Rovio Account lets users sync games across multiple devices
Rovio Entertainment unveiled Rovio Account, which enables gamers to save their progress on one device and resume playing on another device.
Developed in response to user feedback, the cloud-based Rovio Account synchronizes gameplay across multiple form factors, enabling users to toggle between smartphones and tablets. "The same account can be used cross-platform (iOS/Google Play/Amazon) but the save game file is platform dependent," states the Rovio FAQ. "So if you have registered and made progress in game using an iOS device, then switch to an Android device with Google Play/Amazon build, and sign in to the previously used account, the game will start from scratch on that platform."
Rovio Account is initially rolling out globally via The Croods--users in Finland and Poland can also access the feature on the original Angry Birds for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS. Rovio plans to gradually expand Account to other titles and geographic regions, also adding new features.
Gamers have now downloaded more than 1.7 billion Rovio titles across all platforms, and monthly active users top 263 million. Last month, the publisher reported full-year 2012 revenues of $195 million, up from $97 million the previous year. Rovio credited premium download fees, in-app virtual goods sales and advertising for driving gaming revenues, but it noted that its consumer products unit posted 2012 revenues three times greater than 2011, with licensed Angry Birds toys, clothes and board games now accounting for 45 percent of total Rovio revenues.
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