Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Space

Soldak launches update 1.024 for Drox Operative

Drox Operative (Mac, PC) Steam Greenlight Announcement - Screenshot 5

A new patch has gone live for Soldak’s action-RPG Drox Operative. As with previous updates, 1.024 adds a variety of tweaks, such as the Shadow’s spy trait now affecting espionage and sabotage, Drox Guild quests now rewarding more credits and XP, and ancient quests popping up more frequently. The full list of changes is available below, and the patch can be found here.

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Stardock acquires rights to Star Control, development to begin soon

Star Control (PC) Stardock Announcement - Header

Stardock has acquired the rights to the seminal action-strategy classic Star Control. The studio is planning on beginning development on a new version for PC this year, with the intention of rebooting the series. According to Stardock president and CEO Brad Wardell, the development team expects their iteration to be “similar to what Firaxis did with the XCOM series last year.” Wardell also stated that Star Control II is being looked at “as a major source of inspiration.”

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Drox Operative updated, controller support added and improved

Drox Operative (PC) Beta Patch 1.016 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Two new patches have gone live for space-based action-RPG Drox Operative. The latest official update, 1.015, adds controller support, while the newest beta patch, 1.016, includes a number of additional tweaks. Details for both 1.015 and 1.016 are available below. Some of the beta patch’s changes include the ability for planets to build and transfer ships to other planets, new ancient race dialog, and various fixes for icons and text. The new update also addresses some controller-related issues.

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Drox Operative: Invasion of the Ancients available for pre-order

Drox Operative (Mac, PC) Invasion of the Ancients Preorder Announcement - Header

Soldak has announced that the first expansion to their space-based action-RPG Drox Operative, Ancients, is now available for pre-order. The Mac and Windows add-on features the return of the Ancient races who were expelled by the Drox before they turned on and were in turn crushed by their Operatives. Now that the Ancients have returned, they are looking for revenge, and the Drox Operatives are in their sights. Ancients includes new quests, new components, new monsters, and a new race, the Scavengers. Gamers who pre-order will receive access to the latest beta build as well as 10% off the regular price of $9.99.

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Beta patch 1.012 released for Drox Operative

Drox Operative (Mac, PC) Beta Patch 1012 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new beta patch has launched for Soldak’s space-based action-RPG Drox Operative. The 1.012 beta patch features a significant number of tweaks. A few of the adjustments include races paying less for players to break treaties, ancients and bounty hunters dropping better loot, races at war with the player refusing to sell jump gate activations, and lesser-habitable planets being more difficult for races to colonize. Over two dozen of the changes have been listed below, and the full patch notes can be found here.

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Beta patch 1.010 deployed for Drox Operative

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A new beta patch has launched for Drox Operative. Soldak’s space-based action-RPG can now be updated to version 1.010, with some of the new changes including the ability to customize the backspace key, damage being doubled when enemies are within radar range, increased carrying capacity for Hive, and more. The full details are available below.

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Strike Suit Infinity and Strike Suit Zero DLC announced

Strike Suit Infinity (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Born Ready Games is expanding the Strike Suit series with a new standalone score-based shooter, Strike Suit Infinity. Set to launch on April 30, Infinity will pit players against endless waves of enemies in a round-based, combo-heavy system that will reward skilled pilots with prime spots on the leaderboard. Between rounds, earned credits can be spent on purchasing reinforcements in the form of Fighters, Frigates, Interceptors, and Cruisers.

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Beta patch 1.009 launches for Drox Operative

Drox Operative (Mac, PC) Steam Greenlight Announcement - Screenshot 5

A new patch has launched for Soldak’s space-based action role-playing game Drox Operative. The beta release of patch 1.009, detailed below, fixes a handful of issues. A few of the tweaks include the Fringe now being able to reduce the power load of the player’s components, repair discounts at Dryad-controlled planets, increased Zombies spread, and component repair cost now capable of being higher than its worth.

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Strike Suit Zero patch adds cockpit view, adjusts difficulty, and more

Born Ready Games has released a new update for their mecha shooter Strike Suit Zero. The Kickstarter-backed title is now on its third post-launch patch, and the latest update includes some hefty changes. One of the biggest is a new cockpit view, which now allows players to switch between third- and first-person views. Other changes include tweaks to the difficulty, with new Easy and Hardcore levels added, some of the difficulty spikes removed, and the option to change difficulty before each mission, as well as a checkpoint save system, and an improved targeting system that now cycles through five priority types.

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(PC Review) FTL: Faster Than Light

(PC Review) FTL Faster Than Light

“… a remarkable thing, one that is both rare and rewarding for anyone who’s ever wanted a space survival game that is more personal in scope.”

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