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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Chosen-One Dec 2 2012 says:

Oh yeah!

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FlyingMonkey59 Dec 1 2012 says:

I hadnt realized Soldak was behind this! Excellent! I have enjoyed Din's Curse and Depths of Peril quite a bit, and cant wait to see how your take on space opera works out!! I love the sandboxey element you guys put into your work and think it should be a fantastic pairing here!

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Pixel_Reaper Nov 18 2012 says:

Hi, played the demo, was great :)
some thoughts:
1.ever played warcraft 3? ofcourse you have, anyway remember how you could automate some abilities? I would love to see that being done with the weapons.
2.I noticed when I use the mouse to fire my ships guns only one gun if fired when i have more than one weapon. It would be nice if we could create weapon groups and assign the groups to numerical keys and the mouse.
3. dont know if im wrong with this but it looked like all the weapons of a certain type works the same. like the ballistics weapons all have the same firing range and speed. why not have some that works like a sniper cannon, and others that work like a machine gun?
4.some things i would like: some options to customize your ships look, other than just getting a bigger ship. like colour and patterns? also it would be nice to have a little picture when you select your ship to play with.
excuse my english :P

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mechwarrior24 Nov 14 2012 says:

Aha! The demo is great, this game has a particularly unique style about it... random worlds, sandbox gameplay, and you're basically playing in the middle of a giant space 4X RTS.

The only thing I had is things seem a little unfriendly to new players. There is a tutorial, but I only had to move a little bit to the East on one of the first maps to walk straight into a massive fleet of bad guys. Who made short work of me. :D

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all_zebest Nov 13 2012 says:

For those who don't know: I've made a French translation of the game. Here: Rpgfrance.com

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13branniy Nov 11 2012 says:

I tried the demo yesterday and played it until morning. This game is amazing and I'm going do buy it!

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mechwarrior24 Oct 26 2012 says:

Would be nice to see a demo.

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Chosen-One Aug 18 2012 says:

bought it :)

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Chosen-One Aug 15 2012 says:

Is it like Armada for Dreamcast?

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all_zebest Apr 27 2012 says:

At least the portraits ! Thank you !

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