D.R.O.N.E. is a sci-fi multiplayer arena shooter with an unprecedented amount of creative freedom. Compete in an ever growing number of community created arenas, with your own unique drone designs, in order to become the smoothest drone operator in the galaxy.
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Dec 17, 2018

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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 D.R.O.N.E. 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 1.5 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 current step is to integrate the arena editor into the early access build and later on turn the drone building prototype into something that our players can directly test and give feedback for.”

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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Available: December 17

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December 11


Sneak peek for the upcoming update!
Finally out of the netherland, we spiced up the arena backgrounds with far reaching winter landscapes... Also, the Powerball game mode will see an interesting update. Stay Tuned!

P.S: A new little video for those who missed our Steam Early Access announcement ;)
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December 7

Early Access update!

Hello Operators,

Get in your control seats and buckle up - The next Early Access update is here!

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About This Game

No one gets hurt, at least they say so.
In community created arenas you compete with self-designed drones in order to become the smoothest drone operator in the galaxy.

Not hooked yet?

Experience an all-new game mode that merges the thrill of rugby with armed-to-the-teeth drones and highly tactical teamplay.

3-dimensional, fast paced and direct, stealthy or brute force action, team based or lone wolf, racing or fighting, you make it what you want it to be. You can amplify your drone piloting skills by creating the unique set of drones that compliment your playstyle and adjust in realtime to whatever challenges other players impose on you. With an infinite supply of community created arenas, which rank from fresh, over trending, to hot on the D.R.O.N.E. community hub, you can be sure to always have a challenge worth to take on. Heck, you may even create your own arenas, tournaments, and rulesets gaining yourself a reputation as an awarded architect.

NOTE: The racing game-mode is not publicly available at the moment.

Participating in early access is an investment in the future. Don't expect a final game right away!

Here is what you can expect right now:
  • Action packed online multiplayer gameplay.
  • 2 pre-made arenas for multiplayer action (soon to be expanded).
  • 9 pre-made drones to choose from (soon to be expanded).
  • Smooth, easy-to-learn but hard-to-master controls.
  • 3 game modes: FFA Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Team Powerball.
  • A separate Arena Building Demo featuring dynamic AAA graphics where you can build arenas and perform test-flights in single player.
  • The possibility to share your ideas and feedback with the developers and the community. You help to shape the game.

What you will get in the future:
  • A drone editor where your designs define your tactical capabilities and therefore influence the gameplay.
  • A fully featured in-game arena editor where you can upload your creations to the D.R.O.N.E. Community Hub.
  • Graphics and features of the arena demo will be improved, optimized and ported to the Early Access build.
  • A ruleset editor so you can setup your custom game-modes (imagine custom death-races and more).
  • A spaceship that acts as your homebase and a way to explore a vast universe of user generated content.
  • A rock solid and polished gameplay experience.
  • An all in one package - you get a final game with the lifespan of an e-sport title and no pay-to-win bullcrap.

D.R.O.N.E. is currently in a successful ongoing on-site crowdfunding campaign. Unlike other crowdfunding campaigns, we promise to complete the game and we have proven that we have what it takes to do so.

By purchasing this early access pass you are supporting the development of D.R.O.N.E. and get the "Traveler" crowdfunding tier unlocked for you. Among other perks, this tier grants you early access to every feature as it is developed and of course you will receive a digital copy of 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 D.R.O.N.E.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
    • 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: 6 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: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Included Arena Builder demo is not fully optimized and has higher requirements (12 GB RAM, 3 GB VRAM)
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