Nova: Iron Galaxy is a space game telling a story of humanity colonizing a part of the universe named the Renney Sector, located extremely far away from civilization. Because of this, the group sent to colonize the sector split off, establishing its own government. Totalitarian in nature, it is led by so-called “Supreme Leader Andolini”, and doesn’t have a name other than The Republic.
The Republic has several enemies, the biggest of which is called Coterminal. It is a coalition of alien species native to the Renney Sector. They cannot match the might of the human civilization as a whole, but the fact that The Republic is a splinter faction that does not receive support from Earth gave them a real fighting chance.
Fairly evenly matched, the Republic and Coterminal engaged in battle after battle – but neither side was able to gain much ground. The conflict drew on and on, until eventually, an unexpected supernova explosion shook things up. Both sides’ military capabilities were severely crippled by the explosion, necessitating recovery.
This is where your journey begins. As a Commander of a Republican space station, you are instrumental to this recovery effort. You will have to build a fleet of powerful warships and command them in combat, as well as scale up your station’s industrial capabilities.
The game, sadly, is only available on iOS and Android. With the help of third-party software, however, you can play Nova: Iron Galaxy on PC as well – read the guide below to learn more. Some of these options can also be used to play Nova: Iron Galaxy on Mac.
Play Nova: Iron Galaxy on PC or Mac using Bluestacks
Note: Playing Nova: Iron Galaxy on PC or Mac via Bluestacks will allow you to use a keyboard and mouse, however, according to the latest updates, this won’t give you an advantage, as the game uses special separate servers for gamers playing with emulators.
Among the variety of Android emulators, Bluestacks is the most advanced one. Firstly, it is available for both Windows and Mac with full functionality. Secondly, it allows effortless, automatic transition to PC game controls and convenient hot-keys that you are used to from any regular PC game. It provides high performance and graphics in any mobile game even on a relatively weak PC or Mac, as computer processors are usually more powerful than smartphone ones. To run Nova: Iron Galaxy on PC or Mac you need to perform these easy steps:
- Download the latest version of Bluestacks for Windows or MacOS.
- Open Play Store and sign-in with your Google account.
- Download Nova: Iron Galaxy from the catalog and run it.
- Bluestacks may offer you to run better engine for this game.
- Install the game and start playing!
Play Nova: Iron Galaxy on PC or Mac using Tenorshare Phone Mirror
Tenorshare Phone Mirror is an application that allows you to control your smartphone from a PC or Mac. You will see your phone’s screen on the computer, and will be able to issue commands with keyboard and mouse. With advanced keyboard mapping abilities, similar to what is offered by Android emulators, you will be able to play Nova: Iron Galaxy on PC easily, all while enjoying the precision of PC controls.
This method has an obvious disadvantage – it requires you to have a phone capable of running Nova: Iron Galaxy. However, there are several advantages as well. Because the game doesn’t actually run on your computer, the specifications of your PC don’t matter. What’s more, it is unlikely that you will be banned in any game for using this tool – something that might happen while using emulators.
Tenorshare Phone Mirror can be used to control both iOS and Android devices, so unless you have a weak smartphone, this app will be useful to you.
- Download and install Tenorshare Phone Mirror on your PC or Mac computer.
- Launch it and pair your smartphone with your computer by following the program’s instructions.
- Install Nova: Iron Galaxy and start playing!
Play Nova: Iron Galaxy on PC using Gameloop
If you are looking for an alternative way to play Nova: Iron Galaxy on a Windows PC, Gameloop (formerly Tencent Gaming Buddy) is a great solution. Along with Bluestacks, this is one of the most popular Android emulators, however, only available for Windows. Developers claim Gameloop to be the official emulator of Nova: Iron Galaxy, PUBG Mobile, Pokemon Unite, which uses its own powerful engine. This means you can avoid banning, play on high FPS (up to 90). Gameloop also features an anti-cheat system. To use Gameloop do the following:
- Download Gameloop.
- Type Nova: Iron Galaxy in the search bar.
- Find the game in the list and click Install button.
- Start the game and enjoy playing!
Play Nova: Iron Galaxy on M1 Mac
Note: According to our research, playing Nova: Iron Galaxy on an M1 Mac may cause a temporary or permanent account ban in the game, that is why it is recommended to play with the secondary account or as a guest.
As you may already know, M1 Macs (latest Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Mini, iMac) are able to run many iOS apps and games on MacOS. If for apps it can be useful because many iPad and iPhone apps are very advanced and suitable for desktop usage, in gaming this is just magic. M1 chips (especially M1 Pro and M1 Max) are much more powerful than iPhone and iPad chips, in many types of games (shooters, racing) keyboard and mouse (trackpad) controls are much more useful than touch.
To download and play Nova: Iron Galaxy on M1 Mac do the following:
- On your Mac go to Mac App Store and click on your profile in the bottom left corner.
- Under account click iPhone & iPad Apps.
- Download Nova: Iron Galaxy on your Mac device and start playing!
Note: not all iOS games and programs support this feature. If you can’t find the game in Mac App Store, it is likely that the game’s developers have decided not to support it.