Civilization Revolution for the iPhone [$6.99] and iPad [$12.99], one of our favorite simulation games on the entire platform, has just received iCloud support in a massive update that sees some notable tweaks across the two games.

Starting now, you can upload and sync your saves between iPad and iPhone, which allows you to rock out in the same conflict regardless of iDevice on-hand. Also, 2K Games has dropped in achievement support and added to the game's visuals. New resource and unit icons compliment all new environmental animations including moving water and animated seagulls and fish. Seems small, but you'll be surprised when you boot it up.

Civilization Revolution for iPhone, by the way, has also just received "Create Your Own Scenario" challenges, which brings it up to date with the iPad version. This mode in particular is the most entertaining and rich one that Civ Rev has to offer, so definitely give it a look. You'll be saying, "Oh, god, it's 2AM" in no time.

  • Anonymous

    Great update.

    It needs to be noted that the app description mentions the OS requirement is now iOS 4.3, yet they claim to still support all devices. 1st and 2nd gen devices top out at iOS 4.2.1 so presumably this update breaks support. CDMA iPhone 4 also jumped from iOS 4.2.x to iOS 5.0 so presumably this breaks support for them unless they update to iOS 5.

    • Jeff S.

      Good point, and worth a reply.  This update won't work on my 2nd-Gen iPod touch, so I shan't be upgrading.

      I make a habit of making a backup copy of my Mobile Applications folder every month or three, just in case.

  • http://twitter.com/titlecharacter Ben

    Am I missing something? Did they just update the iPhone version with "new graphics" but didn't actually add Retina support?

  • Anonymous

    Is this the first time we've seen cross-game iCloud support? I know there were a lot of questions around whether it was possible back when iCloud was introduced (for example: http://toucharcade.com/2011/06/07/wwdc-2011-game-developers-excited-for-icloud/ ), but I hadn't heard anything since.

    Not that there is any reason for anything not to be Universal.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KHRM2IZU2SMZPXYAY5B7S3CPSA Anonymous

    Hrm, is saving to the cloud mandatory now? Can you not simply save to disk? I have icloud disabled and the updated Civ Rev won't let me save my game any longer...

  • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

    Awesome game, i can't put it down :D
    "Oh, god, it's 2AM" Actually, it was 4 o'clock...