Spaceward Ho!

Spaceward Ho!


***Called "one of my favorite classic Macintosh games" by none other than Wil Wheaton! http://bit.ly/10CIpPK***

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 Android.

For new players, read the Help file and also watch the tutorial video online.

Recent changes:
The release should make the UI/Controls easier to use. Please let us know if there is something we can fix.
Version 1.2.9
- Fixing WAY TOO LARGE SCREENS. But still decent size buttons. Let us know if something doesn't work. 5 star reviews get the attention first :)
Version 1.2.8
- Better sizing of Tech/Star Info, Better Button Sizing
- Fixed Super Large Enemy List
- Fixed End Turn clipping
- Fixed Message clipping
- Fixed initial orientation when in portrait mode
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$4.99
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4.4
User ratings
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Installs
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File size
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About Spaceward Ho!
***Called "one of my favorite classic Macintosh games" by none other than Wil Wheaton! http://bit.ly/10CIpPK***

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 Android.

For new players, read the Help file and also watch the tutorial video online.

Recent changes:
The release should make the UI/Controls easier to use. Please let us know if there is something we can fix.
Version 1.2.9
- Fixing WAY TOO LARGE SCREENS. But still decent size buttons. Let us know if something doesn't work. 5 star reviews get the attention first :)
Version 1.2.8
- Better sizing of Tech/Star Info, Better Button Sizing
- Fixed Super Large Enemy List
- Fixed End Turn clipping
- Fixed Message clipping
- Fixed initial orientation when in portrait mode

User reviews of Spaceward Ho!
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A Google User
Mar 8, 2015
Great! Love the game, most recent update as of this review seems to have fixed all ui issues and message clipping i had. Devs are very responsive and actively check out reviews and feedback.
A Google User
Mar 7, 2015
REVIEW had to refund as kept crashing on my device
A Google User
Feb 27, 2015
Great game, but UI was better before the update I used to play this game in the 90s and loved it. It is fun and challenging, but I really miss the old multi-player mode. That is what really made it a joy. The controls were a bit small in the previous version, but at least I could use my s pen and make it work and I got to see battles. Now the controls are ridiculously large and when a battle occurs, I have no idea what ships I battled against. So I now have no idea how powerful of a force to come back with. Was it 30 - 8/8 fighters or 5 - 12/12 dreadnoughts that took out my force? As a developer, I understand varying resolutions and DPIs and the problems they can create, but it would be better something like a regular, medium, or large size option for each window (if a continuous zoom is too much to ask, like in the galaxy view). The regular would be like it was before the last update. The large would be like it is in the current update (1.2.8). The medium would be somewhere in between. This would allow people to make the money and research allocation screen larger, while having the battle window smaller. Is there a way to go back one version, so it could be usable again and save existing games?
A Google User
Feb 24, 2015
Newest update Horrific. All the text is now enormous. The left-hand status column now takes up 1/3 of the screen. Additionally, the window you open up to reassign ships from fleet to fleet is now larger than the tablet screen itself, so there is no way to close it. Lastly, when constructing ships, the new window has only enough space to see one model of ship, instead of the 3 of the old version. I want the old version back. UPDATE: no changes-now uninstalled.
A Google User
Feb 17, 2015
A happy blast from the past. A perfect translation of an excellent classic game.
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