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Drox Operative Officially Released – Demo Available

By on November 29th, 2012 2:11 pm

Drox Operative | Space Action-RPG by Soldak Entertainment

Soldak Entertainment, a small indie studio, announced today that Drox Operative, their space action-RPG game, is now officially out and available for purchase on their website for both Windows and Mac.

This game is about space combat, exploration, spaceship customization, quests, technology progression and diplomacy. In a way it blends mechanics taken from action RPGs and 4X games, and there are definitely many decisions to be made. However, don’t expect to find your traditional 4X empire building mechanics here, like population management or buildings construction. However, there’s definitely some 4X elements here.

Drox Operative | Space Action-RPG by Soldak Entertainment

But, in its essence Drox Operative is more of an RPG. You control a single ship in a third person perspective, go after quests and you’re expected to do a lot of travelling.

I don’t have first hand information on this one, but Keith Turner, an avid enthusiast of RPGs and especially ARPGs, is following it closely and had a preview up back in June, when the game was still in early Beta. The game may be different now, but it’s still a good source to get acquainted before we have the chance to put a review up as soon as possible.

You can play single-player with dynamically generated galaxies or multiplayer co-op.

There’s a demo available for both Windows and Mac, in case you want to give it a go.

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  1. Tiago says:

    Spent too many nights on this one already, but since it’s not beta anymore I might check it again! Great game.

  2. Alex says:

    The release has much more content than the beta. I’d recommend buying it. $20 is not a hefty price tag for something like this.

  3. Ridon says:

    loved this game in the beginning.. now it’s a bit of “always the same”.. not enough difference as you rise up on levels for me… the quests are all the same, the enemies get tougher but so do you and your weapons so in the end it’s the same…

    would love to see more 4X content.. not just flying around and killing things…

    still fun to play

  4. Towerbooks3192 says:

    Looks interesting. Do they accept paypal?

    • Tiago says:

      Yes. Along with a lot of other options as well.

      • Towerbooks3192 says:

        What is this game like? I have read that it is an RPG and 4x so is it something like elemental or Age of wonders but instead of main or hero characters are ships?

        • Tiago says:

          No exactly, you only control one ship, you don’t control any colonies nor other ships.

        • Towerbooks3192 says:

          wanted to download the demo but it stops downloading. Will retry to do it later. I really missed space and will replay some of my space games or try to find a new one.

          How is it in terms of replayability? I hate replayability that relies on multiplayer.

        • Adam Solo says:

          I was able to download the demo just now, and I don’t have a super fast internet connection. Try again, or at work :)

        • JD says:


          Check my comments in the link below; they explain what drox is (to an extent).

        • Towerbooks3192 says:

          Finally downloaded the demo and gave it a shot. Its nothing I ever played before (I heard some saying its like SPAZ but I haven’t downloaded my copy of SPAZ off steam that I got from humblebundle). From what I could gather its like an ARPG in Space? Is it something like that 1C space game minus the different features like ground combat? i

        • Towerbooks3192 says:

          Sorry but I accidentally pressed submit but the continuation to my reply…

          Does the game have trading or something? I kind of feel that the game is like Diablo or torchlight but with space ships. I kind of like the game but not sure if I am doing things right but I really enjoyed shooting ships.

          Just a question though, is there a similar game like this but with trading? I am looking for something like a space version of Port Royale/Patricians or a space version of Sid’s pirates.

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