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Spaceward Ho!

By Ariton

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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.

What's New in Version 1.2.9

64 bit compatible! Rejoice! Plus, some other bug fixes. And fixing the accidental deletion of games after Aug 8th.

Thanks to our beta testers who helped out:
Benoit Nadeau, Bill Maguire, Cameron Hills, Dan Danis, David Williams, Derik Hertel, Doug Weathers, Elio Varela, Fred Bockmann, George Fievet, Joe Casadonte, Josh Botts, Kevin Shiner, Matt Short, Owen Fitzpatrick, Richard Connamacher, Richard Goldsmith, Sascha W., Terry Dunnigan, Tim Steffens


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Customer Reviews

Spaceward Ho! With Friends please

Multiplayer turn based, login with accounts to play, connect galaxies to fight vs other galaxies via wormholes meaning you build up your galaxy after conquering it. Do what No Man’s Sky failed at. Who cares about pink octopus-velociraptor-buffaloes? No cheesy graphics, no difficult economics, no buying your way to infinite strength. Keep it simple and lean, but fun. Been playing since 1994.

By some glitch several thousand decoys can take out dreadnoughts.


Sweat the small stuff

I've literally been playing this little game since it came out for Windows 3.1. I've paid for it more times, in more versions and formats than I can count. I really expected to lose it for the final time when iOS 11 comes out. I'm grateful for this update. But! But!!! Could you please correct the spacing and sizing of the Planets and Skills area. It was perfect before the update.

Classic game, update not so much

Love this game. An absolute classic, and so glad it was created as a iPhone app. The recent update has some issues. Biggest is that you can't double tap to get a recap of the most recent battle on a planet. HUGE mistake taking that out, makes it very difficult to remember where and when battles have happened.

Spaceward Ho!
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.9
  • Size: 25.8 MB
  • Languages: English, French, Turkish
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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