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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Wavinator Mar 6 2013, 7:30pm says:

This games just rocks. It's like Diablo meets Master of Orion in space. Random universe each time, zillions of upgrades, RPG leveling, multiplayer, diplomacy with alien civs, random missions and the whole game world changes as you play.

The only few criticisms I'd have: It's hard to figure out sometimes if your loadout is effective against different enemies. There's so many stats (things like radiation resistance, EM resistance, chance to hit, stealth, etc.) that it can be hard to determine if you've created a good build. Also, to store items you need "cargo bays" which are too rare in my opinion.

All in all worth every penny.

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stinkytaco Mar 6 2013, 3:46pm says:

Wow, reminds me of an old Amiga game my frend played all the time.

Not my cup of team , but I just wanted to say very nice graphics. Very nice looking ambiance.

$20 in a sea of $1-$5 game's is probably not the greatest buisiness choice.

I would grab a copy for maybe $3, but this is just way too much.
People outside of australlia get software at a much cheaper rate. you need to adjust your prices for the world market too.

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DoctorRoXo Mar 9 2013, 7:28pm replied:

this game is just as good as Torchlight, would you suggest they sell it for 3 bucks too?

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Nori_Silverrage Mar 7 2013, 7:35pm replied:

Honestly I don't get people like you... This is a great game that has a lot of content and $20 is one heck of a deal. If you want to play games that cost $1-5 then maybe you should get a iphone/ipad.

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stinkytaco Mar 8 2013, 7:36pm replied:

Seriously, Software is a lot less expensive outside Australlia. They do like 500% markup.

Something like this on Steam would only be under $10 in the USA.

I am not saying it is not worth every cent, I am just saying I cant justify paying it.

I am more of a FPS kind of guy. (not COD or BF)

If it popped on sale for $7 I would have to controll myself not to snatch up a copy.

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Wavinator Mar 9 2013, 7:52pm replied:

I hear what you're saying about sea of choices, but can you honestly name any other game out there that's like Drox Operative (Action RPG, dynamic game world, co-op multiplayer, diplomacy, etc.) that's $1 - $7?

Throwing outraged birds or chopping fruit? $1 - $5 for sure. This game? Lot more to offer.

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Fluffeh Mar 8 2013, 10:35pm replied:

Well you will just have to wait for a "sale" then, because they have no reason to mark this down further in price. Most x4 ideas work out for the best and deserve every last payment (sword of the stars, armada 2, spore (not exactly space station building), sins of a solar empire, and the ever amazing x3 terran conflict which will stay unmatched in content, features ideas etc for a very long time, until infinity or watch dogs (i know watch dogs isn't a x4 space game! but if rockstar had just gone with that whole idea to begin with we'd all be very happy and content with other games already ^.^)
Anyway since you like fps games wait till september for watch dogs. :)

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dungeons0 Mar 6 2013, 10:18am says:

Atleast at that rediculous price.

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dungeons0 Mar 6 2013, 10:17am says:

no demo, no chance.

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Wavinator Mar 6 2013, 7:32pm replied:

Demo at soldak.com

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