Shrinking universe: Spaceward Ho! goes universal

I've always loved the cowboy hats in this game.

The big crunch.

A big update has arrived for classic sci-fi 4X Spaceward Ho!, which was ported to iOS back in March. The new features include universal support for iPhone, Game Center-enabled leaderboards, and a big bucket of UI tweaks and enhancements.

The App Store is like a museum of the great 4X games of the 1990s – between Spaceward Ho!, Ascendancy, and the MOO-inspired Starbase Orion, there’s no shortage of stars to conquer. It won’t be all nostalgia forever, though – remember that The Logic Factory all but confirmed to us back in September that Ascendancy II was in the works and headed for iOS.