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

4.5 out of 5

34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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

Spaceward Ho Junky

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.

Developer Response

Can you contact us and let us know what phone size you are using? We can fix the fonts issues.

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.

Developer Response

I double checked. It still shows battles if you double tap. If you can build on the ship, it shows the build ships screen. This is how it has been for a long time in the game. If you are seeing something else, please contact us and we can get more details about it.


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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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