On December 15th, 2014 a Musket Smoke 1.57 update was submitted to Apple. This update included iPhone support.
If you own an iPhone 6 this will be especially sweet. The update was tested on the following devices. iPhone 4, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 plus (also various iPads). I found the game ran pretty slick on the iPhone 5s and above, but you still need to pinch, zoom and pan around a lot – even when watching the previous players replays. A small price to pay for such mobility.
If you are new to Musket Smoke it might help to know that a ‘double-tap’ on the map will toggle the top-bar and allow you to ‘end turn’. There is a button in the top right corner but the double tap is a nicer way get there. (If you move all your units the top bar drops down automatically.)
Musket Smoke was designed first for iPad. This was always the plan as I didn’t want to compromise the first class iPad experience. If your first experience with Musket Smoke in on an iPhone then those of you who also have an iPad can look forward to an upgraded user experience on your bigger device. Older iPad players will find the change odd at first but after a few rounds you will find it does the job and will appreciate the chance to play a few rounds when you are away from your iPad and have some time to kill.
There is one minor issue I missed with this update. When you move back and forth between devices – sometimes the online match list does not automatically update. However, if you drag the list down then it updates properly.
Thanks for playing!