Drox Operative 2


@Steven_Peeler, for some reason I thought I had pre-ordered this but apparently it’s only wishlist-able. Must have been aspirational. :) I didn’t see a place to pre-order on your site, are you holding off on that until the early access build is available or am I blind? I’m doing the cliche throwing of dollar bills at my monitor but we all know that doesn’t help.


There is not a way to pre-order.

What kind of stats does your character have to upgrade?

Also, which types of weapons can only be aimed manually?

I bet when y’all saw this thread bump you thought the game was available, huh? Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s still not available. Stay tuned for more breaking news!

It’s been a while since I played, but there are a set of stats for the ship (health, shield, engines, some other things I can’t recall) and there are several classes of manually aimed weapon (which I tended to avoid because I was terrible with them, but mass drivers fell into this category for example). Others here might have fresher memories. You could also check the thread for the first game.


Unfortunately since we still don’t have Steam approval, it’s probably going to get delayed (maybe a week?).


That’s a bummer, but thanks for the update. You’ve got a first day sale here, whenever the first day turns out to be. :)

That’s pretty much been my entire last week.

Bummer! :(

I guess it means I have to wait a week longer to show you the money! Looking forward to this.

Dang. Well, I suppose I shall wait a week for the Not Quite As Early Access release. :)

Where the timer go? I had 2 hours to go :(

It looks like Drox 2’s Early Access is going to get postponed a little bit. We are still in the Steam build review approval process. I submitted it last Thursday and Steam rejected it last night. I had left the Steam cloud stuff set as developer only and they wanted screenshots with the UI visible. I fixed both of those issues and resubmitted this morning. Since it is completely out of my hands I don’t know how long the delay will be. It could be day or a week, I’m not really sure. Also on the Steamworks page it warns that their people are working from home because of Covid-19 and that could delay things more than usual.

As an aside, I actually never meant to have an exact date visible in the first place. I thought it was going to just say coming soon. When the store page went live with the actual estimated date, I was annoyed at Steam. However when I reread the options in Steamworks for the coming soon part, the store page was doing exactly what I selected. I either read it wrong this time or it has changed since we released our last game, either way it was my fault. :(

Anyway, as soon as we have the go ahead and it’s not a terrible time to release, we will start Early Access. I’m hoping it will at least be within a week. In the meantime, I’m doing builds every couple days, so the game is getting better and better. I can’t wait to get all of your feedback!

Steven, any chance we’ll get a release on GOG as well? I’d rather buy it from there, but I’ll buy on Steam if I must.

I’m working on it. I’m hoping we can get into their Games in Development thing.

Sweet! I would love that, but take your time and do what you think is best.

Steam game page link, since it hasn’t been posted yet.