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Early Access Impressions: Soldak’s Zombasite



Zombasite
[official site], a living-ish world action RPG from the people behind Depths of Peril, has been in early access for a little while now, so I thought I’d take a look. Even though I just can’t shake the suspicion that it was supposed to be called ‘Zombacide.”
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Elf Concerns: Soldak’s Zombasite Is Available Now

Soldak are among my favourite developers. With Din’s Curse, Drox Operative, and Depths of Peril they have three ARPGs that put the static worlds of their glossier genre-mates to shame. Quests are dynamic in a Soldak game and the world and its NPCs interact while you’re looking the other way. Fail to follow up on objectives in good time and you might find that you’ve failed a particular quest and you’ll have to live with the consequences

Zombasite [official site] is the latest game from the studio and it’s in Early Access now. I was excited to play but first impressions aren’t entirely positive.

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New Drox Operative: Invasion Of The Ancients Trailers

I hope this series runs and runs so I can make a Droperative 7 pun one day.

Drox Operative is a space-set action RPG in which the world around you changes whether you interact with it or not. You fly about, destroying spaceships and using the items they drop to tweak and level your own ship. As you meet new civilizations, they might ask you to help them expand or destroy their neighbour, and your action or inaction will help shape the galaxy.

A new expansion, Invasion of the Ancients, came out earlier this month. Now there’s a new trailer for both it and the base game below.
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OAP Attack: Drox Operative – Invasion Of The Ancients

Drox Operative continued Soldak’s tradition of genre-expanding ARPGs. Following on from Depths of Peril and Din’s Curse, it takes the joy of looting and levelling up stats, and twins it with a dynamic world in which wars and alliances form, goods are traded, and entire civilisations can be destroyed. Along with Space Rangers 2, Drox makes me wonder whether I really need to wait for a fifty million dollar space sim before settling between the stars. There are so many worlds to experience. Obviously there wasn’t quite enough in the game though because Soldak have just released an expansion, titled Invasion of the Ancients. It contains more of just about everything, including new ancient race invasion events, new components, a new Scavenger race, nineteen subraces, and more monsters and quests. Hurrah!

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Mods And Droxers: Drox Operative SDK Released

Every single person who has ever complained about ARPGs being pinata-popping clickfests should play Drox Operative, or indeed any of Soldak’s previous explorations of the genre. A dynamic world, diplomacy, warfare and randomised quests all combine to make a game that avoids the tedium of gathering loot for loot’s sake. A few days ago, Soldak released an SDK for the game, containing documentation, examples and tools to assist modders, which means the universe should become even more interesting in the coming months. If you haven’t played Drox yet, consider this post a timely reminder to try the demo, at the very least.

Wot I Think: Drox Operative

Twas the day before week’s end, when all throughout space,
Dark troubles were stirring, a deadly arms race!
The void filled with beacons, transmissions and prayers,
In hopes a Drox Operative soon would be there.

I’ve been exploring space sectors in Soldak’s latest ARPG. Here’s wot I think.

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Fully Operational: Drox Operative Is Out Now

Drox Operative, which comes from the same pedigree as Din’s Curse and Depths of Peril, is out of beta and available for purchase. Failing to find a few days to spend with the beta is probably my biggest regret of the year so I plan to remedy that by having a Droxy December. From what little I have played, I feel comfortable with the ‘Space Rangers 2 AARPG’ description I used when bringing news of the game’s demo. That demo is still available and you must play it. You must play it now. Drox Operative is $19.99 direct from Soldak. One payment provides Mac and PC versions.