Rovio Expands 'Accounts' Cross-Device Game Progress Syncing to Original 'Angry Birds'

Friday July 19, 2013 8:00 AM PDT by Eric Slivka
Back in May, Rovio announced a new "Rovio Account" feature that would allow users to sync their progress on games such as Angry Birds across devices. At the time, the feature launched with limited availability, arriving worldwide for The Croods and only in Finland and Poland on the original Angry Birds game.

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Rovio today announced that the new Accounts feature is now available worldwide on the original Angry Birds across iOS and Android devices, although it is yet to come to the other games in the Angry Birds family.
We know that you've all been waiting for a way to sync progress between devices and we really feel that we have an amazing solution in place now.

For now, Rovio Account is available on the original Angry Birds game, as well as The Croods. The next step is for us to roll this out onto other Angry Birds and non Angry Birds titles, so that's exactly what we're going to do!
Angry Birds for iPhone [Direct Link] and iPad [Direct Link] are available in the App Store.

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Posted: 17 months ago

Serious question: Why can't this use Game Center or iCloud?


They don't work on Android.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
Serious question: Why can't this use Game Center or iCloud?
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
Is the focus on iOS and Android. All devices should also include Macs, right?
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago

They don't work on Android.


That doesn't matter. At all.

I don't mean that Android doesn't matter, but that adding iCloud support doesn't take away one whit from a cross-platform Rovio account. Not entirely unlike how 1Password supports syncing through iTunes, iCloud, Dropbox, or via WiFi.

It's the same save file being synced.

Personally, I'd much rather use iCloud, as I don't have to set up yet another account. And, it'd in fact, just work.

And I would still be glad they have the Rovio account as an option, so that others could use it that need it, and for it to be an option for me in the future if I started using other platforms.

Everyone comes out ahead!
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
My question is, will it sync between the iPad and iPhone versions. Since Rovio LOVES reselling their games with the "HD" tag on iPad at a higher price, they are technically separate apps.

What I really want is to be able to have Angry Birds on my iPhone and Angry Birds HD on my iPad sync. Rovio could fix this if they just made a universal version. Make the more expensive version the universal app if they really want, but its annoying as hell having two separate versions of the same game. Then again, I just shouldn't buy them ;)
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
We need way more of this. Helps with those that want to jump ship on an OS. I only see consumer benefit here.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago

Yes, what you describe is exactly what it does...signed up this morning and my iPad progress transferred seamlessly to my iPhone...finally...:)


Really? I'm a little surprised, but thats good news. Finally
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago

How many people switch off playing a game between iOS and Android versions?


I do. I play on my iPad at home, then at work or on the road, play on my Galaxy S4. Or visa versa.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago

How many people switch off playing a game between iOS and Android versions?


Good question lol.

I just want a way to backup my progress in case of a system restore.

They should still offer an iCloud feature.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
This needed to be added years ago when I actually still played angry birds.
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