This version of DRONE does not yet include updates from Earth 2. We invite players to download the free demo but please resist purchasing the game as Earth 2 intends to re-release the full version as free-to-play, making it accessible for everyone. Follow our Socials and Discord for news/updates.
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Mixed (808) - 54% of the 808 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 1, 2020

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Because we want to fully design this game together with you. Thanks to our friendly and constantly growing community supporting the ongoing DRONE crowdfunding campaign, we are working full time on this project. We are doing our very best to make this game a shining example in the indie game world.

As usual with early access games, you have to be aware that you do not get a fully-featured and polished game right away. You will however receive access to the most recent pre-release builds to which you are eligible with your crowdfunding tier. Of course, you will receive the final game once it is released. Early access is also a great way to share your ideas and feedback with us and this way help to shape the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“This depends on the outcome of early access as we have many stretch goals that influence the scope of the project, and therefore, development time. We estimate at least 2 years for a final version, starting 2019.”

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

“The full version will have significantly more features and content: game modes (not just deathmatches and powerball, from free-for-all up to 4 teams), arena editor (with rule-set editor; also can be ranked/rated just as players will be based on their performance), drone editor (with more components), and a lot more depending on our crowdfunding campaign success (stretch goals).”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently we have a solid foundation for online multiplayer battles and well working prototype of the arena editor for our players. Many of the art assets are finished. The drone editor is now in preview and our players are testing and providing feedback. The next step is to allow the drone editor creations to be used in multiplayer. Later, we will integrate the arena editor into the early access build.”

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

“Definitely. During early access you do not only get the opportunity to share your feedback and ideas, you also get to try the game sooner and receive the final game at a greatly reduced price. We estimate the price for the final game to double after release.”

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

“We are proud to have a friendly and very active community of over 4000 people on Discord and we do interact with them on a more or less daily basis. Of course, you are invited to join our Discord and see for yourself.”
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The version available here on Steam does not include any updates or modifications from Earth 2 as yet. However, we invite players to download the free demo version if they wish to begin familiarizing themselves with the game.

We urge players to refrain from purchasing the full game just yet, as Earth 2 intends to change the price of the game to FREE in the near future, making the full version completely accessible for everyone, without limitations.
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About This Game

Experience what it means when you combine classics like Unreal Tournament and Descent and spice them up with fresh ideas from creative game developers and a dedicated community. Give it a chance:

... and decide if you want to support this game!

DRONE, in its core, is a multiplayer arena shooter. The gameplay is centered around fast paced aerial combat in spectacular scifi arenas. But wait, there is more: Create and manage complex remote controlled battle vehicles that fit your playstyle. Anything from tiny drones that fit through the smallest gaps for stealthy hit and run strategies to tanky behemoths with devastating firepower are possible. What you want to create and how you want to play is up to you! During early access the possibilities will increase frequently, for example ground based vehicles are on our roadmap.

There is also a very powerful arena editor alpha build available to play around with. When all core features of the game are ready the arena editor will be integrated directly into the game, opening up a whole universe of user created content, from the community, for the community.

DRONE is currently in a successful ongoing on-site crowdfunding campaign. We promise to complete the game and we have proven that we have what it takes to do so.

By purchasing the game in early access, you are supporting the development of DRONE and getting the "Traveler" crowdfunding tier unlocked for you. Among other perks, this tier grants you full access to all features as they are developed and, of course, you will have the final game once it’s done.

Not our conquest of space. Not our level of civilization. Not art or philosophy. Not even our scientific progress as such... when the first contact fleet of the Interstellar Committee of Advancement & Integration (ICAI) darkened the skies above the UN headquarters in New York 2137, the motivation for their intervention was clear cut: we were deemed a beast with tools and habits too dangerous to be left alone.
And to a subset of civilizations in the galaxy that meant: READY FOR THE GAME.

Warfare out there had become a regulated affair long ago. A ritual. A kind of sport. A source of entertainment backed by a vast and complex industry. Disputes over resources and territory, even the appropriation of some technology were no longer the subject of messy and uncontrollably destructive conflict. Such commodities would often become the formal prizes of tournaments, fought on a variety of natural and artificial stages all over the galaxy by teams representing companies, nations, a planet, an entire species... or just themselves.
Read more on the official website of DRONE.

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System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 (64-bit and with latest updates)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM or better / Nvidia GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD 6790
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 14 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Included Arena Builder demo is not fully optimized and has higher requirements (8 GB RAM, 2 GB VRAM)
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.5 GHz or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB VRAM or better / Nvidia GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 14 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Included Arena Builder demo is not fully optimized and has higher requirements (12 GB RAM, 3 GB VRAM)
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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