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

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

Ratings and Reviews

Great game which locks you in


Once you get the mechanics of the game and start from ever more difficult starting points, games can keep you busy all night. Good for the unemployed and strong willed. Perhaps the most enduring of the games I ever bought.
It really needs the network play like the Mac version (local network only) or even better - multiplayer over the web even though this would be a bit of work to achieve with move servers and user management, and if this meant having to monetize features I think it would be a bad thing. If it could be done with a form of VPN connection then servers may not be needed - just each others phone numbers.

An old favourite in 64-bit


There are a few apps that I'd be sad to lose in the move to 64-bits. And there are one or two I'd really miss. Spaceward Ho! is one of the latter. I've played this for a number of years - initially on the Mac and later on iOS. It is an easy game to pick up and play, but the computer opponents offer a good level of challenge - particularly when you are juggling supplies of metal and money. The graphics are simple but effective, and seeing the new ship designs is always a pleasure. And you can configure so many things to get just the setup you want.

If you haven't tried this game you really should give it a shot.

A great 4X game


The aim of the game is simple take over the galaxy, you will find yourself get drawn into this game quite easy with you deciding what ships to build, planets to mine and terraform and whether to make allies or not. You can custermise the game to your liking, with how many AI opponants you play against, the size of galaxy, IQ level of AI etc. If you are new to 4X games like me you will find this a great introduction. The only downside is there is no multiplayer but according to the developer in the toucharcade forums multiplayer will be added to the app afert they have completed thye iphone version.


Christopher Cotton
25.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© Delta Tao Software and Ariton


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