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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SlickWhiteRabbit Mar 4 2013 says:

There seems to be a massive glut of shmup's being released of late. I'm not complaining because they are my favorite arcade genre. For several years there was virtually no decent space oriented shooter released apart from some Japanese stylized versions, now I can't keep pace with the releases. I'm still playing games I purchased almost a year ago.

I do think this game looks excellent, but a little too repetitive for the asking price. I'd be more inclined to purchase this if it was half the price as I think £12.99 (approx $20) is too much for this game. You can purchase Thge complete set of Dead Rising 2 plus expansion and all DLC for less than this at the moment over on Steam (24hr Sale)

Please reduce the price (or put it on sale for a few weeks at 50% off) then I can add it to my collection. Thanks.


I'd also like to see a demo available on Desura as well. ;)

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B1A4 Mar 5 2013 replied:

But Drox is not a simple shmup. It's not a shmup at all. It's more like Mount & Blade in space. Or maybe Space Rangers.

It's a big world simulation with fighting, exploring, bartering a questing.

Definitely no XENON 2 or Raptor

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SlickWhiteRabbit Mar 4 2013 replied:

Also I pre ordered Ghost Sniper 2 for less than £9 after taking into account the £10 voucher I got for pre ordering the latest Tomb Raider 2013 plus 25% off when it was on a flash sale a couple of weeks ago over on GMG and you can also get the brilliant Just Cause 2 from GMG for only £3.49.

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B1A4 Mar 5 2013 replied:

Bad game, old game and new TR. I don't know, if I can judge based on other soldak games, Drox has much better fun/money than your examples

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Skullguise Mar 4 2013 says:

Wow this is my first post since joining Desura in 2006. I hope that helps you understand how much I like it personally.

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Skullguise Mar 4 2013 says:

I have been playing this game since the early beta or alpha days for the last year. It is worth every penny. One of the best indies ever released.

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Speenyx Mar 4 2013 says:

Amazing game. Really enjoyed it. The part where it feels like your playing within a 4x game is just awesome

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mechwarrior24 Feb 11 2013 says:

I still love it! And I'm still just playing the demo! That's how good it is!

Must buy game... nom nom nom...

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Guest Jan 1 2013 says:

Amazing game that breaks the norms of ARPG's to good effect.

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