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Rovio Intros Rovio Accounts, Access Saved Game Data on Any Device

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This is something we have needed for a long time. Yesterday, Rovio announced Rovio Accounts, a cloud-based save system that allows players to save their game data to the cloud, then access it through any device. For example, if you are far in Angry Birds Star Wars, but then buy a new device, you won’t have to start all over. Genius. 

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.

It is still rolling out, slowly, but once it becomes available across all games on all platforms, it will definitely come in handy!

Via: Rovio

  • jb

    Guess I can’t tee up my Thunderbolt and smash the living s*#% out of it with my driver when I buy my S4 at the end of this month. Gonna have to keep it around for a little while just to wait for this service to catch up to Android in the US. This news makes me quite happy, yet also sad :(

  • Ray

    AFT!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

    Finland and Poland…im sure thats the majority of their customers :P

    However, this is excellent news….eventually.

  • http://hifichallenge.wordpress.com/ Steven Shreve

    I needed this three devices ago… but I digress. I guess it’s safe to go back into the Angry Birds universe now.

  • Batman

    About two years too late since I lost my 3 star every level glory.

  • Heartless12

    Been needed this Google need to hurry up and release something similar

  • Raven

    It is about F’ing time, but this needs to be a service run by Google and available to all game/app makers. Come on Google, get with it. Tie it into G+ and actually give lots more people reason to use it.

  • Dan Churco

    We need Google Games!

  • Geoff Johnson

    Do people still play Angry Birds anymore? This came way too late.

  • Mike

    What you guys are missing is that this is for ALL devices so you can have an Android phone, an iPad, and a Windows 8 PC and have all your saved data synced. Google wouldn’t be able to implement it across all platforms.

    • Justin Swanson

      That’s great for users of multiple ecosystems. Do you know if it goes so far as to sync the Chrome (or other platforms that I’m unaware of) as well?

      • michael arazan

        I wish it worked for all games, not just Rovio

        • Justin Swanson

          Hopefully this will set a trend ;)

  • http://Facebook.com/jooski JooSki

    Datasync+ = ALL app data backed up to the dropbox. perfect for starting on one device and moving to another. Just remember to uncheck auto upload/download check in settings.

    • Josh Flowers

      love DataSync—and kicking myself for buying Carbon (now Helium) thinking it would be better. after a few kinks worked out–i got DataSync to perform fully and it’s worth the $

    • Geoff Johnson

      I prefer Titanium Backup

      • EvanTheGamer

        TiB FTW!

        • ReturnOfTheMack

          I’ve been thinking of dropping Titanium Backup in favor of Carbon/Helium as all I use it for is app and app data backup. Any thoughts?

          • Geoff Johnson

            Don’t

          • Ray

            Care to elaborate as to why?

          • Ray

            I actually used Helium instead of TiB for the first time just last night. I was very impressed. Quick and easy to backup and restore all my apps+data after full-wipe and new ROM installed.

            No issues recommending that you at least give it ago. I’d be happy to switch after last nights success.

    • JMonkeYJ

      why do you suggest turning off the auto sync? i always thought that sounded like one of Datasync’s best features. does it not work well?

      • http://Facebook.com/jooski JooSki

        I just like to choose if i am uploading or downloading my files because i dont like a program to think for me. it has restored the file that i meant to upload on multiple occasions.

  • moelsen8

    great idea that really is needed.. but it’s just another account and password to keep track of. google really needs to step up here with the play store.

    • Josh Flowers

      Completely agree; Amazon has whisper-sync, i hope Google announces something similar since this year’s I/O theme is something like “the Playground is open” with icons of small gaming controller-androids.

    • duke69111

      I would love to see Google do something for all apps, not just games. Yea we have TiBp, but cloud based would be nice if it would restore automatically upon a restore or a new phone.

      • moelsen8

        as long as we’re wishing, add a dashboard to access and control all of your backups and saves.

        • duke69111

          Now were getting somewhere. Google creates the framework and an app for people who just want it to work, then Titanium Backup starts taking steroids and backs up the app data in increments straight to Google as soon as you close the app with no manual sync required. No more lost data… wishful thinking. Man would that be nice.