Built by Anodyne Productions, Nova is the premier RPG management software. With an easy-to-use interface, a built-in mini-wiki, vastly improved messaging and posting systems, a wide array of developer tools and much more, Nova is all you need to help you stop managing your game and get back to playing it.


Post Locking

Frustrated when an update you just made to a post gets wiped out because someone else was editing at the same time? No more. Never have your changes overwritten with a smart post locking system that locks and unlocks multi-author posts during editing.

Say Anything

Site messages in Nova can now contain previously disallowed HTML content meaning that just about anything you want to share can be done from right inside Nova without having to touch any files. Just copy and paste your code into the message!


Search through all your content to find what you're looking for.


Lots of customization options with powerful developer tools.


Collaborate with other users through a simple built-in wiki.


Get what you want from users through customizable forms.

New in Nova 2.4

New Email Class
With a rise in recent months of hosts having trouble handling email from Nova, we've created a new email class that's a wrapper around the popular and robust Swiftmailer email library. There are no changes needed to start using the new class and third-party developers will find the API is almost identical to CodeIgniter's built-in email class. In addition, the updated class should allow for using third-party SMTP email delivery services more easily than in CodeIgniter's email class.
Manifest JavaScript Updates
A recent trend we've seen is people re-designing the manifest to something less traditional. We love seeing the creativity of the community, but people have run into issues with how visibility toggling has worked. To remove that stumbling block, we've tweaked how Nova handles hiding and showing pieces of the manifest to give third-party developers more freedom in playing around with the manifest.
Bug Fixes
As always, we've dug in and addressed issues that have popped up in the recent weeks and months, including issues with mission post, personal log, and news item visibility that would allow people to be able to see non-activated items.


To begin, select your game's genre and click download to get the latest version of Nova 2. If you want to download a previous version, you can select the version you want from the dropdown. You can use the same zip archive for a fresh install, upgrade from SMS or Nova 1, or updating Nova 2.

Nova 2.4+ requires PHP 5.3 or higher. Nova 2.3 will work on PHP 5.2. Nova 3 will require PHP 7 or higher.

Note: There is an additional step involved in the Nova 2.4 update. Please reference the Nova 2.4 Update Guide for more information.

Get Help

Whether it's a question about an issue you're having, getting help with putting the finishing touches on your skin, or working through the development of your MOD, we've have several options for you to get the help you need with any of our products:

Anodyne Help Center
We've spent a great deal of time building an extensive user guide for Nova in the new Anodyne Help Center. From the Help Center, you can search through the wide array of help articles about all of our products and get the help you need.
The Forums
Our forums are the primary way to get help with any of our products. You can also use the forums to ask questions, get direction, and talk with other members of the community. (Requires registration)
We're happy to answer questions over email, but the best place to get help is on the forums. Not only is it quicker for us to help you that way, but it also benefits other members of the community that may be having similar issues or someone who may come along several months from now with the same issue.
Twitter & Facebook
Feel free to post on our wall or send us a tweet with any issues you may be having. The best place to get help will still be the forums, but if you've got a quick question, we're happy to answer it through social media.