Rovio’s New ‘Accounts’ Feature Finally Lets Users Save Game Progress Across Devices and Platforms

Posted in Apple, Apple News on 07/05/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler




Rovio blog:

Rovio Account lets you store your game progress and continue playing on another device.

Some of you may have noticed a new feature in your Rovio games called Rovio Account. Our fans have been asking for a way to play their game on different phones or tablets without losing their progress when changing the device. This is exactly what Rovio Account lets you do!

Rovio Account is currently available in The Croods game globally, and in the classic Angry Birds game on iOS in Finland and Poland. We will gradually introduce Rovio Account into more areas in the future and also add new features. Check out our FAQs if you have more questions!

Apple’s Game Center feature includes a way for developers to let users sync their progress in a game across devices. Unfortunately, however, the feature doesn’t always work well – and it doesn’t account for platforms other than Apple’s iOS. Rovio has a great answer with their new Rovio Accounts feature – a single sign-in that can sync your game progress across all devices and platforms!

Great job, Rovio. I hope to see other developers picking up on this – this is one of the strongest dampers against gaming on portable devices. Here’s to hoping Rovio has started the stone rolling in encouraging developers to address this.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.