originally Posted by Mythbuster View Post
@Dev: Some small points:
1. I miss a way to give my Player a name!
We can look at it, we weren't sure whether people really wanted to name it, or since we are adding game center support whether they would just use their Game Center name.

Originally Posted by Mythbuster View Post
2. Where is the history graph???
Coming in update soon.

Originally Posted by Mythbuster View Post
3. Optinal a way to save games in the iCloud ...
Coming in a much later update as we are working on GameCenter support, the iPhone version. It is definitely on our list to make sure to do.

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 ...
We are working on it. To do the iPhone version requires very different screens than the iPad version, and we love playing the game on the big screen so we did it first. We will make it universal so you don't have to buy it again.

Originally Posted by Mythbuster View Post
5. A Bug: Autoplay stops at 2200 ... no way to let him autoplay after the year 2200
Check to see if you have the "Turn auto play off when something interesting happens" Since you probably discovered some new technology, or a new planet, or a battle or something. If you turn it off and turn down the speed, you can just have it play an entire game for you. Actually quite fun to watch.
04-04-2012, 01:58 PM
Originally Posted by cesarlin View Post
OMG I've been Waiting for this ever since iPhone came out, is ther going to be a graphic update, cos the graphic seems extremly outdated.
Yes, we will probably do a "different tile set" where you can choose which graphic set you want, since there are some people who really love the original graphics.
04-04-2012, 01:59 PM
Palm Version

Originally Posted by sleb View Post
Need the iPhone version. I also had it on my old palm devices.
Excellent. We wrote the Palm version too, and yes, we are working on the iPhone version right now. Just will take us a bit longer. The game will be universal when it comes out.
04-04-2012, 02:01 PM
Originally Posted by crunc View Post
I also hope all the missing features get added in.
Which features are you waiting for? And yes, we are actively working on updates and will continue to update it based on the feedback we get (in forums like these).
04-04-2012, 02:30 PM
thanks for your answers. I know your old Palm Version. It was great and really very playable ... even on my slow Tungston with 33 MHz ...

Missings features:

1. As I wrote, the history graph ... it is just for information, ok, but nevertheless.

2. More important: The player compare graph: I used it very often because you can overthink and adjust your own tactics if you can see where you are in front and in which technology you are behind the other players.

3. It is nice to give yourself a custom name ... I did that with several names and after a few games the AI players took themself also these names ...

I am really looking forward to the next updates ... I love this game since version 2.05 for Windows 95 ...

Best Regards,

Schenker P505 Notebook | iPad Air 2 | iPhone 6+

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
04-04-2012, 02:33 PM
Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
Any sort of single player stats?
Are you talking about # of games played, # won/lost? Or something else? You do get "Master Points" as you win games, and we keep track of that. Though we are adding in some more record keeping when we finish the GameCenter support.

If you have other things you are thinking of with player stats, let me know and we will see what we can work in.

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