Angry Birds sync feature will keep your score across devices

Playing Angry Birds on a bunch of different devices? So are we. Currently, you can't sync your progress across them, but developer Rovio says you will be able to at some point this summer.

Stuart Dredge
2 min read

If you're one of those people who've bought Angry Birds multiple times for different devices, rejoice. You'll soon be able to port your saved game between your gadgets.

Rovio, the developer behind the game, has confirmed on Twitter that its sync feature will make its debut in the next couple of months. "We are working hard on that, before summer is the plan" the developer told a player who asked what the company's plans were for score synchronisation.

The new feature was first hinted at back in February, when Rovio tweeted that "we are working on a solution to get all Angry Birds devices in sync". That would mean you'd be able to start playing on your iPhone, but then switch to your iPad, Mac or even your PlayStation 3, keeping your progress and achievements across all of them.

It's the future. Not least because the technology developed for this kind of feature would also let you keep your saved game when upgrading to a new device -- for example, when going from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5, or switching to an Android handset.

Some iPhone game developers have been working on this kind of sync feature already. UK firm Revolution released its Broken Sword - The Smoking Mirror: Remastered last December and used the Dropbox service to store saved-game data, so the tap'n'click adventure could be left off and resumed on different devices.

Meanwhile, start-up firm FTW has a service that aims to help developers do this kind of thing across the iOS, Android and Nintendo DS platforms, promising an "agnostic data-portability solution for video games".