Introducing Nano Empire: an Accessible Strategy Game About Creating Your Own World

iOS and iPadOS Gaming


I just discovered this community and thought it would be a good place to share my iOS game, <a href="">Nano Empire</a>, now that I've made it accessible with VoiceOver.

Here's the app description:

"A network of nanorobots gives humans godlike power. What will you do with yours?
-Create your own world! Build, upgrade, and explore a unique combination of glorious locations. No two worlds are the same!
-Wage war against 10 enemy personalities, from giant scorpion matriarchs to ruthless space pirates!
-Embark on secret missions, discover dark truths, and take action. Many lives will depend on your choices!
An incremental strategy game designed for depth and replayability."

This game is meant to appeal to anyone who enjoyed A Dark Room.

Here are some promo codes if you would like to check it out:


I would greatly appreciate if someone could add this game to the site's database.

I'd love to hear what you think! This is not only my first accessible game but also my first game ever, so if there's anything I can improve in the future please let me know!



Submitted by JTran2013 on Thursday, March 24, 2016

The game is overall accessible with VoiceOver. I did notice that during a couple of the battle play the Fight button did not work properly. I had to turn VoiceOver off and turn it on again after I tapped the fight button. For example, it did not work in my first battle.
I like the game and I think is interesting. Looking forward to continuing the game!
Wishing you the best of luck and looking forward to your future apps!

Submitted by Razvan on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Hi, can you give some more promo codes? Missed last out, and I don't have money to buy it, because i'm only a theenager. My parents aren't going to buy it for me, and I'm just asking, is there a problem if you give some more? O, and has the game sounds?

Submitted by jsenter on Friday, March 25, 2016

JTran2013, thanks for your feedback! What exactly happened with the fight button when it didn't work?

Razvi, I'll get an additional promo code for you. Just send me an email at since there are no private messages here. The game doesn't have sound effects.

Submitted by Ornella on Friday, March 25, 2016

I'm now learning this game how I just got it. How do you gain energy fast. I think I attacked about 5 times so far and got victory. will continue the game tomorrow. To the developer good job with this game and looking forward for more apps in the future.

Submitted by Diego Garibay on Friday, March 25, 2016

I have been playing for a while and then it kicked me out to my home screen. I closed it from the app switcher and try to open it again. It will not stay open! I seriously enjoyed his game but please fix it.

Submitted by JTran2013 on Friday, March 25, 2016

It took me a while to figure out how the fight button worked. I thought it was an accessibility problem with VoiceOver.
For example, below the fight button there are two options that you can choose from. The two options are Zap with an amount of energy per turn and the recruit button with the number of followers. I sometimes choose both options during the fight. Each time i tap the fight button an enemy's attack points and your worldly defense decreases. The victory or defeat message will appear after a battle.

I've a question. Is there a way that a retreat button during a battle can be used? I am continuing to lose with the enemy I am trying to beat. I understand now that it is part of the fun to try to fight a much stronger enemy.
Keep up the great work! I hope this helps!


Submitted by Kelvin Tan on Friday, March 25, 2016

same for me, I actually have gotten quite far, till the game actually is producing like more than 10m energy per second, but at some point, the game just crashed and threw me out to home screen, and no matter what I do, I can't get the game to stay open again. the only way is to uninstall and reinstall again, which I have tried. but after playing for a while, the same happens. looks like I won't be continuing playing this game till this crash bug is fixed. this is really a good concept. I can't wait to find out what comes after the under world.

Submitted by Razvan on Friday, March 25, 2016

In reply to by jsenter

Send it to you

Submitted by jsenter on Friday, March 25, 2016

I'm really sorry if you're experiencing crashes! I'll try to fix this as soon as possible but I'll need some help since it doesn't happen on my device. If you experience a crash, could you please tell me which device and iOS version you're using?

Submitted by Igna Triay on Friday, March 25, 2016

It crashed for me as well when I was in level two. I just deleted the game and downloaded it again. I managed to complete it without one single crash.

Submitted by alex wallis on Friday, March 25, 2016

Hi, you can actually build in a feature where when the game crashes and reopens it asks to send the crash log to the developer, I have scene this done in the blindfold games series.
One annoying issue I am experiencing is that sometimes when I tap on create and other options with VoiceOver enabled focus gets jumped to my status bar rather than the button or option being activated, this appears to be random, any ideas if this can be fixed?
By the way the app has now been submitted as an app directory entry I wonder if we should centralize discussion there so its not split over several places as think some people on the actual entry have asked some questions. I am running the game on ios 9.3 on a 6s plus.

Submitted by Hubert on Friday, March 25, 2016

The game has also crashed for me, and I can't play it anymore until the issue is fixed. I'm using an iPhone six with iOS 9.3

Submitted by alex wallis on Friday, March 25, 2016

I think the game mechanics need serious adjustment, the enemies can be come stupidly powerful like 14000000 or more attack and I can't build up enough resources between attacks to survive them. but if I go and attack them myself without waiting for them to come to me the numbers are sensible and totally different to the numbers given if you wait for them to attack you. I actually think my game is unwinnable as it currently stands, huge numbers don't make for impressive game play especially when the combat is so unbalanced depending on the fighting situation if you let them attack you or you attack them. But the game is good and I am certainly enjoying it.

Submitted by Mitchell on Friday, March 25, 2016

Iphone 5S, ios 9.2.1 and 9.3.

Submitted by TJT 2001 on Saturday, March 26, 2016

It takes too long for things to get done. Also, to improve accessibility, can you make the actionable elements buttons rather than textual elements? It's a great game.

Submitted by Skhye on Saturday, March 26, 2016

IPhone 6S, iOS 9.3

Submitted by ming on Saturday, March 26, 2016

does this game has music and sounds to make it more exciting?

Submitted by kool_turk on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Not all games need sound to be enjoyed, that's what emagination is for.

I'm now also experiencing the crash bug, running iOS 9.3 on an iPhone 6S.

How do you send logs to developers anyway?

I've seen it in some of the blindfold games.

Submitted by Toonhead on Saturday, March 26, 2016

I think i'll wait for a bit on this one, since the crash problem seems to be widespread. Certainly sounds like an interesting game, though.

Submitted by Kelvin Tan on Saturday, March 26, 2016

mine is iPhone 6s with ios 9.3.

Submitted by JTran2013 on Saturday, March 26, 2016

I played this game on my iPhone 6 plus on IOS 9.3. I id not have any problems such as crashes.

I mamaged to beat the game. I'm not going to spoil anything for the players who are still playing the game. I liked this game and I wished it had more of a story to it. I stayed persistant about defeating each enemy and evetually figured out how to beat them.

Submitted by JTran2013 on Saturday, March 26, 2016

I forgot to mention that I was not able to go back to the part of the game I did not complete. It took me to the end after I fought the final enemy. I would like to be able to finish the part that I did not beat even after I beat the last enemy.

Submitted by jsenter on Saturday, March 26, 2016

All right, I've found something that causes my device to crash in a very similar way to what everyone is describing. It involves having negative defense and being attacked by the enemy. Did any of you notice whether or not you had negative defense right before the crash?

Thank you for your support and patience as I continue to work through this issue.

Submitted by Aaron C on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Pretty sure I had negative defense, yes. Also, crash log emailed.

Submitted by jsenter on Saturday, March 26, 2016

I think I've found it!

When VoiceOver is on, the Fight button stays selected briefly after the victory or defeat message pops up. If you tap fast enough, you will tap the Fight button again after combat has ended, which is never supposed to happen and can cause you to have negative defense, which causes the crash the next time you fight.

I will submit a fix to Apple, and hopefully the update will be ready in a few days. Until then, it still should be possible to avoid the crash and finish the game (after redownloading) if you follow these instructions very carefully:


Thank you for all of your help in this process; I couldn't have done it without you!

Submitted by Kelvin Tan on Sunday, March 27, 2016

hi there. this time I got very far. but crash happened again after I went to the under world, and then I cam back to my world to complete all buildings. as in to make my progress bar 100 percent. there were only 2 more buildings I can create, as soon as I bought the second to last building, the game crashed and never to stay opened again. my kampain was not far in at all though. I took my time with it. just letting my enemy come again and again with no chance of winning hahaha.

Submitted by jsenter on Sunday, March 27, 2016

I've submitted the update to Apple! Now it just has to wait for review. I have a lot of promo codes that I need to use before the update, and I was wondering if you could help with that :)


Submitted by jsenter on Monday, March 28, 2016

See the app directory page for more info. Thank you for your help!

Submitted by alex wallis on Sunday, April 3, 2016

what's the secret option for on the menu? is it a way of entering cheat codes or something? curious how to get them.

Submitted by Hilary Reed on Monday, June 15, 2020

Hi all. So, I finally sort of figured out a strategy for playing, and I have gotten 2 different endings so far. I feel bad for Patricia Clayton, you know, that one looking for her daughter. Is there a way to help her? I'm afraid to do the other Underworld endings LOL in case everyone gets destroyed or something. I've beaten all of the enemies, and I've also gotten the ending in which you destroy the Antigrid. What should I try next? I hope that most people know what I'm talking about. I figure that it's safe to discuss it since the game is a few years old now. Also, yes, what are the secrets for?
Thanks. :-)

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