Rovio’s new ‘Account’ feature lets users save game progress in the cloud, resume playing on any device

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Angry Birds maker Rovio has announced a new feature coming soon to its titles that will allow users to save game data in the cloud and resume playing where they left off on any device. It’s a feature that is still missing from many mobile games on the App Store, especially those that implement cross platform support for other devices such as Android and Mac. There’s no word on exactly what games Rovio plans to support with the new feature, but it is already rolling out its new “Rovio Account” to users of The Croods game across the globe and some Angry Birds users in locations such as Poland and Finland.

When you register, your game progress from the device will be saved to the cloud.If someone has already registered an account on that same device, it will ask you if you want to save the device’s progress or not. If you choose not to save it, you will start the game as new, blank… When you sign in on a device for the first time, you will be asked if you want to add the scores, stars and feathers from that device to your account. If you say yes, the game progress from that device will be merged with the one already in the cloud.

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