Work together to survive the devastating Dinosaur horde in huge, endless environments.
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Release Date: May 4, 2012

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May 4

Dino Beatdown 4 Year Anniversary

Today celebrates the four year anniversary of what once was the worst game on Steam - but now one of the best games on Steam!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShQ3GBFI4KQ

We recently allowed the ability to go back in time and play the original ORION: Dino Beatdown from inside your ORION: Prelude game build!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2ghyZg_na8

This version is as it was in 2012, bugs and all. For tips and gameplay information please visit this thread:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/104900/discussions/0/458607518212464555/

ORION: Dino Beatdown was a less than stellar game that had a forced early release. You may read more about the history of that here:
http://artistryingames.com/spiraling-control-incredible-journey-spiral-game-studios/

After three years of free updates we evolved it to ORION: Prelude, a massive game with more content and features than ever originally planned. Now you can go back in time and see where everything came from, whether you're an original founding member or simply want to see what everyone was making a fuss about.

ORION: Prelude is having a Flash Sale! Grab the original Dinosaurs + Jetpacks + Mechs experience for less than a candy bar and experience one of the best Co-op games on Steam!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/104900/

If you enjoy our work, check out our brand new game on Steam called The Orion Project:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/407840/

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May 3

Some Important Updates

The results from our very first Free-2-Play event with The Orion Project on Steam are now in. We want to thank everyone who participated for playing the game and helping spread the word.

( VERSION 1.4.3 )
We are currently working on Version 1.4.3 which is expected to release very soon. It will feature slightly improved maps, a new third person camera, camera animations, fixed orbital command and more. Full changelog preview coming soon!

( COMMUNITY CHALLENGE #1 )
Unfortunately this was not a success, with only selling around 40,000 copies give or take. We appreciate all who bought multiple copies (you lot are insane and awesome!) and told friends about the event. While you won't be awarded the prizes we still will do a Trek Credit handout to ALL players as a thank you.

( $1 FOR LIFE )
There was a bit of confusion regarding whether or not The Orion Project would be $1 going forward. The answer is yes, absolutely. The F2P event celebrated the last week of Founder Access as well as introduced the new pricing model. The game is still $1 and will remain this except you will NOT be marked as a Founder starting May 3, 2016.

Thanks to all who contacted to report that our website was down. The issue has been resolved and it is nice to know people visit!

( ORION: PRELUDE FLASH SALE )
ORION: Prelude is having a Flash Sale! Grab the original Dinosaurs + Jetpacks + Mechs experience for less than a candy bar and experience one of the best Co-op games on Steam!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/104900/

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“An instant classic.”
Steam Review

“Best transformation of a game I've ever seen.”
Steam Review

“I am completely addicted.”
Steam Review

About This Game

'ORION: Prelude' is an indie Sci-Fi shooter (FPS/TPS) that seamlessly blends together incredible visuals and addictive combat. It puts you and your friends together into intense, cinematic battles using some of the most incredible weaponry and amazing vehicles in which you must work or compete against one another to accomplish mission objectives, explore giant worlds and survive the devastating Dinosaur Horde.

In addition to the return of the adventurous, survival-based cooperative gameplay and retro-inspired Arena Combat, 'ORION: Prelude' features massive, Open World Cooperative and PvPvE.

*Previous version names include ORION: Dino Beatdown (2012) and ORION: Dino Horde (2013).



Supporting up to a variety of game modes, including:
  • Survival (Objective)
  • Slaughter (Duration)
  • Rampage (Playable Dinosaurs)
  • Prehistoric (Custom Variable)


Supporting up to 10 players and offering 2 game modes:
  • Conquest (Cooperative - 5 Players)
  • Vital (PvPvE - 10 Players)


Supporting up to 10 players and offering 3 cooperative game modes:
  • Free-For-All (Deathmatch)
  • Elimination (Stealth)
  • King of the Hill (Territory)
  • Gun Game (Ladder Climb)
  • Instagib (Twitch Reflex)
  • Vital (Open World)


Supporting up to 10 players and offering 3 unique game modes:
  • 1v1 Duel (4 Playlers - Tournament)
  • FFA Duel (4 Players - FFA)
  • Team Duel (5v5)

Key Features:

  • Open World Gameplay
  • Cooperative & Competitive Gameplay
  • Dueling & Melee Combat Gameplay
  • 1st Person / 3rd Person Hybrid Gameplay
  • 15 Game Modes
  • 50+ Weapons & Gear
  • 30 Augmentations (Mutators)
  • 20+ Multiplayer Maps
  • 7 Vehicles
  • Full Weather System
  • Persistence & Player Progression (150 Levels)
  • Class-Based Gameplay & Player Loadouts
  • Statistics & Leaderboards
  • Lobbies, Matchmaking & Server Browser
  • Player Store (Cosmetics)
  • Rewards & Unlockables
  • Real-time Dynamic Day/Night Cycles
  • 10 Dinosaurs (All Playable)
  • 250+ Steam Achievements
  • 12 Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Big Picture Mode Support
  • Bots & Offline Play
  • Tutorial System
  • SDK & Steam Workshop (Custom Maps)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista SP2 32-Bit
    • Processor:AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHZ / Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB Graphics Memory (SM3)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Win 7 / Win 8 (64-Bit)
    • Processor:AMD 4-Core / Intel 4-Core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB Graphics Memory (SM 3)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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Batuman
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This game cured my autism. But gave me astigmatism instead.
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Yo5hifan
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
On it's price, I expected it to be another bad game on cheap sale price.

But it was actually Killing Floor with dinos and futuristic guns.

Very decent game, especially on it's price. You can customize your character, your guns and even your enemy dinos! Also graphics are pretty good and in this game there is even nice looking rain. Game has fun multiplayer too.

Game is based on planet where future humans fight against dinos. I don't know plot as this game doesn't have single player campaign but it's doesn't need one. Gameplay is pretty simple. Shoot some dinos, upgrade your skills (these reset in every game but you can unlock weapons so you don't need to buy ones) and defend your base. Notice that in every dino wave there will be stronger dinos like T-Rex. Also you can have mechs and cars by unlocking objectives. Also if you're playing solo, you can just free roam and kill dinos that gets on your way. There are also classes but you're gonna find them out ingame, but myself I like Assault as I can have jetpack.

This game has also workshop and map editor which is awesome. Steam cards and VAC to protect players against cheaters are also good. Only negative is that game runs poorly on high settings and I can run Skyrim on max settings 60fps.

Every player who likes Killing Floor, Black Ops Zombies or even Left 4 Dead should get this game. Also people that like any sort of FPS games should also buy this! It's cheap and worth on it's original price.
8/10
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JamesH991
( 109.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Love this game
lots of fun!
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Can Man
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Best 50 cents i have ever spent.
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TEN$ION
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
DOPE game for 99 cents....
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Jwalk
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Ya'll like COD zombies???, well then this is the game for you my friend because this is not that much like that XD, but seriously its like that with dinos what could go wrong ?, oh yeah the really buggy servers and the OP dino that just wack you away like if a mosquito was trying to land on you to suck yo bloody but then you being attached to your bloody you be all big man and show dominance by slapping the little s*** away, thats how you are in this game.
Oh yeah and there's guns...
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Kitty_Hips
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
The best things in life arent free. But a damn good game can be $1
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The Manchansker
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
*F+3*
"Where my dogs at man? Where my medic dogs at man?!"

10/10
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DankJesuz
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This game is the $h!t. You get to wear a jetpack and shoot dinosaurs... What more do you want? Oh u want to be a dinosaur? Well you can do that too. Just drop the 99 cents and start playing this game
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Zulty
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Billions of great experiences and action in a 1 dollar game!
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Fazzy
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This game is great, the graphics are nice, the movement is nice and overall the idea is super fun. AND IT IS 1 DOLLAR. SELL YOUR CSGO SKINS AND BUY THIS! IT IS MUUUCCHHHH MORE WORTH! JUST DO IT!

I had/have so much fun playing this with friends.... and by my self, and for a dollar I would say you almost can't get anything this good for that cheap.
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Underage drinking
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Alot of fun for an odler game. Fun with friends and the ever so not safe for work chat and in game voip. Its a great 11 round shooter that has a similar set up and play style to borderlands but its a survival game with vehicles youd see in Halo or mechwarrior. If you ever played Sanctum/orcs must die etc youll like the game. It reminds me of alot different game mechanics from other games. Online is solid, lots of bots to help you :3

My only issue that is the interface to buying weapon and augments are not the same and some what complicated/confusing, augments you double click and weapons you have to click the green purchase.
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exer
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Git Gud
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Yukiokato
( 19.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
11/10 WOULD BUY 4 PACK FOR FRIENDS AGAIN.
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KarmaticCones
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
Got this game for super cheap one day, and it is actually a lot of fun, you will run around with no idea what you are doing and still enjoy yourself. No it isnt the BEST FPS out there, but it is absolutely worth playing.
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tina_renee_juliette
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This game is so goodbad. At fifty cents it's almost good but when you play it, it's bad but it's a good kinda bad that makes you play more and have fun because of how bad it is which makes it goodbad. Buy this game.
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illuminatrix
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
10/10 best game ever

buy 4-pack and play with your m8
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S-Class DaNewb™
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This is a really fun game if you can get a few friends to purchase this game.

My only gripe is whenever you level the game locks up for a second or so.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
72.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Do you want to shoot Dinosaurs?
Do you want to shoot Dinosaurs in space?
Do you want to shoot Dinosaurs in space with rocket launchers, lazers, and a sword?
Do you want to do all that for only a dollar?

Of course you do! Buy this game!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
10/10 best game ever

buy 4-pack and play with your m8
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
It isn't great but you'll get 10-20 hours out of it for next to no money (less than £1 is a fair price for what you get).

Make sure to bring a few friends and try and save for the flying tank thing.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
This Game is so good!!! FOR A DOLLAR??

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
lol, this was fun. much better than what they are doing with the orion project.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
For it's price, it's great. Had fun playing with friends.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
[ ] God Tier
[ ] Top Tier
[ ] High Tier
[X] Mid Tier
[ ] Low Tier
[ ] Trash Tier
[ ] Sewer Tier
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Best 50 cents i have ever spent.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This is a really fun game if you can get a few friends to purchase this game.

My only gripe is whenever you level the game locks up for a second or so.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
MLG aproooved ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Love it, but dunno why cause i'm bad at ♥♥♥♥ like this.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Personally, I think this game is pretty stupid. Its not super interesting or well made. The graphics are mediocre, the gameplay is meh, and everything about it is not particularly creative or good.
It is, however, $1.
So far, I've played about 2 hours of it, and I'll probably get another hour or so out of it, and I think thats worth $1. It can be pretty fun to beat the ♥♥♥♥ out of a dinosaur for a little bit.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Great fun Game to play with your friends
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Hey your qoute "We released the worst game ever" Day one garrys incident is IMO
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
This game is gr8 would buy for my friends and i again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Great game for the price, lots of fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
If you play this game all alone it might get boring pretty fast but if you always play this crazy dinosaur game with a friend, you will have some really awesome and funny moments. I can only recommend this for people that enjoy being tramped on by a big Stegosaurus. And I also love the sound the game does when you kill the gigantic T-Rex!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
63.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Considering the dark past, this game is well worth revisiting. The crazy low price, and the flood of updates make for quite an apology that I can readily accept. A game that was broken pulled back from the brink is a rare find indeed.

ORION: Prelude is basically the combination of Halo and Killing floor reimagined by a 10 year old. (Not a bad thing) I'm of course referring to the survival and conquest modes that make up 90 percent of the server list. There are an overabundance of game modes, some of which I haven't even touched. But I don't feel like I'm missing much in some of them; but the creators definitely have thought through every possible angle an arena FPS like this could offer. With that in mind, Orion has a crazy amount of depth for such a cheap game. With leveling, perks, loadouts, upgrades, the list goes on. It's got all the bells and whistles of a AAA title, just without the pretty graphics, models, or polish. And if you don't mind that and just want to cut down a T-rex with a light saber, pistol whip a raptor, or set a pteradon on fire; then this is the game for you. Did I mention the music is fittingly epic as well?

Unfortunately for this gem, the amount of available players is sparse, so if you do buy it, I would suggest doing so with friends in mind, or firing it up during sale time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny