Service allows game sync between devices
Mobile gaming giant Rovio has announced that its own game sync service is now available on Android. A rival to Google's own Google Play game services, Rovio Account addresses one of the major gripes of multi-device gamers by allowing them to easily sync progress across their devices. Multiple accounts also means multiple users can play the same game on the same device without overwriting each others' progress.
Rovio Account is now live for the original Angry Birds and The Croods, with more games to follow in the near future. The service is also launching today on Apple's iOS.
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Dare I ask...BlackBerry PlayBook support?
Awesome! This will make my kids very happy :D
I also don't see how this is competition for the Google Play service, it's Rovio only.
Why not just use Google Play Games?? Always gotta make shit difficult. Oh well.. I was done playing Angry Birds a long time ago..
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That's exactly what I was wondering. Google established the need and the interest, and then Rovio doesn't want to use it? Maybe Google's terms are communist or something...
One reason may be the ability to sync across platforms. If you have an android phone but an iPad I don't think Google's sync services will help you cross that gulf. Also, they may have (unfortunately) new games debuting on iOS before Android in the future that they want to allow for...
Bingo! Remember that Rovio are Fruit Huggers "first" and will caterto the iOS fan base. Goog's services are working pretty good so far. Now if only they could also automatically restore downloadede apps on my devices after I wiped them like WebOS could, that make everything tolerable. As it stands each time I wipe my phone, I have less and less apps installed cause it's too much of a PITA.
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