Drox Operative 2 is a starship action RPG with warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer for Windows and Linux.
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Very Positive (106) - 92% of the 106 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 1, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We love getting feedback from our fans. Over the years we have made tons of changes to all of our games based on gamer feedback and it has made them much better games. We even try to credit our gamers for their contributions in our patch notes. Note: this will be our 5th game to do Early Access (the first 2 were before Steam itself had Early Access).”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We always strive to release our games when we feel they are done, not on a set timeline. In our past games, Early Access has lasted anywhere between 2 and 11 months. Since we are starting this one in alpha (earlier than our usual beta), our best estimate is 9 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Making games is a very iterative process. What we are planning on adding might be added, cut, or completely changed based on what works or doesn't based on your feedback and our own playtesting.

Having said that we are planning on adding many more icons for components, race traits, race portraits, and planet bonuses, more music, and tons of minor gameplay features and tweaks. Once Early Access starts, there will be a large list of possible gameplay changes and additions that will be publicly maintained on the Steam forums.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Drox Operative 2 is currently in alpha. This basically means that all of the main features are already implemented (including everything mentioned in the "About This Game" section), but there is still more artwork and smaller features to be implemented. Also, lots of balance and polish type of work needs to be done.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we get closer and closer to the full release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We greatly value community feedback. We don't always comment on feedback, but we try to read every single comment that we can on the Steam forums, our own forums, social media, and any other place that we notice them.

We are going to do our best to keep everyone in the loop of how development is going and how feedback is being handled. Our intention is for this to happen in 3 ways. As usual when a patch is released, we plan on posting a list of changes for the patch and mentioning the contributors by name for the relevant changes. Second we will try to keep our full potential todo list posted on Steam forums. We also plan on keeping a running public done list so you can see what changes are coming in the next patch.”
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About This Game

Drox Operative 2 is a starship action RPG with warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic, evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer for Windows and Linux.

Eons ago the Drox crushed and enslaved the ancient races and ruled the galaxy through their mighty Operatives. These elite starship captains were trained to accomplish the impossible at whatever cost. Whether employing stealth or brute force, they were always deadly. Using these Operatives, the Drox 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 so devastating that the Drox are now extinct. The Drox Operative guild, now fully independent, survived.

Newer races emerged and thrived in the power void ... for a while. Then the ancients returned. The wars were devastating, but with the Drox Operatives on their side, the ancients were beaten back and a truce was established.

Since the devastation, a 4th wave of sentient races are emerging in the galaxy. Unlike previous waves, there are thousands in this one and no one knows anything about them. In the new space race, the ancient, mature, and young races are all scouting, colonizing, and expanding, trying to take over the galaxy through diplomacy, technology, war, and any other means necessary.

As a Drox Operative it's NOT your job to manage an empire, you are after all the captain of a single starship. 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 deadliest ship in the known universe. Who will you back as an Operative? The ancient, mature, or young races? The pacifist or militaristic races? The xenophile or xenophobe races? The races that value freedom or the races that use slave labor? The strong or the weak? Your actions and inactions will impact trillions of alien lives!


Features
  • 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
  • Essentially play an action RPG inside a universe of alien races playing a 4X game

New Features (compared to Drox Operative 1)
  • Build a unique ship with a new skill/command system
  • Enjoy better graphics (normal maps, better specular maps, and higher resolution textures)
  • Enjoy new combat sound effects
  • Deal with more treaty types (vassals, tributaries, protectorates, and federations)
  • Find more component types (plasma cannons, ramming components, probes, ballistic bursts, plasma blasts, manual beams, chaining beams, plasma waves, etc)
  • Experience faster movement and combat
  • Interact with randomly generated races (just the young races)
  • Discover way more interesting things while exploring
  • Protect or exploit primitive races
  • Find crew with skills
  • Place spies on planets for better info and spying activities
  • Access much more information on the 4X aspects
  • Play as the rebels of each of the races (42 total known playable races, rebels, and subraces)
  • Play as any of the unlocked young races (essentially infinite number of random playable races)
  • Win sectors with the new Guild Win
  • Survive Cataclysms, massive sector wide events that can greatly change the balance of power
  • Play with better controller support
  • Use new tools to deal with the various races in your sector (sponsor diplomatic and colony ships, vouch for races, and adventure with races)

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP or newer
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Core Duo (or other equivalent)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 2 or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Core Duo (or other equivalent)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 2 or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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