Drox Operative is a starship action RPG with warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer.

Eons ago the Drox ruled the galaxy through their mighty Operatives. These elite starship captains were trained to accomplish the impossible at whatever cost necessary. Whether employing stealth or brute force, they were always deadly. Using these Operatives, the Drox built a starlane system for quick travel amongst the stars, colonized and conquered millions of planets, and ruled the galaxy with an iron grip for over 100,000 years. Eventually realizing their Operatives were a threat, they attempted to assassinate all of them. They failed. The following Galactic Civil War was devastating.

Thousands of years later, the Drox are extinct, but the secretive Drox Operative guild lives on. They have learned their lesson though: loyalty to any one race is foolish. They now work for whoever can pay. And pay they do! Empires might span hundreds of planets and thousands of ships, but when a critical task arises, they still turn to an Operative.

In the new space race, the major races are scouting, colonizing, and expanding, trying to take over the galaxy by diplomacy, technology, war, or any other means their scheming minds can contemplate.As a Drox Operative it's NOT your job to manage all of those annoying people, build thousands of buildings, play nice with your enemies, or balance the budget. It IS your job to pick the winning side and maybe even help them conquer the galaxy if you're being nice, more importantly though is to rake in as many credits as possible, well that and build the coolest, deadliest ship in the known universe. Not many screw with an Operative captaining a Dreadnaught!


  • Explore a dynamic and evolving galaxy
  • Explore a unique sector of the galaxy in every game, with different "monsters", ship components, quests, and even races
  • Fight in the galactic war between the various alien races
  • Battle hundreds of different enemy starships
  • Build the coolest and deadliest starship in the galaxy
  • Outfit your ship with thousands of components and crew
  • Adventure with your friends with co-op multiplayer
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0 comments by StevenPeeler on Jan 14th, 2014

We have released the 1.034 patch for Drox Operative. Since the last official patch, the patch fixes a bunch of minor issues.

Here's all of the changes for patch 1.034.

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  • fixed Telepath's getting no-race crew members as level up rewards (Taolaen) (IotA)
  • should no longer get multiple of the same ancient race (Tuidjy/demoss) (IotA)
  • potentially fixed another way that races declare war on an innocent party after colonizing a planet (Tuidjy)
  • now vendor gets gambling money (demoss)
  • fixed a way that a plague quest could end but the impact was not removed (Tuidjy)
  • increased points needed to unlock monster races from 11.0 to 14.0 (IotA)
  • increased points needed to unlock ancient races from 4.0 to 6.0 (IotA)
  • fixed Shadow and Zombie explosion resistance components not being usable by both races (demoss) (IotA)
  • can now move components around that don't have a name (Taolaen)
  • now show race in Unleash an Ancient (Supplies) quest title (Tuidjy) (IotA)
  • fixed Infection Rebels quest text (DarthNihilus) (IotA)
  • fixed Ancient Killing Friend dialog text (DarthNihilus) (IotA)
  • fixed ScavengerOfferCloseLikes2 dialog text (DarthNihilus) (IotA)
  • fixed widespread spelling (Laivasse) (IotA)
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Drox Operative Mod SDK

Drox Operative Mod SDK

Apr 15, 2013 SDK 0 comments

This SDK has a lot of documentation on how to mod Drox Operative, a few example mods, and a few tools (font/model related).

Drox Operative 1.000 demo (Mac)

Drox Operative 1.000 demo (Mac)

Dec 11, 2012 Demo 0 comments

Drox Operative is a starship action RPG with warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer for Windows...

Drox Operative 1.000 demo (Windows)

Drox Operative 1.000 demo (Windows)

Dec 11, 2012 Demo 0 comments

Drox Operative is a starship action RPG with warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer for Windows...

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-Rodor- Nov 4 2013 says:

Are there plans to bring the Invasion of the Ancients expansion to Desura?

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Guest_Faith Oct 17 2013 says:

This game is compatible with Drox Operative: Invasion of the Ancients ? cause i cannot find the expansion here.

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hunter0987 Sep 28 2013 says:

Is this game ever going to get updated on here? Desura is at version 1.014 and the game is currently at version 1.025. Just a weee bit off.

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Schnuffs May 10 2013 says:

Any planes for a RTS type version of this game? I'm loving the rpg style of leveling my ship and all, but would love to be in command of one of the races fighting for the galaxy. :3

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Fafhred May 19 2013 replied:

RTS and RPG are totally different; there are plenty of RTS around, while RPG development have been getting fewer, so please let us keep a few of those...

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Schnuffs May 30 2013 replied:

I'm not saying anything bad in anyway about the game nor am I saying anything bad or ignorant about the rpg genre as a whole. I have been play RPG games since the old snes days when they finally became popular over here in America enough for the companies to actually make them over here. I still play Chrono Trigger and Earthbound on my snes. I am only saying I would like to see an rts styling of this game. I do like this game, I was just asking.

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liamdawe May 7 2013 says:

Any plans for a Linux version?

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mike494 Apr 7 2013 says:

why the crap is there no internet servers ever . please instruct me of how there is a way to find people to play with on the internet maltiplayer option?

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osram Sep 24 2013 replied:

i think the reason for this is that hosts and players would need to forward/open their ports for people to actually see stuff. but most people dont usually expect that to be needed:


The game uses ports 26503 through 26508.

26503 - client port
26504 - server port
26505 - port on server & client to talk to master server
26508 - master server port

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mike494 Apr 11 2013 replied:

game seems good i was just shocked at the lack of internet maltiplayer. navigating to another area seems a bit expensive . overall I SAY THE GAME IS WORTH CHECKING OUT . It must not be finished at least i hope so if the internet servers are always down. I have to say I was truly expecting some co op internet play. my first comment was from the frustration of just buying the game and not being able to fint internet servers to play with other people and ask questions about the game and whats cool about it.

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megaflux May 6 2013 replied:

you run a server if you want to play with friends.. they just put in your ip and a pass word.

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