When mobile gaming was just on the verge of becoming a thing, it was common to hear people make comments like, “I just don’t get why would anybody want to play a game on their phone.”
Likewise, we can imagine that some of you are wondering what the point is in playing mobile games on a desktop.
But here’s the thing: mobile games ultimately became one of the biggest and most disruptive industries of the last decade, and we can see NoxPlayer – a desktop app that lets you play mobile games on your desktop – making a splash too.
Quite the NoxPlayer
It’s much simpler than it sounds. All you need to do is download the client from the NoxPlayer website and instal it, just as you would with iTunes or pretty much every bit of software you’ve ever used.
Once the app is installed, you can either link it with your Google account or create a new one. And once that’s done, you have the entire Play Store at your disposal. That’s hundreds of thousands of games, some paid, some free, all at your fingertips.
Of course, mobile games are touchscreen and your desktop isn’t, which is why NoxPlayer comes with a highly intuitive keyboard, mouse, and control pad mapping tool, allowing you to convert swipes and flicks to clicks and taps.
In no time you’ll be tearing it up in games like PUBG Mobile, in many cases using the advantage of desktop controls to dominate your opposition.
You can record macros, too, so that in games where the action is frantic and you need to quickly bust out a series of commands you can bind the lot to a single key.
Interestingly, NoxPlayer also lets you do something that it’s never been possible to achieve on either desktop or mobile without great difficulty: run multiple instances.
Thanks to the processing power and display dimensions of the desktop platform, NoxPlayer allows you to runs several instances of the same game or a number of different games at once, either to give yourself a sneaky multiplayer advantage or simply bridge the slow bits in one game by flipping to another.
It’s a great idea, and we can see it getting a lot of use. NoxPlayer is intuitive, useful, and packed with features. Plus, it’s free, so what are you waiting for?